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Benefits of Self-Litigating Damon Braces

You may think your only options to fix your teeth are traditional braces or Invisalign, but there is a third option that most people are not aware of. Self-litigating braces allow your teeth to move without the use of painful elastic ligatures.

While there are several different types of self-litigating braces, none of them are as effective as Damon braces. These are the major benefits you can achieve when using self-litigating Damon braces instead of traditional braces.

Faster Result

The biggest benefit of self-litigating Damon braces is the reduced treatment time. The elastic ligatures used in traditional braces cause friction when they move your teeth, but this friction does not occur with Damon braces.

Since there is no friction, the teeth can slide much easier to their desired location. This greatly shortens the amount of time you will need to wear braces to get your desired smile.

Self-litigating Damon braces have been proven to provide the same results as traditional braces in approximately four fewer months of treatment time.

Less Time in Doctor’s Office

In addition to the shorter treatment time, you will also have to spend less time in our office if you choose self-litigating Damon braces. The Damon braces easily click together when they are placed on your teeth, which means that there is never a struggle to change wires. The Damon braces can be worked on with a simple push of a button.

The lack of elastic ligatures also lets you go a longer time in-between adjustments. The average user of self-litigating Damon braces has at least 30 percent fewer appointments than someone with traditional braces.

When you do have to come in for an appointment, you will be able to leave very quickly. This allows you never to miss anything important at your job or school because of your braces.

Less Pain

The friction applied by the elastic wires used in traditional braces not only makes your treatment time longer, but it also causes a lot of pain. Reducing the pressure placed on the teeth when they are sliding in the mouth will reduce the overall pain you experience while wearing the braces.

The only way to reduce this pain is by choosing self-litigating Damon braces. It is nearly impossible to reduce all of the pain caused by shifting teeth, but this pain will still be significantly less with Damon braces.

Better Oral Health

The improved oral health associated with self-litigating Damon braces is once again provided by the removal of elastic ligatures. The elastic wires on traditional braces are a great place for bacteria and plaque to collect if they are not cleaned properly.

Since these wires do not exist with Damon braces, you will not have to worry about the oral health issues caused by bacteria and plaque buildup.

Having poor-looking teeth is the last thing you want to happen after getting your braces off, and this will not occur if choose self-litigating Damon Braces. Contact Ragan Orthodontics today to get started.