Damon Braces in Spokane
Our office provides the newest technology in braces. We work with DAMON self-ligating brackets. Damon braces are a tie-less system, which allows for less friction and faster tooth movement. Traditional braces often require the use of palatal expanders as well as the removal of teeth to create space. Treatment time is shorter, and fewer appointments are required. Thus, saving you time from your busy schedule. Also, Damon braces are known to provide the best looking smiles!
Damon braces differ from traditional braces because they use a self-ligating mechanism, meaning the memory wires slowly slide and adjust to the brackets. This leads to a more natural progression of the teeth’s movement because the wires are tightening little by little as opposed to regular braces, which are manually adjusted. Instead of using traditional rubber bands to hold the brackets together, Damon braces use a sliding technique to hold the wire in place. This provides the patient to move their mouths more freely and quickly.
In a study conducted by Eberting, Straja, and Tuncay, it was concluded that Damon braces yielded results significantly faster from the traditional 30.5 months, to 24.5 months. The participants that used Damon braces, on average were treated with 7 fewer appointments. The overall satisfaction scores of Damon braces was higher due to its innovative and facial enhancing features.
How Much Do Damon Braces Cost?
The average cost of traditional braces vary depending on the starting condition of a patient’s teeth. Your Damon doctor will be able to determine your cost during your consultation visit.
Damon braces are also covered by many different dental insurance plans, making it accessible to our patients. Contact your provider to determine the cost coverage of Damon braces.
Do Damon Braces Hurt?
Damon braces have been reported to provide less pressure and friction on the teeth, making the braces experience much more comfortable. According to a study conducted by Tagawa, Damon patients reported 60% less discomfort in comparison to patients with traditional braces. Patients that have traditional braces tend to experience higher levels of discomfort due to extreme tightening that is meant to align the teeth. With the sliding mechanism that Damon braces utilize, doctors are able to apply less force to yield the same results.
If you’re interested in getting Damon braces, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our orthodontists today. Dr. Clay Damon and Dr. Paul Damon are orthodontists in Spokane who are qualified to provide Damon braces to patients. Call today!
Frequently Asked Questions:
If you are a candidate for braces, your orthodontist will recommend an appliance specific to your dental needs. Options include bands, wires, and other fixed or removable corrective appliances. You may also have options for the latest technology such as Invisalign®.
Your teeth are no longer growing, which means you may have to wear braces for a longer period of time, as they will shift slowly. The average adult wears braces for 18 months to three years. Once your braces are removed, you may need to wear a retainer to maintain the results of your treatment.
Brush your teeth by using a regular soft toothbrush. Brush down from the top and then up from the bottom on each tooth; always brushing away from your gums. Use a gentle sawing motion to work the floss on each side of the two teeth the floss is between. Be careful not to pull with too much force around the archwire.
You may need to go in more frequently in the beginning so your orthodontist can adjust the braces and make sure you are taking good care of them. If your treatment is progressing well and you are properly caring for your teeth, your orthodontist might decide that you only need to come in every eight weeks. The frequency of visits varies for every individual case.
The cost of your treatment will vary depending on your specific dental requirements. Once we complete a new patient exam and create a treatment plan for you, you will meet with a treatment coordinator to discuss the costs and payment plans available to you. We will work with you to create a payment plan that is tailored to your needs and budget.
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