Damon® braces

Damon® self-ligating braces

At James River Orthodontics, we’re passionate about helping patients find the best solution for their situation. That’s why we offer a wide range of treatment options, including the innovative Damon® self-ligating braces.

The Damon® System is a faster, more comfortable way to straighten teeth. These braces are similar to traditional metal braces with one key difference. Rather than connecting the brackets and wires through elastic bands, Damon® brackets secure right into a unique sliding wire.

The self-ligating wire can move teeth faster and with less force. Plus, these braces can adjust independently, meaning you won’t need to visit the office to have your elastic bands tightened.

Who's a good fit for self-ligating braces?

Like traditional braces, self-ligating braces are a viable solution to numerous misalignments. We recommend Damon® braces for teens and adults to correct open bites, crossbites, underbites, crowding, gaps and other issues. Our orthodontic team will work with you to understand your situation and see if self-ligating braces are the best fit.

Benefits of Damon® System braces

Of all the ways to improve your smile, Damon® braces are some of the most convenient and effective. Ask our orthodontists about Damon® self-ligating braces to experience benefits like:

  • A straighter smile: Damon® braces produce excellent results for patients with varying issues. You’ll smile confidently, knowing your teeth are straighter than ever.
  • Comfortable treatment: Damon® braces are more comfortable physically and mentally. The self-ligating system is gentler on your teeth, meaning you’ll experience less soreness. Their discreet design will help you feel confident even while wearing your braces.
  • Healthier teeth and gums: A straighter smile is easier to manage. Your treatment will help you avoid cavities and gum disease down the road.
  • Fewer office visits: Self-ligating braces tighten on their own, so you won’t need to come in for adjustments as frequently as you would with traditional metal braces.
  • Faster results: Damon® braces can realign a smile six months faster than traditional braces.

Damon® self-ligating braces treatments

At James River Orthodontics, we offer two types of Damon® self-ligating braces — metal and clear. Metal Damon® braces feature stainless steel brackets and a self-ligating archwire system. Damon® clear braces comprise ceramic brackets that blend with your teeth for inconspicuous treatment.

Both types of Damon® braces are smaller than traditional braces for more discreet, comfortable treatment. Our team can help you decide which type is right for you.

Starting down the road toward a straighter smile is as easy as scheduling a free orthodontic exam.