Types of Braces

Metal Braces

metalMetal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

ceramicCeramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.

Invisalign

invisalignThe Invisalign system is a series of clear overlay templates – called aligners – that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system.

Damon® Brackets

damonDamon braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon bracket utilizes “sliding-door” technology known as self-ligation which allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket.

No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.

Damon® Q Braces

damon-qIn an effort to provide our patients with the very latest in orthodontics, we are proud to offer new Damon Q braces: the all-new, all-metal, self-ligating braces system that has gone above and beyond to increase patient comfort and reduce overall treatment time while straightening your teeth.

Damon Q represents the latest advancements to the revolutionary Damon self-ligating braces system, featuring brackets which are made entirely of high-grade stainless steel, making them strong and extremely durable. The brackets also have smoother, more rounded corners to help provide greater comfort for the patient and to appear even less noticeable than normal Damon braces! Damon Q braces also feature removable positioning gauges to help ensure your orthodontist places the brackets in the perfect position to give you a great-looking smile! If you want a beautiful smile with the least amount of treatment time, please contact us for more information on the latest revolution in self-ligating braces: Damon Q!

Damon® 3

damon-3The Damon 3 bracket offers several benefits for patients. It is made from stainless steel for stability and a clear material for aesthetics. The rounded structure improves patient comfort while maintaining overall performance.

The Damon 3 System uses a self-ligation technique using lighter wires and lower-friction brackets to move teeth, while resulting in faster treatment times due to its slide mechanism, strong, mechanical base bonding and solid walls structured to control tooth movement with speed and efficiency.

In addition to greater comfort, the Damon System makes it easier to maintain good hygiene because it's easier to keep clean. This contributes to greater health, happiness and physical attractiveness for the duration of patient treatment.