Patients who have has or currently have traditional metal braces are very familiar with their structure. They are comprised of metal brackets and wires that work together to push the teeth into position. Every few weeks, patients must return to their orthodontist or cosmetic dentist in San Francisco to have their wires tightened, which adds pressure and helps the teeth move further into place. Damon braces uses a revolutionary new model to eliminate this inconvenient step.
Damon braces are self-ligating, which means the wires are able to move on their own as the teeth align. The brackets are built with a simple slide mechanism that eliminates the need for tightening appointments. This also means that the brackets are smaller, and therefore much less noticeable than the brackets of traditional braces. Our Damon braces dentist in San Francisco can even use clear or tooth-colored material so the appliance is even less conspicuous.
Other than these features, Damon braces work very similarly to traditional braces. They are able to address a wide variety of orthodontic issues, ranging from mild to severe. These issues include:
• Crooked teeth
• Protruding teeth
• Rotated teeth
• Open bites and crossbites
• Overbites and underbites
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