Frequently Asked Questions
Are all braces the same?
With the Damon System, we don't just align the teeth; we create beautiful smiles. Your Damon orthodontist takes into account a number of factors when first diagnosing your smile. Each individual's face, profile and other factors are import in anticipating what they will look like in their 40s, 50s and beyond. The Damon System is designed to deliver results for a lifetime.
How long does treatment take?
Treatment time with the Damon System is typically much faster than with conventional braces. Also, far fewer appointments are required during treatment.
Since the Damon System works so quickly, does that mean it is harsh or unsafe?
No. In fact, what makes the Damon System work so quickly is that it uses far gentler, more biologically sensible forces than conventional braces. The low-friction nature of the system assures improved tooth position and improved facial harmony. Very light "shape memory" titanium wires are used that gently guide your teeth to their ideal position. Many people experience very little discomfort.
Will my teeth hurt after adjustments?
Very light "shape memory" titanium wires are used that gently guide your teeth to their ideal position. Many people experience very little discomfort.
Aren't braces big and bulky?
Not any more! Braces are much smaller than they were just a few years ago, and new materials are now used that make them very discreet.
What about adult treatment?
No problem. Adults can be treated quickly, easily, and most importantly, to a high-quality result.
How much does the Damon System treatment cost?
We know that cost is a big question for anyone considering braces. The truth is, only your doctor can determine the cost for your specific treatment. It depends a lot on the kind of treatment you need, how long it will take, and even where you live. Damon Braces are usually similar to the cost of traditional braces. Most doctors offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, many with no down payment and no interest.
Does insurance cover Damon System treatment?
Because medical benefits differ significantly from policy to policy, you should review your policy coverage. If you have orthodontic coverage, Damon System braces are covered to the same extent as regular braces.
What payment options are available?
Most doctors will help you find options to make your treatment affordable. Many offices offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, many with no down payment and no interest.
Many doctors also offer third-party patient financing programs specifically designed for healthcare expenses, that makes it easier for you to get the treatment or procedures you want and need.
What materials are used in Damon metal braces?
Damon System metal braces are available in two materials, stainless steel or polycarbonate for exceptional strength and durability.
What materials are used in Damon Clear?
Damon Clear braces are composed of ceramic for durability and enhanced aesthetics.
What materials are used in archwires for the Damon System?
Damon System offers several types of archwires that come in varying materials and sizes as well as a nickel free solution. Talk to your Orthodontist to determine which solution is best for your treatment.