An orthodontic treatment that provides an alternative to conventional braces is giving patients more choices about how to straighten their teeth.
Orthodontist Frederick Gunter told WJRT-TV that the Damon system is "far and beyond what I've used in my practice, as far as efficiency, comfort [and] results."
Creators of the treatment claim that it is faster, requires fewer dental appointments and delivers better results with more comfort.
Unlike traditional braces, Damon braces do not require elastic or metal ties but instead use brackets.
They also use an alloy technology known as shape-memory wires, designed to gently guide teeth into place.
One aspect of the treatment that appeals to many people is that it often does not require teeth to be removed or the palate to be expanded.
Patient Joanne Suzara told the publication, "They said they would not have to take any teeth away. I though that was a perfect plan for me."
© 2008 Brafton Inc.
The materials and articles published on DentalPlans.com are for informational purposes only. Although DentalPlans.com strives to be accurate and complete, the information is provided without liability for errors. DentalPlans.com does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, text graphics, links, or other items contained on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in these materials and DentalPlans.com makes no commitment to update the information on DentalPlans.com.
DentalPlans.com expressly disclaims all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information on DentalPlans.com. Decisions based on information contained on DentalPlans.com are the sole responsibility of the visitors, and visitors agree to hold DentalPlans.com and its Affiliates harmless against any claims for damages arising from decisions visitors make on such information.
Nothing on DentalPlans.com constitutes medical advice or other forms of advice. DentalPlans.com assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties linked to DentalPlans.com with or without DentalPlans.com’s knowledge.