Lansing & Dewitt Metal Braces Let’s Get You Smiling the Damon Way! Grubaugh Orthodontics is proud to offer the cutting-edge Damon self-ligating braces system. This system offers shorter, more comfortable treatment times, with results that never fail to impress! About Self-Ligating Braces Dewitt & Lansing Braces Dr. Grubaugh will walk you through the process of your self-ligating Damon system treatment plan. The Damon system is at the cutting edge of orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages in and around Dewitt and Lansing. While traditional braces operate via the utilization of O-ties that act in the same way as bungie ties on a car roof, causing friction and potentially uncomfortable levels of pressure, The Damon System takes advantage of a highly-specialized slide mechanism. This mechanism is designed to hold and adjust the wire as needed, making your treatment more efficient and way more comfortable. There’s no wasted pressure is exerted where it isn't needed. Instead, gentle pressure is applied just where Dr. Grubaugh wants it to go, leading to a much more responsive treatment. The secret is the proprietary shape-memory wire. Damon braces specialize in aligning the teeth as well as improving your overall facial aesthetics. This has the major benefit of requiring far fewer tooth extractions or high-force palatal expansion techniques. Fewer appliances, fewer headaches! Since there aren’t any metal ties involved, your daily cleanings are much simpler than with traditional braces. Simplified Procedures Damon braces are precise and effective. We can reduce the need for many of the time-consuming and complicated procedures that are used with traditional braces. Fewer Visits to the Office Because Damon braces work more efficiently, fewer adjustments are required. This means your appointments will be faster and fewer. More Comfortable Due to the unique design of the Damon system, we can move your teeth into their correct positions with less discomfort than traditional braces. Also, Damon braces are small, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Great for Both Children and Adults Both children and adults can benefit from the Damon System. Children will benefit from a more pleasing smile as they enter adulthood. The System is very exciting for us and for the adult population, especially because more adults are seeking orthodontic care now more than ever. The Damon System is able to provide our adults with a more dynamic smile and youthful look. Schedule Your Free Consultation Conventional Braces vs. Damon Braces Conventional Braces Older style braces require rubber o-ties to hold the wires in place. O-ties act like bungie cords - they cause friction and pressure, by holding the wires tight to the bracket. This makes treatment slower and less comfortable. The rubber o-ties also absorb plaque and bacteria. Damon Braces Damon braces use a slide mechanism that eliminates friction and binding. With the Damon system, teeth move more freely, comfortably, and are much easier to keep clean. All About the Damon Difference One of the many areas in which Damon Self-Ligating Braces are a cut above traditional brackets is comfort. The elastic ligature of traditional braces leads to an excess of uncomfortable friction and more binding. This leads to the necessity of more and longer adjustments. Since Damon has a passive self-ligating bracket system that promotes freedom of movement along the smartwire system, your treatment is much less forceful. That means it feels way more comfortable! Experts agree that the self-ligating system is more in line with biological factors in the tooth and jaw. That is, your body responds more positively to the Damon System than with traditional elastic ligature braces! Without the excessive force of traditional brackets, the Damon self-ligating system uses more direct pressure for quicker overall treatment times. Of course, Dr. Grubaugh will work with you to develop a specific treatment plan tailor-made to your specific needs, and this means individual treatment times will vary accordingly. However, you can expect self-ligating Damon Braces to come off as much as six or seven months sooner! There’s just no contest! Damon braces offer the best results and are the most desirable option across the board in our Dewitt and Lansing offices. Oh and let’s not forget! As much as we love seeing our fantastic patients, another great benefit of the Damon System? Fewer appointments! That means more time for you to take care of whatever needs doing. Transform Your Smile With Braces The research is clear—your smile makes a big impression. With the Damon self-ligating system at Grubaugh Orthodontics, you can be confident that it’s making the best impression possible. So what’s next? Schedule your free consultation today, and let’s see if the Damon self-ligating system is right for you!