A smile speaks a thousand words, and it’s this facial expression that portrays the joyous moments of life. However, aesthetic issues such as crooked teeth can hinder you from fully enjoying these moments. Whether you suffer a condition such as this yourself or have a child in need of orthodontic treatment, Dr. Mike McDermott has the experience to put the latest technology to work for you. The Damon System can help you achieve a smile that will brighten those around you.
Viable Corrective Measure
Braces have long been used to correct aesthetic issues with teeth, and new technology has made them more effective than ever. While the total treatment time varies tremendously based on the patient’s individual needs, the average length necessary is around two years. This minimal time investment is well worth it as the results are typically very positive.
When you come in for Damon braces, our team will first consult with you to ensure we have a good “lay of the land.” We then employ our tools and knowledge to apply the braces, and they work by applying slow and steady pressure to the teeth that will change the shape of the bone over time. The result? A straight, beautiful smile you will be proud to show off.
Damon Clear – The Invisible Option
The teenage years can be difficult, and enduring them while wearing braces isn’t something some want to go through. With continual technological advances in the dental field, however, there is another option our staff can help you understand better. Our Damon clear braces are inconspicuous and provide a high level of quality without anyone even knowing you’re wearing them.
When you choose this increasingly popular option, you can also take advantage of the fact that they are removable. However, our staff suggests you wear them 20 to 22 hours per day, only removing them when absolutely necessary as this increases the quality of your end results. You will also take advantage of fewer office visits as there will be no need for metal or wire adjustments.
What’s Best for Me
When making the decision between metal and clear braces, there are a few things you should take into consideration. While the benefits of clear braces are vast, there are individuals who may benefit more by utilizing the traditional option. For example, if you are on a tight budget or lack insurance, metal braces may be a better choice. Other individual circumstances that may warrant this choice include:
- Teeth that need adjusted vertically
- Canines or premolars that need rotated
- Lack of personal discipline to keep the trays in the recommended time per day
Choosing the Right Damon System for You
Your smile is important, and all our orthodontic team strives to help each patient make the best choice for them. When you come in for an appointment, we know the right questions to ask to help you arrive at the best decision, so call today and schedule an appointment.