Self-Ligating Braces are the modern choice in orthodontics. They’re computer designed and use a special nickel-titanium metal alloy to make your treatment more comfortable, less time consumable and more accurate that helps you for a beautiful new smile.
Ordinary braces use “elastic bands” (technical name “ligatures”) to secure an arch wire into a slot in each bracket. This is called ligation. The bands can become stained or stretched, requiring your orthodontist to change them. They can also retain food particles, making it more difficult for you to keep your braces clean.
Self-ligating Braces are different. They don’t use ligatures to hold the arch wire, they are self-ligating. Instead of elastic bands, Self-ligating Braces use small metal clips to hold the arch wire into the bracket. So you can forget about the problems associated with elastic bands.
We all would like more time for ourselves. With ordinary braces, part of the time spent at the orthodontic clinic is taken up with the placement and removal of the ligatures. With Self-ligating Braces, the arch wire stays in place without the need for ligatures so you can be in and out of the chair faster, and may even be able to return less often.
You may be surprised, but ligatures can slow down your overall treatment process. Ligatures rub against the arch wire and delay tooth movement. Without the need for ligatures, self-ligating braces remove this source of friction on the arch wire, and this can have a positive effect on total treatment time and required visits
Damon– Q System
The Damon-Q System is a new way of treating patients needing an orthodontic treatment. Not only is the treatment time faster with fewer appointments, but more comfortable and delivering superior results.
- No elastic ‘O’ rings to hold the wire in the bracket. This reduces the friction considerably, moving the teeth faster and with less discomfort. Avoiding elastics helps to maintain better oral hygiene.
- Fewer adjustments due to light high-technology shape-memory wires.
- In most cases, aligns teeth normally without extractions, by allowing the bone to expand and enhancing facial aesthetics.