Orthodontist Reston, VA - Stang Family Orthodontics

Self-Ligating Braces or Damon Braces

Self-ligating braces, such as Damon Braces, are made from the same materials as traditional braces; however, self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastics, meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligating braces come with traditional metal or clear ceramic brackets. They are the same size as metal braces, but they can provide a more aesthetic appearance, particularly for adult patients. SO, How do they work? Self-ligating braces, such as Damon braces, use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, and decreases the number of adjustments because there are no elastics to replace. Self-ligating braces are a great option for patients needing braces. Dr. Stang can help you determine which type of braces will be most effective for your smile. Contact us to schedule your orthodontic consultation today!