Dr. Wang and his Team at the Smile Design Studio offer a wide variety of orthodontic treatment solutions. All patients have slightly different needs, and everyone's teeth are slightly different. Rest assured, we have a solution for you.
One of the newer solutions is a system called Damon Braces. Invented by Dr. Dwight Damon, it uses advanced low friction braces and lower forces. Along with flexible “memory” wire, it allows Dr. Wang to move teeth and surrounding bone in remarkable ways.
Damon Braces do not use elastic ties to attach the brackets to the orthodontic wire, instead the wire is attached with a slide mechanism which moves naturally with the teeth as then align to the correct positions.
Because of the slide mechanism, there is less friction on the teeth, which reduces the force applied to the teeth.
In addition, they don't require tightening as often.
Many of our patients have experienced a reduced treatment time as compared to traditional braces since the teeth can move a lot more freely.
Because there is less force being applied to the teeth, the brackets attached to your teeth can be smaller, which means it's less obvious when talking to your friends or coworkers.
It doesn't seem fair that you've got awkward-looking teeth being that you take great care of them, flossing and brushing on a regular basis. Well, there are many possible reasons why:
Whatever the case, Doctor Wang is here to help!
Call Doctor Wang for a consultation
Since we have many options for straightening your teeth, Dr. Wang will advise which one is best suited for your age and teeth. Call our office to set up a consultation with our dentist.
At your initial orthodontic appointment, Dr. Wang will get to know you and your specific situation. He’ll do a thorough exam, take photographs and x-rays of your teeth, and perform any other tests needed. From there, he will present your treatment options, including Damon braces if appropriate.
The brackets come in both a clear material as well as metal. Whereas traditional braces come in metal and ceramic teeth-colored material, Damon clear brackets are almost transparent, so they are less obvious to the casual observer.
Another popular option for adults is the Invisalign system. We create sets of clear trays or aligners that you wear for most of the day, taking it out when you eat or clean your teeth. Like braces, they gradually move the teeth to an optimal position over time, but they are practically invisible, and avoid the problems associated with traditional braces such as cleaning and having bits of food stuck in the brackets.
Read more about our Invisalign products by clicking here.
Dr. Wang’s office is dedicated to making sure you have a happy and healthy smile that lasts for the rest of your life. With appropriate intervention, many orthodontic issues can be treated without issue. Give us a call or stop by today for a consultation. We would love to hear from you and learn how we can help.