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Self-Ligating Braces Dentist in Santee, CA


Damon System

The Damon System helped change what many of us consider a perfect smile. With lighter but continuous forces we can now expand your arches to give you that big full smile that many of us desire. All that extra space we get from widening your smile also helps us avoid extractions in many cases.

There is no one size fits all. Even with the Damon System, Dr. Goodman will customize your final arch form to best fit your face and supportive tissues. Come meet Dr. Goodman and discuss your best orthodontic options.

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No more bands, elastic or ties

Self-Ligating braces are much like traditional braces, but they don’t use elastic, rubber bands or metal ties. Special clips or brackets are used instead to help guide the archwire and move your teeth into place. Each bracket has a tiny spring loaded door that pivots to accept the archwire and then to close and hold the wire firmly in place. Gentle pressure is applied to adjust your teeth. Since they allow your teeth to move more freely, they can be much more comfortable. Also, they take up less real estate space on your tooth, so more of your natural tooth shows – giving a cleaner look. There are two types of self-ligating braces:

Active Brackets

The archwire is thicker and delivers more pressure to your teeth. The thicker wire moves your teeth into place more efficiently.

Passive Brackets

The archwire is smaller and thinner, allowing for more teeth movement and less friction. This type may be used at the beginning of your treatment.

Orthodontic visits are less frequent with this type of braces, and many patients find them more comfortable since not so many adjustments need to be made to them. The self-ligating braces offer less frictional resistance and therefore “tighten” themselves. They are also easier to clean since they have no elastic bands or wires to trap food in and cause plaque, and eventually cavities, to form. The need for special “gear” such as headgear and expanders is greatly reduced. Self-ligation uses the body’s natural ability to adapt during the treatment process.

If self-ligating braces sound like something you would like more information on, call us today. We can determine if you need braces to straighten your teeth and review all your treatment options with you.

Call us today and schedule your appointment! 619-749-4033.

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