For Beautiful, Healthy Smiles
Having straight teeth means more than having an amazing smile. Well-aligned teeth contribute to easier eating, speaking and oral health maintenance. At Dana Street Dental, we offer several orthodontic treatments to help our patients achieve a straighter, healthier smile. One of these options is braces.
There is no arguing that orthodontic braces can effectively straighten teeth. Traditionally though, they have been recognised as being awkward, uncomfortable, and lifestyle inhibiting. At Dana Street Dental, we’re pleased to be able to offer our patients the revolutionary Damon system. This modern version of orthodontic braces can help you achieve straighter teeth in less time and more comfort.
Our dentists are experienced in delivering exceptional orthodontic treatment to both adults and children. And we use some of the best systems for braces Ballarat and the world has to offer.
The Damon System
At our Ballarat dental practice, we make use of the self-ligating braces by the Damon system. Unlike traditional braces that are tied in with elastics, Damon braces have a slide mechanism that holds the wire. This results in a lot less friction and allows your teeth to move freely and comfortably.
The Damon system makes use of gentle forces to protect both your teeth and gums during the straightening process. With Damon braces, we can design a fuller, more natural-looking smile that is customised to your facial profile.
We offer these braces with either metal or clear brackets. Unlike conventional “clear braces” that still have metal parts or visible elastic bands, with Damon clear braces, some may not even notice you’re wearing them.
The Benefits of Damon Braces Vs. Traditional Braces
Whilst orthodontic treatment times and results may vary, generally, the Damon system poses several benefits over traditional braces. Some of these may include:
Faster Treatment Time
It has been proven that Damon braces can offer faster treatment with fewer appointments needed than with conventional braces. This is because of the light force, high-tech, memory wires that the Damon system uses to straighten your teeth.
Damon braces use gentle forces to move your teeth. They don’t need elastic ties which contribute significantly to discomfort, as experienced with traditional braces. Damon braces allow for less need for dental extractions before treatment. All in all, the Damon system offers a far more comfortable orthodontic experience than conventional metal braces.
Better for Your Health
As a result of the Damon system’s gentle force, your teeth move efficiently and your tooth roots are preserved. Similarly, the lighter forces also mean less chance of gum recession. Without the presence of the elastics that traditional braces have, it is easier to maintain optimal oral hygiene and gum health with fewer places for bacteria to get trapped.
Orthodontic Braces in Ballarat
Are you interested in orthodontic braces for your child or yourself? For our Ballarat dentists, it goes beyond straight teeth. We focus on your full facial profile, lip support, airway and jaw joint.
In children, this includes addressing underlying factors that could influence jaw development and teeth position. For example, lip/tongue tie, thumb sucking, mouth breathing and tongue thrust.
For adults, it is never too late to straighten your teeth with braces at our dental practice. We are here to help you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
Our dentists take the time to get to know you and understand your smile goals before determining if braces are the right treatment option for you. If braces aren’t for you, we have other orthodontic treatment options to choose from, such as Invisalign clear aligners.