Damon® vs. traditional braces: which is better?

Discover how Damon Braces’ self-ligating technology stacks up against traditional braces. Come join the many people across Western North Carolina enjoying a more balanced and natural smile with Damon Braces. Book a free in-person or virtual smile assessment to learn more.

What’s the difference between Damon and traditional braces?

Traditional braces use a system of brackets and wires to straighten teeth. Since traditional braces depend on elastic ties to hold the wire onto the bracket, they must be consistently adjusted to continue shifting the teeth. Tightening appointments for braces can be a painful experience that adds up to an overall longer treatment time.

Not only are they uncomfortable, but traditional braces are also bulky and easily visible. Components like elastics can cause wearers to feel uncomfortable and awkward in their daily life.

However, Damon System Braces have a patented self-ligating bracket design that opens and closes like a door. These brackets secure the archwire into place and eliminate the need for elastic bands. Since the brackets can slide freely along the archwire, the teeth are more flexible to movement.

You don’t have to worry about tightening appointments because the system is always working. Damon self-ligating braces offer a sleeker, faster, and more comfortable treatment option.

The Damon System Braces advantage

With Damon System Braces, unsightly and clunky braces are a thing of the past. Since Damon Metal Braces don’t depend on elastic bands to move teeth, they are far less noticeable. Black Orthodontics also offers Damon Clear Braces, a discreet alternative to its metal counterpart. 

Detailed product photos of two types of Damon braces brackets, including Damon Clear.

Since Damon Braces are self-ligating, the teeth are more adaptable to movement. They are much more gentle on teeth and sensitive mouth tissue, allowing for faster and more comfortable treatment. Plus, the minimal and elastic-free design of Damon Braces attracts less plaque and makes brushing and flossing easier! During your free smile assessment, Dr. Black will help determine the right orthodontic treatment for you.

payment options

How much do Damon Braces cost?

No matter your financial needs, the team at Black Orthodontics is ready to help you start your smile journey. We understand that braces are an investment, and we believe everyone should have the opportunity to get the smile of their dreams. 

Your total fee for Damon Braces can range from $975-$7500. This fee includes your whole treatment, two sets of retainers, and office visits for a full year post-treatment so that you can maintain your new and beautiful smile.

Our flexible payment system can help you find an affordable arrangement that fits your budget. We also provide interest-free monthly payments and file most dental insurance. Once we finalize your treatment plan, we guarantee you won’t be blindsided by hidden costs. Your price covers the full extent of your treatment.

How long do Damon Braces take to work?

While treatment time varies on a case-by-case basis, Damon Braces often work faster than traditional braces. Traditional braces require somewhere between 18 months and three years to be fully effective. On average, Damon Braces quickens treatment time by six months, and many patients see results by week 10 of their treatment! 

Get treatment with Asheville’s leader in orthodontic care

Black Orthodontics is your local expert in Damon Braces. Dr. Black has been building better smiles across North Carolina for three decades. Book a complimentary virtual consultation or schedule an appointment at our office now. We can’t wait to start your orthodontic journey with you!