Getting to Know the [Damon System & Other Treatment]
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Malocclusion is one of the leading dental problems in the nation. The term describes a series of teeth alignment and spacing problems that patients have. Some of the most common types of malocclusion are crossbites, overbites and underbites. Malocclusion occurs for a wide variety of reasons such as genetics, accidents, jaw fractures, illnesses and more. Alignment correction devices are the leading solution for malocclusion. Modern orthodontic patients have more than a handful of choices of corrective devices with the Damon System being of one of the most popular systems of the times.
What Is the Damon System?
The Damon System is a teeth bracing system that has several advantages over the traditional metal braces to which many people are accustomed. First, the Damon system is a bit smaller than the traditional system is. Secondly, the Damon system consists of self-ligating brackets. The self-ligating brackets tighten themselves instead of the orthodontist having to tighten them. The self-ligating brackets can save the dental patient time and money. The patients will not have to visit the dentist for special tightening appointments. Treatment time might be shorter with Damon devices than it is with traditional devices.
Patients can select Damon units or Damon Clear units if they would like to hide their corrective devices. The process of having Damon devices put on is similar to the process of receiving regular braces. The specialist will first clean and dry the tooth. Next, the specialist will place glue on each of the teeth. After he or she places glue on the teeth, the next step is placing all the brackets. Once the brackets are in place, the patient’s alignment treatment can continue.
Other Types of Teeth Correction Systems
Several other types of teeth correction systems exist in the orthodontic world. Invisalign is a popular option for many people whose problems are not as complex as some other patients’ problems are. The Invisalign system consists of a set of clear plastic aligners that the patient can remove at any time. Orthodontic patients love the plastic aligner system because it allows them to remove the aligners for dental hygiene procedures and daily eating. Patients appreciate the discretion that the system provides them with, as well. No one but the patient knows that the invisible system is in that person’s mouth.
The process of creating a custom treatment package for someone starts with the teeth molding. The specialist will need to obtain precise impressions of the patient’s teeth so that he or she can make aligners that fit. Once the specialist crafts the aligners, the patient can proceed with the corrective process. The specialist usually makes enough aligners for the patient to change every two weeks. Some people have experienced results from aligner treatment within one year, and other people have had quicker results of 10 months or less. The time that a person takes to obtain a straight smile depends on the severity of the malocclusion. Complex problems do not always qualify for the clear plastic system.
The Inspire collection is an attractive collection of teeth correction devices that appeal to the eyes of children. Comfort is one of the most important elements when an orthodontist is dealing with children. The Inspire Ice unit is a clear unit that children can wear without being obvious. They are best for kids who worry about being teased because of corrective devices. Inspire Ice is a popular choice because of comfort and discretion, as well. Interested persons can request something from the Inspire line if they can find a participating orthodontist’s office.
Fashion alignment systems are systems that have a fashionable bracket. An example of a set of brackets that one would consider as fashion brackets are gold brackets. Gold corrective systems have a stainless steel core, but they are coated with 24-karat gold. Colored brackets are another type of fashionable corrective device. Many people like to have colored brackets for their children so that they can feel as if the correction process is fun and exciting. Brackets can come in colors such as red, green, purple, yellow and more. Colors could be quite fun if the wearer creates an exciting look that matches the person’s colored wardrobe.
Lingual devices have brackets that go behind the teeth as opposed to the front. They are extremely similar to traditional metal brackets. Lingual devices are an excellent option for patients who want to be discreet without compromising any stability. Lingual devices may cost a little more than traditional units cost because of the complexity of the installation process.
Schedule an Orthodontic Appointment Today
Not every orthodontic office has two experts to examine and treat patients but Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics does. We make it convenient to drive to our facilities by having three locations in South Carolina:
• Spartanburg Orthodontics
• Gaffney Orthodontics
• Duncan Orthodontics
At our state-of-the-art orthodontic facility, patients have the opportunity to meet with two qualified orthodontists who understand how to determine the most appropriate braces for patients. Anyone with unsightly misaligned teeth can schedule an appointment with a telephone call or online form to talk to Dr. Phil Higginbotham and Dr. Eric Nease.
2455 E. Main Street
Spartanburg, SC 29307
Getting to Know the [Damon System & Other Treatment]
Dr Nease graduated as Valedictorian from Cocke County (TN) High School in 1988 and graduated from the University of Tennessee (Go Vols!) in 1992. He then attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry in Memphis, TN, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree as Valedictorian of his graduating class in 1996. He remained at the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry for his orthodontic training, and received his Master of Dental Science (MDS) degree in June of 1999. He immediately joined the practice of Dr. Phil Higginbotham in Spartanburg, beginning a wonderful professional relationship and friendship that endures today.