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Our Services / Damon® Clear

Damon® Clear services offered in Gastonia and Mooresville, NC

The DamonⓇ Clear system is a great way to achieve a perfect smile without the look and feel of metal braces. One of many options available from Farid Hanachi, DDS, PA, and the team at Hanachi Orthodontics in Gastonia and Mooresville, North Carolina, Damon Clear is a popular choice among adults and teens alike. To explore all of your options, call the practice today or schedule online in just moments.

Damon® Clear Q & A

What is Damon Clear?

Damon Clear is an advanced teeth alignment system using clear porcelain brackets and treatment wires to place gentle pressure on teeth, slowly shifting them into improved alignment. They work just like the metal brackets used in the DamonⓇ Smile system, but without the metallic gleam.

Damon braces use self-ligating brackets. These brackets have a tiny “locking” mechanism that holds the treatment wires in place, but without the friction created by elastics. 

As your teeth move into alignment, the wire is able to glide within the brackets. This enables faster results than traditional braces, as well as fewer visits to the orthodontist. 

The brackets used in the Damon Clear system are made of a crystal-clear ceramic. Once in place, they blend with the color of your natural teeth, creating a much more natural-looking appearance.

How do Damon Clear braces work?

Damon Clear braces work by placing pressure on your teeth, moving them incrementally into better alignment. Each of your teeth is anchored directly into the underlying bone tissue in your jaw.

When you come in to have your braces adjusted, a new treatment wire is placed, which creates a new type of gentle force on your teeth. The targeted teeth move through the bone, which remodels to adjust to the new position.

This process continues throughout treatment. Once your teeth reach optimal alignment, the braces are removed, and you’ll transition to wearing a retainer to prevent them from shifting out of line.

What are some benefits of Damon Clear braces?

Many teens and adults want a straighter smile but aren’t thrilled about the appearance of metal brackets. Damon Clear offers the chance to improve the alignment of your teeth in a much less noticeable way. 

The technology used to craft Damon Clear brackets ensures your braces remain clear from start to finish. Other clear braces can stain over time, often taking on a yellow or brown shade due to beverage choices like coffee, tea, or wine. 

The clear self-ligating brackets are also much easier to clean than traditional braces that use elastics to hold the treatment wire in place. You’ll be able to easily see food particles stuck to the brackets and can simply brush them away. 

When you’re ready to explore all available orthodontic options, including Damon Clear, schedule an appointment online. You’re also always welcome to call the office to speak with a friendly member of the administrative staff regarding appointment availability.