Dr. Tim S. Trulove is proud to offer his Montgomery, AL, patients advanced orthodontic solutions, including tie-less Damon™ System braces. These self-litigating braces can provide the right patients with exceptional results, often in less time than traditional metal braces. In addition, this system incorporates a slide mechanism to more gently shift teeth into alignment, so you can expect treatment to be more comfortable than other forms of orthodontia. Board-certified in orthodontics by the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Trulove has been delivering high-quality care for nearly 30 years, and is dedicated to offering state-of-the-art services to ensure his patients’ satisfaction.
How the Damon System Works
The Damon System integrates innovative technology to help patients achieve a straighter smile at an accelerated rate. Offered in both clear as well as stainless steel, these brackets are bonded to the tooth surface similar to traditional braces, but are smaller in size. However, unlike traditional solutions, which incorporate elastic bands to tighten and secure wires, Damon braces feature a slide mechanism. This results in faster, more comfortable treatment, without compromising the quality of results.
Three key components make this orthodontic solution unique:
- Self-ligating: This system eliminates the need for elastic or metal ligatures (ties) by using a slide mechanism to connect brackets. This mechanism gradually shifts teeth into alignment, without the need for tightening.
- Memory wires: Damon braces feature light, innovative wires which requires less adjustments.
- Faster timeline: No tooth extractions or palatal expanders are required prior to receiving Damon braces, often reducing your overall treatment timeline.
- Discreet appearance: If you choose clear brackets, also known as Damon Clear, you can straighten your smile discreetly, so you never have to feel self-conscious about your appearance.
Our team would be happy to answer any additional questions you have regarding this orthodontic solution during your consultation.
Are You a Candidate?
You may qualify for Damon braces if you are struggling with dental misalignment, including:
- Gaps in your smile
- Crooked or overlapping teeth
This system is available for both teens and adults. Dr. Trulove can review your unique dental needs, goals, and preferences to determine if this treatment is right for you.
The Treatment Process
If you decide to proceed with treatment, we can begin by cleaning and drying each tooth thoroughly, to provide a strong foundation for brackets. We can then apply a bonding agent to each tooth, before securing your brackets in place. Next, we can connect archwires to the brackets and thread them between teeth. Once your braces are in place, we can review detailed instructions to ensure you properly care for your teeth during treatment.
These self-litigating braces can provide the right patients with exceptional results, often in less time than traditional metal braces.
Benefits of Damon Braces
Compared to traditional orthodontics, Damon braces offer:
- Faster results
- Improved comfort
- Less visibility, especially for those with Damon Clear
- Fewer, shorter office visits
- Reduced or eliminated need for extractions
- Improved oral health
The Damon System can reduce your orthodontic timeline by about six months. However, your treatment timeline will ultimately depend upon the severity of your dental misalignment. Dr. Trulove can monitor your results during a series of follow-up visits every six to eight weeks, to ensure you are progressing smoothly.
Transform Your Smile Today
Dr. Trulove and his team are dedicated to helping you achieve a beautiful smile you can feel proud of. To learn more about the Damon System and our other orthodontic solutions, schedule a consultation with Dr. Trulove today. Please contact us online or call (334) 277-2980.