Traditional braces have been around for a long time, and they’re probably the most recognizable symbol of orthodontics in Pasadena, CA and our surrounding communities.
These orthodontic workhouses have a long history of successful treatment and are great at correcting many oral issues. At Pasadena Orthodontics, metal braces continue to be the top orthodontic treatment for patients of all ages!
Damon Smile Self-Ligating Braces
We’re pleased to offer our patients passive self-ligating Damon Smile braces. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the archwire, reducing the amount of pressure on your teeth and allowing them to move more freely, quickly, and comfortably.
Thanks to these innovative new braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible!
How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
Self-ligating braces use a specialized clip instead of rubber elastics to help the archwire guide the teeth into place.
This clip helps to reduce the amount of pressure placed on the teeth and decreases the number of appointments needed, since there are no rubber bands to adjust. There are two types of self-ligating braces:
- Passive - passive brackets use a smaller archwire that creates less friction and allows teeth to move more freely. Passive brackets are often used at the beginning of treatment to begin shifting the teeth into position.
- Active - active brackets use a much thicker archwire that delivers greater pressure to the teeth and more aggressively moves them into position. The active brackets also offer more control for consistent, strong results.