Rangewood Orthodontics is pleased to offer passive, self-ligating Damon® Smile braces in Monument, Colorado Springs, and Castle Rock, CO. Drs. Kaplan and Watts are the number-one provider of Damon Smile and Damon® Clear™ braces in Colorado, and the only Preferred Damon providers in Southern Colorado. Unlike other Damon doctors, who use multiple types of braces and expanders, we don't use other brackets—we only use Damon!
What is Damon Smile?
Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the archwire, reducing the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth and allowing the teeth 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!
Tie-less braces – A world without elastic ties!
Tie-less braces help reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth and require fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
Damon Smile facilitates healthy tooth movement with complete control. By combining tie-less brackets and high-tech archwires, we can minimize discomfort and create beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.
Why choose Damon Smile?
Most parents of our patients had traditional braces. When they come in for their children's consultation they often state how they hated braces. Ties or elastics were used to create heavy force to hold the wires in place. Heavy forces hurt because it cuts off the blood supply between the root of the tooth and the bone surrounding it. Teeth can’t move until the blood flow is restored. Damon Smile moves teeth gently and continuously, without pain. Our patients have reported that the entire experience of wearing braces is a lot more comfortable.
How Damon Smile Works
Unlike traditional treatment with braces, Damon Smile most often doesn’t require the removal of teeth or the use of palatal expanders. The system uses self-ligating braces with a “door” that slides open and closed to hold a shape-memory wire, instead of elastics. The “door” guides the wire, and allows the teeth to move gently into the proper position. Because of the increased flexibility of the self-ligating brace, it exerts less pressure on individual teeth, and this means you won’t have to get adjustments as frequently. The gentler, low-friction force also means you won’t experience the long-term discomfort from intense pressure on your teeth, or the tight wires that are so common with traditional braces.
Appearance: Damon Smile brackets are more aesthetically pleasing because they are smaller and have a lower profile than traditional brackets. Damon Clear uses clear brackets, making them almost invisible!
Healthier Teeth: Because there are no ties, Damon braces have been shown in studies to be much easier to clean and result in better hygiene and less staining of the teeth.
Faster Results: The slide mechanism of Damon braces facilitates faster straightening of your teeth—often six to nine months faster than with traditional braces.
Less In-Office Maintenance: You’ll only need to visit our office every six to eight weeks to have your wires changed. That’s almost half as many visits as you’d need with traditional braces!