Jae M. Chong, DMD -  - General Dentist

Centreville Dental Design

Jae M. Chong, DMD

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Centreville, VA

Having a beautiful smile can make a big difference in terms of your self-confidence. At Centreville Dental Design in Centreville, Virginia, Jae Chong, DMD, and his team can help fix your crooked teeth or misaligned bite by using Damon® braces. These braces offer several advantages over traditional metal ones, such as clear brackets and a faster overall treatment time. To learn more about Damon braces, call the office or schedule your appointment online.

Orthodontics Q & A

What are Damon braces? 

Damon braces are an excellent way to straighten your teeth and provide high-quality results. These braces are self-ligating, meaning that they don’t use the elastic ties seen on traditional metal braces. This feature makes Damon braces more comfortable than metal braces because you experience less pressure on your teeth, resulting in less pain. 

Another feature people enjoy is that Damon braces have clear brackets, making them more aesthetically pleasing.

How long does it take Damon braces to shift my teeth?

Due to the innovative technology Damon braces uses, the average patient has a faster treatment time and finishes the treatment six months earlier than people with traditional braces. This means you’ll have fewer office visits and less discomfort.  

How do I care for my Damon braces?

Because food is more prone to getting stuck in between your teeth when you have braces, it’s important for you to develop excellent oral hygiene habits. This includes using a special floss designed for Damon braces to make getting in between teeth easier. It’s also important to brush often and use mouthwash regularly to prevent cavities. 

To protect your Damon braces, Dr. Chong recommends you wear a mouthguard if you play sports.  

What’s the difference between Damon braces and traditional metal ones?

While Damon braces are fitted in the same way as traditional metal braces, they incorporate advanced dental technology to move your teeth into the right position.  

The main difference between Damon braces and metal ones is that metal braces use elastic ties to position the wire going across your teeth and keep it in place. This creates friction and restricts your teeth from shifting into place faster. 

Damon braces have a wire that passes through the brackets on the surface of your teeth. They’re designed to alleviate the pressure produced by metal braces. 

Another difference is that with metal braces, dentists often need to extract teeth to create space in your mouth. With Damon braces, most cases can be completed without the need to pull teeth. 

To fix your teeth or bite with Damon braces, contact Dr. Chong and his staff at Centreville Dental Design or schedule your appointment online.