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The Damon System

Damon System

 

 

 

 

 

The Damon System

We are pleased to offer our patients the Damon System. These self-ligating braces allow your teeth to move more comfortably and easily than traditional braces. With the help of this appliance, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible!

Better Results in Less Time

With Damon braces, we can achieve a terrific end result and finish your treatment faster. Depending upon your specific case, this can translate to a beautiful smile months sooner than with traditional braces. After analyzing your specific needs, we will be able to provide you with a treatment plan that will have you smiling as soon as possible.

Simplified Procedures

Damon braces are very precise and effective. With this system, we can reduce the need for many of the time-consuming, complicated procedures that are used with traditional braces.

Fewer Visits to the Office

Because Damon braces eliminate the need for elastic ties, fewer adjustments are required. As a result, your appointments can be spaced out further early in treatment, and will take less time.

Greater Comfort

Due to the unique design, we can move your teeth into their correct positions with greater comfort than traditional braces. Also, Damon braces are aesthetic, comfortable, and easy to keep clean.

Invisalign

Invisalign offers a cutting-edge approach to orthodontics by using a series of custom-made, invisible aligners. Using 3-D computer imaging, each aligner is specific to your teeth and gradually and gently shifts your teeth into place. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you are wearing the aligners. So you can smile with confidence, both during and after your treatment.

There are no metal brackets or wires to tighten. The clear aligners are virtually invisible to other people so no one will notice you are wearing the aligners. The aligners are also removable, which means you can eat what you want, brush your teeth with ease and floss with no problems. With the complete, virtual treatment plan, you can see the anticipated results before even starting your treatment. Since you have a series of aligners instead of metal wires and brackets, you actually need to go to our office less often to get adjustments.

Invisalign aligners do not interfere with your daily life, since they are:

  • Clear – Virtually invisible and do not show up in photos
  • Removable – Eat what you want, when you want
  • Maximum Comfort – Since the aligners gradually shift your teeth, Invisalign is extremely comfortable to wear
  • Customized – Each set is specific to you, so they are optimized for fast results

Using modern 3-D imaging technology, a custom set of aligners is made for you.  Every two weeks, you switch to new aligners.  As you switch aligners, your teeth gradually and comfortably shift, resulting in a beautiful smile. Dr. Buckman will have you come by the office every six weeks to confirm the progress of your treatment.  On average, you will be in treatment for 9 – 15 months and wear 18 – 30 different aligners.  However, actual treatment times will depend on your particular case.

 

Ever hear that you won’t be able to eat anything with braces?  Not with Invisalign.  Because it is completely removable, you can eat all your favorites, from corn on the cob to popcorn or apples.

Not only are the aligners removable, they are very durable. Invisalign will not interfere with any of your extracurricular activities. No matter if you are acting, playing soccer, running cross country or part of the school band, Invisalign will let you continue to do all the activities you love.

There are several ways to pay for Invisalign:

  • All full payments at the start of treatment receive a 3-5% discount
  • Down payment and monthly payments, with no finance charge or interest
  • We work with you to meet your Flex Plan needs
  • You can use all major credit cards

Since Invisalign is customized for you, the cost is dependent on several factors, including complexity of treatment, time in treatment, and other details specific to your procedure.

Since Invisalign is customized for you, the cost is dependent on several factors, including complexity of treatment, time in treatment, and other details specific to your procedure.

For the amount of your cable bill, Dr. Buckman can provide Invisalign to you.

Quality Treatment Through State Of The Art Technology

Surgical Orthodontics

Surgical orthodontics is a combined treatment by our doctors and an oral surgeon to correct jaw abnormalities. These issues are determined after reviewing the patient’s X-rays and models.

The orthodontist initially levels and aligns the teeth in the jawbone, then the oral surgeon positions the jaws into a more normal position to allow the bite to come together ideally. This procedure results in the improved ability to chew, speak, and breathe, while also delivering tremendous facial aesthetics.

Candidates

Buckman Orthodontics embraces the latest in orthodontic technologies to reduce the overall need for this method, however it can still be required in those with improper bites, as well as those with facial aesthetic concerns. All growth must be completed before jaw surgery can be performed (jaw growth is usually complete by 16 years with girls and 18 with boys), however it is very common to begin correcting tooth position while a patient is still growing.

Early Interceptive Treatment

When is the best time to begin orthodontics?

Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can help us anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.

What are the benefits of early orthodontic evaluation?

Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development and begin treatment when it is ideal.

 Why is age 7 considered the optimal time for screening?

By the age of 7, the first adult molars erupt, establishing the back bite. During this time, an orthodontist can evaluate front-to-back and side-to-side tooth relationships. For example, the presence of erupting incisors can indicate possible overbite, open bite, crowding, or gummy smiles. Timely screening increases the chances for an incredible smile.

Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:

  • Creating room for crowded, erupting teeth
  • Creating facial symmetry through influencing jaw growth
  • Reducing the risk of trauma to protruding front teeth
  • Preserving space for unerupted teeth
  • Reducing the need for tooth removal
  • Reducing treatment time with braces

Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?

Orthodontics are not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.

Why should malocclusions be treated?

According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. Openbites can result in tongue-thrusting habits and speech impediments. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile—it creates a healthier you.