Why Choose Damon Braces?
Damon Braces allow us to use extremely light forces to move teeth. The body responds more favorably to light forces and teeth actually move faster.
Big, Broad, Beautiful Smiles
Light forces combined with friction-less brackets allow the tongue to widen the arches to make room for crowded teeth and create a natural broad smile.
Low friction and light forces allow the teeth to move without binding. Teeth can move faster and more efficiently, decreasing treatment time.
No Unnecessary Tooth Extractions
The time of taking out teeth for every crowded situation is past. Most patients require no tooth extractions. Damon braces help make space for crowded teeth with light biocompatible forces.
Fewer Office Visits
Damon braces do not require "tightening" or adjusting every month. This makes office visits fewer further in between, approximately every 8-10 weeks. This means less school and work absences too!
Beautiful smiles have been created utilizing Damon Braces world-wide. From New York to LA, there is no more advanced system of orthodontic treatment. See for yourself the amazing transformations of our patients on Instagram #christensensmiles.
It's time to smile more.
Smile big with Damon Braces!
Damon Q and Damon Clear
Damon Braces, also known as the Damon System, has changed the way we can treat orthodontic patients today. This revolutionary system utilizes a unique passive self-ligating bracket, and very light forces to achieve results beyond previously conceived expectations.
Damon Clear treatment offers all of the benefits of the Damon System using a remarkably clear bracket. Damon Clear Braces are virtually invisible against your teeth. Unlike other ceramic braces, Damon Clear do not stain because they do not require clear or white rubber ties that discolor during treatment.
We are proud to be the #1 Provider of Damon Braces in the Kansas City, North Kansas City, Liberty, Gladstone, and Platte City metro areas.
Christensen Orthodontics is located in Kansas City north of the Missouri River in the Zona Rosa Retail Center. Our orthodontist, Dr. David Christensen, provides exceptional service at affordable prices. Our entire staff is dedicated to patient comfort and satisfaction. We aim to build long-lasting relationships with our clients by providing the best possible healthcare at an affordable price. If you're unsatisfied with your current smile or crooked teeth, contact us to schedule a free orthodontic exam.
New technology means better treatment and extraordinary results.
No unnecessary tooth extractions.
Dr. Christensen rarely prescribes tooth extractions as part of orthodontic treatment unless they are absolutely necessary. Advanced Damon Braces allow the dental arches that hold the teeth to broaden and create space for teeth that would otherwise be extracted. Broadening of the dental arches not only creates space, but it creates a beautiful full mouth smile. The smile also looks brighter and whiter by eliminating the dark areas in the mouth at the corners of a narrow smile.
In addition to a full tooth natural smile, avoiding tooth extractions provides more lip support. As a person gets older, the lips get thinner and lose shape because of the lack of collagen for support. If teeth are extracted during orthodontic treatment, the front teeth are often pulled back into the face decreasing lip support and making the chin and nose more prominent. Dr. Christensen can help you avoid these consequences by using the Damon System to create space for crowded teeth instead of extracting them. A fuller smile will be more healthly and enhance your lips and profile for long term aesthetic benefits.
Less use of palatal expanders.
Older orthodontic techniques often include palatal expanders as a means to create space if you have severe crowding and narrow dental arches. This method was somewhat effective on the upper dental arch but not so much on the lower dental arch. Palatal expanders can be used in children and teenagers, but often have harmful side effects in adults if not paired with jaw surgery. It also adds more time and discomfort to orthodontic treatment.
Less use of jaw surgery.
Dr. Christensen reserves jaw surgery for patients that have severe skeletal imbalances. Oftentimes, patients with moderate and even severe overbites, overjets, underbites, and openbites can be treated with modern advancements in treatment that eliminate the need for surgery. This reduces the time and also the cost of your orthodontic treatment.
Smaller braces; less noticable and easier to clean around.
Damon braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties which attract and collect plaque, Damon braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment. Plus the Damon System is available in clear brackets for those image conscious patients.
Greater comfort; lighter forces.
Damon brackets are different from conventional braces because they are "self ligating." This means that the Damon brackets do not need elastics to hold the wire in place; instead, Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably. Due to the unique design of this new braces system, we can move your teeth into their correct positions with much less force and resultant discomfort than traditional braces.
The days of having braces tightened are over. This revolutionary new approach to orthodontics ensures greater comfort throughout treatment. That's because Damon System braces have a unique slide mechanism that allows your doctor to use far lighter forces to move teeth to their correct positions. So not only is your treatment shorter, it is also far more comfortable. Many people experience little to no discomfort in treatment.
Faster treatment; fewer appointments and less treatment time.
With the Damon System, treatment time in braces is typically shorter, approximately 6 months, than with conventional braces. And shorter treatment time means fewer appointments and a beautiful smile...faster. You may be surprised at how fast!
Conventional braces tighly hold the wire into the brackets with individual elastics ties. These ties are very tight and create a significant amount of friction between the braces and the arch wire. The binding effect that is created by the elastic ties can slow down tooth movement. Oftentimes, because of this binding, an orthodontist has to use more force to move teeth to overcome the frictional force in conventional braces. This can lead to greater discomfort during treatment.
Less tooth extractions; broader smiles and greater lip support.
With conventional braces, orthodontists are often forced to pull teeth in order to create space for crowded teeth. No one likes to have teeth removed, and a smile with a full display of teeth often produces a broader, natural smile and a nicer profile. The Damon System uses biologically sensible forces which work with the body's natural adaptive processes to create space naturally, so doctors using the Damon System can now treat most cases without extraction. In the few cases which still require extraction, space is made to improve facial balance and symmetry to provide a natural smile and profile that will last as you age.more