Damon System


Damon® Braces in Muscle Shoals, AL

Our mission at Hudson Orthodontics is to provide every patient with high-quality dental solutions to suit their preferences and lifestyle, and we are proud to offer patients from Muscle Shoals and the surrounding areas a variety of orthodontic treatment options to choose from. The Damon® brace system is one of the most popular choices offered by Dr. James Hudson because of its efficiency and effectiveness.

What Are Damon Braces?

Orthodontist Dr. Dwight Damon invented the Damon brace system to make braces more comfortable and more efficient. Damon braces are different from traditional braces because they don't use elastic o-rings to hold the archwires in place. Instead, Damon braces use low-friction brackets and a thin archwire. Because of this, they are referred to as "self-ligating," meaning that the wires are able to slide freely through slots in the brackets and don't need to be fused or otherwise attached to individual braces.

Advantages of Damon Braces

Thanks to this self-ligating technology, Damon braces generally require less maintenance and fewer visits to the orthodontist than traditional braces - some studies show up to a 47.8% reduction in appointments as compared to traditional metal braces! If you plan to undergo orthodontic treatment with Damon braces from Hudson Orthodontics, we recommend that you visit our Muscle Shoals office every 9-12 weeks.

In addition to reducing the amount of time you need to spend visiting the orthodontist, other advantages of Damon braces include:

  • Improved Comfort: Damon braces allow your teeth to move freely, which eliminates the need for Dr. Hudson to tighten your wires. This means no more discomfort in the days following your visits to our Muscle Shoals office! Additionally, Damon braces are smaller and more rounded than traditional metal brackets, making them more comfortable and less noticeable in your everyday life as you eat, talk, and laugh.
  • Easier Care & Hygiene: Since elastic bands aren't required for Damon braces to straighten your smile, regular brushing and flossing are much easier. Practicing good oral health will help you avoid bacteria build and staining up during your treatment.
  • Shorter Treatment Time: Patients who opt for Damon® braces often require a shorter treatment time than those who receive traditional metal braces, often 4-6 months less.

Find Out More At Hudson Orthodontics

If you live in Muscle Shoals or the surrounding areas such as Tuscumbia, Florence, and Sheffield and think that Damon braces might be right for you, visit Hudson Orthodontics, where Dr. Hudson will assess your orthodontic needs and recommend a plan that's best for you. Request an appointment online to start the journey towards your ideal smile!