Charlotte Orthodontics Provider Discusses Self-Ligating Options

Charlotte orthodontics providers Dr. Christopher Harris and Dr. Thomas Arkle III share with patients the benefits of self-ligating technology found in the Damon and In-Ovation systems offered at their practice.
Sept. 14, 2012 - PRLog -- CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA— Charlotte orthodontics specialists often praise Damon and In-Ovation self-ligating systems for their efficiency and outstanding treatment results.

Damon braces and In-Ovation systems use self-ligating brackets-brackets not requiring ties - to align teeth quicker and more comfortably.  

“Self-ligating brackets have made an exciting impact on traditional orthodontics,” says Dr. Christopher Harris.

Patients treated with Damon and In-Ovation systems receive benefits that include:

•   Quick and efficient teeth alignment  
•   Increased comfort and oral hygiene
•   Aesthetic and customizable styles
•   Fewer orthodontic visits

“Traditional metal braces have been a staple in orthodontic care due to the outstanding straightening results they provide,” says Dr. Thomas Arkle III. “Self-ligating brackets take their proven technology to the next level.”

Teeth Move Quicker When Nothing Holds Them Back
Damon and In-Ovation systems utilize “passive” slide technology, which means the archwire is enclosed by a non-binding mechanism. Ligatures used in traditional styles bind the archwire, similar to a parking brake. This slows treatment and causes discomfort due to increased friction and pressure.

When the archwire is able to slide freely through the brackets of neighboring teeth, misalignments can be treated more successfully. Low friction also contributes to more efficient alignment and ideal space closure. The security of Damon and In-Ovation brackets allows them to operate at their full potential, even in cases of extremely crooked teeth while providing increased comfort, according to an article in The Journal of Orthodontics- the official journal of the British Orthodontic Society.

Clean and Comfortable
The streamlined design of Damon and In-Ovation braces has hygiene and comfort benefits. Their low profile is less difficult to clean and smooth surfaces are less irritating to oral tissues. Less area to trap food and plaque means there is a decreased risk for decay, states the In-Ovation Site.

Have Your Smile, Your Way
Damon and In-Ovation systems are available in metal and ceramic styles to suit the tastes of patients of all ages.

Adults make up approximately 25 percent of all patients that receive orthodontic care, according to the In-Ovation site. In-Ovation’s ceramic styles are particularly popular among adults who are self-conscious about receiving orthodontic treatment at their age.

With translucent ceramic options, friends will notice your beautiful smile- not your orthodontic hardware, says Harris.

“Younger patients and adults enjoy customized banding for adding a personal touch,” Arkle says. “They use the colored elastics to show their support for their favorite sports teams and to show their holiday spirit with correlating colors.”

Fewer Visits With the Orthodontist
Self-ligating brackets maintain their strength unlike elastic bands of traditional styles, which must be replaced frequently.

Damon systems require seven fewer office visits, and average treatment times are six months’s shorter when compared to traditional styles, according to the company’s website.

“While we do look forward to appointments with our patients, the self-ligating systems we offer often require fewer office visits and are still able to achieve the same beautiful results,” says Harris, a provider of orthodontics for children and adults.

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Arkle and Harris Orthodontics offers a variety of orthodontic treatment services to families at two conveniently located offices in Charlotte. Dr. Arkle and Dr. Harris have provided patient-oriented care since 1983, tailoring each patient’s treatment processes to fit their orthodontic needs.
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