Self-Ligating Braces Specialist

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Kay Orthodontics

Orthodontist located in Montgomery, IL & Sandwich, IL

If you want to straighten your teeth in less time and with less discomfort than with traditional braces, you might be a candidate for self-ligating braces. At Kay Orthodontics, C. Neil Kay, BDS, MS, uses the Damon™Smile self-ligating braces system to help you achieve a great smile without frequent adjustments or elastic bands. Learn more about the benefits of self-ligating braces by requesting an appointment online or by calling the office in Montgomery or Sandwich, Illinois.

Self-Ligating Braces Q&A

What are self-ligating braces?

Self-ligating braces are braces that attach to your teeth and feature a metal door on a porcelain or ceramic bracket that holds the archwire in place.

In traditional braces, you need elastic bands to hold the wire to the bracket. Self-ligating braces don’t require the bands and allow your teeth to move naturally as they straighten.  The durable archwires provide a consistent but gentle pressure on your teeth to help them move into place.

Kay Orthodontics features the DamonSmile self-ligating braces to help you achieve a great-looking smile in less time than it takes with traditional braces.

How do DamonSmile self-ligating braces work?

DamonSmile self-ligating braces are highly effective at straightening your teeth in less time. They reduce the amount of pressure put on your teeth and provide better control over healthy tooth movement.

Dr. Kay also needs to make fewer adjustments to self-ligating braces, so you won’t need to make as many office visits or experience the discomfort of frequent tightening.

After your treatment is complete, you might need to wear a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting. Kay Orthodontics offers several types of retainers to help you retain your results in the long term.

What are the benefits of DamonSmile self-ligating braces?

DamonSmile self-ligating braces offer many benefits over traditional braces. They use low-friction force, so straightening your teeth is a more comfortable process for you.

Other benefits of DamonSmile self-ligating braces include:


DamonSmile braces are easy to keep clean. You won’t have to use elastic bands that can collect plaque and increase your risk for tooth decay.

Aesthetically pleasing

DamonSmile braces are available with clear brackets, which are nearly invisible, so you can straighten your teeth without feeling like you need to hide your smile.

Fast treatment time

While each person has different needs, DamonSmile self-ligating braces typically straighten your teeth in less time than traditional braces. You also won’t have to schedule maintenance appointments as often as you might with other braces.

To find out if self-ligating braces are right for you, call the Kay Orthodontics office nearest you or request a consultation online today.