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Bandeen Orthodontics

8865 Professional Drive Cadillac, MI 49601 Phone: 1-231-876-2530

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What type of braces do we use?
Dr. Bandeen has been using the Damon technology longer
than any other orthodontist in Northwest Michigan.


 Come and find out what all the excitement is about!!!!  

We are using the latest technology in orthodontics. We use Damon™ Orthodontic Braces. The Damon™ System of advanced passive self-ligating brackets, high-tech light-force arch wires and minimally invasive treatment protocols provides remarkable advantages for our patients. The Damon™ System has been clinically proven to dramatically reduce treatment times, provide exceptional results and significantly improve patient comfort. We feel that the Damon™ System is the absolute best for our patients.
To learn about  The Damon™ System click here.

  Some offices may offer braces that they claim are "similar" to the Damon™ System, but why settle for "similar" when you can have the real thing at Bandeen Orthodontics. The Damon™ System and Bandeen Orthodontics, accept no substitutes.

Compare The Damon System with Invisalign
Dr. Bandeen and our patient, John W.

 Our smiles are a big part of our identity and how we are perceived by our peers. Consider this. In a recent survey of more than 1,000 Americans (age 18 and over), 72% of the respondents agreed that people of all ages with healthy straight teeth are typically treated better in social situations than those with noticeably crooked teeth. Conversely, nearly half said that crooked teeth leave a negative first impression. With the breakthrough technology of the Damon System, it’s easier than ever to improve your smile and experience the difference.
Confidence to excel in school,
work and personal life
Clearer speech for interviews, public speaking, etc.
Compared to some of the other ‘extreme’ cosmetic procedures available today, improving your smile is one of the most valuable investments you can make to improve your overall appearance for a lifetime.

A straight smile is a healthy smile
A nice smile is not only beautiful, it also promotes good health.

Straight and evenly spaced teeth are easier to keep clean, providing better oral health. Properly aligned teeth chew more efficiently, which can aid in digestion.
Ideally aligned teeth create a more perfect bite, which can reduce stress, headaches, and strain on your
supporting bone and tissue.

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This may contribute to conditions that cause not only tooth decay but also eventual gum disease and tooth loss.

When left untreated, many orthodontic problems become worse, contributing to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing function, excessive stress on gum tissue and the bone that supports the teeth, or misalignment of the jaw joints, which can result in chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck. Treatment by a specialist to correct the original problem is often less costly than the additional dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years.

Uncompromising results with the Damon System
Some advertised removable clear aligners may seem like a tempting alternative to real braces. However, clear aligner trays require continuous compliance and don’t move teeth as efficiently as real braces, so even the simplest crowded cases can take far longer to complete. Whether your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive correction, the Damon System treats even the most challenging cases such as overbites, underbites, and even crossbites with higher quality results, in far less time and with greater comfort than aligner treatment or even conventional braces.

The Damon System is not just a new product, it’s a whole new way of treating patients. Conventional treatment often requires removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat profile. Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.

Braces are the beginning,
but the system makes the smile

Certified Damon System doctors combine three key components, which when used together, deliver faster treatment, fewer appointments, greater comfort, and consistent high-quality results:

1. Damon passive self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic or metal “ties”. With Damon tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening.

2. Light high-technology shape-memory wires that move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments.

3. A new clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics - usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders.

Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably.

Damon braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable,
and easy to keep clean. Without using the elastic ties,
which attract and collect plaque. Damon braces
make dental hygiene easy during treatment.