Braces in Durham, Chapel Hill, Mebane & Roxboro

Modern Braces, Timeless Results

You’ll love the innovation of self-ligating braces at Smith & Heymann Orthodontics. Dr. Smith, Dr. Heymann, and Dr. Skillestad present an advanced orthodontic solution providing efficient teeth straightening.

Move away from traditional metal braces with their elastic ties and step into the world of self-ligating braces. The Damon System uses specialized, custom-made brackets with built-in clips, so they’re easier to maintain, more comfortable, and faster than regular braces!

Cutting-Edge Care

Damon self-ligating metal braces are at the center of innovation in the orthodontic world. With numerous benefits compared to traditional metal braces, there’s a lot to love about this exciting treatment system!

Bracket Design

Self-ligating braces differ from traditional ones in their bracket design. Instead of slots that hold the archwires, these braces have built-in clips or doors, facilitating friction-free movement and potentially faster treatment times.


The design excellence of our self-ligating braces means fewer adjustments for you. The absence of elastic ties not only simplifies maintenance but also ensures fewer visits to our orthodontic office.


Experience comfort like never before. The design of our self-ligating braces, backed by the expertise of Dr. Smith, Dr. Heymann, and Dr. Skillestad, is smoother and lower in profile, ensuring less irritation and a more pleasant orthodontic journey.

Oral Hygiene

Elevate your oral hygiene routine. Without the nooks and crannies of elastic ties, self-ligating braces from Smith & Heymann Orthodontics make cleaning easier, promoting better dental health.


Drs. Smith, Heymann, and Skillestad champion a patient-centric approach. Self-ligating braces require fewer adjustments, and their unique sliding mechanism offers controlled tooth movement that ensures your comfort.

Treatment Time

The mechanics and design of self-ligating braces at Smith & Heymann Orthodontics might cut down your treatment duration compared to traditional braces. Their efficiency promotes faster alignment and a quicker journey to your desired smile.

Experience the Benefits of Self-Ligating Braces

Smith & Heymann Orthodontics proudly offers self-ligating braces, a blend of modern design and reduced maintenance requirements.

This popular orthodontic choice promises the potential for shorter treatment durations. Dr. Smith, Dr. Heymann, and Dr. Skillestad ensure that your orthodontic journey is collaborative, keeping you informed and involved at every step.

What Makes Up Damon Braces?

Damon Braces represent the pinnacle of orthodontic technology, combining several intricate components to pave your way to an impeccable smile. Delve deeper into the construction of Damon Braces:

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Damon Brackets

At the core of Damon Braces are its specialized self-ligating brackets. Unlike traditional braces, these brackets are crafted primarily from high-quality stainless steel and contain a unique sliding mechanism that holds the archwire in place, eliminating the need for elastic ties.

Your devoted Smith & Heymann team ensures these brackets are precisely positioned for amazing results.

Colors & Personalization

Though Damon Braces don't require traditional elastic ties, personalization remains a possibility with Damon Clear or colored brackets. Express your style, spirit, or mood while embracing the advanced orthodontic solutions of Damon Braces.

Orthodontic Bands

Smith & Heymann Orthodontics might still use orthodontic bands, cemented to teeth with dental adhesive, especially when specific orthodontic appliances are integrated with the Damon system.


Dr. Smith, Dr. Heymann, or Dr. Skillestad meticulously and expertly bond the brackets of your Damon Braces to your teeth using a dedicated orthodontic adhesive.

Slide Mechanism

A hallmark of Damon Braces, the slide mechanism replaces traditional elastics. It allows the archwire to move freely, reducing friction and potentially shortening treatment time. At Smith & Heymann Orthodontics, the team will guide you through the benefits of this unique feature.

Damon Archwire

The Damon system employs a biologically-sensible, light-force archwire. This wire guides your teeth gently yet efficiently to their destined alignment.

Depending on individualized treatment plans, the archwire's length and connection to brackets may vary, so you get an advanced braces system that caters to the unique needs of your smile.


Occasionally, Dr. Smith, Dr. Heymann, or Dr. Skillestad might deploy spacers or separators. These minute elastic rings create essential spaces between your teeth, usually before band placement.

Smith & Heymann Orthodontics prioritizes your comfort and optimal results in every step of the Damon Brace journey.

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FAQS About Metal Braces

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Metal braces are an excellent and cost-effective solution for anyone seeking a results-based orthodontic treatment.

At Smith & Heymann Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to providing you with personalized and high-quality care throughout your treatment journey.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about the orthodontic options available to you.