At Cooper & Chockley Orthodontics we believe our mission in dental health is not only to straighten teeth, but also to touch lives. Dr. Cooper and Dr. Chockley are:
- Part of an elite group of doctors helping to guide the development of the Damon Smile System
- Elite providers of the Invisalign System
- Dr. Cooper is a member of the Tulsa County Endo Study Club, and a delegate to the American Society of Orthodontics.
- Dr. Chockley received the Oklahoma Dental Society’s “Young Dentist of the Year” award for making an outstanding contribution to her field.
For many years, there wasn’t much in the way of options if you needed braces. The brackets and wires were all the same and treatment often required the removal of teeth or the use of palatal expanders. While this wasn’t ideal, patients and doctors alike had little choice. Crooked teeth aren’t always just an aesthetic concern and, in these cases, there simply was no choice.
In recent years, braces alternatives have begun to emerge, offering our patients more options regarding their care. However, these alternatives do not work for everybody and are often not an option for more sever cases. As a result, those who needed treatment the most were still left without a way around traditional treatment.
THE DAMON SYSTEM
The Damon System was the first braces system on the market that really addressed the needs of those with moderate to severe dental problems. Designed to apply a consistent, comfortable force against the teeth, this system results in fewer tooth extractions than other methods and palatal expanders are rarely needed. The force is light enough to be more comfortable than traditional braces, but the direction of its application ultimately makes it more effective.
Unlike traditional braces, the Damon System is self-ligating, which means that metal and elastic ties are not required. Instead, a slide mechanism holds the brackets and allows easier movement of the teeth, resulting in decreased treatment time. This change makes the braces easier to keep clean, improving your overall dental health, and is more discreet.
If you are ready to change your smile with state-of-the-art technology, stop by our office and ask about the Damon System.