Contact Jeff Dworkin, D.D.S.,
for superior orthodontic care in
University Heights OH.

Heights Smiles
14100 Cedar Road Suites 230
University Heights, OH 44121
Phone: 216.382.0061

Speed braces, also called self-ligating braces or Damon Braces, result in a shorter treatment time than traditional braces. While you will need to be seen by Dr. Dworkin every six to eight weeks when using traditional braces, speed braces require visits only every 10 to 12 weeks.

While traditional braces use friction to move teeth, speed braces are almost frictionless. The brackets of speed braces are built in a special way to allow the wire to move easily through them. Speed braces use only a small amount of force to reposition teeth so that the specialized tissues around your teeth are not overwhelmed.

The brackets and the wire of speed braces are smaller than those used in traditional braces. Also, speed braces are more comfortable than traditional braces.   

Although speed braces may be slightly more expensive than traditional braces, you will have to pay for fewer office visits, which may make the prices of the two options comparable. Also, many insurance companies cover speed braces.

Who Can Wear Speed Braces
Speed braces are meant to be used by patients over the age of 13 who qualify for traditional braces. Dr. Dworkin will help you to decide whether speed braces are right for you.

Please call us at 216.382.0061 or send an email to to schedule your free initial consultation. 

Dr. Dworkin and staff look forward to hearing from you!