Damon FAQs

How are Damon Braces different?

There are differences in all types of braces. The Damon System doesn’t just align the teeth it helps us to create beautiful smiles. When we first meet we take into account a number of factors including the shape of your face, profile and other factors which are import for your smile now and in the future.

How much do Damon Braces cost?

The cost of braces or other orthodontic treatment should never keep you from having the smile you’ve always wanted. Having an attractive smile is an important investment in yourself which can pay off in increased self esteem, confidence, career achievements and relationships. Best of all, you can now have a treatment hi-tech braces which take less time and produce superior results at the same price as the cost of traditional braces. Only after an exam can we truly determine the cost of braces based on your specific needs. The cost of braces are determined by the difficulty of your case, length of treatment, insurance coverage, and more.

Does insurance cover the cost of braces?

Insurance is always a concern when seeking medial or dental care. If you have orthodontic coverage, Damon System braces are covered to the same extent as traditional braces.

Can I get financing?

We offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, many with no down payment and flexible interest. A number of flexible payment plans are also available through ChaseHealthAdvance.

Will my Flexible Spending Account cover my braces?

Many employers offer Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) which allow you to set aside a portion of your paycheck in order to pay for qualified medical expenses.

The money you decide to set aside is deducted from your paycheck and transferred directly into your FSA. After incurring eligible medical costs, you can then submit your receipt for reimbursement from your FSA.

The good news is that orthodontic treatment usually qualifies for FSA reimbursement. If your employer offers FSA and you know you’d like to invest in a nicer smile and straighter teeth, plan ahead and consult your benefits department. In the long run, you’ll save money while getting all the benefits the Damon System. It’s an easy and convenient way to get the smile you want.


How long does orthodontic treatment take with Damon Braces?

When we first meet, we will determine how much time we believe it will take to straighten your teeth and create a smile you will be happy with for a lifetime.  With the Damon System, we have found treatment time is typically much faster than with conventional braces.


I have heard that my teeth will hurt after tightening?

The nice thing about Damon Braces is that we do not “tighten” your braces, because Damon Braces uses a  light “shape memory” wire that is changed every  few months. Many people experience very little discomfort. Most people who do experience pressure or pain find an over the counter pain reliever will alleviate most of the discomfort.


I don’t want big, ugly, bulky braces?

Damon Braces are much smaller than traditional braces. They do not use rubber bands that make traditional brackets so much more noticeable.


I am an adult, can I still have braces?

Adults can be treated with Damon Braces quickly, easily, and with less discomfort than ever before.


How much do the Damon System Braces cost?

Cost is one of the first question people have when thinking about braces. The only way to determine the cost is to see you so that we can determine the specific treatment needed. The cost of treatment is dependent upon a number of factors including: how long it will take, and the type of treatment needed. Damon Braces are usually similar to the cost of traditional braces. Most importantly we offer affordable monthly payment plans with no interest.


Does insurance cover Damon System treatment?

Insurance is always a concern when seeking medial or dental care. If you have orthodontic coverage, Damon System braces are covered to the same extent as traditional braces.


I don’t want to be a “Metal Mouth” what options are there?

We offer Damon Braces in both Metal and Clear so you don’t have to be a “metal mouth” to have straight teeth.

Dr. Mario Orthodontics
4553 Glencoe Ave #330,
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

(310) 822-4224