How do they work?
Metal braces are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. They consist of very small metal brackets (attachments) that are glued to the front of your teeth. A metal wire is attached to the brackets and held by ligatures. There is a wide range of ligatures available, ranging from transparent to silver (to match the metal braces) and to a variety of colours.
The length of treatment with fixed braces varies but is typically around 18 to 24 months. Fixed braces are stuck to your teeth for the whole of your treatment.
Sophisticated teeth straightening technology
Damon Braces are a high-tech alternative to traditional fixed braces. This system uses a self-litigating technology meaning that the bracket is designed to open and close like a door so eliminates the need for elastic bands and the self-consciousness that comes with them.
The Damon system offers a faster and more comfortable treatment option to other fixed brace appliances on the market and you don’t have to worry about numerous tightening appointments with the dentist as the system is always working. Whereas traditional braces can take from 18 months to three years to be fully effective, Damon Braces quicken treatment time by six months.
Benefits of Damon Braces
Shorter treatment period
Less time with braces on. The teeth can move faster due the reduced friction between the wires and the brackets. This can reduce overall treatment time by an average of 4 – 6 months.
More comfortable treatment
Easier to get used to your braces. The wires exert very gentle forces on the teeth, meaning there is less discomfort when the braces are fitted and adjusted.
Less frequent adjustment visits
So less time in the dental chair. Damon braces do not need to be adjusted as regularly as conventional braces.
Discrete and easy to clean
Since the brackets are much smaller than those used in conventional braces, they are less noticeable. Cleaning is very easy with the Damon system.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do they work?
These phenomenal braces use the latest friction-free technology and braces made from sliding brackets and memory wires to apply gentle pressure to the teeth, which causes them to move in the right direction. The forces created push and pull the teeth, resulting in perfectly aligned teeth.
What do Damon Braces look like?
As fixed braces, Damon Braces consist of small, discreet brackets and fine wires. They are much less noticeable than traditional metal train-track braces.
How long does treatment with Damon Braces take?
Treatment times vary according to the severity of the orthodontic prescription. In more complex cases, more movement will be required and treatment times will be longer than in cases where issues are either minor or moderate. Typically, treatment takes around 12-18 months.
Are Damon Braces painful?
Damon Braces use the latest technology to exert gentle forces and you should find them very comfortable. However, as with all braces, you may find these braces a little uncomfortable for the first couple of days. If you do have any soreness when your braces are fitted, you can take over the counter pain relief.
Will I be able to eat normally with Damon Braces?
Many people worry that having braces will dramatically change their diet, but this is not the case. It is true that some foods are easier to manage with braces than others, but you won’t need to make enormous changes to your normal daily diet. To begin with, it’s best to stick to soft foods and avoid anything hard or chewy while you get used to wearing your braces.
Who is a good match for Damon Braces?
As a general rule, Damon Braces are suitable for anyone who is a good candidate for traditional fixed braces.
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Why are Damon braces more comfortable?
Damon Braces use friction-free, self-ligating technology, which requires no metal or elastic ties. These ties are often the main cause of gum irritation because they need to be tightened regularly.
With Damon Braces the brackets use a slide mechanism to hold the wires, which provides optimum tooth movement without the excessive pressure from metal and elastic ties.
Why are Damon braces faster?
The combination of self-ligating memory wire and friction-free brackets leads to treatment that is 4-6 months faster than other fixed brace systems.