Damon braces are fixed braces that use a combination of memory wires and self-ligating brackets to quickly move the teeth into the desired position. The brackets are smaller and flatter than conventional fixed braces which makes them more comfortable and since they’re self-ligating you won’t need to visit us so frequently! Damon braces can be used to treat a number of orthodontic problems including misaligned bites, gaps between teeth, overcrowding and crossbites.
For a more discreet and almost ‘invisible’ orthodontic solution without braces take a look at Invisalign.
Damon braces are fixed braces that don't use elastic or metal ties. Instead they use a combination of memory wires and self-litigating brackets that have a slide mechanism allowing the teeth to move into their new positions more comfortably and more quickly. The brackets are designed to be easy to clean and discreet as they are smaller and flatter than normal and are less obtrusive.
Damon braces are suitable for treating quite a few orthodontic problems including overcrowding, gaps in between teeth, and teeth that are rotated out of position. In addition it can be used to treat overbites where the upper teeth are too far forward in relation to the lower teeth, underbites where the lower teeth bite in front of the upper teeth, and open bites where the front teeth do not meet even when you are biting on your back teeth. The system can also be used to treat crossbites where some of the upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth.
The step-by-step process for having Damon braces is as follows:
It's perfectly normal to experience a little bit of tenderness immediately after the braces have been fitted as they will begin to apply pressure on your teeth. Additionally the brackets may sometimes cause small ulcers on the inside of the cheeks, but most people will experience very little discomfort during the whole treatment.
Treatment is generally quicker than with conventional braces, but the exact time frame will vary according to your orthodontic problems. Some people will begin to see results within as little as 10 weeks.
Fixed braces do require a little more care, and you will need to avoid very sticky foods and hard crunchy foods that could damage the brackets. Your dentist will show you how to clean around the brackets and can advise you on the best tools to use. This may include interdental brushes and soft picks although some people will prefer to use a water flosser.
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