Dental Treatment and COVID-19

​Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

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You can also check the following websites for further advice:

We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team

Damon Braces

at Dentalcare West Swindon Orthodontics

Straighten teeth with Damon Braces

Damon braces are a type of orthodontic fixed brace, but they have a few differences from traditional fixed braces.

Damon braces do not use elastic bands attached to the brackets to tighten the braces like traditional fixed braces do. Damon braces are self-ligating braces. This means they don’t need to be tightened, instead they use a slide mechanism that attaches wires to the brackets to move with the teeth as they realign. Teeth move quickly, comfortably and freely.

Metal Damon braces are mostly used to treat moderate to severe orthodontic cases. Clear Damon braces can be used for light to moderate orthodontic cases.

Just like traditional fixed braces, Damon braces can be used to:

  • Straighten crooked teeth
  • Correct protruding teeth
  • Close unwanted gaps in your mouth
  • Create space for overcrowded teeth
  • Help with bite problems including open, cross, under and overbites


How does it work?

Damon braces are fitted just like traditional fixed braces. Brackets are fixed to the front of your teeth for the duration of your treatment. The unique slide mechanism attaches the wires to the brackets. High technology shape memory wires move the teeth faster and without the need for elastics which means fewer adjustments and fewer appointments with your orthodontist.

Find out more by booking a free patient assessment with our patient coordinator or you can book a consultation with our knowledgeable orthodontist for £75.

Benefits of Damon Braces West Swindon

The beauty of Damon brace is that there is a lower rate of extractions required. With normal metal braces, there is usually a high extraction rate of between 40-70% of cases, however with Damon braces there is only between 10-20% of cases. This is good for patients, as more healthy teeth are saved.

Also, the comfort for patients is enhanced due to the different bracket and wires mechanism being used. There is also Damon Clear braces available, making the look of these fixed braces even more discreet. This is a great alternative for patients wanting fixed braces, but would prefer the brackets to be clear.

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Frequently asked questions about Damon Braces

Will my teeth hurt with Damon braces?

Many patients report that the light shape memory wires give very little discomfort. As with all orthodontic braces, it may take a little while for your mouth and teeth to adjust to wearing them. You may notice some pressure in the first couple of days, but this will soon ease. 

How long do Damon braces take to straighten teeth?

This depends on the patient. Some patients may complete their treatment in a matter of months, others may find that they take a year and a half. 

What is the difference between Damon and fixed braces?
The main difference is that Damon braces don’t use elastic bands and so don’t need to be tightened by your orthodontist. You will still need to see your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth are moving in the correct way. Damon braces uses a sliding mechanism instead of elastics.