Damon Bracesat 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.
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.