Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening our practice soon!

At Dentalcare Group patient safety and comfort is of paramount importance, and we have spent the time during closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic as you are aware has always been a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include taking your temperature on arrival.

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lockdown began 3 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you!

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.