How Do Damon Braces Compare?
Damon braces are just one of the many types of orthodontic treatments that we offer here at Euro Dental Care. As a trusted orthodontist in Birmingham, our practice offers a wide variety of orthodontic appliances, including Damon braces.
What are they?
Damon braces are unique, as they have an innovative slide mechanism that helps move the teeth more quickly and more comfortably compared to traditional braces. They are designed to treat the most challenging cases, including underbites, overbites and crossbites.
Damon braces are actually a type of self-ligating set of braces. While they look and feel just like traditional braces, they actually function in a somewhat different way. Self-ligating means that they are self-adjusting.
Unlike traditional metal braces that have brackets and wires that have to be manually tightened by the dentist over time, Damon braces use a special sliding mechanism instead. The slide mechanism is attached to the memory wires and brackets, and move naturally with the teeth as they move into their new positions.
Since Damon braces move naturally with the teeth, it tends to exert less force than traditional braces. This creates less discomfort and faster results. Many patients report experiencing less pain and discomfort while wearing Damon braces.
What do they look like?
Damon braces have a more discreet design than standard metal braces. The brackets are completely clear, which make them less noticeable when a person talks.
The design is also smoother, which makes it easier to maintain proper oral hygiene. There are fewer places for plaque and tartar to accumulate, which means less erosion and fewer chances of developing tooth decay.
How fast does it work?
Damon braces create desirable results faster than traditional wire braces. Treatment can be reduced by as much as 6-7 months compared to standard orthodontic treatments, though this will vary depending on each case.
Patients also spend less time in the dental practice, as you only need half as many appointments to maintain them.
Some differences with other treatments
Damon braces, unlike clear braces such as Invisalign, still have a visible wire. They are also not removable – you need to wear them continuously throughout the treatment. Though, as with many alignment treatments, you would be expected to wear them for most of the day and throughout the night.
Like most types of braces, they can initially be irritating to the soft tissues in the mouth. However, once you get used to it, it is more comfortable than standard braces.
Damon braces are highly beneficial to people who want beautiful, straight teeth. It is a great alternative to other types of orthodontic treatments as it is faster and more discreet.
The greatest benefit of Damon braces is that they are suitable for even the most complex cases. With Damon braces, you can enjoy a more attractive smile for the rest of your life. In fact, Damon braces can effectively reduce the rates of relapse – this is because they are designed to produce lasting results.
So are Damon braces right for you? If you think so, contact Euro Dental Care today. We will be happy to set an appointment for you.