Damon Braces

damon braces

Damon Braces are a fixed system that uses technology for faster treatment times and more comfortable correction. The brackets used are ceramic too, which means they are more cosmetically attractive than standard “train tracks”. Damon Braces can be used to treat most conditions and it is even less likely that you will require extractions because the system is stronger than standard orthodontic treatment. You will need to discuss this with your dentist as they may still recommend you have some teeth taken out in order for the treatment to work more effectively.

What are the advantages?

The main advantage is the improved technology used in the design of the braces; a slide mechanism replaces the usual wire brackets and elastic set-up, which leads to quicker treatment times, more comfortable braces and a system that can exert stronger forces on teeth that are badly out of position. The ceramic and stainless steel parts are less obvious, making the treatment better for those who are concerned about wearing braces while at school or work. People will still be able to see that you are wearing a brace, but because the equipment is stronger you shouldn’t have to wear the braces for as long. Research suggests that treatment can be completed six months faster than conventional fixed systems.

What are the disadvantages?

Unlike other modern brace systems, the Damon Braces are not completely invisible, so if your primary concern is cosmetic then this treatment may not be for you. Because they offer a faster, more effective treatment, they are more expensive than standard treatments. As with other fixed treatments, you may suffer some discomfort in the inside of your mouth or along the gum line after fitting or tightening. This should disappear after a short period, but if this is a problem use a home-made salt mouthwash to help with the pain.

How are they fitted?

The orthodontist will take impressions of your mouth in order for your Damon Braces to be manufactured. In order to try and make the fitting process more comfortable, Damon Braces use glue to attach the brackets to the teeth. The brackets and wires are attached during an hour-long fitting session.

After the fitting

You may experience some pain or discomfort after having your Damon Braces fitted, although the design of the brackets means that this should not be as severe as with standard “train tracks” braces. As with any fitted treatments, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid sticky snacks as food can easily become stuck under the wires or brackets. Visit your dentist regularly and brush after every meal, using mouthwash to help rinse away any stubborn pieces of food. You will have to attend appointments with your orthodontist regularly to have the braces tightened in order for the treatment to be completed effectively.