Damon braces are fixed braces which use friction-free equipment to adjust the teeth gently into the accurate position. Most people have visions of bulky metal ‘train-tracks’ when they think of fixed braces, but Damon braces are not like this. Damon braces are fixed to the teeth and they are not invisible, but they are very discreet, as they are made from very fine wires and clear brackets.
High-tech friction-free technology is used in Damon braces treatment to guide the teeth into the correct position. Unlike other braces, there is no need for tooth extraction prior to the brace being fitted and there are no elastic bands. Most patients dread the appointments where they have to have the bands tightened so this is a real advantage, especially for those who suffer from dental anxiety or dental phobia.
The benefits offered by Damon braces are numerous. In the first instance, patients do not need to have teeth removed before the brace is fitted, which saves time, money and worry, as many people are afraid of having teeth extracted. Damon braces are designed to move the teeth as quickly and painlessly as possible, with treatment time usually being around six months shorter than traditional fixed braces. Also, patients are required to see their dentist less frequently, as the brace does not need to be tightened.
They are very discreet, which is beneficial for patients who are concerned about how they will look during the treatment process. The wires are very fine and the brackets are clear. The fine wires and brackets also promote better oral hygiene, as it is easier to brush the teeth. Other fixed braces that have bands tend to collect plaque and food deposits, which can be difficult to remove, and this increases the risk of oral health conditions.
Damon braces are a versatile treatment available to patients in and around Hyde and are a great choice for treating complex orthodontic problems.