July 3rd, 2012
The Damon Brace is a new type of fixed brace, which provides faster treatment and results for patients near Dukinfield and across the UK. Damon Braces are also a great deal more discreet in comparison to other fixed braces, as they employ the use of white ceramic fixtures rather than highly visible wires and brackets.
Advantages of the Damon Brace
There are several advantages with Damon Braces, which includes its innovative sliding bracket mechanism, which differs from the usual wire and bracket systems. Both wires and brackets are self-ligating, which means the brace moves itself throughout the treatment, providing the patient with a more comfortable experience and quicker treatment, as the system allows for stronger forces to be used for faster alignment. Also the tooth coloured ceramic and stainless steel fixtures mean the Damon Braces is much harder to notice than other fixed brace systems.
Damon Braces are created using personal impressions made of your mouth, which are then used to create your brace, specific to your orthodontic prescription. Once your new brace has been created you will return to the practice to have your personal brace fitted into place. You will have to return to the practice in order to have your braces tightened, but Damon Braces do not require such frequent visits as traditional braces, due to the self-ligating wires and brackets.
You may feel some mild discomfort within the first few days of your treatment, however, this will soon disappear and Damon Braces actually cause less discomfort afterwards in comparison to traditional brace treatment.
Fast treatment with Damon Braces
Damon braces have been found to take as much as six months less to straighten teeth than other fixed brace treatments and are suitable for a whole range of orthodontic problems, including crossbites, gaps, overbites and twisted teeth.
If you are looking for fast acting and effective orthodontic treatment please call the practice today, we would be happy to help.
June 12th, 2012
The famed escape artists Harry Houdini once said that ‘no performer should attempt to bite off red-hot iron unless he has a good set of teeth.’ If taken a little less literally, Houdini’s phrase becomes emblematic of what a great smile, and the confidence it brings, can do for you both in the daily grind and social situations. Sadly, many of us need such a boost quicker than the two to three years that conventional teeth straightening can take. Thankfully, dentistry has kept abreast of modern bustle and produced the 6 Month Smiles treatment.
Yes, provided you are suitable for treatment.
You won’t even need to wear conventional train-track braces for the six months. You will instead be fitted with small tooth coloured brackets and wires, which will only be visible up close.
Is there a catch?
Quell your suspicions, I will reveal all: Unlike children, who often require braces to fix bite problems caused by growth issues, most adults primarily request teeth straightening for cosmetic reasons. This often requires moving the front teeth without requiring any major alterations to the bite, which can shave off a significant amount of treatment time. The treatment uses new technical and technological developments, such as the special nickel titanium the wires are made of, to help adjust specific teeth. To top it all off, the treatment is also cheaper than conventional brace treatment.
The treatment itself
Assessment for suitability will take place during your first visit. This will involve the dentist taking some photographs, x-rays and examining your smile. You will then be fitted with the special braces, which will come directly from the 6 Month Smiles laboratory in the United States. Following your first fitting, you will then be required to visit your dentist every 4 or 5 weeks for a 10 to 15 minute check-up and adjustment until your treatment is complete.
If you need any more information on 6 Month Smiles please contact the practice. We provide services for patients throughout Droylsden and the UK.