Damon System Braces
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These braces are a major step forward in the field of orthodontics. Developed in the USA they produce beautiful full smiles very often without the need for tooth extractions. In recent years there has been a realisation that the treatment approach in orthodontics affects the facial balance and not just the teeth. This approach was therefore developed with treatment planning which aims to provide beautiful balanced facial profiles as well as a full broad smile. This is obviously crucially important in a growing child and Mr Winston employs a "face driven" treatment planning philosophy.
If you are interested in state of the art orthodontics for you or your children Damon braces might be for you.
Traditional braces require elastic ties to hold the arch wires in place which increases frictional resistance and slows down the tooth movement. Damon braces eliminate the need for these ties because it utilises a sliding mechanism (not unlike a trap door) over the bracket which allows the wire to be secured to the bracket without the need for ties which means that forces are lighter and more comfortable, tooth movement is quicker, and the appliances are more hygienic and easier to clean.
In addition to this at Mossley Dental Care wherever possible, Mr Winston uses a non-extraction approach to align crooked teeth. Sometimes tooth extractions are unavoidable but thanks to the Damon system which provides beautiful full smiles, space is often created for all the teeth without the need for extractions.
Damon brackets are beneficial for patients of all ages. Children benefit from them because the system works with a growing face and moves the teeth in such a way that support is provided to the mid-face giving not just a beautiful smile but a full smile and balanced profile. Adult patients benefit from them because of the low forces and can now enjoy faster treatment than ever before. Damon brackets are also indicated for patients with periodontal (gum) problems due to the light forces they deliver. As a result all of our patients' treatments can now be finished in less time, with fewer visits and far less discomfort than ever before