As orthodontic technology gets better, methods of teeth straightening become more discrete, comfortable and fast-working. The latest friction-free Damon Braces system is an example of how technology has greatly improved in the field of orthodontics.
The Damon Braces system uses friction-free technology to achieve more rapid and comfortable tooth straightening than conventional orthodontics. Conventional orthodontic treatment can often require tooth extraction and the use of palatal expanders, which are used to create room for teeth to move into when there is limited space.
Damon Braces: the advantages
The advantages of the Damon Braces system over conventional treatment include:
Faster treatment times
The friction-free movement mechanism and special self-ligating memory wires make the movement of the teeth and overall treatment time much quicker. Treatment plans using Damon Braces are typically 4-6 months quicker than with conventional fixed orthodontics.
Damon Braces are more comfortable
The Damon passive self-ligating braces mean that there is no need for elastic or metal ties, which can cause irritation of the soft tissue and gums. There is also no need for regular tightening of the appliance, which can be quite painful initially. Damon Braces use an almost friction-free slide mechanism, which holds the wire; this mechanism allows your teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably.
Better oral hygiene with Damon Braces
The elastic ties associated with traditional braces often attract and collect plaque, which can be difficult to clean. Damon Braces make maintaining oral hygiene much easier during treatment.
Damon Braces are more discrete than conventional braces
Damon Braces are designed to be discrete; although not as “invisible” as clear aligners such as Invisalign, they are comfortable and easy to keep clean. The majority of the bracket (60%) is fabricated from ceramic-reinforced composite material, which is highly resistant to wear and staining. This combination of clear material and stainless steel gives the bracket a discrete appearance and a more aesthetic look during treatment.
Which is better: invisible braces or Damon Braces?
This is a difficult question to answer and which you go for will depend on your orthodontic needs, both clinically and personally. Although some may argue that Invisalign or Clearstep invisible braces with clear aligners can provide a more discrete solution to straighter teeth, the Damon system will probably be faster and can treat more complex cases, such as severe overbites, underbites and crossbites, which the invisible braces system cannot.
Will I need to wear head gear?
In the past, creating space and developing arches required bulky headgear and palatal expanders. The Damon System’s revolutionary approach uses light, biologically-sensible forces to develop beautiful natural arches, in most cases without the need for head gear or palatal expanders. It’s far easier and more comfortable to get the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of.
How much does treatment with Damon Braces cost?
Teeth straightening with Damon Braces is more expensive than with conventional orthodontics; however, the benefits of faster treatment times, less pain, less irritation and better oral hygiene may justify paying more for treatment using the Damon system. Your orthodontist should be able to advise you on the likely costs of your individual treatment following a consultation.