Are you considering treatment to help to straighten your teeth? Are you worried that braces will lead to pain and irritation in your mouth? Well, Damon braces offer a compromise between the straightening abilities of traditional fixed metal braces and the discreet nature of invisible braces. Damon braces are a self-ligating braces system that includes wires and small brackets to move teeth into their desired position.
What issues can they correct?
Damon braces can be used to treat a range of teeth straightening cases, including overcrowding. This is when teeth overlap or are very close together. They are also suitable for correcting large gaps between teeth and issues with an unaligned bite. All of these issues and many more can be detrimental to your oral health if not dealt with effectively by dental professionals, like those at Park Orthodontics in Glasgow.
The features of the Damon braces system
Damon braces use clear brackets and are a discreet alternative to bulky metal brackets. These clear brackets are smaller than traditional brackets and they don’t require elastic or metal ties, which are known to accumulate plaque that can lead to tooth decay.
The wire used with Damon braces is light and will move the teeth faster than with traditional fixed braces. It also requires fewer adjustments.
Do they hurt?
The good thing about Damon braces is that your dentist does not need to tighten them. This is because Damon braces uses a light ‘shape memory’ wire that is changed every few months. Many patients will experience very little discomfort. Most people who do experience pressure or pain find over-the-counter pain relief will alleviate most of the discomfort.
How long will it take to complete my treatment?
When you have your initial consultation with your dentist, they will determine how much time they believe it will take to straighten your teeth and create a smile you will be happy with for many years to come. With Damon braces, the treatment time is typically much faster than with traditional metal braces. You’ll also require fewer visits to the dentist, which saves you even more time.