Young people looking for a solution to misaligned teeth may benefit from a range of modern treatments available to straighten teeth.
Although many people may be uncomfortable with wearing braces at an older age, the development of new technology could mean long-term, positive results are achievable in a significantly shorter time period.
What are Damon braces?
Damon braces use low-friction mechanics to create a fast, cosmetic orthodontic fixture using a slide system to minimise friction and binding associated with more painful conventional brace fittings.
An alternative to the traditional accessory, the innovative fixtures are created using a different form of wire and brackets brace, which allows wearers to remain comfortable throughout the alignment process.
The low-friction mechanics ensure faster treatment times and less frequent trips to the dentist during the corrective period. Overall, this means image-conscious individuals are able to enjoy optimum results from a more efficient dental treatment.
During the process, patients may hear their dentist mention ‘self-litigating’, which means the fixture is free of elastic or metal ties. The Damon system comes complete with a slide mechanism, which ensures faster results for patients.
What are the benefits of the Damon system?
The primary advantage of using Damon braces in order to straighten problem teeth is the significantly improved technology used throughout the process. This ensures the design of the fixtures is able to achieve the highest standard of results while ensuring the patient is as comfortable as possible.
Individuals who wear the corrective fixtures can often benefit from the desired results up to six months faster than traditional methods of improving the appearance of teeth.
In addition, this corrective method is more hygienic than conventional train track braces that can often attract plaque, which increases the risk of a number of oral health issues such as gum disease and tooth decay.
The comfortable nature of Damon braces is also an advantage for prospective patients worried about the pain and discomfort associated with corrective procedures. Despite feeling almost unnoticeable, the fixtures are able to exert strong forces on even severely crooked teeth.
Patients looking for a smile makeover will be pleased to hear the fixtures are created using ceramics and stainless steel parts, making them less obvious to other people. This could act to increase the self-confidence of individuals worried about the stigma attached to wearing braces.
Unlike Invisalign braces, the treatment includes the attachment of brackets to the front of the teeth so the fixtures are not as invisible as Invisalign. However, the advanced design of Damon braces means they are able to be removed after a much shorter period of time than their traditional counterparts.
Additionally, the increased force offered by Damon braces can be used to treat more severe oral health issues such as overbites, underbites and crossbites.
What does the Damon braces process entail?
Depending on the placement of a patient’s teeth, your dentist may decide to perform a number of tooth extractions prior to the installation in a bid to ensure the best results.
Following this, an impression of the mouth will be taken to ensure the custom-fitted braces are an exact match to the teeth of the individual. In order to make the installation process more comfortable, the Damon system adopts the use of glue to attach the brackets to the teeth.
Following the fitting
Some discomfort is perfectly normal following the fixture of Damon braces. As a result of the slide mechanism design of the brackets, this feeling will not be as severe as that brought on by conventional braces.
After the corrective fixture has been attached to the teeth, it is vital individuals maintain high standards of oral hygiene as part of their at-home routine. In addition, avoiding the consumption of sticky foods is advised to ensure substances are not stuck under the wires.
Brushing teeth after every meal is highly recommended for people with dental braces, with the use of mouthwash allowing excess food to be washed away.
Following the completion of the fixture, dental patients will attend a number of follow-up appointments with their dentist to tighten the braces and continue the corrective process.
Alternative treatments to Damon braces
Image-conscious individuals looking for a solution to issues regarding tooth alignment could also enjoy effective results from a number of procedures offered by your Pearl Dental Clinic practitioner.
Invisalign can act as a solution for individuals with issues such as crowded or crooked teeth. Invisalign is almost invisible to the naked eye and can be removed during mealtimes to provide comfort for patients.
Clearstep braces ensure vital improvements to crooked, overlapped or gapped smiles though the use of almost invisible custom-made fixtures, which use gentle force to reposition teeth.
Alternatively, Simpli5 Aligners provide improvement to minor issues with tooth alignment through a natural-looking fixture over a period of ten to 20 weeks.