In dentistry today, there is more than one option available for adults who want to straighten their teeth. Even if you have complex misalignments or have undertaken braces before and your teeth are relapsing, you no longer have to stick with the standard metal brace. So, if you want a straighter smile faster without the attention that regular braces bring, talk to your dentist about the Damon System brace.
But before you book that consultation, are you curious to learn more about the Damon System brace? Here, 5 common FAQs about the brace are answered, so read on and enjoy!
How are Damon System braces different?
These clear braces in Clapham are different from regular braces because, simply, they do not require tightening.
They are designed with built-in sliders (known as self-ligating), meaning that they can move your teeth without the need for uncomfortable adjustments. Due to this, they are faster than traditional braces, more comfortable and will save you time without constant trips to the dentist. Great!
Are they uncomfortable?
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a comfortable brace or aligner.
And so, treatment with the Damon System will probably cause a few sore spots in your mouth. But you will be glad to know that patients who have used both traditional metal braces and the Damon System have reported that it is the more comfortable of the two.
So, while there may be some discomfort, it is not as lingering or as disruptive.
Do they take longer than invisible aligners?
When it comes to using invisible aligners like Invisalign, the average treatment time is estimated at between 3-6 months. But these aligners are only suitable for mild to moderate misalignments.
With the Damon System, you can treat more severe and complex cases of misalignment. And as a result, the treatment is estimated to take up to 18 months to work.
So, yes, they do take longer to work but as a payoff, they can treat more issues.
Can anyone use the Damon System?
Unlike invisible aligners that are aimed at adults, patients of all ages can use the Damon System to straighten their teeth.
Of course, your dentist will need to check that your mouth is in good overall condition and that you have no cavities before you begin using the brace. Also, while not designed specifically for this group, patients who have had misaligned teeth in the past and have a history of orthodontic treatment (that is relapsing) are also likely to benefit from this brace.
Are they discreet and lifestyle-friendly?
Visually, the brace is quite discreet; its brackets are made from clear ceramics, so they will not draw as much attention as regular braces do.
Concerning the brace being lifestyle friendly, as it is fitted, you will need to clean it after each meal to prevent cavities and plaque from forming on your teeth. And, unfortunately, you will need to avoid certain foods while wearing it, such as toffee. It will be worth it