Damon braces are a leading brace system capable of treating even the most complex of orthodontic issues.
What makes the Damon System stand out from the crowd is that the braces are self-ligating, which means that instead of having to attach the arch wire to the brackets with elastic ligatures, the Damon brackets feature an innovative component that grips the arch wire in place.
This means that even if you choose to wear metal Damon braces in Stockport – rather than Damon Clear braces, which feature tooth-coloured wires and clear brackets – they are far more discreet than traditional metal braces.
Of course, if you decide to have Damon Clear braces, the fact that you’re having orthodontic treatment will be hard for people to spot.
The lack of bulk around each tooth provides a higher level of comfort than with most fixed metal braces around the soft tissues of your mouth. In addition, the absence of ligatures that cause friction and pressure, makes for a much gentler teeth straightening experience.
Damon patients have recorded an average of 60% less discomfort than other brace patients in comparative studies.
Shorter treatment times
One comparative study of Damon braces vs. conventional appliances found that patients with Damon braces usually complete their teeth straightening treatment in 7.2 months less time on average than patients with conventional braces, as well as requiring 47.8% fewer appointments than with conventional brace systems.
In part, the shorter treatment times are down to the fact that – without the presence of elastic or metal ligatures – your teeth have more freedom to move into the correct alignment over a shorter space of time.
Better oral health
With conventional braces, the elastic ligatures can be a breeding ground for bacteria and plaque. They can also become discoloured over time. As Damon braces are self-ligating, they are easier to keep clean and provide better conditions for maintaining good oral health throughout your treatment.