Orthodontic treatments are a great way of improving the cosmetic appeal of your smile. But they can also correct functional problems which, if left untreated, could lead to other problems. Fixed braces are still the most commonly used orthodontic treatment.
Stages of the treatment:
- The dental professional starts by fixing brackets on each tooth using cement
- We use self-ligating Damon brackets, which are connected by a flexible wire. Wires are changed periodically until the teeth attain the desired position, usually every 6 weeks.
Some patients feel a little pressure on their teeth in the first days following installation or adjustment.
Damon braces are smaller and more comfortable than conventional braces, making them suitable for patients of all ages. Unlike traditional braces, Damon braces are self-ligating, resulting in less pressure on the teeth. Because there’s a sliding mechanism in each brace, there is no need to add wires or elastics, which often cause irritation.
In addition, the Damon braces are less prone to building up tartar than traditional braces. Consequently, cleanings at the dentist are much easier. Treatment times with Damon braces are generally shorter and fewer dentist appointments are needed for adjustments. Finally, since Damon braces are more effective than conventional ones, younger patients can often avoid tooth extractions.