Frequently Asked Questions
Clinical studies show that Damon clear braces can be up to six months faster than traditional braces at straightening uneven teeth.
Damon braces don’t rely on elastics or active bands to secure the archwire, which traditionally applies pressure to the teeth and slow down treatment.
Instead, Damon clear braces use self-ligating brackets, which use a tiny spring-loaded door to maintain pressure on the archwire and hold it in place.
This pressure from within the bracket makes the teeth much more adaptable to movement and can vastly speed up the process of moving and straightening the teeth.
It also stops the need for regular tightening which can provide increased pain and discomfort, making eating and socialising very difficult, especially after traditional orthodontic tightening appointments.
Standard brace systems are made up of 6 or more repeated parts, all of which are highly visible.
- Metal brackets
- Small rubber bands
- Coloured elastic ligatures
- Metal bracket hooks
- A metal archwire
- Metal bands
All of these component parts are highly visible and contrast highly with the colour range of natural teeth.
The only way to hide brace systems is to use colours that are very similar to the colour of the tooth or to avoid colour completely and focus instead on clear components.
Damon braces UK use some of the same component parts, typically brackets and an archwire, which are either clear or coloured white instead of having a metallic finish.
This means that your Damon braces are much less likely to be seen while you have them and may only be noticed if someone comes very close to you.
Ultimately Invisalign Aligners are the best option for those who wish to keep their brace systems more private or for adults who are receiving orthodontic treatment and have very professional jobs. Although Damon Clear Braces are a great second choice if you are looking for a non removable appliance.
For further information about Damon clear braces, contact the friendly team here at Marlborough Dental Studio by calling us on 01672 516 184 or drop us an email, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.