Damon braces are self-aligning appliances that are designed in the same way as traditional metal braces. Traditional braces have to be tightened and adjusted periodically, whereas Damon braces gradually tighten over time using a sliding mechanism, which straightens teeth more gently. This makes the braces more comfortable than some, and able to provide strong results in a shorter period of time.
Are Damon braces painful?
With consistent pressure being applied to the teeth, you are bound to feel a slight pushing and pulling effect, but this is how you know your braces are doing their job. Eventually you will get use to this feeling and suddenly the discomfort you felt before isn’t there anymore. This type of discomfort can be expected again when you have your Damon braces adjusted at the practice. This subtle pressure is a reminder that your teeth are moving towards their end goal.
How long will I have to wear Damon braces for?
The answer to this question depends on the severity of your dental treatment. There is no set time limit as everyone is different. Our team at Heaton Mersey will examine the changes of your smile over time and when the time is right, they will tell you when you are ready to have your Damon braces removed. Damon braces are typically much faster than traditional braces, plus you’ll have more spare time as there are fewer orthodontic appointments to make.
Can adults receive Damon braces?
Of course! Many adults appreciate the comfort and style as they are designed to be less bulky and more gentle on the teeth, plus you can also receive clear brackets to help your braces look more discreet. These modern braces are perfect for those that want to achieve high quality results with braces that don’t look quite so noticeable.
What are the other advantages to this treatment?
Damon braces in Stockport do not use elastics, which collect plaque and accumulate bacteria. Different drinks and foods also often discolour the elastics on traditional metal braces. A patient using Damon braces is free from the use of elastics, which makes dental cleanliness much easier and you won’t have to worry about any bands snapping.
If you are swaying towards the decision of having Damon braces in Manchester, why don’t you start your journey at the Heaton Mersey Dental Practice here in Stockport? We want to hear from you. Get in touch with our orthodontist in Stockport today!