When it comes to braces, it’s good to know that there are lots of different options out there – and you’re bound to find one that suits you. One of the braces we specialise in is called Damon. But what is it, how does it work, and who is it suitable for? Our Stockport, Manchester orthodontists answer all these questions – and more – in today’s blog post.
What are Damon braces?
First of all, it helps to define what the braces actually are. Well, Damon braces are a type of adult brace that’s fixed, but can be partially clear, which allows for a more discreet treatment. Also, they’re highly comfortable, thanks to the smaller brackets used in the design, and their rounded edges.
How are Damon braces different to others?
They’re designed to create a beautiful smile as well as a straighter one. In fact, Damon technology takes your face, profile and other factors into account for treatment, and results are designed to last a lifetime – so you should have a smile that suits in your 50s and beyond.
Are Damon braces suitable for kids?
Yes, it’s possible for kids to get Damon braces. It’s best to chat to your orthodontist about this. They’re often used as an adult brace, so can be ideal for those over 18.
How long does Damon braces treatment take?
Damon says they’re faster than other options and fewer appointment are needed – which can give you peace of mind if you don’t have the time for regular dental appointments, or feel anxious about coming in for treatment.
I’ve had braces before. Can I still try Damon braces?
Yes, usually. We’ll always arrange a consultation for our patients before starting treatment, which helps us to work out if it’s a suitable option for you. But, most people are able to undergo Damon brace treatment – and enjoy some fantastic results at the end of it!
Will I need to wear a retainer after treatment?
In most cases. That’s because teeth can slowly start to shift or ‘migrate’ from their new positions. A retainer helps ‘retain’ your newly-straightened smile. Don’t worry – retainers are comfortable to wear and easy to use, clean and care for, and our orthodontists will happily talk you through this during your appointment with us.
What’s my next step?
We’d advise booking a consultation with our expert orthodontists, where we can talk you through your options, costings, pros and cons and, of course, check your dental health. Get in touch with our team here in Stockport and we’ll see you soon!