Have you heard of Damon braces? They’re a great way to create a straighter, more uniform, more attractive smile. Here’s our guide to the treatment, offered by our orthodontists here in Stockport.
What are Damon braces?
They’re adjustable fixed braces, which get rid of the elastics and metal ties traditionally used in adult braces. They use a clever self-ligating mechanism, which allows the brackets to slide on the wires, so teeth can move more freely.
What are the positives of treatment?
Here’s a quick breakdown.
- Less friction and pressure than traditional braces, for more comfortable treatment
- High-technology archwires for greater efficiency
- 3D software to design your bespoke treatment
- Clear components available for a discreet treatment experience
- Fewer trips to the orthodontist’s
And the negatives?
We don’t believe there are many negatives involved with Damon braces, but here are some factors you might want to consider:
- More visible than clear plastic aligners, although clear components are available
- Fixed to your smile for the duration of treatment
- Potentially more expensive than traditional braces – though this varies between cases
How do I start treatment?
It all begins with a consultation with our orthodontists here in Stockport. We’ll assess your smile and general medical dental records, talk you through treatment, and demonstrate how the braces work. You can also feel free to ask us any questions and familiarise yourself with our dental practice.
How long do results take?
It’s really impossible to give a timeframe without seeing your unique case. Everyone requires a different approach to treatment, depending on the condition and placement of their teeth. That’s why we advise on a consultation – we’ll be able to give you a clearer picture then.
What other options are there?
We offer many different kinds of braces here in Stockport. One of the most popular is Invisalign, a clear, removable aligner that fits over your teeth. We can also go down a more traditional fixed brace route, such as NHS braces, but that does depend on your eligibility. During your consultation, we’ll happily talk you through what’s available and advise you on the best treatment for your individual case, as well as look at other factors such as treatment timescales and budget.
How do I book in with your dental practice?
It’s easy. Visit our contact page, where you’ll find all our details, a helpful map and our opening times. We can’t wait to see you here at our dental practice in Stockport!