Why Choose Damon Braces London?
Damon braces London are a modern orthodontic appliance used to straighten teeth. They consist of high-technology metal or ceramic brackets and an arch wire, similar to conventional braces, but lighter. The Damon system uses state-of-the-art low-friction technology to allow movement of teeth quickly but gently, allowing you to achieve your perfect smile painlessly.
- The slide wire mechanism eliminates the need for the band and elastic setup meaning shorter treatment times, and less strain on teeth caused by the tightening of bands and elastics
- Comfortable despite the strength used to move out-of-place teeth
- Ceramic brackets blend in with the shade of teeth to make it less obvious
- Strong materials used and therefore quicker results
- Compact designs allow for easier cleaning around brackets, and therefore easier to maintain good oral hygiene
- Healthy teeth are extracted only on rare occasions, and the clinically proven treatment approach will provide a fuller natural facial profile without the need for palatal expanders.
When commencing your treatment with Damon braces London, the dentist will take an impression of your mouth and send it to the laboratory. The Damon brackets are manufactured for your teeth which ensures optimum results are achieved at the end of treatment. Once the Damon brackets are made, each bracket is bonded to the teeth with a dental bond whilst maintaining strict moisture control. After having the braces fitted, you will be asked to come back every few weeks for the dentist to review and adjust the appliance.
Will I Need To Have Teeth Extracted To Have Damon Braces in London?
With Damon braces, it is unlikely that we will need to extract teeth to create space, thanks to the way the system uses biologically sensible forces that work with the body’s natural adaptive processes. This achieves a broader, natural profile. In a few cases, however, there may be a need to extract teeth to create enough space. This will be performed with consideration of facial balance and profile.
How Much Will Damon Braces Cost in London?
The price of Damon Braces depends on complexity and length of treatment, but on average Damon braces in London costs around £3600.
At Smile Cliniq, we offer an option to help with the process of paying for treatment, where patients can take out a loan and spread the cost over 6 months interest-free. To find out more about the payment option, call us on 020 8090 9077 or ask the dentist during a consultation appointment.
Damon Braces London Compared to Invisalign
Below is a table showing a brief comparison between having treatment with Damon clear braces London and Invisalign clear braces.
|Damon Braces||Invisalign Braces|
|Clear / Virtually invisible||Yes||Yes|
|Can anyone have the treatment?||Yes||No|
|Perfect result always achievable?||Yes||Usually in mild – moderate cases, but difficult for severe crowding. May require refinement aligners near end of treatment.|
|Stable result?||Yes, but as will all braces, a removable/fixed retainer is required to keep teeth in their new position||Not as stable as Damon system, but use of fixed/removable retainer will prevent re-lapse|
|Is it comfortable?||They will need a bit of time to get used to, but are usually found to be more comfortable than traditional braces||May need to get used to wearing aligners for the first few days, but are generally found to be comfortable|
|Are they removable?||No, so there is no chance of losing your braces. It also means that they are working constantly to achieve results quickly||Yes, which may be an advantage when you are eating out etc. However, there is a chance of losing/ forgetting to wear your aligners which can prolong treatment time and cost|
|Cost||£3600, which is similar to traditional braces.||Around £3000|
Damon braces are a very good option for those who require a significant amount of movement to straighten their teeth, but who wish to have treatment completed quickly with minimal aesthetic impact, pain and discomfort.
Damon braces London are a way to straighten your teeth comfortably and cosmetically. We are able to provide a reasonable Damon braces cost in London carried out by well-qualified dentists. Damon braces in London are an up and coming treatment for malocclusion and crooked teeth. Dentists at Smile Cliniq dentist in London will be sure to give you straighter teeth with this new and innovative Damon brace system.
Any braces, aligners and other oral devices take time to get used to. Initially, it feels uncomfortable, with hyper- or hypo- salivation common, and a small lisp can be present, this usually disappears after a few days.
The biggest risks with any orthodontic treatment are decay and gum disease developing. When wearing any oral device, dentures, braces, aligners, or retainers, it is more difficult to clean the teeth and gums. This can cause decay, and gum disease, so it is imperative to maintain excellent oral hygiene. It is often recommended to attend more regularly hygiene appointments, use a fluoride mouthwash and spend extra time cleaning the teeth during orthodontic treatment. Please see here for further information on maintaining good oral hygiene. Small interdental brushes are particularly good for cleaning between the braces and teeth.
Retention: After treatment is completed, we normally place removable (similar to clear aligners, but non-pressurised) or fixed retainers (thin wire bonded to the back of teeth) to hold them in their new position. Over time these can wear down or de-bond and they may need replacing, extra fees will be due when and if they need replacing.
Damon Braces London FAQs
Are Damon clear braces good?
Since Damon braces are self-ligating, the teeth are more adaptable to movement. They are much more gentle on teeth and sensitive mouth tissue, allowing for faster and more comfortable treatment. Plus, the minimal and elastic-free design of Damon Braces attracts less plaque and makes brushing and flossing easier.
Do Damon braces London widen your smile?
Damon braces in London widen your smile even when there isn’t crowding, but when the teeth are erupting crowded, the more crowding you can tolerate for a short period of time before braces are started, the more widening to the corners of the mouth we can reveal.
Are Damon braces London painful?
Damon braces London use the latest technology to apply gentle forces; you should find them very comfortable. However, as with all braces, you may find these braces a little uncomfortable for the first couple of days.
How do Damon braces London work?
Damon braces use the latest friction-free technology. The braces are made from sliding brackets and memory wires to apply gentle pressure to the teeth, which causes them to move in the right direction. The forces created to push and pull the teeth, resulting in perfectly aligned teeth.
How long does treatment with Damon clear braces London take?
Treatment times vary according to the severity of the orthodontic prescription. In more complex cases, more movement will be required and treatment times will be longer than in cases where issues are either minor or moderate. Typically, you can expect treatment to take around 12-18 months.
Will I be able to eat normally with Damon clear braces London?
Many people worry that having braces will dramatically change their diet, but this is not the case. Some foods are indeed easier to manage with braces than others, but you won’t need to make enormous changes to your normal daily diet. To begin with, it’s best to stick to soft foods and avoid anything hard or chewy while you get used to wearing your braces.
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