Dental Braces are an orthodontic treatment comprising brackets that attach to the front surface of teeth and a wire that passes through those brackets. The purpose is to make your teeth respond to any movement in the archwire made during a dental visit. These gradual movements aim at acquiring the desired dental alignment at the end of the treatment.
Dental braces come in different types, one of which is the Damon system. This system of braces uses brackets with a trap door and a specialized fissure to allow the archwire to settle in the bracket. Once the wire enters the bracket’s aperture, your dentist slides the bracket’s door or lid over it, securing the archwire. The archwire is not fastened to the bracket and can move side to side through the pathway created by the aperture.
Damon braces have become more popular lately because of their ability to correct complex orthodontic issues – like underbite, overbite, uneven teeth, and crowded teeth – with reduced discomfort.
Table of Contents
- 1 Benefits of Damon Braces
- 2 How Does The Damon System Work?
- 3 Types of Damon Braces
- 4 Difference Between Damon Braces And Traditional Braces
- 5 Damon System FAQs
- 6 Book an Appointment
Benefits of Damon Braces
Damon braces are a viable orthodontic system due to their numerous benefits, such as:
- Appearance: The clear brackets of Damon braces remain virtually invisible, providing a significant aesthetic advantage.
- Fewer visits for adjustments: These braces use a memory system. Hence, you will need fewer adjustment visits.
- Less pressure and discomfort: Your doctor will move your teeth gradually, causing minimal pressure on your teeth.
- Less friction: The brackets in Damon braces move freely on the archwire since no rubber bands are used to secure those brackets. This prevents friction between the brackets and the archwire, reducing pressure on your teeth.
- Convenient dental hygiene: Damon Braces are not composed of too much material. This makes daily dental hygiene more convenient.
How Does The Damon System Work?
Damon Braces use a self-ligating slide or trap door mechanism in the brackets, which allows the archwire to move freely. As a result, you will experience reduced tension with Damon Braces, and your dentist will be able to adjust your braces more conveniently.
Additionally, Damon braces use a memory system that applies consistent but gentle pressure on the teeth. This memory system prevents the archwire from reverting to its previous shape. This explains why Damon Braces require fewer dental visits than conventional braces.
These braces have proved more comfortable for people of all ages, including adults with moderate to severe teeth crookedness.
Types of Damon Braces
The classification of Damon Braces is based on their appearance. The two types of Damon Braces are:
- Damon Clear Braces, comprising ceramic brackets
- Damon Metal Braces
Understandably, Damon Metal Braces become prominent when you smile. On the other hand, Damon Clear Braces have a more discreet profile and are not immediately visible.
Difference Between Damon Braces And Traditional Braces
Like traditional braces, Damon braces use archwires and brackets to move your teeth. But, unlike conventional braces, Damon braces do not use elastics or metal ties to secure the connection between the archwire and brackets. Instead, these braces use a self-ligating system, allowing each bracket to grab the archwire’s portion in front of it without gripping.
In general, the tight locking mechanism in traditional braces makes their brackets hold the archwire firmly. On the other hand, the trap door design mechanism of Damon Braces allows brackets to float along the wire.
Damon System FAQs
Do Damon Braces Work Faster?
Contrary to the marketing slogans to promote Damon Braces, this orthodontic treatment is not faster than conventional braces. Dental alignment is a gradual process that must run its course to be fully effective. This process involves wire pressure applied to the teeth to align them properly. And it doesn't matter whether this pressure comes from conventional braces, Damon Braces, or Invisalign.
Which is better: Damon Braces or Invisalign?
Both Damon Braces and Invisalign apply force to straighten the teeth. However, the candidacy criteria for both treatments are different. People who can benefit from Damon braces might not get impressive results with Invisalign, and it can be the other way around. In other words, which one of these treatments is better depends on every individual case.
What to expect with Damon Braces?
Here are a few things that you can expect with Damon Braces:
More convenient dental hygiene than with conventional braces
A more discreet appearance of the brackets
What’s the difference between Damon braces and regular braces?
There are similarities and differences between regular braces and Damon braces. One main difference is that Damon braces are self-ligating braces; they can adjust automatically and move teeth regularly. They do not collect harmful bacteria and are also easier to clean, unlike traditional braces.
Book an Appointment
Do you want to improve the appearance of your crooked teeth and make your smile more attractive? Damon Braces may be a viable option to help you achieve this aesthetic goal. At EuroMed Clinic Dubai, we have highly skilled orthodontists with extensive experience treating all kinds of dental misalignments. If you want to book a consultation, please fill out the online form below.
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