When it comes to wearing braces as an adult, it can be somewhat daunting.
Many patients are looking for braces that is visually discreet, fast-working and requires as few adjustments as possible. After all, many people remember that one child in school who wore fitted braces and was forever talking about how uncomfortable the adjustments were.
If you require more extensive treatment, you may be somewhat disheartened to learn that fitted braces is the best option for you but never fear! These orthodontic tools have come a long way and now, there is more than one way to straighten teeth; introducing the Damon System!
But is the Damon System really that different from the standard metal braces? Here, 5 FAQS about this discreetly fitted braces are answered.
If it works quickly, does that mean it is unsafe?
Many patients have concerns that using faster, clear braces Clapham will result in somewhat unwanted side effects. However, this is not true.
Unlike other orthodontic tools, the Damon System uses lighter, more gentle forces, and as it works with a sliding mechanism, it is easier for your teeth to move without the need for excessive force being required.
So, no, it is not unsafe to use the Damon System and no long-term issues have been reported with teeth, roots or jaws post-treatment.
Do the adjustments hurt?
As mentioned before, this braces system uses very little force to move your teeth.
The Damon System uses ‘shape memory’ metal, made from lightweight titanium wire, which means that any adjustments that your dentist or orthodontist has to make will be more comfortable than you may think. Any discomfort that you do experience should be manageable with over-the-counter pain relief.
Of course, if you experience any excessive discomfort and have concerns, talk to your dentist or orthodontist.
Are the braces really visible?
Fitted braces are no longer as visually obvious as you may think.
When you wear a Damon System brace, the wires and brackets will be smaller than that of other types of fitted brace, making them more discreet.
How long is the treatment time?
With the Damon System, the reported average time is 1 year and 8 months.
However, it is worth remembering that only your dentist or orthodontist can give you a precise time concerning how long your orthodontic realignment is going to take.
For more complex cases or misalignment or bite issues, the treatment may take slightly longer but, as the adjustments are more comfortable and the brace itself is more discreet, this should go by very quickly!
Is the Damon System more expensive than regular braces?
This is tough to answer; when it comes to fitted braces, many factors go into determining the underlying cost.
For one thing, how long you wear the brace and then how many adjustments are required are all factors that need to be considered.
But, again, if you are looking for an accurate breakdown of costs and comparison, the best person to discuss this with is your dentist or orthodontist.