At Summertown Dental & Implants in Oxford we’re thrilled to now offer Damon braces as an option to straighten your teeth. Damon is a type of self-ligating braces that fit the same way as traditional fixed braces, but provide much quicker results. If you’re ready for fast, comfortable, convenient way to you dream smile your orthodontic specialists in Oxford have the solution.
If you’re interested in learning more about what orthodontics can fix when it comes to your teeth and smile then look at our “what does orthodontics do” page. Damon braces are self-ligating braces; a revolutionary orthodontic system designed to be faster and more comfortable than traditional braces. Self-ligating brackets use a special slide mechanism to eliminate the need for metal or elastic ties. Traditional braces use rubber bands or ties to hold the wire onto the bracket. Thanks to our advanced technology, we can now use a unique clip or movable door to fasten the wire in place. So no more awkward elastics and ties. The result is reduced treatment times and a more subtle, discreet appearance due to the absence of ties.
Self-ligating braces also attract less build up of plaque than braces using elastic bands so your dental hygiene is easier to maintain during your orthodontic treatment. Another benefit of Damon braces is they don’t need to be tightened and so fewer visits to our Oxford Orthodontists are required. For patients who are concerned about the appearance of their smile during orthodontic treatment, clear brackets may be available; these brackets blend in with the natural appearance of your teeth for an even more discreet treatment option.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are Damon braces right for my child?
Most adult patients prefer Damon braces to traditional fixed braces because less pressure and friction on the teeth means the overall teeth straightening experience is more comfortable. Children will also benefit from a more comfortable brace wearing experience because there’s less extreme tightening needed. Damon braces tend be chosen by patients who have a busy social and work life and these days that can also apply to kids.
Is my Child too young for Damon braces?
The Damon system works for almost everyone at any age. Adults, teens and children can benefit from Damon braces. Damon braces use most of the essential technology of traditional fixed braces meaning they can handle even the most severe or complex orthodontic cases. Anyone with healthy gums and bones is suitable for Damon braces once all their adult teeth have developed. If you’d like an expert opinion on whether you or your child is suitable for Damon orthodontic braces then reach out to our children’s specialist dentist for a free evaluation.
How do Damon Braces work?
If you’re interested in finding the very best orthodontic treatment in Oxford then Damon braces offer a big improvement over the design of traditional braces. The self-ligating mechanism means the wire can slide into the bracket instead of being held in position with additional wires or other elastic ties reducing friction between components, and like traditional braces, they will be applying force to realign your teeth into a healthy and aesthetically pleasing position.
Are Damon Braces Less Painful?
If you’re looking for Damon Braces in Oxford and a less painful orthodontic experience we’ll make sure only gentle force is applied to realign your teeth and maintain healthy gums and teeth. Damon braces are also adjusted less frequently and their adjustment is more gradual allowing the patient to grow more comfortable with the braces between visits to the orthodontist. There’s also a reduced fraction between components meaning less discomfort for our patients.
How long do Damon Braces take?
If you’re looking for braces that work quickly in Oxford then Damon braces are recommended. You’ll benefit from braces designed for shorter treatment times, fewer visits to the orthodontist, and a much quicker realignment of your teeth. Every case will vary, but some patients finished treatments 5 months before similar cases with traditional braces.
How much do Damon Braces cost?
We can help you spread the cost of your treatments. Please check with us to see what finance options are available to you, subject to status.