What are Damon Braces?
The Damon system of braces uses a new method for straightening teeth. They are called self-ligating braces. They are fixed braces that do not use elastic bands to secure the wire woven through brackets like conventional braces. They use a metal clip or a door to secure the wire. The clip or door uses a sliding mechanism to open and close and keep the wire secure. The number of orthodontic appointments are fewer and the length of time to adjust Damon braces is shorter. They straighten teeth faster. It takes about one hour to fit Damon braces for patients. Patient of all ages can wear Damon braces and they offer metal and clear brackets.
How long should I wear Damon Braces?
Damon braces take six months to two years to straighten teeth.
Is fitting Damon Braces painful?
Fitting Damon braces is not painful. Patients will feel uncomfortable for a few days or a week till they get used to wearing Damon braces. The braces are low friction appliances and the pressure exerted is not uncomfortable.
What care is required after fitting Damon Braces?
Patients should follow the diet prescribed by the dentist after fitting Damon braces. They should not eat hard or chewy food. They should follow proper dental hygiene and brush and floss their teeth correctly. Patients should use a fluoride toothpaste and mouth rinse while wearing Damon braces.
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