One of the latest technological advances in orthodontics are Damon braces. Conventional fixed braces require an elastic to hold the wire in place. The elastic exerts a frictional force which has to be overcome before the wire is able to work and move your teeth. Self ligating braces are able to hold the wire in place without the need for an elastic. This means the wire is able to move freely from the outset to allow your teeth to move freely and comfortably.
As the brackets are self ligating the wire is continually working allowing you to have longer intervals between your appointments, we can see you every 10-12 weeks rather than 6-8weeks to minimise the disruption to your normal daily schedules. The brackets are smaller and without elastics they are much easier to keep clean. As the braces are freely moving the treatment duration may be reduced compared to conventional braces.
The procedure is similar to fitting ceramic braces, please click here to read the fitting of these braces.
You may experience some mild discomfort during the first few days after fitting the brace. This is often well tolerated and can be easily relieved by mild painkillers if required. Your mouth may feel a little rubbing from the brackets and this can be relived using ‘wax’ which is provided to you free throughout treatment. Similar to conventional braces, during treatment there are types of food which you will now have to avoid to reduce the risk of the brace breaking, for e.g. crusty breads. We will thoroughly discuss with you the after-care advice and throughout your treatment our team are happy to answer any concerns at any time.
Your customised Damon brace treatment starts from £2900. The treatment fee includes all your appointments including any emergency appointments and all materials with no hidden extra costs. Our interest free credit will allow you to spread the payments over the course of your treatment. Your investment is for a lifelong smile and we guarantee our lifelong duty of care to you.
Damon brace treatment can be carried out on the majority of cases. An orthodontic assessment is required to determine the suitability for treatment.
Your consultation will only be carried by an orthodontist on the specialist register. During your consultation we will discuss with you the treatment options available including the type of treatments, the duration of the treatment along with a treatment fee. Our consultation fee is £85 which includes any diagnostic records – x-rays and study models. Please contact us today on 020 8222 8760 to arrange your consultation to start achieving the beautiful smile you deserve.