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13 Mar 2018

How are fixed braces adjusted?

Submitted by admin on March 13, 2018

You have probably heard of braces being ‘tightened’ and wondering what that may mean. Your braces adjustment appointments will normally be scheduled every 4-6 weeks. Some braces systems like the Damon braces system allow these appointments to be 8-10 weeks. It is vital that your orthodontic treatment is regularly reviewe...

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29 Jan 2015

Damon Brace Vs. Fixed Brace?

Submitted by admin on January 29, 2015

What Is The Difference Between A Damon Brace And A "Fixed Brace"?

Modern orthodontic treatment as we now know, has advanced over time to allow precise control over teeth, which results in being able to achieve excellent results. The fixed part of the brace is the bracket which is attached to each tooth individually. There is a wire which connects all the brackets together and is held in pl...

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7 Mar 2014

With braces, do i need to come in for check ups often?

Submitted by admin on March 7, 2014

How often do I need to come for my appointments?

Usually you will attend every 6-8 weekly intervals throughout your orthodontic treatment. In some stages of your brace treatment, these appointments may be more frequent being 4-weekly, and other times can be of longer intervals of every 10-weeks. Damon braces which are self-ligating braces allow longer time intervals between ap...

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5 Feb 2014

Is it too late to get braces?

Submitted by admin on February 5, 2014

I’m getting married at the end of this year, have I left it too late to get braces?

Many congratulations on your fantastic news! No, it’s not too late to achieve the wedding day smile. With the latest brace treatments of invisible lingual braces and Invisalign, even if you are still in treatment – your braces will not show at all on your wedding. We also have a number of patients wearing ceramic or Damon br...

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19 Oct 2011

I’m an adult and I’m interested in getting braces

Submitted by admin on October 19, 2011

I’m an adult and I’m interested in getting braces. Are there any options for braces that can straighten my teeth in a short period of time?

There have been some great advances made in orthodontic treatment as technology has improved. There are braces now available which in some cases can reduce your treatment time than before. The Damon brace system can in some cases reduce your treatment time. ...

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17 Oct 2011

How do you address teeth that are overcrowded?

Submitted by admin on October 17, 2011

How do you address teeth that are overcrowded? Do teeth need to be pulled or can braces straighten them out?

Braces will certainly straighten them out, but whether teeth need removing is very dependent on the severity of the crowding. To straighten teeth, overcrowded or crooked teeth, we need space in which to straighten them. In mild cases, only a small amount of space is needed, and we can find this small amount of space already in t...

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14 Aug 2011

Do the Damon Self-Ligating braces require the same type of bracket as the conventional braces?

Submitted by admin on August 14, 2011

Do the Damon Self-Ligating braces require the same type of bracket as the conventional braces? What is the advantage of the Damon braces over conventional braces? Are they suitable for children?

The Damon braces are very suitable for children. Damon self-ligating braces have innovative technology and no longer need elastics/ modules to hold the wire in place. This allows the teeth to move freely from the outset. What this means for you, is that the brace treatment may be slightly shorter than conventional braces. And yo...

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8 Oct 2010

Are the Damon self-ligating braces more painful at first than conventional braces?

Submitted by admin on October 8, 2010

Are the Damon self-ligating braces more painful at first than conventional braces? I had braces as a child and remember that achy feeling. My teeth have shifted and I have been looking at the Damon braces.

Brace treatment has changed quite a bit since we were younger. Damon braces which are also known as self-ligating braces are definetly not any more painful than conventional fixed braces. Quite often, the discomfort is less as the wires are not held in so tightly. With Damon braces, the wire is held in place by the Damon bracket...

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1 Feb 2010

I am 38 years old and embarrassed by my teeth

Submitted by admin on February 1, 2010

I am 38 years old and embarrassed by my teeth. My upper cuspid is a snaggletooth and all of my lower teeth are out of alignment. I would like to get braces to correct the problems. What type of braces do most adults get?

I'm sorry to hear that you feel embarrassed about your teeth. I feel brace treatment would definitely help and treat your concerns. Braces are able to straighten teeth and can be either fixed braces or removable braces like Invisalign. The type of fixed brace you have is not dependent on chronological age. All types of brace...

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