Fixed Braces Or "Train Tracks"
This self-ligating bracket system with high-technology wires is a unique mechanical system that permits low forces to work in conjunction with the muscles of the face, tongue, bone and soft tissues.
These low forces minimize discomfort, and greatly increase the types of cases that can be treated to a symmetrical facial result without high-force expansion or extractions.
Advantages of Damon Braces:
What Makes the Damon Bracket System so Effective at Aligning Teeth
Traditional orthodontic braces involve ‘tying-in’ arch wires with small clear or coloured elastic bands. This process of ‘tying-in’ the wire inherently causes friction between the wire and hence the tooth. This results in slower tooth movement.
However, with the Damon System, these clever little brackets have a built-in sliding door that holds the wire allowing it to move freely in a friction-less system.
This means that we can use high-technology wires to move the teeth comfortably, with fewer visits and in a shorter space of time, a bit-like a surfer riding a wave with Damon Brackets our teeth are riding the smooth wires.
Not every Dentist uses Damon Braces. The reason I do is simple, with more effective treatment in –hand, I want my patients to benefit from this exciting technology.
When Should You Start? The Earlier The Better!
Most parents enjoy the pleasure of seeing their children grow. It is a very exciting time as their development is very rapid, and ever changing. Many parents soon realise that their children’s teeth are not sitting correctly and seek advice.
Unfortunately, they are normally told to wait until all the permanent teeth have erupted before embarking on an Orthodontic pathway.
This is poor advice, as so very much more can be done for your child at a much earlier age.
We like to see children as young as 5 years of age. The earlier we see them the easier it is to actually modify and correct many of the bad oral muscular or myofunctional habits.
It is now proven that these are the bad habits that cause the teeth to be crooked in the first instance. Early correction of these myofunctional habits:
Encourages nasal breathing
Corrects the positioning of the jaws and teeth
Encourages normal forward facial growth, creating better looking faces
Improves overall general health, and posture of the growing child