All You Need to Know About Damon Braces
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All You Need to Know About Damon Braces

What looks better than a smiling face? Unfortunately, people with crooked or crowded teeth often feel ashamed of smiling, and as a result, they tend to retreat into a shell. A solution exists, however: people with misaligned teeth can opt for braces. Not only can this improve their smile and enhance their confidence, but also, crooked teeth left unattended in the long-run can cause gum decay, earaches, headaches or even speaking and chewing issues. Through orthodontic treatment, all these problems can be cured with proper care.

Damon braces, besides fulfilling aesthetics goals, deliver other exiting outcomes. If you opt for this system for your orthodontic treatment, it will have a 360-degree effect on your oral health. For wholistic benefits, you should opt for Damon braces over the traditional ones.

Now, this is a tricky question: How do you know if you really need braces or not? For that, you have to consult your doctor.

What Is the Right Time for Braces?

Patients with oral problems can benefit from braces at any age. But as per the medical perspective, the right time for braces is between the ages of 10 and 14. This is the age of growth; therefore, teeth can be straightened easily during this time. However, people older than 14 can also have braces to adjust their tooth alignment.

How long one should wear braces depends upon the treatment plan. Usually, the treatment is longer for complicated jawlines, more crooked teeth or older ages. According to surveys, a patient has to wear Damon braces for a period of 24 months on average, followed by a retainer, to align or adjust the jawline. 

What Are the Benefits of Damon Braces?

Damon braces are quite impactful for enhancing the overall appearance.  If you want to learn more about the benefits of Damon braces before talking to an orthodontist, continue reading for a list of advantages and tips.

Self-ligating: Damon braces have been developed as a self-ligating appliance. In other words, the wires connect directly to the brackets, whereas traditional braces need a ligature for connecting the wires. Additionally, the sliding mechanism that connects the wires to the brackets which allow the brackets to move naturally between the teeth when they are realigned.

Better results within a shorter period of time: This is the decisive benefit of Damon braces. Because of its unique approach to dental realignment, this system gives better results within less time. Therefore, it requires fewer trips to the orthodontist.

Cleanliness: Food particles can get stuck in braces, and for patients with conventional braces, it is painful to remove the stuck food. Wearing braces for a long time with food particles in them can cause tooth decay, gum problems, etc. However, Damon braces are easier to clean, resulting in reduced bacteria and plaque accumulation and therefore better oral health.

Additional benefits: Damon braces are more attractive than traditional braces. They are also corrosion free, have a lower relapse rate and tend to be more effective than conventional braces.

Tips for Proper Care

Once you invest in this treatment, you will not want it to be in vain. So keep these tips in mind for the best results. If you find yourself craving sweets, chips, soda or caffeinated drinks, try healthier alternatives instead. Junk food and sugary or caffeinated beverages are known for generating acid and plaque, which can result in a serious oral health problem. In addition to this, excessive mouth breathing, chewing hard candies, and pushing your lips against your teeth can damage the braces and cause health issues.

Cut your food into smaller pieces so that it is less likely to stick in the braces. Then, after every meal, clean the braces using a brush with soft bristles. Use fluoride toothpaste or mouthwash and rinse thoroughly.

Damon braces require patience, but the results are better and faster than those of traditional braces. Consult your orthodontist about whether Damon braces are the best option for you. Whatever you choose, the smile that results is what you deserve.

** Disclaimer: The above post is not intended to be medical advice or create a relationship between doctor and patient.