Lingual and Damon Braces: How Effective Are They?
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All You Need to Know About Lingual and Damon Braces: How Effective Are They?

Orthodontic treatment at a young age is a necessity to recover from oral diseases including cavities, gum problems, etc. When you have a problem with tooth alignment or your jawline, you cannot delay setting up an appointment with an orthodontist. If your jaws are not aligned, crooked teeth make you feel less attractive or you have another dental alignment problem, you can correct your teeth using braces. This article will introduce you to lingual and Damon braces to help you decide which type of treatment is best for you.

Orthodontic treatments have come a long way, and traditional braces are being replaced by lingual and Damon braces. Whichever type they are, braces are used to fix crooked teeth, align the jawline, solve an under-bite or over-bite, etc. The overall goal is to improve orofacial structure and appearance. But what are lingual and Damon braces?

Lingual Braces

Compared to traditional braces that are placed on the front of the teeth, lingual braces remain hidden behind the teeth. This placement makes lingual braces unique and invisible, and because of this advantage, many adults opt for it. The next advantage is their adaptability. If you play a wind instrument or are a sports person, lingual braces are always a better option.

Lingual braces do have some limitations that you should also know about. If your teeth are not long enough, gluing the braces to the inside can be difficult, and you also cannot wear them if you have an excessive bite problem. If the braces are not positioned correctly, they can lead to swallowing or speaking difficulties. Often, it has been seen that this treatment takes longer than the traditional method.

If you choose lingual braces, remember to be diligent about brushing. Food particles can get stuck in the braces, and this may cause more oral issues, including plaque buildup and tooth decay. 

Damon Braces

These braces bring a huge difference to your appearance and build up confidence. Damon braces have self-ligating properties and fit in the same way traditional braces do. But unlike traditional braces, these braces have a sliding mechanism that eliminates the need for regular tightening and adjusting. These braces have wires attached directly with the brackets, allowing them to move along with the patient's teeth. Apart from being visibly appealing, Damon braces have numerous other benefits. The treatment process is faster, requires less maintenance and reduces pressure on teeth. The material is corrosion-free and has no ill-effects on health.

Top Three Reasons for Wearing Lingual or Damon Braces:

  • You can wear lingual or Damon braces at any age.
  • They improve your bite, or how your upper and lower teeth fit together when your mouth is closed.
  • Depending on the quality of the treatment and your lifestyle habits, the treatment can run from six months to two years.

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

 

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