Gresham Orthodontics offer Damon braces are a new alternative to conventional metal prop. Self-ligating are the first of these is that Damon struts. Allowing the wire to connect directly to it, what this means in layman’s terms is that there is a mechanism on the bracket of the Damon props. By contrast, to connect the wire of the props to the bracket conventional metal props require a ligature. Often being seen as brightly coloured squares on the props of teenagers, the ligature of props are one of the most visible parts. The brackets can be smaller and less conspicuous refers when doing away with the need for ligatures.
In a Damon props system, no ligatures also mean that the wire is able to slide through the brackets. Vastly reducing the average number of orthodontic appointments that a patient will require, this does away for the need for the wire to be tightened. When their system is used, the makers of Damon claim that the average number of appointments per patient falls from thirty one to around sixteen.
That they can be partially clear is another feature of Damon props. Although still nowhere near as invisible as clear props options such as Invisalign, combined with the smaller size of the bracket this means that they can be far less visible than traditional props.
By approximately seven months and a better final outcome is achieved on average, the use of high quality memory wire also means that the treatment time for patients is reduced.
As traditional props, Damon props do suffer from some of the same problems of discomfort. However, in comparison to traditional braces, studies have shown that they are approximately 60% less painful. Unlike alternative non metal systems such as Invisalign, they do still however cause pain.
Although this does vary from patient to patient, Damon braces typically cost a similar price to conventional braces that require ligatures. In most instances, they are also similarly covered by dental insurance.
Over other types of conventional metal braces systems, these are just some of the many advantages to using the Damon system.
In terms of achieving a successful result, the Invisalign method is often quicker. Often time taken is two or three years to correct Gresham Crooked teeth, traditional straightening methods, such as metal bands, brackets and wires known as braces. It may take less than a year, depending on the individual case, with the new plastic aligners.