A look at a lesser known orthodontic system now available at our Clapham dental practice.
Having straighter teeth is high on many people’s ‘wish list’. Whilst teeth whitening is perhaps the most popular cosmetic dental procedure at the Confidental Clinic, orthodontic treatment follows, not too far behind.
In fact, it is not unusual for a patient who has had their teeth whitened to come to the realisation that to get the best from their newly whitened teeth, they also need to be straighter.
When it comes to attaining straighter teeth, there are now many orthodontic systems on the market. Some of these, such as Invisalign, are becoming well known, and for good reason. All orthodontics have their pros and cons though, and the slightly longer time that Invisalign takes to work, isn’t always for everyone.
Where speed and a short treatment time is a priority, Invisalign may not be the best solution, and although offering many other benefits, Invisalign isn’t the fastest orthodontic system available. One of the less well known but faster acting methods is the Damon braces system. Using the well established ‘wire and brackets’ approach to teeth straightening, Damon braces compensate for this by using materials which are much lighter in colour and more discreet than traditional wire braces.
The system is different from some others which use this method, in that it can often straighten teeth without the need to extract teeth to create space. Using a friction free method, this can be a quick and comfortable way to create even teeth and a beautiful smile.
Prior to the orthodontics being fitted, a consultation will take place where we will discuss what you aim to achieve and also offer our professional advice. If you decide to go ahead with the procedure, x-rays and impressions will then be taken, and the braces then designed specifically for you, and fitted. You will need to return to our Clapham Junction and Battersea dental practice from time to time, so that we can monitor the progress and make any adjustments that might be needed for the correct outcome.
The time taken for the braces to work will vary according to how uneven the patient’s teeth are initially. Estimated treatment time will be advised at the consultation. Even badly crooked teeth though, will be straightened faster than with many methods. Comfort is often a major consideration when choosing an orthodontic system, and, Damon braces offer a more comfortable method by using a more gentle but very carefully directed force than conventional braces.
For more information about either Damon braces, Invisalign or any other orthodontic systems available at the Confidental Clinic in Clapham, please call us to arrange a free consultation on 020 7801 9060.