Damon Braces

at Dentalcare Marlborough Orthodontics

Straighten teeth with Damon Braces

Damon orthodontic braces are a type of fixed brace but there are a few key differences.   

Traditional fixed braces use elastics to hold the orthodontic wire in position. Instead, Damon braces are self-ligating braces which means that they don’t need to be frequently tightened by the orthodontistA clip mechanism holds the orthodontic wire in place instead of elastics which allows it to move more freely with the teeth as they are being straightened 

Just like fixed braces, there is a clear Damon brace available and this means that the brackets are clear and less conspicuous giving discreet teeth straightening. 

Metal Damon braces are mostly used to treat moderate to severe orthodontic casesClear Damon braces can be used for light to moderate orthodontic cases. 

Damon braces can be used to: 

  • Straighten crooked teeth 
  • Help correct problems with an underbite, open bite, overbite and cross bite 
  • Correct protruding teeth 
  • Close unwanted gaps 
  • Create space for overcrowded teeth 
  • Correct the position of impacted teeth 


How do Damon Braces work?  

Damon braces are fixed on to your teeth in the same way same way as traditional fixed braces, and similarly they cannot be removed until the completion of your teeth straightening treatment.   

Clear or metal brackets are fixed to the front of your teeth. The slide mechanism attaches the wires to the brackets. High technology shape memory wires are used to move the teeth meaning there is no need for elastic bands and less brace tightening appointments with your orthodontist. 

Find out more by booking a free patient assessment with our patient coordinator or you can book a consultation with our knowledgeable orthodontist for £75. 

Benefits of Damon Braces at Marlborough

Damon braces are growing in popularity with patients throughout Marlborough and Wiltshire to straighten teeth because: 

  • Damon braces will straighten teeth to give you a lovely new stunning smile
  • Damon braces do not need to be regularly tightened by your orthodontist so there is less need for regular orthodontic appointments 
  • There is less pressure and friction on your teeth with Damon braces making them comfortable 
  • Just like other fixed bracesDamon braces will straighten teeth in an accurate manner 
  • Damon braces are a more hygienic dental brace as there’s no elastic bands which can harbour plaque 
  • The clear Damon brace are extremely discreet and practically invisible to other people 

As with our other teeth straightening options, we offer 0% interest and finance plans which mean Damon Braces are affordable braces 

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Frequently asked questions about Damon Braces

How long do Damon braces take to straighten teeth?

Fixing the brace to the teeth should take between 1 and 2 hours.  Your orthodontist will check over your teeth and then apply a special glue to the front of your teeth which holds the brackets in place. The wire is then attached. It may seem a little strange at first, but you will quickly adapt to wearing a Damon brace on your teeth. 

Are Damon braces less painful than traditional braces?

There is no real evidence for this. Traditional fixed braces need to be manually adjusted over time by your orthodontist and some patients find that this feels uncomfortable or adds pressure to the teeth for the first day or two after adjustments. The traditional fixed brace relies on the use of elastic bands to move the teeth. The Damon brace does not use elastic bands and does not need to be regularly tightened; for this reason, some patients find it more comfortable. 

Do Damon braces work quicker than other braces?

Again, there is no clear evidence for this, although some orthodontists believe that Damon braces are more effective at moving teeth and therefore believe that treatment time will be quicker. Orthodontic treatment time will depend upon each patient and the severity of the case. On average, patients find that teeth straightening can take anywhere between 8 and 24 months. 

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