Low friction alternatives to regular metal braces are part of the ever-expanding inventions in the field of orthodontics, focusing primarily on comfort and speed. A popular treatment of this type is the Damon system, implementing orthodontic technology without friction to provide the utmost comfort during the impressively fast correction.
What are low friction braces?
Low friction braces are adept at treating more serious and complicated cases of misalignment, underbites, overbites or crossbites than the cosmetically superior ‘invisible’ aligners. This means that although the patient sacrifices a little in aesthetics, a low friction system makes up for this minor factor by being the more adaptable and reliable option for those with severe orthodontic issues. You should speak to a professional in order to assess which treatment method is most appropriate for your circumstances.
The friction-free design, equipped with a sliding mechanism, allows free and more comfortable movement of the teeth for patients from London and afar.
How do Damon Braces work?
Damon Braces use specially designed memory wires as part of its self-ligating design in order to speed up the movement of the teeth. Normal metal wire braces can take up to six months longer than the Damon system. The Damon low friction wires also require less frequent adjustments.
Discretion is a priority of Damon Braces. Although they are not as clear as ‘invisible’ aligner systems, they do have a far more appealing look than regular metal braces. 60% of the bracket is formed from ceramic composite, which is both stain resistant and natural looking, while the steel component provides strength. The bracket is smaller and has a more stylish appearance than normal braces.
Damon Braces are very successful at widening a narrow smile, which can have positive effects on your confidence and appearance.