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Meet The Orthodontic Hybrid That Is Damon Braces

Monday, November 17th, 2014

3014970_blogIf you’re searching for an orthodontic treatment, which combines the reliability and efficacy of fixed braces with the innovation and discretion of modern braces, we have the perfect treatment for you: Damon Braces.

Damon Braces are often described as a hybrid treatment because they combine new technology and design concepts with the ability to produce amazing results like traditional fixed braces. These braces offer a modern alternative to traditional orthodontics for patients with moderate and complex orthodontic issues.

About Damon Braces

Damon Braces are fixed braces, which use innovative technology which lessens the time needed to treat the teeth and creates incredible results. Damon Braces are different to traditional fixed braces because they have self-ligating wires and sliding brackets; these brackets not only produce gentle forces, which are extremely effective for bringing about tooth movement, they are also easier to clean.

Damon Braces are smaller than traditional braces and they don’t have elastic or dental bands; there’s no need for painful tightening and most patients don’t have to undergo extraction before they start treatment, as the braces are capable of creating space.

What do Damon Braces look like?

Damon Braces aren’t invisible like clear aligners, but they are much less noticeable than traditional braces, as the brackets are clear; the braces are also smaller.

How long does treatment take?

Damon Braces are suitable for patients who need a lot of movement and they are often recommended as an change from traditional fixed braces; as a result of this, treatment times are longer than systems that are aimed at patients with minor issues. That said, this system works faster than conventional fixed braces and treatment time is usually around 4-6 months shorter than traditional braces. Typically, you can expect to wear Damon Braces for between 12 and 24 months. Once you have had your initial consultation, your City Dental dentist will be able to give you an accurate idea of your predicted treatment time.

Come And See Which Leeds Braces Can Close Those Dental Spaces

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Happy buddies laughingIf you’re interested in braces or you want to tackle issues such as crowded or wonky teeth, why not give us a ring and pop in and see us? We are happy to arrange a consultation to go through all the treatment options with you, explain how these weird and wonderful treatments work and how they could benefit you and talk to you about the treatments that suit your needs best. We have a plethora of options available to suit patients with varying needs and we are confident that we can find the perfect treatment to create your dream smile.

Our treatments

Whether you’ve got crooked or wonky teeth, your bite is slightly abnormal or you have spaces between your teeth, we can help. We have a comprehensive range of options to suit patients with all kinds of problems and we are also able to give patients choice and flexibility.

Our treatments include fixed braces, removable aligners, clear braces and lingual braces and modern treatments offer a host of attractive features and benefits, from speedy treatment to amazing, almost invisible aesthetics.

Our aligner treatments include Invisalign and the Inman Aligner, while our fixed brace systems include 6 Month Smiles, Damon Braces and Fastbraces. We also offer STb Social 6 braces, which are lingual braces; lingual braces are fixed to the back of the teeth.

Which treatment is best for me?   

The best thing to do if you are thinking about braces, is to book a consultation. It’s hard for a dentist to recommend treatments without having a look at your teeth and evaluating your needs, as some treatments are suited to specific problems, some cater for patients with minor or complex needs and some are beneficial for all. When your dentist has a good idea of what you need and also what you want in a treatment, they can then make recommendations. The level of treatment you need will often dictate the range of options available to you and then you may have preferences, which make it easy to narrow down the options.

Remember, A Straighter Smile Is A Healthier Smile in Leeds

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Orthodontic issues are not just troublesome for the look of your smile, they also have other negative effects, including an increased risk of oral diseases. Some people who have problems with the alignment of their teeth also have difficulty chewing food and an uneven bite can also contribute to issues with speech. Treatment can help to eliminate these problems, create a more attractive smile and facial aesthetic and increase self-esteem.

Orthodontic treatment can be beneficial for patients of all ages and we provide treatment for adults and teenagers.

Tooth straightening treatments

386703_blogOrthodontics is a rapidly progressing field and the list of treatments available to patients with issues, including crooked, crowded, misaligned and twisted teeth and problems with their bite, is increasing all the time. Patients now have more choice than ever before and there are all sorts of different options on offer, including clear braces, removable appliances and fixed braces.

Treatment times have been reduced rapidly over the years and patients with minor orthodontic problems can now expect to see results within weeks. Modern braces are also lighter, more comfortable and more aesthetically pleasing than their counterparts of old.

Our treatment list includes:

  • Invisalign: a clear aligner system, which uses a series of removable tray-like aligners to straighten the teeth. This treatment is very popular because the aligners are virtually invisible to other people.
  • 6 Month Smiles: this is affixed brace treatment, which works very quickly to correct misalignment of the front teeth.
  • Inman Aligner: this removable appliance is suited to patients with minor issues with their front teeth. Almost all cases are complete within 16 weeks.
  • Damon Braces: among the most technically advanced treatments out there, Damon Braces are suitable for almost all patients, including those with complex needs. Treatment time is faster than traditional braces and these braces use the latest technology to reduce pain.

What are the benefits of Damon braces for patients in Leeds?

Monday, February 17th, 2014

2445507_blogAre you thinking about getting braces? Are you worrying about painful braces or putting up with bulky or unattractive braces? If so, we have just the solution to ease your concerns. Damon Braces are a modern alternative to traditional fixed braces and they represent an amazing choice for patients who have more complex issues and require greater movement than those offered by cosmetic braces. Damon Braces use the latest technology to accelerate tooth movement and reduce pain and friction. Unlike conventional braces, these braces use self-ligating wires and sliding brackets to move the teeth very quickly without compromising on comfort. On average, you can expect treatment time to be around 4-6 months shorter than with conventional braces and what’s more, these braces are also smaller and more discreet, so you don’t need to worry about your image while you have treatment. Damon Braces are designed for patients who have major orthodontic issues, such as complex problems with the bite, severe crowding and large gaps between the teeth. In the past, these patients would only have had a choice of traditional fixed braces, as other appliances do not provide the support or movement required for complex prescriptions. Now though, patients with more severe needs can enjoy the benefits of modern treatment, as well as proven success of fixed braces. If you thought you had to wear unsightly braces for ages to get the smile of your dreams, think again; we can give you a gorgeous new smile in Leeds in no time!

Getting the Right dental Braces in Leeds

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Choosing the right braces comes down to number of factors from age, who you are and where you are. If you are young and still at school, it can be a tempestuous time and so you want to get through it pretty much unscathed and your choice of braces is of the utmost importance. Most now sit discreetly in the mouth, unlike the ‘railway connections at Leeds train station’ looking braces that were once the only option; the ‘Damon’ and ‘the 6 months smile’, colour code their fittings to match your teeth. But for total discretion, feast your eyes on ‘Clear smile’ or ‘Invisalign’, for these are completely transparent- and removable too! These braces also work for adults, though at this stage of life, lengthy treatments may not fit into your equation, although the clear aligners probably would because the offer total discretion- great for work and great at home, and if your have an incredibly important 2 hours to get through, then simply take them out!
But if it’s speed you want, the ‘6 months smile’ will suit you down to the ground, because it takes…..6 months. However, if you want a rocket ship of an aligner, and if you’re suited to wearing it, just check out the Inman aligner; it’s removable during the treatment, relatively cheap, painless and…..sit down for a moment….it works in as little as 6 weeks!!! If you are unsure what you want, take a list of things that you want in a brace to your dentist, and they will tell you what one to go for.

Central Leeds dentists straighten teeth effectively and discreetly with Damon braces

Monday, February 21st, 2011

You needn’t be put off the thought of having your teeth straightened by the prospect of having to cope with a mouth full of metal wires and brackets. Modern technological advances have helped to create a product that can effectively straighten your smile without all the metal. Damon braces are already incredibly popular in the United States thanks to their ability to straighten teeth in a more discreet fashion and your Central Leeds dentist will be able to tell you more.
Damon braces can effectively treat crooked teeth in six months less time than it usually takes traditional metal braces. This is a huge bonus for those who simply want to get on with their lives and leave orthodontic treatments behind them. Traditional brace wearers often have to wear them for as long as three years, a period which can seem especially long if it coincides with the already socially awkward adolescent years.
What’s more Damon braces are made from a clear material and, as such, are barely noticeable, even to your closest family and friends. With Damon braces there is no longer any need to hide your mouth in social situations because you are embarrassed about the metal brackets and wires which cover your teeth.
The fact that there is no tightening of wires involved makes Damon a far more comfortable product to wear too. This also has the added of benefit of making them much easier to clean. Wearers of traditional braces often have to worry about food getting trapped and this causing bad breath but Damon wearers need not have this concern.
Ask your Central Leeds dentist if they are registered with Damon and take the first step towards correcting problems with your crooked teeth.

Fast Orthodontics In The City Of Leeds

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

If you are resigned to the fact that you have to wear a brace, chances are you’re thinking of the more traditional methods where you are subjected to up to 3 years of hell. Well you should think again, says a dentist from the city of Leeds. The field of orthodontics deals with maintaining the correct alignment to occlusion or the bite of the jaw. To do this can involve the fitting of braces. But with the advances in technology and modern dentist procedures, this doesn’t have to be a long drawn out process anymore, thanks to three revolutionary techniques. The Inman aligner is aimed primarily at the front teeth of adults. A coil spring exerts pressure on the teeth, whilst a bar behind reverses that pressure. The result is that the teeth are gently pushed and pulled into position and the process can be over in as little as 6 weeks. This is also a lot cheaper than other techniques. The Damon brace uses a self-ligating wire to allow the brace to move with the teeth. It appears discreet in the mouth and is easy to clean and quicker than conventional braces. The most expensive option is the Invasalign. An ‘invisible’ retainer is fitted to the teeth and can carry out full adjustment of the teeth in a minimum of 12 months. It has to be changed every month, but its main advantage is that it can be removed during eating and when cleaning the teeth.

Leeds dentist offers the latest modern braces for maximum comfort

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

If we were being completely honest, in an ideal world no one would want to have braces and would always choose to have perfectly straight teeth. Unfortunately, we can’t all be that lucky and for many people the only option to straighten crooked or uneven teeth is to have orthodontic treatment.

Braces have existed in one form or another for many years ranging from the archaic, almost torture-like braces of the early twentieth century up to the discreet and slick braces of today. But because many people still identify braces with the now old-fashioned metal ‘train track’ style they can still find them a rather unpleasant proposition.

Dentists in Leeds now offer a range of completely modern braces that all address the rather unpleasant aspects of the old style fixed brace. One of the most common complaints against braces has always been the length of treatment but with new treatments like Six Month Smile and the Inman aligner, treatment can now last less than half as long as previously possible. Braces such as Invisalign are almost totally invisible being made of extremely thin clear plastic. And Damon braces, although fixed, use brackets that are made of plastic and ceramic so as to be virtually invisible. The Damon brace is also incredibly comfortable on the teeth and requires no painful tightening sessions with the dentist.

For anyone who may need braces but still remains unsure, talk to your dentist about the array of new treatments available. You’re bound to be pleasantly surprised with the possibilities of modern dentistry.

Variety of teeth straightening systems available at City of Leeds dentist

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Teeth straightening is the process of realigning teeth using orthodontic straightening devices, more commonly known as braces. Everyone is probably familiar with braces as they have become incredibly popular over the last two decades, as it became more important to have straighter teeth.

What you might not realise is how the technology has advanced over the last decade providing patients with a variety of different braces beyond the standard fixed metal ‘train tracks’. Those braces were often unpopular with wearers because they caused irritation to the soft tissue and weren’t particularly attractive to look at.

New braces include the Invisalign brace system of clear plastic braces that straighten teeth in almost complete discretion. By using a series of plastic retainers, each worn for a period of a few weeks, the retainers gradually move teeth into the desired position with a significantly reduced impact on the patient’s life.

Braces such as the Six Month Smile and Inman aligner offer straighter teeth in a matter of months rather than years with their focused and fast acting braces. These braces straighten teeth that are visible primarily which allows them to achieve such amazing results. Even fixed metal braces have developed with the Damon brace utilising self-ligating wires to reduce the discomfort during treatment.

You can see that there is a now a brace available for every requirement whether it be discretion or comfort. City of Leeds dentists can assess your suitability and give you a clearer idea of how each of these treatments could benefit your teeth.