Posts Tagged ‘braces’

  • Orthodontic Treatment (Braces)

    Date: 2013.08.01 | Category: FAQ | Response: 0

    Teeth pulled in orthodontic case

    Q : Is it necessary to have teeth pulled in every orthodontic case?

    A : Generally, orthodontics needs to have movements of teeth. In case of very little space for such movements, for example, crowded teeth, then it is necessary to gain space for teeth to be able to move. This can be done by either having some of the teeth pulled out or reducing the size of some teeth. If there is enough space, for example, some teeth had been pulled out, have missing teeth, or generally spacing, then it may not be necessary to pull out more teeth.

    Q : What about wisdom teeth? Do they need to be removed before braces?

    Or can be done afterward?

    A :

    “Wisdom teeth” have never been wanted by any dentists; therefore, even if not having orthodontic treatment, they are strongly recommended to be removed. This is to help make the cleaning inside the oral cavity easier and more thoroughly. However, the necessity of wisdom teeth removal depends on many factors; for example, age, teeth and gum condition, etc., which the dentist will evaluate individually.

    Oral care in those who have orthodontic appliances in the mouth is more complicate than in those who do not have. If there is any wisdom teeth that are hard to take care of, the teeth are usually advised to be taken out. This is not just for orthodontic purpose, but also for a better oral hygiene. If found that the wisdom teeth may come up in a direction which can push other teeth out of the alignment, then to remove the wisdom teeth prior to or during orthodontic treatment is recommended. If not, then after orthodontic treatment is done, the well-aligned teeth may move to undesired position causing problems of rotated or crooked once again and the patient needs to come back to redo the braces all over again to straighten the teeth. This time, the orthodontic process maybe more complicated than the first time. Wearing retainers is still necessary as retainers can help keeping the teeth into their aligned position although the wisdom teeth have not yet been removed. The problem of crowding is likely not easy to occur. Nevertheless, to remove the wisdom teeth is still recommended – especially, when the wisdom teeth have erupting direction that can push other teeth to move out of alignment.

  • Get yourself ready for braces

    Date: 2013.06.23 | Category: Orthodontics, Dental Articles | Response: 0

  • Damon System

    Date: 2013.06.11 | Category: Orthodontics, Dental Articles | Response: 0

    Damon System

    Why Choose Damon

    The Damon System is not just about revolutionary braces and wires, it’s a whole new way of treating patients. Traditional treatment often requires removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat profile. Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.

    Braces are the beginning, but the system makes the smile.

    Certified Damon System doctors combine three key components, which when used together, deliver faster treatment, fewer appointments, greater comfort, and consistent high-quality results:

    1. Damon passive self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic or metal “ties”. With Damon tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening.
    2. Light high-technology shape-memory wires that move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments.
    3. A new clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics—usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders.

    Traditional braces on the left are tied in with elastics, which cause friction and pressure, making treatment slower and less comfortable. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably.

    The good news? With the innovative technology of the Damon System, it’s easier than ever before to improve your smile in far less time, with greater comfort and with greater results and benefits that last a lifetime.

    • Healthier teeth and gums
    • Confidence to excel in school, work and personal life
    • Broader smile
    • Enhanced facial features
    • Clearer speech for interviews, public speaking, etc.

    Improve your Health

    A nice smile is not only beautiful, it also promotes good health:

    • Straight and evenly spaced teeth are easier to keep clean, resulting in betteroral health.
    • Properly aligned teeth chew more efficiently, which may help digestion.
    • Aligned teeth create a better bite, which may reduce stress, headaches, and strain on your supporting bone and tissue.
    • According to the American Association of Orthodontists, crooked and crowded teeth are hard to clean and maintain. This may contribute to conditions that cause not only tooth decay but may lead to gum disease and tooth loss.

    When left untreated, many minor orthodontic problems may become worse, contributing to abnormal wear of tooth surfaces, inefficient chewing, excessive gum stress on gum tissue, and misalignment of the jaw joints. This can all lead to chronic headaches or pain in the face or neck. Treatment by a specialist to correct minor orthodontic issues are often less costly than the additional dental care required to treat more serious problems that can develop in later years.

    So, no matter what age you are it is never too early or too late to invest in braces and ultimately invest in yourself. Start enjoying the lifelong results today.

    Does It Hurt?

    The days of having braces tightened are over. This revolutionary new approach to orthodontics ensures greater comfort throughout treatment. That’s because Damon System braces have a unique slide mechanism that allows your doctor to use far lighter forces to move teeth to their correct positions. So not only is your treatment shorter, it is also far more comfortable. Many people experience little to no discomfort in treatment.

    Types of Damon System.

    Damon3 : 65,000 Thai Baht Price

    Damon3 System

    A combination of clear material and stainless steel( half metal / haft ceramic ) for the aesthetics your patients will love

    Improved slide mechanism with a deeper funnel and backstop for easier use

    Ultra-smooth contours and rounded edges for maximum patient comfort.

    Damon MX : 65,000 Thai Baht price

    Damon MX System

    Damon MX which has the same mechanism as Damon-3 but is made of all metal.

    Damon Q : 70,000 Thai Baht price

    Damon Q

    Quintessential Performance and Reliability

    The bracket is smaller than other kind of Damon System

    Four solid walls with optimized slot depths – including tighter tolerances on lower anterior brackets – offer improved rotation control and fast, low-friction tooth movement for superior finishing.

    Stainless steel 17-4 metal-injection-molded construction provides exceptional strength and durability over the course of treatment.

    Novel Treatment Flexibility

    Horizontal and vertical slots provide greater versatility for treatment involving high cuspids, blocked-out laterals and more. Incorporate drop-in hooks, piggyback wires or TAD auxiliaries – all while progressing through the Damon archwire sequence regardless of round or rectangular wires.

    Incorporate drop-in hooks, piggyback wires or TAD auxiliaries – all while progressing through the Damon archwire sequence regardless of round or rectangular wires.

    Quick and Easy Wire Changes

    Innovative SpinTek slide with chamfered lingual leading edge facilitates easy slide closure and wire engagement throughout all phases of treatment.

    SpinTek slide requires only a slight twist to open, transferring reciprocal forces to the bracket – not the tooth – for faster wire changes and greater patient comfort.

    Active self-ligation brackets exert up to 1.34 kg of unidirectional force during slide opening. But Damon Q’s SpinTek slide disperses forces in opposite directions for a net force of 0 kg – even despite calculus buildup.

    Damon Clear : 75,000 Thai Baht price

    Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System, which combines tireless brackets and high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with spectacular smile and facial results.

    Damon Clear

    Damon Clear uses what’s called a “passive” slide mechanism to maintain archwires within the bracket, allowing them to move freely. This reduces friction and binding, so your teeth can move quickly and more comfortably.

    Why Damon Clear Braces?

    Why settle for the limitations of traditional clear braces or invisible aligners like Invisalign1 when there’s Damon Clear?

    Virtually invisible, Damon Clear has clear advantages over traditional braces and aligners. Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System, which combines tireless braces with high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with truly spectacular smile and facial results.

    Available from skilled orthodontists, Damon Clear combines the best of traditional clear braces and invisible aligners to deliver a discrete treatment experience with results that go beyond straight teeth.

    Discover what more than 2 million patients have already experienced. The Damon System is a whole-new treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics – usually without tooth extractions or rapid palatal expander.

    2 Million Damon smiles and growing

    How Long Do I Wear Braces?

    With the Damon System, treatment time is typically shorter than with conventional braces. And shorter treatment time means fewer appointments and a beautiful smile…faster. You may be surprised at how fast.

    • 6 months shorter treatment time*
    • Significantly fewer office visits

    Time: 18 months | Appointments: 11

    Before treatment

    After treatment

    Time: 19 months | Appointments: 7

    Before treatment

    After treatment

    Time: 22 months | Appointments: 12

    Before treatment

    After treatment

  • How to have beautiful teeth?

    Date: 2010.07.21 | Category: Orthodontics, Dental Articles | Response: 0

  • Damon System

    Date: 2010.07.21 | Category: Orthodontics | Response: 0