For patients who have crooked or gapped teeth, we offer a wide range of orthodontic services. With different kinds of braces and appliances, the Old Bawn Smile Dentist Clinic Tallaght team designs a program to fit each patient’s needs and lifestyle. No matter what their age, our patients don’t have to live with crooked teeth. Contact us today to learn more about our orthodontics options.
In Oldbawn Smile Clinic we exclusively use the Damon system for all comprehensive treatment plans. With this system we combine three key components, which when used together, deliver faster treatment, fewer appointments, greater comfort, and consistent high-quality results:
- 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.
- Light high-technology shape-memory wires that move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments.
- 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.
Damon braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties which attract and collect plaque, Damon braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment. Plus the Damon System is available in clear brackets for those image conscious patients.
Straight Teeth. Less Time. Clear Braces for Adults. 6 Months Smiles
Are you one of the millions of adults in need of adult braces who are unhappy, self-conscious or even embarrassed of your smile?
Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. They feel stuck because they do not want to wear adult metal braces for years or they are concerned that other corrective teeth straightening procedures could be too invasive or too expensive.
Now, there is an effective, safe and affordable cosmetic braces solution that fits your lifestyle. Six Month Smiles is a clear braces system designed to straighten your teeth in about 6 months.
Clear Aligners (Invisible braces)
SmileTRU is a series of removable clear (invisible) aligners for those patients who cannot, or choose not to wear a fixed appliance. Most treatments are done in under 6 months.
How does it work?
Each positioner is designed to fit over the teeth and apply gentle forces to gradually move the teeth. Each aligner is worn for 22 hours a day for 2 weeks. After this time, the aligner should feel passive and you can then move onto the next positioner that has further movements built in. This step by step approach ensures that you are only applying gentle forces to the teeth which is both good orthodontic practice and minimises any discomfort when wearing the positioner.
Benefits of Smile TRU
Adults are increasingly seeking a confident smile yet are not always willing to wear wire and brackets. As SmileTRU is virtually invisible when worn, adults can have their teeth straightened without anybody else knowing. The positioners are also removable for eating, public speaking or that Friday night date. Clear aligners offer minimal discomfort and impact on your daily routine compared with traditional Orthodontic treatment.
SmileTRU is manufactured under exacting specifications using the very latest in digital production methods and additive layer manufacturing devices (3D printers).
Fixed braces compared to Invisable Braces (damonbraces.com)
Choosing the type of orthodontic treatment that's right for you is a life-changing decision, so why settle for the limitations of invisible aligners, such as Invisalign or any clear aligner system, when there's Damon Clear®? While aligners may be effective at helping to to straighten some teeth, the Damon System treatment method delivers more than straight teeth and results intended to last a lifetime.
More Than Straight Teeth
Before Damon System Treatment
This patient could be considered a candidate for treatment using an invisible aligner. While some may only notice a space between her two front teeth that need correction, note that many of her teeth are tipped inward, resulting in a narrow smile accentuated by dark corridors within her lips. Aligners could be used to make minor corrections, but what about her smile? This patient would benefit from a broader smile, something the Damon System delivers.
After Damon System Treatment
Following treatment with the Damon System, the patient not only received straight teeth and a broader smile, but witness the improvements to her overall facial aesthetics. Notice the change in her mid-face, smile and arch form. Such extraordinary results would be difficult to achieve with aligners.
Damon Clear vs. Invisalign (clear aligners)
|Damon Clear Braces||Clear aligners (invisible)|
|Is Everyone a Candidate?||Yes||No1|
|Quality of Results||Excellent. Effective at treating mild to severe crowding while delivering arch development and aligned teeth, bite and smile arc.||Can be effective at treating mild to moderate tooth crowding but does not treat as effectively as braces, according to clinical studies.|
|Long-Term Results||Removable retainer at night may be recommended.||Higher relapse rate than braces. Removable aligner/retainer at night may be recommended.|
|Comfort||Damon System braces have been found to be more comfortable than traditional braces, according to clinical studies.||May experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each phase of treatment.|
|Removable||Not removable, this means that Damon Clear is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to move teeth quickly.||Removable but must be worn a minimum of 20-22 hours a day to be most effective.|
|Speech Difficulty||No||May temporarily affect speech (e.g., lisp) during treatment.|
Functional appliances allows for orthopaedic movement of the jaws relative to each other. This can be life changing for some people.