Damon Quantum System : Best Investment for Amazing Smiles - Indonesia

Hi everyone, I'd like to share my experience of...

Hi everyone,
I'd like to share my experience of having Damon Quantum Braces. First off, I am a 25 year-old woman with two buck teeth/fangs and an under-bite. I am a happy person but the condition of my teeth were so bad that I was always ashamed to laugh or smile. So I always cover my mouth when I'm smiling.
When I was in high-school my teeth looked fine, no fangs showing. However, recently it became more obvious that my teeth has moved due to four wisdom teeth were extracted early this year. My mom noticed that my teeth has changed over the time and she recommended me to get my teeth fixed. She had her teeth fixed due to major over-bite and she had a traditional braces - four teeth extracted, she had cold sores everywhere and it was so much pain for her. From her story, I was mortified to get braces.
I gathered my courage this year and I finally decided that I have to do something with my teeth if I want a nice, wider smiles. So I went to two different orthodontists: First orthodontist recommend me to get a traditional braces with four bicuspids extractions (i.e. two tops, and two on bottoms). The duration of treatment was approximately about three years. I was very nervous about it and especially the duration of the treatment would take up to three years. The cost of the braces offered was around USD 2,000.
Then, I decided to have a second consultation with a different orthodontist nearby my house. She recommend me the Damon Quantum System. It's braces with a breakthrough technology and offers you less pain, no extractions, fewer office visits, and my duration of treatment was calculated to be approximately 18 months. I was glad to hear all the good things about all the good stuff she mentioned, but I was sort of skeptical - since it seemed to be too good to be true.
The total treatment is obviously way more expensive compared to the traditional braces, but I did not want to get my teeth extracted, and I could not stand pain, so I chose the Damon Q instead of traditional braces. She offered Clear Damon braces, but I took the regular ones since I'm a coffee addict and I was concerned if my braces will turn yellow after a while.

My procedures took only about an hour. The ortho took my pictures (i.e. front, left and right side, and inside) then the procedure started and finished in no time. I had to admit that the first week having braces on was unconformable, but I didn't feel any pain, no cold sores, and no extractions, YAY. Honestly, I could not eat anything solid, so soups, oatmeal, fruit juices, and milk are my source of nutrition for the first and second week. Now, I am on my third-month having my braces, and I just had my second wire change to 0.0019mm two weeks ago. I can eat anything I wanted but I had to cut it in small pieces. I took a picture of my teeth every month to see the changes/movements. It's really amazing for only about three months, I almost have a straight smile. I think Damon is the best way to go!

Dr. Kris

She's an amazing ortho, the best in the Region.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Hi, Is there any risks in extracting four premolars(two upper , two lower)for braces. And also please let me know whether extracting the teeth (which is in good condition)pain is tolerable one ? Please advice.
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I think that Dr. Waxler's answer on this page is extremely informative regarding the extraction of pre-molars.  In my Case It is Necessary the Extraction of Four Premolars? Dr. Waxler's answer is the second answer on the page, and it is long, so you have to click the "Show More" link to see the whole answer.
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Dear Gomathi, there's always risk in extracting your premolars. In my condition, I have enough room since I removed four of my wisdom teeth. Hence, the ortho provided options if I like my teeth profile, I would not have to remove four of my premolars. In my previous experiences, extracting teeth which are in good condition always hurt, even though the doctor actually gave you painkillers/ anesthesia during the procedures. Your face profile would likely to change if you extract the premolars and also please consult to your ortho before doing it.
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I am 29 yrs old. My dentist said, extraction of teeth is must for normal metal braces. Is this the same for Damon also or we can avoid extraction in damon. Please advice.
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Some doctors do claim they can avoid extraction of teeth using Damon braces.  Other doctors say that extraction of teeth depends entirely on your anatomy and challenges, and that Damon braces are like any other kind of braces.  In the end, it comes down to what your orthodontist feels comfortable doing.

You may wish to consider having several consultations with different orthodontists if possible, making sure they offer self-ligating braces (like Damon) as well as other types.  Good luck!
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Yes, wow!  I cannot believe that is only one month of movement between pictures.  And then to think you still have 15 months to go!  But I can see you had both an underbite and a cross-bite, so there are a lot of bite issues to fix.  Are you still using rubber bands?

I really hope that you will continue to update us on your progress.  Our Damon community is small, but I think there is growing interest in this type of braces and people want to see others' experiences.
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