Damon Braces / Traditional - Los Angeles, CA

We'll I got my procedure done on October 18 2013...

We'll I got my procedure done on October 18 2013 and my doctor suggested damon braces upon my initial consultation which total cost was $5,084.00. With a extraction of my lower front tooth ( see pic ) my question was since I got my teeth extracted the doctor said I will needs traditional braces on bottom of my teeth and I was wondering was this a good idea ? Doctor said traditional braces work better with extractions . Total treatment time is 18-21 months ..Please help in clarifying

9 months on damon

We'll I see a difference now. Most drastic change has been my lower teeth closing gap and aligning my teeth .. I need about 12 months left or less to be done with treatment
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Wow!  The difference is tremendous!  Has the process been comfortable?  And has hygiene been manageable?
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Hi Twoplusone!! Yes the process has been comfortable enought to eat but at a times pretty rough.. But overall not something no one can bare.. And yes my hygiene has been super manageable .. You don't want food in you braces that's just me! No pain no gain... Can't wait till I'm done
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Seriously!  Have you been using floss threaders?  Or are you using alternatives like a water pik?
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Yes I use them every other day (floss threaders )
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So are you only flossing every other day?  When my hubby was doing Damon, he was spending literally 20-30 minutes per meal flossing.  It was insane.  I was wondering how other people dealt with it :D.
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Lol I'm not anal like that it require time and patience but good for your hubby it think he went to extreme measures... And def avoided any plaque buildup or any other association with it..
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Not even!  Even with all that, he still got several cavities.  But I think he wasn't flossing right.  I can't tell him anything, though ;).  Hopefully you'll have a better time of it :D.
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Wow yes maybe he needed to mouthwash or something .. Or maybe he just it's a fatty and loves sweets
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LOL!  You're funny.  Naw, he eats extremely healthy and he's thin, but I really think he was flossing incorrectly.  Like just sawing back and forth instead of going up and down, if that makes any sense?  He was even using both a water pik and mouthwash!  But his crowding was also much, much worse than yours.  It may just have been he got those cavities in the beginning of his treatment, before the tooth surfaces were more exposed. :D

But I didn't mean to hijack your comments section :).  Sorry!
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Wow sawing LOL... Dummy hahahAa ... No worries here to converse and share stories right!!!
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How are things going for you?  It's been about four months…?
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Thank you so much for starting your review here in the Damon community, and for posting a picture!  Our community is pretty small, so the odds that someone has gone through the exact thing you are are pretty low, but it's worth a try.  Normally, if a doctor prescribes a certain course of treatment, it is because they have had better results with that modality.  I know my orthodontist loves to use Damon braces for very difficult cases.  But your provider may have found that traditional braces work better for him.  You can always get a second opinion :)

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Thanks do you think the treatment can be expedited in any way?
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That really is something only your dentist can answer.  You might inquire if something like Acceledent might work in your case.

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