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!