I have been using the Damon system over 18 yrs, and in my experience, the Damon System is not just about revolutionary braces and wires, it is 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:
The key components that make the Damon system are –
- Damon passive self-ligating braces 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.
How Damon™ System Braces Transform Your Entire Face?
With the orthodontic advancements of today, patients are benefiting from extraordinary aesthetic improvements that are likely to result in a more youthful, balanced look without the need for invasive cosmetic treatments. These improvements and getting the smile you have always wanted are usually achieved faster and more comfortably with the Damon System than with traditional braces or clear aligners.
Here are a few ways in which Damon System treatment may improve overall facial structure and balance:
Smoother, higher cheek contours and broader smile:
Orthodontic treatment with the Damon System can widen the patient’s smile, which helps create aesthetically pleasing, high cheek contours. The Damon System gives the gift of a broader smile without the hassles of elastic ties or tightening and with less reliance on extractions, headgear or surgery.
A fuller smile:
As Damon treatment progresses, patients typically experience cheeks and lips that appear fuller and more contoured.
More mid-face support:
By enhancing the alignment and widening the arch, orthodontic treatment with the Damon System may compensate for the inevitable loss of facial muscle over time, which can result in sagging facial contours.
A great smile surely makes a statement in a room full of people. Perfectly positioned teeth can give someone a noticeable boost in overall self-confidence and self-esteem. It is widely known that braces are a superior method for improving the position of one’s teeth, but there is more to a beautiful smile than simply straight teeth.
Will I Need Teeth Extracted?
With conventional braces, orthodontists are often forced to extract teeth in order to create space for crowded teeth. No one likes to have teeth removed, and a smile with a full display of teeth often produces a broader, natural smile and a nicer profile. The Damon System uses biologically sensible forces, which work with the body’s natural adaptive processes to create space naturally, so orthodontists using the Damon System can now treat most cases without extraction. In my own experience, by case selection and in conjunction with other auxiliary appliances, I have been able to treat most cases treated by Damon on a non-extraction approach.
In the few cases, which still require extraction, space is made to improve facial balance and symmetry to provide a natural smile and profile that will last as you age.
Brace Pain, How Long Do Braces Hurt?
The days of having braces tightened are over. This revolutionary new approach to orthodontics ensures greater comfort throughout treatment. That is 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. So do braces hurt? Many people using Damon braces experience little to no discomfort in treatment!
How Long Do I Wear Braces?
The Damon Braces process is typically shorter than other conventional braces. Shorter treatment times means fewer appointments and a beautiful smile…faster. You may be surprised at how fast the Damon System works for you.
- 3-6 months shorter treatment time*
- Significantly fewer office visits
Will I Need Headgear?
In the past, creating space and developing arches required bulky headgear and palatal expanders. The Damon System’s revolutionary approach uses light, biologically-sensible forces to develop beautiful natural arches, in most cases without the need for headgear or palatal expanders. It is far easier and more comfortable to get the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of.
Is it Easy to Keep Clean?
Clinical studies indicate that the elastomeric rings of traditional braces collect more bacteria and plaque and can lead to adverse gingival conditions. Unlike traditional clear braces, Damon Clear does not use elastomeric rings, so your braces are easy to keep clean.
Is it suitable for both Adults and Children?
The answer is yes. Diagnosis, Case selection and Patient preferences are important.
Does Damon Braces cost more than the conventional orthodontic systems?
The answer is yes, but not significantly more. The extra cost reflects on the additional cost to purchase bracket system, new technology wires, superior result and the expertise. However, the cost can be spread over time interest free. After all it might all be worth it!
Before and after of patient treated by non extraction treatment and in conjunction with other auxiliary appliance.