The following is a promotional piece by the manufacturers of the Damon system. It is not a cure-all technique but a very valuable tool to complement and sometimes replace other systems in our practice. It does not mean that the teeth miraculously slip
into position and that neither knowledge and control by the orthodontist nor cooperation from the patient is required. Orthodontics remains a team effort. – Dr. Piet Botha.
WHY CHOOSE DAMON
The Damon System is not just about revolutionary braces and wires, it’s 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:
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.
With Damon Clear, people may not even realize you’re wearing braces. Other clear or so-called invisible braces have visible metal parts or elastic ties that can yellow during treatment. But tieless Damon Clear braces are more discrete and resistant to staining and discoloration all throughout treatment.
GREATER COMFORT WITHOUT TIGHTENING
Clinical studies show that the Damon System provides more comfortable orthodontic treatment than traditional braces. Damon Clear uses tieless braces that don’t need to be “tightened” and are gentle to the teeth and tissues. Other styles of braces use elastics or active clips that bind arch wires in place, which can slow down treatment and cause pain.
A GREAT SMILE FOR A LIFETIME
Deciding what type of treatment you want can be a difficult decision. Traditional braces, invisible aligners or Damon Clear? When making your decision, be sure to look at the big picture. Don’t focus solely on what you will experience during your time in treatment. Focus on what you will look like for the rest of your life. With Damon Clear, you’ll benefit from fast, comfortable braces that are virtually invisible during treatment. And after treatment, you’ll have a spectacular smile that goes beyond just straight teeth.
FEW OFFICE VISITS
Damon System treatment requires fewer office visits than traditional braces and invisible aligners. On average, patients treated with the Damon System require seven fewer office appointments than patients who undergo traditional orthodontic treatment that means more convenience for you regardless of your level of busy activity or lifestyle.
See results faster than you might think. While treatment time can vary, clinical studies demonstrate that Damon System treatment is up to six months faster than traditional braces. And while invisible aligners can be effective at straightening some crooked teeth, not everyone is a candidate. In contrast, Damon Clear works 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perfectly align ALL teeth for a phenomenal smile that enhances your entire facial appearance. Another benefit: No need to worry about lost, misplaced or forgotten clear aligners, so you get in and out of treatment quickly.
NO SPEECH IMPEDIMENTS
Some people suffer from speech impediments with invisible aligners. With Damon Clear, you don’t have to worry about any speech problems.
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.