In celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month, Ormco™ Corporation, maker of the Damon ™ Smile, is raising awareness about some common misconceptions about orthodontic treatment. A recent survey found that 35 percent of American adults are unhappy with their smile, yet many adults remain hesitant to consider orthodontic treatment as a solution.1 To help educate consumers about what orthodontic treatment options are available to them, Ormco offers the following tips.

1. Not Too Late: While the majority of Americans realize that it’s never too late for orthodontic treatment, one-third of Americans believe you’re too old for treatment once you reach a certain age.1 In fact, adults can experience the many benefits from having a healthy, natural smile as a result of orthodontic treatment at any age.

2. Faster Treatment: The average length of treatment has decreased by almost 10 percent.2 Treatment options such as the Damon System cut down the duration of treatment even further and have been shown to be up to 6 months shorter.3

3. Decreased Discomfort: Braces technology has evolved and treatment options such as the Damon System do away with rubber bands and the need to have your braces tightened.

4. Invisible Options: Clear aligners aren’t the only option for discrete orthodontic treatment. Clear braces, such as Damon™ Clear, afford patients the discretion of invisible aligners and better, more lasting results.

5. Broader Health Benefits: Orthodontic treatment also leads to a range of whole body health benefits. Properly aligned teeth chew more efficiently, which may help digestion. And aligned teeth create a better bite, which may reduce stress, headaches, and strain on your supporting bone and tissue.

To learn more about how you can achieve a fuller, wider natural smile, visit the Damon Doctor Locator on

1According to a survey of 1,000 nationally representative U.S. adults conducted commissioned by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and conducted by Wakefield Research.
2According to the 2009 Journal of Clinical Orthodontics Practice Study
3Berger J. Journal of Clinical Orthodontics 2000

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Celebs in Braces!

August 8, 2014

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon™ Smile)

Q: What do Rob Kardashian, Faith Hill, Tom Cruise and Gwen Stefani all have in common?

A: They’ve opted to straighten their teeth as adults!

Rob Kardashian is the latest adult celebrity to be spotted rocking braces! Before him, Faith Hill dazzled on the red carpet with clear brackets and even Tom Cruise, Nicholas Cage and Gwen Stefani have smiled proudly with braces. If you’re an adult thinking about treatment, don’t let age deter you!

While celebrities showcase that investing in your smile is timeless and something to be proud of, a recent survey found that 8 in 10 people who undergo treatment as an adult feel their lives were positively affected by braces. We believe that a straight smile inspires self-confidence, which is a universally attractive quality. Remember, it’s never too late!

You can learn about braces options by visiting, and find an orthodontist in your area using the Damon Doctor Locator.

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Bethany Hamilton: Show Us Your Comeback Smile

July 17, 2014

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon™ Smile) As we shared last month, Bethany Hamilton—Soul Surfer, role model and health and wellness advocate—hit the road running (literally!) as a contestant on the latest season of The Amazing Race. On the heels of this endeavor, we’re happy to share that the Damon Smile […]

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Bethany Hamilton Smiles Her Way Through New Adventures

June 23, 2014

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon™ Smile) Bethany Hamilton—our favorite professional surfer and Damon Smile endorser—has been pursuing very exciting endeavors lately! Last month Bethany released her latest book, titled, Body and Soul: A Girl’s Guide to a Fit, Fun and Fabulous Life. In the book, Bethany shares tips for eating […]

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Perfect Your Braces Selfie

May 30, 2014

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon™ Smile) What would social media be without the selfie? Since its emergence in 2013, the selfie has been embraced by well-known celebrities and highly-respected politicians—from President Barack Obama to Ellen DeGeneres. Whether you take a creative self-portrait every day or just on special occasions, it’s […]

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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate World Oral Health Day!

March 14, 2014

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon™ Smile) Did you know that 90 percent of the world’s population will suffer from oral diseases in their lifetime? That’s why March 20 is so important. Internationally recognized as World Oral Health Day, March 20 brings together people and organizations from all over the world to […]

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4 Tips for Bracket-Brushing Perfection

February 12, 2014

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon™ Smile) Congratulations, you’ve made the move to get the smile you’ve always wanted! Now that you have braces, what does that mean for your daily brushing routine? It means brushing your teeth just became even more important! We’re here to help with four tips to keep […]

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The Results Are In & Your Smile Is In Style

December 19, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) According to a survey conducted by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) more adults than ever are seeking orthodontic treatment.  As of 2012, more than 1.2 million people over the age of 18 have received treatment for a healthier, more beautiful smile. The treatment […]

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Damon Smile Website Wins 2013 W³ Silver Award

November 27, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) We’re thrilled to share that the Damon Braces website has been selected by the International Academy of Visual Arts as a 2013 W3 Silver Award winner in the category of health websites! The W³ Awards honor creative excellence on the Web, and the Damon […]

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Have a Fun and Braces Safe Halloween with these Candy Tips

October 21, 2013

(Special blog post contributed by Ormco, the manufacturer of Damon® Smile) Did you know nearly 600 million pounds of candy is purchased each year for Halloween? Between sticky caramels, sugary candy corn and gooey taffy, Halloween can be a frightful time for people with braces! To help you avoid severely damaging wires and brackets this […]

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