The Damon Braces Difference
The Damon System utilizes a patented slide mechanism to connect archwires to the bracket while allowing the wire to move freely. The Damon System reduces friction and improves oral hygiene by eliminating elastic ties.
Traditional braces use elastic ties to hold archwires in place. Unfortunately, elastic ties create friction which can slow treatment down. Elastics ties have also been shown to collect harmful bacteria.
The Damon Smile
The Damon System gives you a broader smile than conventional braces —the type of smile preferred by more than two-thirds¹ of adults. The Damon System’s broad arch smile reduces dark triangles at your mouth’s corners and improves overall facial profile which may even help provide a more youthful look*.
Natural broad arch smile
Smiles with a broad arch show more teeth and fill the corners of the mouth more fully. The result is a more natural and appealing smile. A broad arch also provides facial support, which gives the face a more youthful appearance.*
Tipped-in teeth reduce brightness with dark corners.
Upright teeth for proper bite
Teeth may appear relatively straight, while still being tipped in (pictured) or flared out. Having the teeth upright and in the correct position helps the jaws to function properly and can protect against wear caused by improper bite. Upright teeth can also enhance a smile’s appeal.*
An important aspect of a beautiful smile is the smile arc. A smile arc is created when the curve of the teeth follows the curve of the lower lip, creating a naturally beautiful and flowing smile.*
Teeth that appear at the same level create a flat smile.
Treating a gummy smile
A smile with gingival excess, also known as a ‘gummy’ smile, can distract from the natural beauty of the teeth and face. Many Damon doctors can now treat gummy smiles to incredible results. Ask your Damon doctor about their experience treating these smiles.*
A beautiful smile is a good balance between gums and teeth.
*Stuart Frost, DDS, “The Artist Orthodontist: Creating An Artistic Smile Is More Than Just Straightening Teeth,” August 2018.
Teeth images have not been altered. Images courtesy of Dr. Stuart Frost.
While treatment time can vary, the Damon System has been proven to treat faster and require fewer appointments than traditional braces.
Light force, high-technology, shape-memory wires move teeth more efficiently, reducing office visits and treatment times to help you better manage your busy schedule.
Damon Braces’ innovative approach to orthodontics is more comfortable than conventional braces.
Light, gentle forces
That’s because the Damon System’s advanced technology uses light, gentle forces to move teeth to their correct positions more freely and more comfortably.
Reduced need for elastic ties
Conventional braces use elastics to tie the wire into the bracket which causes friction and pressure, making treatment slower and less comfortable.
Fewer tooth extractions or expanders
Damon doctors can now treat most cases without extractions, the removal of healthy teeth, or the use of headgear or palatal expanders to make space. These are more often required with traditional treatment and can be uncomfortable.
Better hygiene with the Damon System
Healthier for You
The light, gentle forces used by the Damon System promote efficient tooth movement and help improve oral health by preserving tooth roots. Lighter forces also help prevent undue gum recession and tooth loss.
The elastic ties of traditional braces have been proven to attract and collect plaque and bacteria. Because it does not require elastic ties, the Damon System helps improve oral hygiene and protect gum health.
“It was just amazing to see the transformation and I became way more confident. It was just an amazing experience.”
Traekon C., Actual Damon Braces Patient
“I have been using the Damon System exclusively since 2004 because it achieves results at a level that I could not achieve with traditional twin brackets.”
Dr. Kelly Giannetti
¹Source: Propeller Research, “Healthy Smile IQ” poll of 1,011 US consumers, September 14–17, 2019.