Damon braces are fixed braces but self-ligating appliances that are fitted in the same way as traditional metal braces. However, instead of having brackets that tighten and adjust the braces regularly, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that attaches wires to brackets to move naturally with the teeth as they realign. This makes them more comfortable, better looking and able to provide strong results in a shorter time.
These braces use a different method for moving teeth into the right position. The braces are attached to memory wire that connects slide brackets without the pressure that traditional elastics often produce. They are then set to move your teeth gradually, tightening over time. The process uses less force than traditional braces, which often require supplemental treatment through tooth extractions and palatal expanders.
Treatment time with the Damon System is typically much faster than with conventional braces with practice visits every 6-8 weeks. Also, far fewer appointments are required during treatment. Shortest Damon treatment times will be around 6 months with more complex treatments lasting around a year.
Damon also has the option of Damon Clear, this has all the benefits of the traditional Damon system with the added bonus of clear braces. This means that patients with complex orthodontic needs can now benefit from transparent braces and a truly discreet treatment option. Damon Clear braces are ideal for patients who would prefer braces that are less noticeable; the braces are made from transparent materials and the brackets are stain-resistant.