The Damon philosophy recognizes that to limit diagnosis exclusively to hard-tissue cephalometric criteria ignores soft-tissue symmetry. Of course, achieving the best facial balance possible must be done in conjunction with conventional treatment goals. The Damon System offers a unique mechanical system, a passive conduit that permits low forces to work in conjunction with the muscles of the face, tongue, bone and tissue. Low forces minimize discomfort and greatly increase the types of cases that can be treated to a symmetrical facial result without high-force expansion or extractions.
The Damon System is a revolutionary approach to Orthodontic treatment due to a unique Orthodontic bracket, which is attached to the teeth and high-technology archwires. Traditional braces used wires or elastics to hold the wire in the bracket. The Damon bracket utilizes a sliding mechanism over the bracket which allows the wire to be secured to the bracket without the need for ties.
What is the Damon System all about?
Actually it is a revolutionary approach to Orthodontic treatment due to a unique Orthodontic bracket which is attached to the teeth. Traditional braces used wires or elastics to hold the wire in the bracket.
The Damon bracket utilizes a sliding mechanism over the bracket which allows the wire to be secured to the bracket without the need for ties and the added friction and forces they require.
LSO treatments now achieve beautiful results generally without extraction of teeth because the Damon brackets allow us to work within the normal biological range of forces rather than overpowering the body's biology. Damon brackets are beneficial for patients of all ages. Adult patients benefit from them because of the low forces and can now enjoy more effective treatment than ever before. Damon brackets are also indicated for patients with periodontal (gum) problems due to the light forces they deliver. As a result we feel that the majority of our patients' treatments can now be finished with fewer visits and greater efficiency than ever before. Dr. Cure continues to develop the technique and lectures and chairs seminars on the system. Feel free to ask him or one of the staff about the Damon System. Ask one of them to show you the difference between the traditional method of tying braces and the Damon method of passive self-ligation.