Damon Braces are one of the most discreet, fast acting and comfortable fixed brace systems available, providing excellent levels of tooth movement while remaining unnoticed inside the mouth.
The Damon Brace system uses ceramic-reinforced composite brackets, which blend in with the natural colour of your teeth. The Damon Brace will not be completely invisible like clear aligners, but they will only be noticeable from close up. The softer appearance of Damon Braces means that even if people do see them, the effect on the smile will be a great deal less severe than with traditional braces.
Damon Braces use friction-free, self-ligating technology, which requires no metal or elastic ties. These ties are often the main cause of gum irritation because they need to be tightened regularly. With Damon Braces the brackets use a slide mechanism to hold the wires, which provides optimum tooth movement without the excessive pressure from metal and elastic ties.
The combination of self-ligating memory wire and friction-free brackets leads to treatment that is 4-6 months faster than other fixed brace systems.
Damon braces are one of the only easy-to-clean fixed braces. Usually the fixed wires, brackets and elastic or metal ties of fixed braces create a feeding ground for plaque and bacteria. Damon Braces do not have these types of fiddly elastic or metal ties, which means they are a great deal more hygienic for the patient.
Although Damon Braces are not as discreet as invisible aligner systems, they provide a level of movement that removable aligners are unable to achieve. Problems such as overbites, crossbites, underbites and other complex cases are often unsuitable for aligners – but these issues can be remedied with fixed brace systems like Damon Braces. Fixed braces are also a great deal faster than removable aligners.