The Damon System
Dr. Grubaugh is excited to offer our patients The Damon System of braces. The Damon System is a scientifically-proven approach to orthodontic treatment.
Each bracket is self-ligating, with a built-in door that holds the wire passively to the bracket. Additional attachments like ligature ties, elastic rubber o-ties aren’t needed to hold the wire. This decreases friction so less force is required to move teeth.
This allows us to use lighter and more biologically compatible forces, minimizing the need for extractions of permanent teeth, headgear and high force palatal expanders (RPE).
Damon smiles are fuller, more natural and are achieved with lighter forces specifically designed to improve the overall result for each patient.
Damon braces are precise and effective. We can reduce the need for many of the time-consuming and complicated procedures that are used with traditional braces.
Fewer Visits to the Office
Because Damon braces work more efficiently, fewer adjustments are required. This means your appointments will be faster and fewer.
Due to the unique design of the Damon system, we can move your teeth into their correct positions with less discomfort than traditional braces. Also, Damon braces are small, comfortable and easy to keep clean.
Great for Both Children and Adults
Both children and adults can benefit from the Damon System. Children will benefit from a more pleasing smile as they enter adulthood. The System is very exciting for us and for the adult population, especially because more adults are seeking orthodontic care now more than ever. The Damon System is able to provide our adults with a more dynamic smile and youthful look.
Conventional Braces Compared to Damon Braces
Older style braces require rubber o-ties to hold the wires in place.
O-ties act like bungie cords - they cause friction and pressure, by holding the wires tight to the bracket. This makes treatment slower and less comfortable. The rubber o-ties also absorb plaque and bacteria.
Damon braces use a slide mechanism that eliminates friction and binding.
With the damon system, teeth move more freely, comfortably, and are much easier to keep clean.