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Damon braces

Damon braces largely eliminate the need to extract permanent teeth, and the brackets are designed to be held together by wire without the need for elastic bands.

By Zeel Editorial Staff, Last updated: June 26, 2012

Created by Dr. Dwight Damon, the Damon System is a new version of the traditional dental brace. Damon braces largely eliminate the need to extract permanent teeth, and the brackets are designed to be held together by wire without the need for elastic bands.

Damon braces are also smaller and less noticeable than traditional braces, and the brackets are available in both metal and a clear ceramic material.

What It's Good For

Damon braces can correct crowded, gapped and generally misaligned teeth. They can also treat underbites and crossbites.

Who it works for: Damon braces are particularly useful for patients with periodontal problems, because the wires are gentle and don't create tension on the gums.

Recommended age range: Patients of any age can benefit from Damon braces, assuming that they have all or most of their adult teeth.

When will I see results?: Damon braces are usually worn for just under two years (about 20 months is typical). In contrast, many other orthodontic systems need to be worn for three years.

How long it lasts: Damon braces can permanently straighten teeth. After the braces are removed, a retainer will be worn at night to keep the teeth from shifting out of line.

Key benefits of Damon braces: Damon braces are smaller than traditional braces, and are therefore less obvious.

Damon braces may also necessitate fewer visits to the orthodontist over the course of treatment. They are nickel-free and can be worn by people with nickel sensitivities.

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