The Damon 3 bracket is setting the standard for self ligation efficiency and quality. Imagine trying to drive down the road with your brakes on. That’s what it’s like when orthodontic wires are held in with the older style ligature ties. When you remove the ligatures, suddenly things start moving faster and with less force. That’s what passive self-ligation is all about, – low friction, low-force orthodontics with a system that delivers better performance and control.
The unique design of the Damon 3 bracket provides me, as an orthodontist, with a bracket that has four solid walls. Without elastic ligatures that fatigue, or springs that bend, control in tooth movement is assured. Torque, rotations, in-out discrepancies, and closing spaces, are made much easier and more efficient with the Damon 3 bracket.
The aesthetics of the Damon brackets are also much improved. With a combination of new clear composite resin and surgical-grade stainless steel, the Damon 3 brackets provide an aesthetic quality that patients really like.
Damon 3 brackets feature ultra-smooth contours and ergonomics unlike any other orthodontic appliance. With the combination of geometries that “sweep away” food and the absence of debris-attracting ligatures, Damon 3 brackets may be the cleanest and most comfortable brackets ever designed.
Damon 3 is much more than a well-functioning bracket. It’s the combination of passive self-ligating brackets, hi-tech archwires, and simplified treatment protocols that work together in a new low-friction, low force, system that is clinically proven to provide remarkable advantages over traditional orthodontic approaches.
In summary, the Damon system uses very light forces in conjunction with passive self-ligating brackets to provide remarkable advantages over traditional orthodontic approaches — faster treatment time, very few auxillary appliances and greater patient comfort. (See also www.damonbraces.com)
American Orthodontics Senior Product Manager Andrew Pietzner leads us through opening and closing methods for the Empower self ligating family of brackets. The self ligating clip on Empower metal, clear and molar tubes easily opens using one universal instrument, and closes with simple finger pressure. To learn more about Empower braces, please visit http://www.americanortho.com/empower.html.