Having used the Damon System since 1998 and having served as the leader and instructor of The Damon Orthodontic Study Group of Texas since 2000, Dr. Anderson is quite familiar with its advantages. Light, continuous forces with reduced friction results in more efficient tooth movement and less discomfort. The high-tech, super elastic arch wires and springs used in this system deliver this kind of force, and work over a longer period of time. This often translates into more time between appointments, and less school and work missed.
The Damon system utilizes a sliding door technology with no steel or elastic ties. This reduces emergencies and provides more comfort to the patient. Round, colored elastic ties may be attractive, but are “magnets for food”, fatigue quickly and cause the teeth to move slowly due to increased friction.