Damon® braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon® bracket utilizes (sliding-door) technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket. No elastic or steel ties are needed with Damon® brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable, and more attractive than previous versions. In addition, Damon® braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are performed. While the metal version of these brackets is the most durable and the best choice for most teenagers and pre-teens, a clear crystalline version (Damon® Clear) is now available, especially for adult treatments.
Ceramic and crystalline braces are made of translucent (clear) material. These "invisible braces" are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. With traditional versions of these braces, the elastic ties utilized to hold the wires in place can discolour between orthodontic visits. However, we offer the Damon® Clear brace which does not require the elastic ties, avoiding the problem of discolouration and providing all of the other benefits of the Damon® System.
Like fingerprints, your smile is unique. And so is Insignia, a computerized system that combines digital treatment planning with specially made brackets and wires tailored to your specific dental anatomy. And because treatment is 100% personalized, patients often see a reduction in the amount of time they would ordinarily wear braces. Unlike off-the-shelf braces and wires, a treatment plan developed with Insignia creates a layer of meticulous detail that provides fast, accurate and predictable results. Insignia is available using either Damon Clear or regular Damon braces.
The Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign system. More complex orthodontic bite problems may require a combination of ceramic braces and Invisalign.