Damon braces are self-ligating, which means they don’t use elastic ties to hold the archwire in place.
Instead, Damon braces contain a sliding-door mechanism on each bracket to secure the wire.
As they don’t need elastic o-rings to keep the wires in place, the brackets are smaller, more comfortable and easier to keep clean. Also, with no o-rings on the braces, you are less likely to need an emergency appointment because the wire is more securely attached to the teeth. We also offer Damon Clear, an system that uses clear self-ligating brackets.
At first, it may take a couple days to get used to the braces. If there is any discomfort initially, painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen will help address it.