ORMCO CORPORATION UNVEILS DAMON™ CLEAR2 AT THE 2014 DAMON FORUM

Next Evolution of Ormco's Aesthetic Passive Self-Ligation Bracket Features Two Times the Rotational Control


DAMON FORUM, PHOENIX (Jan. 16, 2014)—Ormco Corporation, a leading manufacturer and provider of advanced orthodontic technology and services, today introduced Damon™ Clear2, the only 100 percent clear self-ligating bracket, now with two times the rotational control*. Building upon its progressive line of Damon™ System products, Damon Clear2 features standard torque bracket enhancements and precision engineering for treatment efficiency and consistency.

"Ormco's self-ligating appliances boast the highest levels of quality engineering and manufacturing to deliver proven clinical performance," said Mark Hillebrandt, vice president of marketing and product development at Ormco. "Damon Clear2 represents the next evolution of our passive self-ligating bracket innovations—which have treated more than three million patients—offering today's progressive orthodontists the virtually invisible bracket consumers demand, now with double the rotational control for exquisite finishing and faster treatment."

With Damon Clear2, orthodontists have two times the rotational control due to a new ultra-precision slot. In addition to optimized standard torque brackets, Damon Clear2 features the same core design as the original Damon Clear low friction, passive self-ligating brackets, which are used with the Damon System's hi-tech light-force archwires and minimally invasive protocols.

Completely aesthetic with an unparalleled clear design, Damon Clear2 is the only self-ligating bracket manufactured with a completely clear body and door. With polycrystalline alumina (PCA) material, the bracket is virtually invisible and resistant to staining. Additionally, the Damon System's bracket bond strength and opening/closing forces ensures durability as well as comfortable wire changes and adjustments. Damon Clear2—an ideal solution for today's image-conscious adults and teens—is suitable for numerous cases including patients with crowding, flat profiles, open bites and individuals in need of crossbite correction and arch development.

Attendees of Ormco's 2014 Damon Forum will have the opportunity to pre-order Damon Clear2 at the event and doctors not attending the Forum can place pre-orders via www.ormco.com. The product will begin shipping in March 2014.

Media interested in speaking with an Ormco spokesperson should contact Robin Dwyer at 619-234-0345 or ormco@formulapr.com. Connect with Ormco on Facebook at facebook.com/DamonSystemBraces, or Twitter at @Ormco and @DamonBraces.

* As compared to Damon Clear, data on file. Standard torque, upper 3-3 brackets.

About Ormco

For over 50 years, Ormco has partnered with the orthodontic community to manufacture innovative products and solutions to enhance the lives of our customers and their patients. Distinguished products range from legacy twin brackets Titanium Orthos™ and Mini-Twin™ to self-ligating appliances with the Damon® System and active Prodigy™ SL. Ormco's Insignia™ Advanced Smile Design™ provides an all-inclusive solution with customized brackets, wires and placement trays for increased clinical efficiency. From personalized service to worldwide continuing education programs and marketing support, Ormco is committed to helping orthodontists achieve their clinical and practice management objectives. For more information, visit the Ormco website.