Damon System

From Ormco, the Damon System is a consumer branding approach to help you better connect with patients and capitalize on their growing demand for faster, aesthetically-pleasing orthodontic treatment that delivers remarkable results and a new, beautiful smile.

Case Studies

Face-Driven Orthodontics

The above cases have been selected to demonstrate new techniques in treating complex cases with the low-force, low-friction Damon System, while challenging traditional planning thought processes. Each case is intended to provide the clinician with an opportunity to view the impact of the Damon System on a patient's profile, face, bone and tissue, as well as the entire oromuscular complex.

Class I Cases

Treatment Of Class I Cases Using Physiologically Adaptive Mechanics

The following cases demonstrate how facial treatment planning should be the primary focus. These patients are obviously very crowded. Are the bones of the mid-face and body of the mandible smaller than normal or has there been an adaptation of the alveolar process to abnormal muscle forces impacting arch development?

Several years ago, extractions would have been the treatment plan without hesitation. But with improvements in technique and technology, patients can now be treatment planned and evaluated with the long-term implications on both profile (lateral view) and arch width and facial support (frontal view).

In viewing these cases, please note that great care has been given to using treatment forces that are just high enough to stimulate cellular activity without overpowering the periodontium and orofacial muscular complex. If the optimal forces are maintained, the alveolar bone and tissue can be moved with teeth.

Damon System Case Studies

Class I

Nonextraction Youth

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Patient with severe crowding and flat profile.

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Class I

Nonextraction Adult

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Patient with severe crowding and flat profile with tissue-grafting indication.

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Class I

Nonextraction Youth

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Patient with severe crowding and very flat profile.

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Class I

Nonextraction Adult

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Patient with open bite, posterior crossbite and deep, narrow palate.

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Class I

Nonextraction Youth

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Patient with open bite, posterior crossbite and narrow palate.

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Class I

Class II Youth

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Tooth guidance case with severe crowding and unilateral crossbite.

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Class I

Nonextraction Adult

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Patient treated for arch development.

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Class I

Nonextraction Adult

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Patient treated for arch development.

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Class I

Nonextraction Adult

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Patient with bi-maxillary protrusion treated nonextraction.

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Class I

Nonextraction Adult

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Patient treated for correction of anterior crossbite due to tooth loss with early elastics.

Class II Extraction Cases

"Extract For The Face, Not For The Space"

While Damon clinicians around the world report that they are performing extractions in far fewer cases, there is a time to extract. Extractions are recommended in extreme midline discrepancies where there are no other treatment options, setting up cases for surgery or to improve bone and tissue contours around extremely poorly positioned teeth without negatively impacting the patient's facial profile.

Extractions can also help meet anteroposterior occlusion requirement where other options have been eliminated. In addition, extractions may be performed in severe bimaxillary protrusion cases where correcting severe crowding without extractions will have a negative effect on the profile.

The following extraction cases demonstrate treatment using the Damon System in which extractions were performed for the face, but not for space.

Damon System Case Studies

Class II

Division 1 Extraction Youth

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Class II

Division 1 Extraction Youth

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Class II

Extraction Adult

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Class II Non-Extraction Cases

Treatment Of Class II Adults Without Extractions

One of the biggest challenges in clinical orthodontics is treatment planning for nongrowing Class II patients. Clinicians are often faced with treating adult Class II cases with significant overbite or overjet in which the profile and lateral facial support will be greatly impacted by our treatment-planning decisions. The following cases demonstrate how the Damon System and Class II elastics can have a profound impact on the treatment of these types of cases if certain principles are followed.

Damon System Case Studies

Class II

Division 2 Nonextraction Adult

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Class II

Division 2 Nonextraction Adult

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Herbst®* Cases

Clinical Principles Of Herbst Treatment

The powerful combination of the Herbst and the Damon System enables clinicians to simplify treatment mechanics and convert the most challenging cases into routine clinical orthodontics. Advancing the Herbst slowly, letting it work for a long period of time, and retaining with a night splint are key elements for success.

Damon System Case Studies

Class II

Division 1 Nonextraction Youth

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Patient with severe crowding and flat profile.

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Class II

Nonextraction Adult

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*Herbst® is a federally registered trademark of Dentaurum, Inc.