Faster Treatment Time

Third-party studies including one study by Tagawa prove that treatment time using the Damon System is up to seven months faster than other orthodontic appliances.1 That’s because the Damon System exhibits 99.5% less friction than active self-ligating brackets and 99.8% less friction than conventionally ligated twins according to a study by Vourdouris.2 Berger reports that such a dramatic reduction in friction has been linked to shortening overall treatment time.3

Average Arch Leveling and Total Treatment Times (in months)
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Number of Treatment Appointments
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Patient Discomfort
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1Tagawa D. From good to great: The Damon System vs. conventional appliances: a comparative study. Clinical Impressions 2006; 15-1.
2Vourdouris JC. Interactive edgewise mechanisms: form and function comparison with conventional edgewise brackets. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 1997; 111:119-143.
33Berger J. Self-ligation in the year 2000, a comparative assessment of conventional ligation and self-ligation bracket systems. Journal of Clinical Orthodontics 2000.