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Features & Benefits
Precision Bracket Placement
Damon Clear is the culmination of a comprehensive development effort involving several multi-site in vivo studies, third-party university research and extensive design tests. As part of its development, Damon Clear was evaluated in terms of strength, aesthetics and comfort. This evaluation included the following:
- Three multi-site in vivo clinical trials involving 335 patients and 2,010 Damon Clear brackets. The reported rate of Damon Clear bracket failures decreased from 3% in the first clinical trial to less than 1% in subsequent trials following adoption of proper wire sequence protocols.
- A series of in vitro design verification tests to compare various designs of Damon Clear with In-Ovation C and other Damon brackets. Compared with In-Ovation C, Damon Clear showed up to 70% greater rotational strength, 13% greater torque strength, 13% greater tensile debonding strength, and 57% greater shear debonding strength. Damon Clear slides were less likely to open in error during treatment than In-Ovation C. Compared with the earlier design of Damon Clear used in the first two clinical trials, the final production version of Damon Clear showed 73% greater bracket ear strength and 169% more rotational strength.
- Third-party researchers conducted two in vitro studies to simulate any in vivo wear and evaluate the strength of Damon Clear brackets. Damon Clear experienced no structural wear after one year of simulated in vivo use.
- Two in vitro stain tests were conducted using Damon Clear for up to eight weeks using coffee, mustard and red wine as well as various adhesives and primers from different manufacturers. Damon Clear was resistant to staining.
- An in vivo debonding evaluation compared debonding of Damon Clear brackets with debonding of In-Ovation C brackets. During testing, independent clinical evaluators rated Damon Clear as easier to use than In-Ovation C. Patients rated Damon Clear as more comfortable during debonding than In-Ovation C.
Damon Clear is designed for use with Ormco's proprietary force-calibrated archwires for fast, efficient tooth movement. For optimal performance and reliability, proper Damon mechanics and archwire sequencing must be employed.
From Damon Optimal-Force Copper Ni-Ti® to Low-Friction TMA™ and stainless steel, each wire is backed by Ormco's technologically advanced manufacturing and quality control processes. That means unsurpassed batch-to-batch consistency for reliable, predictable results.
Each wire must have sufficient time to express itself before progression to the next wire. For anterior torque expression, use either pre-torqued nickel-titanium archwires to make the appropriate bends in TMA or titanium niobium. For rotational bends, use TMA or titanium niobium.
Do not make finishing bends in stainless steel wires, since such bends may result in fractures.
The Damon Clear Debonding Instrument must be used to debond the Damon Clear bracket. The instrument's jaws and wedge are specially calibrated to the profile and base of the Damon Clear bracket, resulting in a fast, comfortable debonding experience for patients. No flash removal using a burr or scaler is required.
With the wedge of the instrument positioned on the occlusal side of the bracket, place the instrument jaws behind the gingival and occlusal tie-wings. Squeeze the instrument handle to close the jaws around the bracket body.
Continue squeezing the instrument handle to engage the wedge and advance it toward the bracket pad. As the wedge comes into contact with the tooth, it will peel the bracket from the tooth. NOTE: Twisting the instrument while gripping the bracket may result in patient discomfort and/or bracket deformation.
Please find the Product Configuration File and Listings for Damon™ Clear2 below.