ORANGE, Calif. (September 10, 2018)Ormco Corporation, a leading manufacturer and provider of advanced orthodontic technology and services, today announced the availability of Damon™ Q2 (DQ2), the newest addition to the Damon™ System. The new bracket system features 2x the rotation control¹, providing clinicians the versatility to help efficiently treat all cases with simplified mechanics. DQ2’s superior control allows for heightened treatment reliability2, efficiency, predictability, and flexibility.

“Following years of dedicated research and development, and by listening to and collaborating with our customers from all over the world, DQ2 provides optimal rotation control — something that today’s clinicians demand and desire,” said Matt Turner, president of Ormco. “Our commitment to innovation thoroughly inspired Damon Q2, empowering orthodontists to help efficiently treat to the best possible smile result.”

“I have been so happy with the new DQ2 bracket, and the performance and control that I am seeing,” said Dr. Stuart Frost, DQ2 user. “I have placed over 200 cases and I’m seeing such positive results that I have completely switched my cases over to the DQ2. It plays nice with Damon Q and the Damon Clear bracket, so I can combine them if needed. I love the new standard torque difference between the upper 1’s and 2’s, which gives me beautiful incisor alignment.”³

2x Improvement in Rotation Control 
DQ2 provides four solid walls with a refined precision slot and 2x the rotation control for optimal precision, predictability, and efficient finishing. Arming doctors with 2x rotation control helps provide them with the toolset needed to treat all cases with the utmost confidence and bracket reliability.²

Enhanced Tie-Wing Design 
DQ2 provides ample under tie-wing area4 to better accommodate all power chain, elastics, steel ligatures and other auxiliaries for treatment versatility. Designed for heightened patient comfort and aesthetics, the bracket system features a small profile and size with smooth, rounded corners.

Vertical Scribe Line, New Drop-In Hook and Modified Prescription 
DQ2 features a rhomboid-shaped pad and new vertical scribe line to guide desired bracket placement. The new DQ2 drop-in hook5 was designed to provide improved bending strength and durability with Ormco’s elastics and auxiliaries. Additionally, DQ2 provides a modified prescription6 for upper, central and lateral standard torque brackets, designed to deliver predictable finishing and efficient treatment.

“Over the years, we have used every version of the Damon System in our practice, and this may be the most significant enhancement to the system yet. We are very happy with the performance of our first few hundred cases,” commented Dr. Jamie Reynolds, DQ2 user.³

As the passive self-ligating (PSL) market leader, the Damon System offers a combination of PSL brackets, light force archwire sequencing and minimally invasive treatment protocols used to successfully finish over 6.5 million cases.

DQ2 is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, and select markets in Europe and the Middle East.

1 +2x U3-3 compared to original DQ bracket 
2 Compared to other Damon Systems 
3 Drs. Frost and Reynolds are paid consultants for Ormco Corporation 
4 Damon Q2 compared to Damon Q 
5 New drop-in hook available in Q4 2018 
6 Standard Damon 3MX prescription

To learn more about DQ2, please visit www.ormco.com/products/damon-q2/ or connect with your Ormco sales representative directly.

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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 twin brackets including Symetri™ Clear, Inspire ICE™, Titanium Orthos™ and Mini Diamond™ to self-ligating appliances with Damon™ Q2, Damon™ Clear2, and the Alias™ lingual Straight-Wire™ system, to the fully customizable Insignia™ system. From leading products and 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 Ormco at www.ormco.com or call us at 800-854-1741.

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