To compare Damon System treatment with conventional straightwire twin bracket treatment. Treatment times, number of appointments, quality of results, and patient comfort were evaluated.
A total of 132 orthodontic patients took part in the study. Out of those patients, 66 were treated with the Damon System (the author's first Damon cases), and 66 with conventional Mini Twin ("A" Co.) braces. Patients were surveyed and evaluated at each appointment and at completion of treatment. In evaluating treatment results, all aspects of orthodontic treatment were considered, including occlusion, alignment, facial aesthetics, dental aesthetics, TMJ considerations, and periodontal health.
As compared with conventional bracket systems, the Damon System is faster, requires fewer appointments, and is far more comfortable. Faster treatment times and increased time between appointments afford a significant reduction in the number of patients seen per day while simultaneously improving practice profitability. The quality of results with the Damon System was shown to be consistently excellent.
|Before Damon||With Damon||Difference||Practice Growth|
|Patients Per Day||78||48||-38%||+14.2%|