What is self-ligating braces or Damon system?
Self-ligating braces, aka Damon system are a range of brackets whose slot is closed by the use of a metal gate or clip, eliminating the need for elastic ties. The self-ligating brackets provide a number of advantages over conventional braces as follow.
- Reduce friction so teeth can move quickly and more comfortably.
- Reduce chair side and adjustment time.
- Fewer appointments are needed compared to traditional braces, usually 6-8 weeks interval between the appointments is required.
- It makes dental hygiene easy during treatment since there is no elastic ties which attract and collect plaque.