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  1. 1. Did you know there are choices when it comes to which braces an orthodontist can use to straighten your teeth? And did you know that not all braces are the same? Before discussing with your orthodontist which braces are right for you, it helps to know what makes a great smile. Many patients think that a great smile is just straight teeth, but you’ll soon discover it is so much more.
  2. 2. Broad Smile with No “Dark Triangles” Full smiles display more teeth and have minimal dark space at the corners. Upright Teeth Teeth should not tip inward or flare outward. The teeth should sit perfectly upright within the mouth. Minimal Gingival Display An ideal smile shows minimal gingiva (“gums”). A smile is often the first thing people notice. And while you may think you know a great smile when you see it, did you know that quite a number of factors go into making a perfect, beautiful smile? Images courtesy of Dr. Tom Pitts
  3. 3. Broad Smile with No “Dark Triangles” Full smiles display more teeth and have minimal dark space at the corners. Upright Teeth Teeth should not tip inward or flare outward. The teeth should sit perfectly upright within the mouth. Minimal Gingival Display An ideal smile shows minimal gingiva (“gums”). A smile is often the first thing people notice. And while you may think you know a great smile when you see it, did you know that quite a number of factors go into making a perfect, beautiful smile? Smile Arc When smiling, the bottom of the upper teeth should follow a curve that mirrors the curve of the bottom lip. Facial Symmetry The teeth should evenly fill in the entire area of the smile but shouldn’t overwhelm your face. Front & Back Occlusion A great smile takes into account how all your teeth fit together for a perfect bite. When considering all of the attributes that make a great smile, it may seem impossible to achieve with just braces. But, thanks to the Damon System, it can be a reality. Images courtesy of Dr. Tom Pitts
  4. 4. It’s more than just a bracket. • Tie-less braces that don’t need to be “tightened” and are gentle to the teeth and tissues. • High-technology wires that move teeth quickly and require fewer adjustments than traditional braces. • A clinically proven treatment approach that aligns teeth and enhances facial aesthetics.
  5. 5. Damon System braces use a passive slide mechanism to maintain wires within the bracket, allowing them to move more freely. This reduces friction so teeth move quickly and more comfortably. Traditional braces use elastics or active clips that “bind” wires in place. Elastics and active clips used to hold the wire can act like parking brakes, resulting in friction and pressure, which can slow treatment and make it less comfortable. Traditional braces image courtesy of Dolphin Imaging & Management Solutions
  6. 6. Traditional Braces Damon System • Fast • Comfortable • Easy to keep clean • Available in metal or clear Clinically proven advantages1 Greater patient satisfaction – Fewer adjustments – Shorter treatment times 1Jeffrey Eberting, Sorin Straja and Orhan Tuncay. “Treatment Time, Outcome, and Patient Satisfaction Comparisons of Damon and Conventional Brackets.” Clinical Orthodontics and Research 4.4 (2001): 228-34. Print.
  7. 7. 1Jeffrey Eberting, Sorin Straja, and Orhan Tuncay. “Treatment Time, Outcome, and Patient Satisfaction Comparisons of Damon and Conventional Brackets.” Clinical Orthodontics and Research 4.4 (2001): 228-34. Print. 2J.Berger. “Self-Ligation in the Year 2000., A Comparative Assessment of Conventional Ligation and Self-ligation Bracket Systems.” Journal of Clinical Orthodontics (2000). Print. 3Daniel Kuncioa D, Maganzinib A, Sheltonc C, Freemand K. “Invisalign and Traditional Orthodontic Treatment Postretention Outcomes Compared Using the American Board of Orthodontics Objective Grading System.” The Angle Orthodontist, Vol 77, No 5, 2007. Print. 4Ricardo Alves de Souza, Maria Beatriz Borges de Araújo Magnani, Darcy Flávio Nouer, Clevérson Oliveira de Silva, Marlise Inêz Klein, Enilson Antonio Sallum, and Reginaldo Bruno Gonçalves. “Peridontal and Microbiologic Evaluation of 2 Methods of Archwire Ligation: Ligature Wires and Elastomeric Rings.” American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics (2008): 134(4):506-512. Print.
  8. 8. We all know that oral hygiene can be challenging with a mouth full of braces, but thanks to the Damon System, hygiene doesn’t have to be difficult. Traditional braces use elastic ties to hold wires in place. These ties collect plaque that can cause adverse gingival conditions. In fact, recent clinical studies show that elastic ties have higher plaque buildup with significant gingival bleeding 1 . Unlike traditional braces, the Damon System eliminates plaque-retentive ties and are easy to keep clean. 1Ricardo Alves de Souza, Maria Beatriz Borges de Araújo Magnani, Darcy Flávio Nouer, Clevérson Oliveira de Silva, Marlise Inêz Klein, Enilson Antonio Sallum, and Reginaldo Bruno Gonçalves. “Peridontal and Microbiologic Evaluation of 2 Methods of Archwire Ligation: Ligature Wires and Elastomeric Rings.” American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics (2008): 134(4):506-512. Print.
  9. 9. With traditional braces, orthodontists are often forced to pull crowded teeth in order to create space. The Damon System uses biologically sensible forces that work with the body’s adaptive processes to create space naturally. In most cases doctors using the Damon System can treat without extractions. Consider the following: • In some cases, tooth extractions can contribute to a flatter facial profile, especially with age. • A recent survey by BlueSuitMom.com reports that more than 40% of children have permanent teeth removed as part of traditional orthodontic treatment. • Check with your orthodontist to determine if you are a candidate for non-extraction treatment. In the few cases that require extractions, space is made to improve facial balance and symmetry.
  10. 10. 41mm 55mm Before After
  11. 11. The space between this patient’s front teeth is obvious, but note that many teeth are tipped inward, resulting in a narrow smile. This patient could be treated with traditional braces or aligners to make minor corrections or benefit from the Damon System and get more than straight teeth. Following treatment with the Damon System, this patient benefited from straight teeth as well as a broader smile and improved facial aesthetics.
  12. 12. Please note that while all cases can be treated with the Damon System, your doctor will determine if you are a candidate for treatment without extractions, surgery or auxiliary appliances. • No extractions • No rapid palatal expanders • No surgery • No headgear
  13. 13. Pro surfer Bethany Hamilton and subject of the film, Soul Surfer, was treated with the Damon System and now shares her story of smiling through adversity all over the world. “The Damon System transformed my smile, allowing me to confidently share my story of perseverance and encourage others undergoing adversity.”
  14. 14. The results that can be achieved with orthodontics today are far better than just a few years ago. We can now create beautiful smiles more quickly – most often without extractions or rapid palatal expanders. Treatment Time: 18 Months, 11 Appointments
  15. 15. New research shows that beautiful smiles are possible without extractions or rapid palatal expansion. Look how this full broad smile (achieved with the Damon System) helped transform this young girl into a beautiful young woman. Treatment Time: 18 Months, 11 Appointments
  16. 16. Notice the additional facial width, achieved without surgery... …and a dramatically improved profile.
  17. 17. With traditional braces, this case would have required extractions and/or a rapid palatal expander. With the Damon System, she was treated without extractions or an RPE and achieved a stunning smile and beautiful facial symmetry. Treatment Time: 17 Months, 9 Appointments
  18. 18. Research shows that a great smile and improved appearance may enhance a person’s self-esteem and confidence. Treatment Time: 16 Months, 8 Appointments
  19. 19. Many people see a noticeable change not just in their teeth, but in their entire face. That’s because the Damon System Bracelift™ can produce a full smile with spectacular aesthetics for a youthful face and profile.
  20. 20. Notice this patient’s Bracelift™ • A fuller, wider smile • Enhanced facial balance and aesthetics • Smooth cheek contours • Straighter, less crowded and crooked teeth
  21. 21. Note the dramatic improvements to this patient’s entire face following treatment with the Damon System. Treatment Time: 20 Months, 12 Appointments
  22. 22. This gentleman was amazed by the results of his orthodontic treatment. In addition to a dramatically improved smile, his teeth and surrounding tissue are now much healthier. Treatment Time: 18 Months, 10 Appointments
  23. 23. This is an excellent example of how the Damon System delivers much more than just beautiful straight teeth. Notice how a full arch form and broad smile enhance this woman’s appearance, and give her a more youthful look.
  24. 24. Treatment Time: 18 Months, 11 Appointments
  25. 25. • Virtually invisible • Fast treatment • Greater comfort
  26. 26. (1) Neal Kravitz, Budi Kusnoto, Ellen Begole, Ales Obrez, and Brent Agran. “How Well Does Invisalign Work? A Prospective Clinical Study Evaluating the Efficacy of Tooth Movement with Invisalign.” American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 135.1 (2009): 27-35. Print. (2) Garrett Djeu, Clarence Shelton, and Anthony Maganzini. “Outcome Assessment of Invisalign and Traditional Orthodontic Treatment Compared with the American Board of Orthodontics Objective Grading System.” American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics 128.3 (2005): 292-98. Print. (3) Daniel Kuncio, Anthony Maganzini, Clarence Shelton, and Katherine Freeman. “Invisalign and Traditional Orthodontic Treatment Postretention Outcomes Compared Using the American Board of Orthodontics Objective Grading System.” The Angle Orthodontist 77.5 (2007): 864-69. Print. (4) Jeffrey Eberting, Sorin Straja, and Orhan Tuncay. “Treatment Time, Outcome, and Patient Satisfaction Comparisons of Damon and Conventional Brackets.” Clinical Orthodontics and Research 4.4 (2001): 228-34. Print. (5) Invisalign.com. Align Technology, Inc. Web. www.invisalign.com. November 2010.
  27. 27. Featured are more examples of actual patients who experienced dramatic results with the Damon System – all achieved in less time and more comfortably than previously thought possible.
  28. 28. THANK YOU!

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