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How to shorten the treatment period

Damon system (A future model for the orthodontic device)

The wire to move the teeth used to be fixed to the bracket (the device to attached to the dental surface) using a thin wire or rubber band for the traditional treatment methods.

Recently, various devices applied to the self-ligation (the method to fix the wire by the shutter system) commencing with the Damon system, have been developed. (Clear snap, smart clip, mini clippy, etc.)

These make the treatment effective for the muscle around the mouth by a "weak orthodontic force" and "weak friction" using the current high-tech wire, and arrange irregularity of teeth with expanding the back teeth without pushing mouth lips to the front side.

Advantages for the self-ligation device

  1. Less pain when moving the teeth
  2. About 30% shorter of the treatment period
  3. Less clinical visits
  4. More possibilities for the treatment without removing teeth
  5. Friendly to the tissue to support teeth
  6. Natural and beautiful smile on the lips because of the design to apply to the biological force

Disadvantages for the self-ligation device

  1. The treatment will be from the front side of teeth.
  2. It stands out because of the metallic device for the current and precise shutter system.
  3. Uncomfortable feeling because the device is larger than the traditional one.

Examples of clinical trial study by the Damon system

Treatment case #1

6 months after starting the treatment

Treatment case #2

3 months after starting the treatment

Treatment case #3

6 months after starting the treatment (Left central incisor on the lower jaw was removed.)

As stated at the "Disadvantages" in the above, commencing with the Damon system, most of the self-ligation system are currently the metallic device because of the structure for the shutter part.

If you think that "the self-ligation system may be good because of less treatment period with less painful device, but no thanks for the metal on upper front teeth!", then currently developed aesthetic bracket which is transparent and not standing out is recommended with the same function. (Clear snap, Dentsply Sankin)

We consider that the requests by all of our patients are the priorities when either device is selected.

There is no different of the cost for the aesthetic bracket, metal bracket or self-ligation system bracket for the treatment on the front side of teeth.
*The cost for the treatment from the back side of teeth is additional.
*Please refer to the items on Orthodontic treatment from the back side of teeth for details.

Blin-Ayusawa Orthodontic Clinic > How to shorten the treatment period


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