Virtually Invisible DAMON® CLEAR™ Braces Provide Patients with Fast, Comfortable Treatment, Extraordinary Smiles and Faces

National Orthodontic Health Month Highlights New Patient-Friendly Technology for Image-Conscious Adults and Teens

Oct 28, 2010, 11:00 ET from Ormco

ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- People who desire straight teeth and a fuller, more beautiful smile no longer need to settle for the limitations of traditional metal braces or clear aligners. Available from progressive orthodontists, DAMON CLEAR braces are virtually invisible while delivering fast, comfortable treatment that accommodates today's image-conscious adults and teens.

While traditional braces require elastic ties to hold wires in place, these ties can accumulate bacteria, may stain or "yellow" during treatment and often require "tightening" that can hinder tooth movement and prolong treatment. In contrast, DAMON CLEAR is part of the innovative DAMON SYSTEM, which combines "tieless" brackets with high-tech memory-shaped wires that don't need to be "tightened."  

DAMON CLEAR braces are resistant to staining and allow wires to move freely within the brackets themselves for better oral hygiene and aesthetics as well as fast, comfortable tooth movement.

"DAMON CLEAR braces are so discreet, people may not even notice you're wearing them," said Dr. Tom Pitts, an orthodontist with a private practice in Reno and associate clinical professor at the University of Pacific in San Francisco. He also serves as vice president of clinical affairs for Ormco Corp., which manufactures the DAMON SYSTEM.

"The smiles I'm able to create with DAMON CLEAR go far beyond just teeth straightening," said Dr. Pitts. "Patients can feel confident that DAMON CLEAR will not only deliver the aesthetics they want during treatment, but long-lasting, exceptional smile and facial results."

A major tenet of DAMON SYSTEM treatment is the use of light, continuous force wires with tieless brackets. The gentle pressure exerted by the DAMON SYSTEM discourages the need for tooth extractions and the use of headgear in the vast majority of cases.

In the spirit of National Orthodontic Health Month, which runs through October, adults and teens are urged to consult their local orthodontist to learn more about how they may benefit from DAMON SYSTEM treatment.


The DAMON SYSTEM has sold more than 3 million cases worldwide.  It continues to be adopted by orthodontists all over the world, and treatment costs are comparable to traditional braces and invisible aligners. For more information or to find a DAMON SYSTEM provider, visit

About Ormco

The DAMON SYSTEM is manufactured and distributed worldwide by Ormco Corp. For 50 years, Ormco has provided innovative products and services that help orthodontists deliver exceptional clinical results in the least amount of time and with the greatest patient comfort. Ormco is a subsidiary of Sybron Dental Specialties, Inc.  Sybron's subsidiaries are leading manufacturers of a broad range of value-added products for the dental profession, including the specialty markets of orthodontics, endodontics and implantology, and a variety of infection prevention products for use by the medical profession.  For more information, visit