Dr. Kevin and The A-Team use the Damon System rather than traditional braces

The Damon System is an innovative way of perfecting each patient’s smile much faster and with up to 700 times less pressure than traditional braces. This of course translates into shorter treatment time and far less discomfort during the process. All brackets are not created equal…. Damon System brackets use the most up-to-date technology and innovation.  Andrews Braces is thrilled to offer them here in our office in Sparks…

Damon® Brackets

Exceptional Strength for Extraordinary Performance
Experience the extraordinary strength and performance of the all-metal Damon® 3MX passive self-ligation bracket. Part of the clinically proven Damon System, the Damon® 3MX features a body of beautifully sculpted steel that elevates results and efficiency to an entirely new level.

Passive self-ligation technology minimizes archwire friction, facilitating faster tooth movement

Award-winning stainless steel metal-injection molding for exceptional strength and durability

Easy-to-use slide mechanism with deep funnel and backstop for quick wire changes

Advanced passive
self-ligation technology with low ligation force, minimizing frictional resistance for more efficient tooth movement

Smooth slot corners for reduced binding even in severe deflections

Ultra-smooth contours and rounded edges for maximum patient comfort and improved hygiene

Rhomboid-shaped bracket and pad with vertical scribe line for fast and accurate placement

Contoured base design for strong, reliable bond retention

Damon Clear vs. Invisalign

Damon Clear BracesInvisalign
Virtually InvisibleYesYes
Is Everyone a Candidate?YesNo1
Quality of ResultsExcellent. Effective at treating mild to severe crowding while delivering arch development and aligned teeth, bite and smile arc.Can be effective at treating mild to moderate tooth crowding but does not treat as effectively as braces, according to clinical studies.2
Long-Term ResultsRemovable retainer at night may be recommended.Higher relapse rate than braces.3 Removable aligner/retainer at night may be recommended.
ComfortDamon System braces have been found to be more comfortable than traditional braces, according to clinical studies.4May experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each phase of treatment.5
RemovableNot removable, this means that Damon Clear is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to move teeth quickly.Removable but must be worn a minimum of 20-22 hours a day to be most effective.5
Speech DifficultyNoMay temporarily affect speech (e.g., lisp) during treatment.5
CostRanges from $3,800 – $8,000 depending on treatment.Ranges from $3,800 – $8,000 depending on treatment.5

Invisalign is a registered trademark of Align Technology, Inc. Damon System/Ormco Corporation does not manufacture or license the Invisalign product. Damon System/Ormco Corporation is not endorsed, sponsored, affiliated or otherwise authorized by Align Technology, Inc.

  1. Neal D. Kravitz, Budi Kusnoto, Ellen BeGole, Ales Obrez, and Brent Agran South Riding, VA, White Plains, Md, and Chicago, Il; Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthod 2009; 135:27-35.
  2. Djeu G, Shelton C, Magazini A. Outcome assessment of Invisalign and traditional orthodontic treatment compared with the American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 2005; 128(3):292-298.
  3. Daniel 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. Angle Orthodontist, Vol 77, No 5, 2007.
  4. Berger J. Self-ligation in the year 2000, a comparative assessment of conventional ligation and self-ligation bracket systems. Journal of Clinical Orthodontics 2000.
  5. invisalign.com

Find Out What Damon™ Braces Can Do For You…


It’s pretty simple really. It’s all about YOU, welcoming, inclusive and extraordinary. It’s our promise and our quest to give you our best. We are committed to continue to be better every step of the way from start to finish with smiles that make it all worthwhile!