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Orthodontic treatment changes looks and outlooks. A healthy beautiful smile is just one of the benefits of braces. Along with improving oral health and overall health, orthodontics has boosted the self-esteem of countless patients, whether they had braces as a child or sought treatment as adults.

The Damon® bracket system has changed the way we can treat orthodontic patients today. This revolutionary system utilizes a unique passive self-ligating bracket and very light forces to achieve results beyond previously conceived expectations. Orthodontic treatment is now less time-consuming and more comfortable than ever before.


You will see changes in your smile the first few weeks of treatment, and, in the end, will have a great new smile that you will be proud of.

There is a perception that all braces and orthodontic treatments are the same. With all the options available today, it is more important than ever to carefully select your Orthodontist. The Damon® System that Dr. Silcher uses not only produces beautiful smiles and straight teeth, but allows him to enhance facial changes as well. We have never before had such an influence on the bone and soft tissues that support and surround the teeth.

How is Self-Ligating Treatment Different?

Traditional orthodontic therapy involves tying in archwires with colored elastics or small stainless steel wires. This can bind up the archwire and cause the teeth to move at a slower rate. Heavy forces must be applied to overcome inherent friction in the traditional bracket system. These heavy forces can overpower or crush the very delicate underlying blood vessels cutting off oxygen and nutrients. This can be more painful, actually slow down tooth movement and lengthen the time of treatment. The Damon® System, however, takes a completely different approach. It has a patented built-in sliding door that holds the wire allowing it to move more freely to straighten your teeth. We can use very gentle pressure, working with the natural forces of your body. This allows your dental arches to develop the way they were always meant to. In most cases, this is accomplished in far less time with fewer appointments and with far greater comfort!

Elastic ligatures create friction and require
more force and more frequent adjustments.
Damon® braces allow freedom of movement,
resulting in faster treatment with gentler forces.

The Most Comfortable Orthodontic Treatment Ever

The traditional thinking has been that heavy forces based on what a patient could tolerate were needed to move teeth. The Damon system has high-technology braces and wires, very light natural forces can now be applied to move teeth at a rate never seen before in orthodontics. This means lower forces on your teeth for more comfortable treatment.

Fewer Office Visits

Traditional braces use colored elastics to hold on to the archwire. The elastics have to be changed frequently because they can wear out and become discolored over time. Since the Damon® braces have a unique sliding door, they require fewer adjustments. The light force, high-technology wires continue to work for a longer period of time. This means fewer office visits than with conventional braces to help fit into your busy schedule.

Patients of all ages are enjoying more comfortable treatment in less time. And people all around the world are experiencing treatment far different than they would have with traditional braces or Invisalign®. Dr. Silcher is proud to treat patients to the very highest level of care in a shorter period of time with far greater comfort.

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