Why the Damon System? Aren’t all braces the same?

We are proud to use the Damon Bracket System, the most efficient method for providing exceptional orthodontic treatment. Offering a significant advantage over traditional braces, this state-of-the-art technology moves teeth faster, is more comfortable and reduces treatment time. This remarkable bracket system has resulted in improved quality of treatment and a dramatically decreased need for permanent tooth extraction. Damon brackets are beneficial for patients of all ages. Adults benefit because of lower forces and faster treatment when compared to traditional braces.

Damon brackets are also indicated for patients with periodontal (gum) problems due to the light forces they deliver. The idea is that treatment forces should be just high enough to stimulate healthy tooth movement without putting stress on the blood vessels in the surrounding tooth supporting structures. By applying light continuous forces throughout every phase of treatment we are able to achieve healthy, comfortable and efficient tooth movement. As a result, our patients’ treatments can often be finished in less time, with fewer visits and far less discomfort than ever before. Feel free to ask Dr. Harrington or one of his staff about the Damon System. Ask us to show you the difference between the traditional braces and the new, improved and more passive method of orthodontic treatment.

More Than “Just Straight Teeth”

The technology provided by our orthodontic treatment system provides a dramatic impact on the face. Broader smiles and better profiles create beautiful smiles and beautiful faces.

A Great Smile and Face for a Lifetime

The shape and size of the dental arches (position of the teeth) have a dramatic impact on the support and appearance of lips and cheeks, especially as we age and mature. A smile is a gift that lasts a lifetime. In the same way, adequate support of the facial soft tissue helps to reduce the impact of aging. This is evident in the before and after photos.

Faster Treatment

A very recent study shows that patients treated with the Damon Bracket System finished an average of 7.2 months faster than those treated with conventional braces. Patients see dramatic results faster with the Damon bracket system.

More Comfortable Treatment

Patients report an average of 60% less discomfort when using Damon Brackets when compared to conventional braces. Also, our treatment system allows us to dramatically reduce the use of headgear and bulky palate expanders.

Less Extractions and Surgery

The technology available in our practice enables us to provide beautiful orthodontic results while removing very few permanent teeth. A broad, attractive smile often depends on retaining as many teeth as possible. Also, by utilizing orthopedic bite correction along with our orthodontic treatment, corrective jaw surgery can often be avoided.

Fewer Office Visits

Our advanced orthodontic system allows us to complete treatment with far fewer appointments, as much as 47% fewer than treatment with conventional braces. We always enjoy visiting but we realize your time is precious. The convenience of fewer adjustment visits spaced further apart will ease parent compliance. When utilizing the Damon System, Dr. Harrington can treat with far less extractions of teeth to achieve beautiful results because the Damon brackets allow her to work more conservatively within the normal biological range of the body’s accepted forces.

Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us to set an appointment.

South Bend: 574-233-7444

St Joseph: 269-428-2828

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3340 E. Douglas Rd.
South Bend, IN 46635


3004 Niles Rd
St. Joseph, MI 49085


Mon: 9am – 6pm
Tues: 8am – 5pm
Wed: 8:am – 5pm
Thurs: 8am – 5pm
Fri: Closed