I had been a Damon user from the initial offering 15 years ago or more and have stuck with it over the years thru thick and thin. I attended all the meetings and continued to follow their advisements with time. The issues I was having was a lack of ability to finish a case to the level I desired. I made many changes as advised but it never got to the standards I wanted. I began to think I had lost my ability to finish cases and was thinking it was me and not the brackets. Remember “it is a poor carpenter that blames his tools”. I like several of my colleagues began to finish cases by trading out Damon brackets with twins to get better finishes but what a pain in the ___!
I decided to change to Carriere in the anterior six brackets in some of my Damon cases and found that finishing looked much better.
I decided to change to Carriere in the anterior six brackets in some of my Damon cases and found that finishing looked much better. After several months I elected to begin most cases in Carriere and found that not only was it easier to bond cases as the brackets fitted more naturally on the teeth but I found the number of repositions dropped dramatically. Overall the cases looked much better after 6 months than in Damon cases. I feel now after using them for about 9-10 months that many cases will treat 4-6 months sooner than in Damon Treatment and look better with less work. I now feel my Mojo is back.
For me I would not go back to Damon and I have not changed my treatment protocol for Damon treatment. Also they are less expensive. Seems like a win in simplicity, cost, time at chair, and improved treatment outcome quality. I am a converted Damon Doc. No the company did not pay me for this Endorsement.
John W Stieber DDS