4 Benefits of Tie-Less Braces (AKA The Damon System)

What is the Damon System? What are the benefits of tie-less braces?

Have you ever seen a patient with tie-less braces? If you’ve been in braces and orthodontics long enough, you know the Damon System is one of the most common systems out there. In recent years, the use of tie-less braces has become more popular, not just because they are aesthetically pleasing, but because they also have some very real benefits that help active people stay active. So what are tie-less braces? The Damon System uses thermoplastic elastics instead of thin metal wires to move teeth.  Let’s go over some benefits!

1. Less Discomfort

There’s no doubt that Damon System are more comfortable than traditional braces. It’s believed that the sliding mechanism could allow teeth to shift or move at a more gradual and natural pace. For some people, this might create less pressure and friction, possibly resulting in less pain and discomfort. But again, this claim isn’t backed by science. Comfort with braces varies from person to person.

2. Easier to Clean

With the Damon System, the discomfort will be minimal. You’ll also benefit from the fact that Damon braces have fewer parts, which means you can clean your teeth more easily. Hygiene is much more difficult with braces but the Damon system makes it easy.

3. Fewer Orthodontic Visits

Self-ligating braces (like the tie-less braces) don’t require elastic bands and rely instead on a specialized clip to hold the archwire in place, which makes them more comfortable. As a result, fewer visits are needed. They also make it easier for orthodontists to adjust your teeth if necessary.

4. More Styles to Choose From

You can choose from different styles. There are options for clear and metal. You can even mix and match!


The tie-less braces (AKA the Damon System) isn’t for everyone but may work for you. The benefits are great. If this is something you are interested in, we need to make sure you are a candidate. Simply schedule a free consultation with our team of professionals and we’ll get you started.