Damon Braces

The team at Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry makes achieving a great smile easy and convenient. Have you considered fixing crowded or crooked teeth but want a more discreet solution than traditional metal braces? Our team offers two state-of-the-art clear aligner services in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Contact our team today at 888.339.8108 to learn more about our orthodontic treatments and the average cost and benefits of clear aligners.

a teen girl smiling with Damon braces

Damon Braces

Children's Orthodontist in Chapel Hill, NC

At Clifton & Mauney Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we believe every child deserves to develop a healthy, beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime. Drs. Lenise Clifton & Charles Mauney work with every patient on an individual level, designing personalized treatment plans that take a holistic approach to designing a healthy smile for life. We have years of experience treating patients throughout the Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Durham areas, and we’ve developed the skills and expertise to make every visit to our office a pleasant experience for everyone – even the little ones! We strive to make treatment comfortable and convenient for our patients, which is why we’re excited to offer Damon braces at our office.

New Technology for a Time-Tested Treatment

Braces are the most common and reliable treatment in orthodontics – and the Damon System takes braces to the next level. The Damon System harnesses advancements in orthodontic technology to create a new type of braces that offers a faster, more comfortable, and more effective overall treatment. By using special self-ligating (“tie-less”) brackets, Damon allows each bracket to move along the archwire as necessary. This increases the flexibility of the braces, letting us design treatments that move teeth faster and more precisely.

a young man and woman smiling to show off their smile with braces
an adult man smiling while wearing damon braces

The Benefits of the Damon System

Damon’s special self-ligating brackets offer a number of advantages to traditional braces, and we work with our patients specifically to maximize the effectiveness of their treatment:

At Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry, clear aligners are also custom-made, so you don’t have to worry about them not fitting.
a close up of the damon braces self ligating mechanism


Damon 3 Brackets

In addition to regular Damon brackets, we also offer a variety of specialized Damon treatments. Damon 3 brackets combine stainless steel with a translucent material for a more discreet, aesthetically appealing bracket without sacrificing performance. You get all the benefits of the Damon system, plus a more streamlined, discreet bracket for an improved treatment experience.

a close up of the damon braces self ligating metal mechanism

Spark Aligners

Damon 3MX Brackets

The all-metal Damon 3MX bracket takes performance to the maximum. The 3MX bracket utilizes the best that Damon technology has to offer, providing an unparalleled treatment experience. The all-metal, stainless steel construction makes the bracket easier to keep clean and protects from bacteria and decay, while the rounded edges of the bracket make treatment even more comfortable.

an upclose image of the self ligating feature in damon system braces


Damon Q Brackets

Damon Q brackets are a brand new system that utilize the latest advancements in orthodontic technology.

Made from high-grade stainless steel, these brackets have a smoother, more rounded surface that increases comfort without sacrificing efficacy. They offer a variety of technological advancements that let us place the brackets and wires with better accuracy than ever before, ensuring the most effective treatment possible.

a close up of the damon clear braces mechanism

Spark Aligners

Damon Clear Brackets

Now, you can get all the advances of the Damon system with the aesthetic benefits of clear braces. Damon Clear combines the revolutionary design of Damon brackets with a transparent, aesthetically pleasing polycrystalline alumina (PCA) material 

that resists stains from wine, mustard, coffee, and more. It’s a perfect way to get effective, comfortable, and convenient treatment while still remaining discreet.

a woman pointing to her wearing damon braces

Contact Your Pediatric Orthodontist in Chapel Hill, NC Orthodontist in Chapel Hill, NC

If you want your child to have the most comfortable, effective, and quick treatment process possible, Damon brackets may be the perfect solution. Feel free to call us at 888.339.8108 for more information or reach out to us at our contact page with any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation, you can request one online. We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to helping your child develop a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime!

Damon FAQ


Most people who are thinking of improving their smiles with orthodontic treatment would like their treatment to be fast, comfortable, convenient, and discreet. All these things (and more) are possible with the Damon System of braces we have here at Clifton & Mauney. Through the use of self-ligating or “tie-less” brackets, Damon braces can move teeth faster and more comfortably than standard braces. Since the brackets use what’s called “sliding door” technology to hold the archwire in place, Damon braces never need tightening, which means there are fewer orthodontic appointments to schedule, for treatment that’s very convenient.
Below are some of the most frequently asked questions about Damon braces that can help you decide if this is the right treatment for you or your child.


What makes treatment with Damon braces different from treatment with regular braces?

A: Traditional treatment often requires the removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space. This treatment approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat facial profile. Damon takes a clinically-proven treatment approach that comfortably aligns the teeth and enhances facial aesthetics, usually without the need for extractions or expanders.

Q: How long would I have to wear Damon braces?

A: There is no set answer to that question as it all depends upon the severity of your orthodontic problem. Once our Chapel Hill orthodontist has examined your teeth and bite, we’ll let you know how long you can expect to be in treatment. We can tell you that treatment with Damon braces is typically much faster than treatment with conventional braces, plus you’ll have more free time during treatment as there are fewer orthodontic appointments to make.

Q: Since Damon braces work so quickly, are they hard on the teeth or unsafe to wear?

A: Absolutely not. Damon braces are fast because gentle, low-friction, biologically-sensible forces are used to safely move teeth.

Q: Are Damon braces unsightly and bulky?

A: No. Damon braces feature small brackets with smooth rounded surfaces that make treatment both discreet and comfortable.

Q: Can adults be treated with Damon braces?

A: Absolutely! Many of our patients wearing Damon braces are adults who really appreciate how discreet, fast, and comfortable treatment is with these modern braces.

Q: How much does the Damon System cost?

A: We understand that cost is a concern for anyone considering orthodontic treatment. However, we cannot give you a specific answer to that question as the cost of your treatment with Damon braces will depend on several things like the severity of your orthodontic problem, how long your treatment will take, and the type of Damon braces you choose. We can tell you that the cost of Damon braces is similar to the cost of traditional braces. Once our Chapel Hill orthodontist has developed your customized treatment plan, we’ll tell you exactly how much your treatment will cost before you start treatment.

Q: What payment options do you offer?

A: Whether your child needs to see our Chapel Hill pediatric dentist or you want to improve your smile with our orthodontic treatment, we never want finances to stop your family from getting the pediatric dentistry or orthodontic care you need! That’s why we offer many payment options at our practice and will work closely with you to help you choose the right way to pay for the treatment you need.

Contact Your Local Chapel Hill Orthodontist

If the idea of improving your smile quickly and comfortably with Damon braces has you excited, then it’s time to visit us for a complimentary orthodontic evaluation! To schedule your first visit with us, call our office at 888.339.8108 or complete the appointment request form on our website. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you improve the appearance and health of your smile!