Damon System: 10 steps for efficient, predictable and stable treatment!

Toimumisaeg:12.01.2016 (T) – 13.01.2016 (K)
Lektor:Dr Sergey Tihhonov
Korraldaja:Ortomax OÜ
Lisainfo:Rohkem infot ja registreerimine:
info@ortomax.ee/ +372 622 8111


Passive self-ligation gives practitioner many advantages and possibilities… if the doctor exactly knows how to use them! Like Ferrari is useless without the excellent driver, the world best orthodontic appliance can “win the race” only with well educated and thinking specialist. Classical principles of diagnostic and treatment planning combined with contemporary philosophy of light forces gives us opportunity to achieve excellent and stable results for our patients.

In this 2-day course we will study all main steps in Damon System treatment – from planning to finishing. It will be useful for Damon beginners and more experienced users, also for doctors, working with any other appliances. No «aggressive promotion», no «very easy things», no only «selected cases», but the fair dialog. Let’s make our profession better!

Visit the course and
– feel more confident with passive self ligation
– be more effective and get better treatments results
– do less mistakes and avoid complications
– get really honest info, you can apply immediately in your practice


Proper diagnostic and treatment planning
Starting with finishing in mind: realistic goals of the treatment
Compromised and one jaw treatment – limitations and pitfalls
Severe crowding – extraction or non extraction, stripping, expansion
Review of treatment modalities in open bite, deep bite, cross bite, class 2 and 3 cases

State-of-the-art orthodontic appliances
Real advantages of passive self-ligation for every day practice
– differential resistance to sliding – importance and clinical implication
– better control during movement
– hygiene and comfort for patients
– time saving and efficiency together with high quality results
– real power of light forces
Damon Q and Damon Clear

Prescription: bracket torque and angulation selection
Torque and angulation understanding: easy about difficult
Torque and angulation realization in clinical practice
Selection of individual prescription for every case
Torque and gingival margin level

Precise bracket positioning: easy and predictable technique
Practical tips for correct rotations and angulations
Height selection in open and deep bite cases, smile arc protection, intrusion and extrusion
The role of height in posterior area for occlusion: the importance of marginal ridges aligment
Buccal tubes positioning in untypical molars
«Popular» mistakes in bracket placement

Clear understanding of wire selection: from theory to practice
The main features of wires: elasticity, plastic, force levels
Ni-Ti, Cu-Ni-Ti, TMA, SS, Ti-Nb wires
The activation temperature of Cu-Ni-Ti wires and it’s influence on the force level
Wire sequence protocols in different cases
The importance of light forces

Disartriculation – when, why, how
– anterior bite turbos
– posterior bite turbos
– disarticulation in high angle and low angle cases

Repositioning appointment – the “second chance”
– When, how and what to correct
– 9 things to check in repo appointment
– protocol of same bracket replacement

Working stage of treatment (major mechanics)
– SS or TMA, wire coordination
– intermaxillary elastics – wanted and unwanted effects
– auxiliary appliances
– extraction cases mechanics – en-masse retraction, anchorage, limitations

Finishing and retention – main rules
– when and how to finish
– bonded retainers
– removable retainers
– postretention algoritm