Damon braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon brackets are also known as self-ligating braces.
No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon brackets, instead, a wire is used that tightens and slides to the back as the teeth shift. This technology reduces friction and allows the patient to experience more comfort. The self-ligating technology works to reduce treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually required for braces.