The Damon Ultima System, a passive self-ligation bracket system, is designed to provide orthodontists with more rotation, angulation, and torque control for more precise finishing.
Ormco Corp announced the launch of its new Damon Ultima System, the company’s latest passive self-ligation braces. With this product release, Ormco is introducing a fully reengineered bracket and wire integrated system—what the company is calling “the first true full-expression orthodontic system.” The Damon Ultima System is designed to provide orthodontists with earlier and more precise control of rotation, angulation, and torque for more precise finishing.
“We are thrilled with the technological break-throughs made in developing the Damon Ultima System as part of our commitment to help orthodontists resolve wire-bracket slop issue that they have been working around for decades,” said Jeff Kappler, president of Ormco and senior vice president of Envista Holdings Corp. “Orthodontists can now achieve earlier precise control with rotations completed in the first Damon Ultima round-sided rectangular wire and full expression with the second Damon Ultima wire with lighter forces. In the Ultima clinical study of approximately 133 patients across eight U.S. orthodontic treatment offices, we have seen earlier rotational control in 98.8% of patients to date.”
The Damon Ultima System features a round-sided rectangular wire and a parallelogram-shaped slot in the bracket that are designed to fit together precisely to help eliminate play. The brackets are available in neutral, retrocline, and procline options for better torque control. Brackets are reportedly designed from the center point of the slot to line up with the FA point to express the desired torque and provide easier and more precise placement, according to the company.
Larger size and different material Damon Ultima archwires are available for more torque control for challenging transverse or leveling.
“After 52 years, I have finally been able to solve the problem with the significant play of the wire in the bracket slot that has often created excessive forces when bending archwires to compensate” said Dwight Damon, DDS, MSD, creator of the Damon Ultima System. “As the inventor of Damon Braces and pioneer of passive self-ligation appliances, the ability to transform orthodontic treatment using PSL as an alternative to conventional braces is now fully realized to the level I have always dreamed of. The Damon Ultima System is the epitome of reinventing how a special designed bracket and archwire assembly work together, providing orthodontists with ultimate control to deliver to patients the beautiful healthy Damon Smile in months-not years using biological sensible forces.”