Before and After

A picture is worth a thousand words.  These Before and After pictures, graciously released by happy patients, show the "miracle" of the Damon bone widening and turn Traditional thinking and treatment upside down.

Before and After

Traditional treatment starts early to make the teeth fit the existing bone often through long and expensive multi-phase treatments, such as serial extraction of baby then permanent teeth, space maintainers to hold space internally during the loss of baby teeth, palatal expanders, jaw surgery, headgear, pistons, lip bumpers, jumpers, early braces with coils etc.   Most of these are unnecessary and sometimes undesirable compared with the Damon System of light force, low friction movement and expansion of the teeth, roots and supporting bone.  

Dr Wexel,  in his 15 years of vanguarding the Damon System in Tidewater,  has done FOR CROWDING virtually NO EXTRACTIONS,  NO PALATAL EXPANDERS,  NO TWO-FEE / EARLY-THEN-LATER BRACES.   In addition, compared to his Traditional braces, Dr Wexel feels the Damon Clear Braces are 9-12 mo faster, gentler, smoother, more predictable completion times, far fewer visits with less time off work/school, and far less expensive - for the patient.  So let the pictures do the talking.  You can Click on images,then Next, to navigate through larger views..


Damon Clear "miracle" at braces placement, at 2.5 mo first return visit, then,
 at 19 mo Reveal

The top pictures are front view and the bottom pictures are taken from the patients' right.  At the first appointment back after braces placement (2.5 mo) you can see the lateral incisors that were trapped inside, move out into line and carry the bone with them.  The fang cuspids and bone support move down & together expanding all the teeth and smile around them. Almost all crowding happens here due to the order in which the teeth erupt.  Our luck...the worst crowding occurs where we want the most widening! And this is the secret of the most spectacular Damon Hollywood smiles.  Damon braces widen your smile even when their isn't crowding, but when the teeth are erupting crowded, the more crowding you can tolerate for a short period of time before braces are started,  the more spectacular widening to the corners of the mouth we can reveal.  Hollywood!  Dr Wexel feels we lose widening potential for future esthetics and for relief of crowding and crossbites by starting too early.  In addition, 3-5 year early treatments started at 8-11 years old can burn patients and parents out with cost, travel, work and school missed; and,  Early-Later treatments in comparison studies often don't get as good a result as Single Later treatments when cooperation comes easier, more focused and isn't "spent".

Narrow Smile and Palate, Overbite, Openbite, Told 3x jaw surgery only option


Severe Crowding with Deepbite, Told 4 extractions only treatment option


Narrow Smile, Upper teeth protruding beyond lower lip  


Overbite, Deep Bite, Crowding and Narrow Smile


Severe Overbite, Deep Bite and Crowding


Severe Overbite, Deep Bite, Rabbitted Back Upper Teeth and Impacted Eyetooth


Large Front Space


Overbite and Spacing


Severe Crowding, Deep Bite, Narrow Smile