The Damon System is a type of self-ligating braces. So, while the terms are related, they are not synonymous.
Self-ligating braces is a broad category that refers to any orthodontic system that uses a special self-ligating mechanism, rather than elastics or metal ties, to attach the archwire to the brackets. This allows the braces to adjust and move with the teeth over time and reduces friction, potentially making the treatment process more comfortable and efficient.
The Damon System, on the other hand, is a specific brand of self-ligating braces. They are known for their unique design, high-quality materials, and innovative technology. The Damon System emphasizes not just straightening teeth, but also enhancing the overall facial aesthetics of the patient.
So to put it simply, all Damon braces are self-ligating braces, but not all self-ligating braces are part of the Damon System. Other brands and types of self-ligating braces include Speed System, In-Ovation, and SmartClip, among others. It’s important to discuss with your orthodontist which type would be most beneficial for your specific needs and circumstances.