Damon® Smile Info

Damon Smile

Dr. Annette Cserna and our Lincoln and York orthodontic teams are pleased to offer our patients Damon Smile self-ligating braces. Damon braces use a gate mechanism to hold the archwire in place, reducing the amount of friction exerted on the teeth and allowing the teeth to move more freely, quickly, and comfortably. Thanks to these frictionless braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster, easier, and with less discomfort than you ever thought possible!

A specialist in the field of orthodontics, Dr. Cserna has chosen to exclusively utilize Damon braces for our patients undergoing orthodontics with brackets. We have used Damon technology for more than 14 years, creating more beautiful smiles for our patients than we can count! 

Damon Smile Braces – A world without elastic ties!

Damon braces use a specialized gate in place of elastics to hold the wire into place. These gates help reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth. As a result, treatment with Damon Smile is often faster and requires fewer adjustments than traditional braces.

Damon Smile

Damon Smile facilitates healthy tooth movement which may minimize discomfort and create beautiful Damon Smiles that last a lifetime!

Braces are the beginning, but the system makes the smile!

Damon Smile is not just about revolutionary braces and wires; it’s a whole different approach to treating patients.

Damon Smile


Damon frictionless self-ligating braces eliminate the need for elastic or metal “ties.”  Because these brackets are frictionless, less force is needed to move the teeth along the archwire.  

Treatment Time

While the time needed in braces will vary from case to case, treatment time with Damon Smile is typically much faster than with conventional braces. Also, far fewer appointments to our Lincoln or York offices are required during treatment, making your Damon experience convenient and hassle-free. Typically, our patients only need to visit our office every four to eight weeks so Dr. Cserna can monitor their progress.


Even though Damon Smile works so quickly, the use of gentle, low-friction force means less discomfort for you. Very light “shape memory” alloy wires are used, gently guiding your teeth to their ideal position.


Damon braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable, and easy to keep clean. Without elastic ties, which attract and collect plaque, Damon braces make dental hygiene more attainable during treatment. Plus, Damon Smile is available in clear brackets for patients who want a great smile without sacrificing aesthetics.