These are what many people commonly refer to as ‘train tracks’ and still the most widely used appliance to treat children within the UK. Now much more user-friendly than they used to be they are a cost effective and efficient way to achieve the movements required. You can also choose to personalise your appliance with coloured elastics!
Damon appliances are a special type of metal appliance that differs from conventional metal fixed braces in that they are ‘self-ligating’ which means elastics to hold the wire in place are not required. This is thought to help to speed up treatment by a few months and can avoid the need for extractions in some selected cases.