Damon Orthodontics

Orthodontics Through the Ages: Treatments for Different Life Stages

Smiles, they transcend time and age, reflecting our unique journeys through life. Orthodontics, the art and science of aligning smiles, has evolved over the years to cater to the diverse needs of different life stages. At Damon Orthodontics, we believe that every smile tells a story, and we’re here to ensure that your smile’s journey is marked with confidence, comfort, and beauty.

Imagine a world where smiles know no bounds – where the laughter of a child, the confidence of a teenager, the elegance of an adult, and the wisdom of a senior all shine brightly. This is the world we envision at Damon Orthodontics, where age is just a number and your smile is a timeless masterpiece.

We are not just straightening teeth; we’re shaping lives. We’re committed to understanding the unique needs of each individual, and we’re passionate about tailoring our treatments to every life stage. From the enthusiasm of youth to the wisdom of age, our orthodontic solutions are designed to enhance your smile’s natural beauty while embracing the realities of your stage in life.


Just as a seed planted early yields a strong and healthy tree, the same principle applies to orthodontic care. At Damon Orthodontics, we recognize the significance of early intervention in creating a foundation for lifelong oral health and confidence.

Have you ever wondered when is the best time to begin orthodontic treatment? While an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there’s an optimal window that ensures the best results and the shortest treatment duration. According to the American Association of Orthodontists, the initial orthodontic evaluation should take place at the first sign of orthodontic concerns or no later than the age of 7.

Why such an early start? It’s because at this age, orthodontic treatment might not be immediately necessary, but a thorough examination can predict the most opportune time to initiate treatment. Think of it as planting the seeds of a beautiful smile – the right conditions at the right time lead to the most remarkable growth.

Our orthodontic experts, Drs. Clay and Paul Damon, are not only pioneers in the field but also compassionate caregivers dedicated to making a difference. With a strong lineage rooted in Spokane, they continue a tradition of serving the community that spans decades. The legacy of expertise and care has been passed down through generations, with Dr. Clay’s father establishing the original Damon practice downtown before moving to its current location. Dr. Paul’s father also contributed significantly, founding a practice in Spokane Valley.


Imagine a world where your journey to a straighter smile is not only efficient but also remarkably comfortable. At Damon Orthodontics, we bring this vision to life with the revolutionary Damon Braces – a testament to cutting-edge orthodontic technology combined with a focus on your comfort and well-being.

Damon Braces represent a departure from traditional orthodontic approaches. Say goodbye to the discomfort of rubber bands and frequent adjustments. Our Damon Braces feature a tie-less system, minimizing friction and promoting faster tooth movement. The result? Shorter treatment time and fewer appointments, saving you precious time in your busy schedule.

The secret behind Damon Braces lies in their self-ligating mechanism. Unlike traditional braces that require manual adjustments, Damon Braces utilize memory wires that gently and gradually slide and adjust to the brackets. This natural progression of tooth movement not only enhances your smile but also elevates your overall comfort throughout the treatment process.

Research speaks volumes about the effectiveness of Damon Braces. A study conducted by Eberting, Straja, and Tuncay found that Damon Braces reduced treatment time significantly, from the traditional average of 30.5 months to just 24.5 months. Moreover, participants using Damon Braces required 7 fewer appointments on average, demonstrating the remarkable efficiency of this innovative solution.

At Damon Orthodontics, our commitment goes beyond just achieving a beautiful smile. We prioritize your comfort and convenience, ensuring that your orthodontic journey is as smooth as possible. The aesthetic aspect is equally important, and Damon Braces excel here too. Their discreet appearance, with brackets that are less noticeable than traditional metal braces, means you can smile confidently throughout your treatment.


For those who seek the perfect smile without compromising their appearance, Damon Orthodontics introduces an exceptional solution: Damon Clear Braces. With these braces, you’ll experience the best of both worlds – effective orthodontic treatment and the confidence of an aesthetically pleasing smile.

Damon Clear Braces are a testament to innovation, combining advanced orthodontic technology with a focus on discretion. If you desire a treatment that’s virtually invisible, Damon Clear Braces offer a clear advantage. Unlike other clear braces, Damon Clear Braces don’t have visible metal brackets or elastic ties that might discolor over time. These braces are designed to maintain their clear, stain-resistant appearance throughout your treatment journey.

The magic behind Damon Clear Braces lies in their effectiveness and comfort. Similar to their traditional counterpart, these braces use the same self-ligating mechanism for efficient tooth movement. You’ll experience the same benefits – reduced friction, shorter treatment duration, and fewer appointments. The difference is in the aesthetics – Damon Clear Braces blend seamlessly with your teeth, allowing your smile to shine through even during treatment.

When comparing clear braces options like Invisalign, Damon Clear Braces stand out for their ease of wear and maintenance. Unlike removable aligners, Damon Clear Braces are fixed in place, working 24/7 to achieve your desired results. This means no worrying about misplacing aligners or the need for constant removal during meals.

At Damon Orthodontics, we believe that orthodontic treatment should enhance your life, not complicate it. Our Damon Clear Braces offer a clear path to a confident smile, and we’re committed to guiding you every step of the way.


Imagine achieving a straighter smile without the appearance of traditional braces. With Invisalign®, the future of orthodontics is here, and Damon Orthodontics is proud to be a certified provider of this remarkable treatment. Whether you’re a working professional or a busy student, Invisalign® offers a clear and convenient path to a beautifully aligned smile.

At Damon Orthodontics, we understand that appearance matters, and Invisalign® is the epitome of discreet orthodontic treatment. These custom-made clear plastic aligners gently and gradually shift your teeth into their desired positions. The best part? The aligners are nearly invisible, allowing your natural smile to shine through.

One of the key advantages of Invisalign is its flexibility. Unlike traditional braces, Invisalign® aligners are removable, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions. Simply remove the aligners before eating or drinking, and maintain your oral hygiene routine without the hassle of navigating around brackets and wires.

Your journey with Invisalign® begins with a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. You’ll receive a series of aligner trays, each to be worn for about two weeks. As you progress through the trays, you’ll witness the transformation of your smile, step by step.

At Damon Orthodontics, we’re more than just orthodontic providers – we’re smile architects. Our certified Invisalign® expertise ensures that your treatment is not only effective but also comfortable and hassle-free. With our guidance, you’ll experience the confidence that comes with a straighter smile, without the inconveniences of traditional braces.


The pursuit of a great smile knows no age limits. At Damon Orthodontics, we believe that every stage of life deserves the confidence of a straight and beautiful smile. If you’re an adult seeking orthodontic solutions, Invisalign offers a transformative journey tailored to your unique needs and lifestyle.

Gone are the days when braces were synonymous with adolescence. In fact, more adults than ever are embracing orthodontic treatments to enhance their smiles and improve their overall oral health. Whether you missed out on treatment as a teenager or are experiencing shifts in your teeth over time, Invisalign offers a discreet and effective solution.

Invisalign for adults is more than just about aesthetics; it’s about holistic well-being. A misaligned bite can lead to various oral health issues, affecting your gums, teeth, and jaw. Moreover, studies have shown that a healthy smile can have positive impacts on self-esteem, confidence, and even professional success.

With Invisalign, you’ll experience a treatment that aligns with your busy lifestyle. The clear aligners are virtually invisible, allowing you to maintain your professional appearance without feeling self-conscious. Their removability means you can enjoy your favorite foods and maintain your oral hygiene routine with ease.

At Damon Orthodontics, we understand that adult orthodontics require a personalized touch. Our experienced team, led by Drs. Clay and Paul Damon, will guide you through the process, creating a treatment plan that aligns with your goals. Whether you’re preparing for a major life event, such as a wedding or a milestone birthday, or simply want to invest in yourself, Invisalign offers a journey that’s both convenient and transformative.


A good night’s sleep is essential for overall well-being, yet for some, it remains an elusive dream. At Damon Orthodontics, we understand the impact of sleep on your health, and we’re here to provide solutions that go beyond orthodontics. If you or a loved one struggles with snoring or sleep disruptions, it could be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

Snoring is a common issue, but when it becomes habitual and accompanied by daytime sleepiness, it might indicate a more serious condition – OSA. Untreated OSA can have far-reaching consequences, increasing the risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and more. Fortunately, there’s a solution that addresses both the quality of your sleep and your overall health.

At Damon Orthodontics, we offer Oral Appliance Therapy, a remarkable approach to managing snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. This therapy involves a custom-fitted oral appliance designed to maintain an open and unobstructed airway during sleep. Unlike CPAP machines, which can be cumbersome and uncomfortable, our oral appliances are small, comfortable, and easy to wear.

We understand that sleep disorders can affect individuals of all ages. As part of our commitment to comprehensive care, our orthodontists screen every adolescent patient for sleep disordered breathing during their orthodontic evaluation. Early intervention is key to preventing associated health issues like ADHD and cognitive impairment.

For children with sleep disordered breathing, our doctors might recommend an evaluation by an ear, nose, and throat specialist for adenoid and tonsil removal. In conjunction with orthodontic therapy, these measures can significantly improve your child’s airway and sleep patterns.

At Damon Orthodontics, we’re dedicated to your holistic well-being. Our commitment extends beyond traditional orthodontic solutions, as we address sleep concerns to ensure you enjoy the full benefits of restful sleep and improved health.


Your smile is a unique expression of yourself, and at Damon Orthodontics, we’re honored to be part of your journey to a healthier, more confident you. Our comprehensive range of orthodontic treatments caters to every stage of life, ensuring that you receive the personalized care you deserve.

From early treatment to address growing smiles to the efficiency of Damon Braces and the discreet solutions of Damon Clear Braces and Invisalign, we offer treatments that are as innovative as they are effective. No matter your age, we’re here to guide you towards the smile you’ve always dreamed of.

Discover the difference of Damon Orthodontics and experience orthodontic care that’s not only effective but also personable, innovative, and tailored to your unique needs. Contact us today and embark on a journey towards a brighter, healthier future.