Orthodontics has been changing rapidly for the last decade, and recently it has been evolving more than ever. The Damon System and the H4 System are orthodontic brackets (braces) that do not use ties. Traditional braces use colored alastic ties to hold the wire in place. With the self-ligating (tie-less) braces a metal door is used that closes and holds the wire in the bracket slot. The result is braces that are more clean, and have less friction between the braces and the arch wire. Teeth then can move easier and with lighter more gentle forces, making your experience more comfortable. There has been more research in passive self ligation than in any other type of bracket system in the last 10 years. We have enjoyed achieving great results for our patients using this technology, often with less extractions, less headgear, and less time in treatment than we used to have!