Damon braces make use of a slide mechanism that attaches wires to brackets to move naturally with the teeth as they realign. The procedure begins with the polishing of the teeth. Next, a conditioner is applied on the front surface of the teeth to prepare them for bonding the brackets. An adhesive primer is placed on the teeth to enhance the bonding process. Cement is placed on the back of the brackets and they are then applied to the teeth. The braces are attached to a memory wire that connects the slide brackets without the pressure that traditional elastics often produce. They are then set to align the teeth gradually.