Self-ligating braces are a revolutionary orthodontic system designed to be faster and more comfortable than traditional braces. Self-ligating brackets use a special slide mechanism that eliminates the need for metal or elastic ties. Traditional braces use rubber bands or ties to hold the wire onto the bracket. Thanks to advanced technology, we can now eliminate this band and use a unique clip or movable door to fasten the wire in place. This type of bracket results in reduced treatment times and a more discreet appearance due to the absence of ties.
Without elastic ties that attract and collect plaque, self-ligating braces also make dental hygiene easier during orthodontic treatment. Because they do not use ties, self-ligating braces do not need to be “tightened” as often and require fewer visits to our office for adjustments. For patients who are concerned about the appearance of their smile during orthodontic treatment, clear brackets may be available; these brackets blend in with the natural appearance of your teeth for an even more discreet treatment option.
To learn more about the benefits of self-ligating braces, we invite you to contact our office today and schedule your appointment with our orthodontists. We are eager to help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile!