Self-Ligating Braces are the Next Generation
Self-ligating braces are among one of the more recent advancements in orthodontic technology! These braces have quickly become a favorite among patients and orthodontists, due to a number of unique benefits.
Here’s why self-ligating braces are considered the next generation of braces:
Benefits of Self-Ligating Braces
1. Quick Treatment
Each patient’s treatment length will depend on his or her specific case, but with most cases, self-ligating braces can reduce treatment time through fewer office appointments. These braces are especially efficient, as the brackets are tie-less and use a passive slide mechanism to shift the teeth.
2. Comfortable Treatment
With self-ligating braces, the teeth are able to move freely and independently, as opposed to moving all together with traditional braces. This is due to the slide mechanism in the brackets, enabling gentle pressure with little friction. Minimizing the friction makes for a more comfortable treatment experience!
3. Hygienic Treatment
Self-ligating brackets support oral health, because they’re smaller than traditional braces and don’t require elastic ties to hold the archwire to the bracket. Tie-less brackets are naturally easier to keep clean, as they have fewer spaces for plaque to build up and bacteria to grow.
4. Clear Treatment Option
You can choose between traditional metal material or clear ceramic material! We provide both options. Ceramic self-ligating braces are made to blend in with the color of your teeth to make your treatment more discreet and less noticeable.
How do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
The unique benefits of self-ligating braces come from the advanced bracket technology. Self-ligating braces use a specialized spring ‘door’ or clip that holds the archwire to the bracket. (With traditional braces, an elastic tie binds the archwire to the bracket.) Self-ligating brackets simply clip into the archwire.
This is how the teeth are able to move independently! Although the brackets are still cemented to the teeth, the archwires aren’t tied to each bracket. The archwires can move freely, accommodating each tooth as it shifts into alignment.
Self-ligating braces don’t require adjustment appointments, because there are no elastic ties to replace. You only have to visit your orthodontist every few weeks for us to assess your progress and ensure that you’re on the most efficient track to a gorgeous smile!
Still have questions?
If you have any questions about clear self-ligating braces, metal ones, or the cost of self-ligating braces, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! The cost of treatment will depend on the payment plan you choose with us. Our team is happy to discuss costs and benefits with you.
We have a treatment option that will meet your orthodontic needs and your lifestyle preferences. Our orthodontists, Dr. Saxe and Dr. Drowley, are dedicated to providing you and your family with top-quality treatment in a comfortable and positive environment.