Self-ligating brackets are the next generation of braces. This revolutionary new system of braces works faster than traditional braces, shortening appointment time and overall treatment time. We only use top-of-the line, high-quality, American-made self-ligating braces.
These braces are designed for comfort. The brackets are smaller than traditional brackets, and the self-ligating mechanism produces virtually friction-free tooth movement. Plus, self-ligating braces don’t have to use colored ties, so they’re easier to keep clean. Choose from stainless steel (metal) or beautiful ceramic (clear) brackets with this modern form of braces.
How do self ligating braces work?
Self-ligating braces use a specialized clip or ‘door’ to hold the archwire into the bracket, instead of an colored tie or metal tie. This clip slide mechanism helps to reduce the amount of pressure placed on each tooth, which reduces friction, and decreases the number of office visits required during treatment.
Traditional Metal Braces
Perhaps the most well-known form of braces, is traditional metal braces. Younger patients love to decorate their braces with colored ties. These bands are functionally necessary to hold the wire into the bracket, but they also allow for some funky creativity. At Saxe Orthodontics, we use self-ligating braces, because they are more efficient and comfortable for our patients.
Invisalign & Clear Aligners
Clear aligner therapy works in a series of transparent, plastic aligners that fit over the top teeth and bottom teeth. These aligners are removable, comfortable, virtually-undetectable, and highly effective.
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