How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
Self-ligating braces are placed on the teeth in the same way that traditional metal braces. Each bracket has a special slide mechanism that holds the archwire in place so there is no need for the wire to be “tied in” with wires or elastomerics. The slide mechanism creates less friction between the bracket and the wire and provides a consistent amount of force on the teeth throughout orthodontic treatment. This advantage allows patients to obtain a beautiful, healthy smile a little sooner than traditional braces.
Benefits of Self-Ligating Braces
With tie-less, self-ligating braces, patients will experience many benefits that make this treatment the right choice for a busy lifestyle. Some benefits of self-ligating braces system include:
- More efficient tooth movement
- Shorter treatment time
- Fewer orthodontic visits
- Greater comfort for the patient
- Brackets are smaller and less noticeable
- Better hygiene