Reach Orthodontics is pleased to offer self-ligating braces as a treatment option designed to help you reach your smile goals faster and with high-quality results. Dr. Hatcher has a high level of experience correcting orthodontic conditions with the In-OvationR® and In-OvationC®, self-ligating braces system. The self-ligating braces system can be used to treat the same orthodontic conditions as traditional metal braces.
Reach Orthodontics also offers a ceramic bracket for self-ligating braces which blends in with your natural tooth color. Many patients choose the clear, ceramic brackets for a more discreet treatment option.
How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
Self-ligating braces are placed on the teeth in the same way that traditional metal braces are placed. Each bracket has a special slide mechanism that holds the archwire in place so there is no need for elastics. 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 can 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