An excellent option to improve your smile.
These orthodontic devices straighten your teeth more efficiently and comfortably than traditional braces. Instead of using elastics to attach the archwire to your brackets, self-ligating braces brackets clip on the archwire. This approach allows the wire to move more freely, correcting the teeth faster and reducing discomfort.
In addition to adjusting teeth faster, self-ligating metal braces require fewer office visits. Instead of making frequent appointments to replace your elastic bands, you’ll only have to visit our office for us to ensure your teeth are moving correctly.
Self-ligating brackets let the archwire move as the teeth shift into place, applying less pressure and making the process more comfortable than traditional braces.
The brackets and wires for these devices are smaller and more discreet than conventional options.
Braces treatment steps
Our first step is to see you in person for an initial consultation. We’ll cover everything you need to know in this appointment, from how we plan to straighten your smile to our flexible payment options.
Next up, it’s installation day. We’ll attach metal brackets to your teeth and insert a flexible archwire to start the treatment process. There are two kinds of self-ligating brackets — active and passive. We will often use the smaller and thinner passive brackets first, then switch to thicker active brackets that deliver a little more pressure to align your teeth faster.
We’ll set up appointments with you throughout the treatment to monitor your progress. These visits only have to happen every few weeks and take less time than traditional braces, which require elastics replacements.
Once your orthodontist is pleased with the results, you’re finished! We’ll remove your self-ligating braces, and you’ll have a smile that you love.