Self-Ligating braces are one of the latest orthodontic treatment methods available. This system uses self-ligating braces, which means it doesn’t involve elastic ligatures or ties to adjust the tension on the brackets. Instead, a self-ligating sliding mechanism comfortably and effectively move the teeth into proper position.
Why choose self-ligating braces? The system offers a number of advantages over traditional metal braces. It is safe and effective for kids, teens and adults.
Less Visible: Self-Ligating braces are marketed as an ideal combination of traditional clear braces and invisible aligners. It is an orthodontic solution that is nearly invisible to others, a significant advantage for career-oriented adults and socially conscious teens who do not want the embarrassment of wearing metal brackets and wires.
Faster Results: Less treatment time is a major appeal for most patients. Orthodontic treatment goals can be achieved in must less time using a self-ligating system. In fact, the time can be cut by as much as six months compared to traditional metal braces!
More Convenient: With fewer appointments needed throughout your treatment, self-ligating braces offer valuable timesaving convenience for busy patients.
More Comfortable: Self-Ligating braces do not involve any type of friction since it does not have metal or elastic ligatures against the teeth. This creates a more comfortable experience as the teeth slide into better position over time. This also means that it is gentler on your teeth too!
More Hygienic: A major drawback to traditional braces is the challenge of maintaining proper dental hygiene, as plaque and bacteria often accumulate in hard to reach places within the elastic bands. With self-ligating braces, there are no ligatures to trap food and cavity-causing bacteria, allowing brushing and flossing to be more effective and easier. This makes for a cleaner, healthier smile when the braces are removed.
To learn more about the benefits of self-ligating braces or to determine if self-ligating braces are an option for you, please contact Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry
. Your smile is important to us – and there is no reason you should stop smiling during orthodontic treatment!