Self-ligating braces differ from the traditional metal braces by the way in which the wire is secured inside the bracket.
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About Self Ligating Braces
At Walt Orthodontics, we are committed to using advanced technology and therefore use self-ligating braces. Self-ligating braces differ from the traditional metal braces by the way in which the wire is secured inside the bracket.
With traditional metal braces, the wire is held in place by an elastic colour tie. With self-ligating braces, the wire is held in place by a built-in spring clip that is part of the bracket.
Research studies have shown the following advantages of self-ligating braces compared to traditional metal braces with elastic colours:
- Reduced friction
- Greater treatment efficiency
- Quicker appointments
- Fewer appointments
- Reduced retention of oral bacteria
- Lower pain intensity
- Less undesirable over-angulation of front teeth
We offer both metal self-ligating braces and clear self-ligating braces. Contact us to schedule your free consult.
Main Benefits of Self Ligating Braces
Without the need for elastic ties, less bacteria are present around the braces.
Appointments are generally a little faster and can be spread out longer compared to treatment with traditional braces.
Forces applied to the teeth are generally softer and lighter due to reduced friction.
When considering orthodontic treatment, we want you to make an informed decision. Dr. Walt and our treatment coordinator will discuss the entire orthodontic process during your complimentary consultation, but feel free to peruse some educational content we have put together.