Thanks to self-ligating brackets, straightening teeth has never been easier! With a more comfortable and efficient orthodontic treatment option, traditional braces are becoming a thing of the past.

a close-up of a woman's mouth with braces on her teeth

What Are Self-Ligating Brackets?

Self-ligating brackets are orthodontic brackets that use a specialized clip or door mechanism to secure the archwire. Since they eliminate the need for traditional elastic or metal ties typically used with conventional braces, they ensure a more comfortable and efficient teeth straightening process.

What Benefits Do They Offer?

  • Greater Comfort

    Self-ligating brackets use a mechanism that reduces friction between the brackets and archwires. Since they require less force to move the teeth, they’re more comfortable to wear than traditional braces.

  • Fewer Appointments

    Traditional braces feature individual ligatures that the dentist replaces during an adjustment. Since self-ligating brackets don’t have elastic or metal ties, opening and shutting these brackets during an adjustment takes less time and requires fewer appointments. Best of all, treatment time is typically shorter than with traditional metal brackets.

  • Better Oral Hygiene

    Ligatures are prone to trapping food particles in and around metal brackets, causing teeth to become vulnerable to plaque and tartar buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease. In contrast, self-ligating brackets promote better oral hygiene maintenance because they don’t have ligatures. In other words, they’re easy to clean.

  • Enhanced Aesthetics

    Self-ligating brackets are ideal for those self-conscious about wearing braces because they’re generally smaller than their metal counterparts, making them less noticeable and more aesthetically pleasing.

Considering Self-Ligating Brackets in Phoenix, Arizona?

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