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Self-Ligating Braces

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces are an innovative type of orthodontic braces that are quickly gaining popularity among orthodontists and patients alike. Self-ligating braces are a type of braces that uses a passive ligation system to secure the archwire to the brackets. This means that instead of the traditional elastics and metal ties used to secure the archwire to the brackets, self-ligating braces use a clip or door to secure the archwire in place. This system has several advantages over traditional braces.

Higher Comfort

First, self-ligating braces are much more comfortable than traditional braces. This is because they don’t require the use of elastics and metal ties, which can cause discomfort when they rub against the gums and cheeks. Self-ligating braces also require less maintenance, since they don’t require the same level of adjustment that traditional braces do. The clip or door used to secure the archwire can be adjusted with a simple tool, so all adjustments can be done quickly and easily.

More Efficient

Second, this treatment is more efficient than traditional braces, since they don’t require frequent adjustments. This means that patients can usually finish their orthodontic treatment in less time than they would with traditional braces. This is especially beneficial for adults, who often want to finish their treatment as quickly as possible.

Less Noticeable

Finally, self-ligating braces are less visible than traditional braces. Since they don’t require the use of elastics or metal ties, they’re much less noticeable when you smile. This makes them a great choice for people who want to maintain a natural, attractive smile.

All in all, self-ligating braces offer several advantages over traditional braces. They’re more comfortable, require less maintenance, are more efficient, and are less visible. Plus, they’re becoming more and more popular among both orthodontists and patients, so they’re definitely worth considering if you’re looking for an alternative to traditional braces. Visit our website for more information about all your treatment options.

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About the Author: Robert T. Ogden, D.D.S.

Dr. Robert T. Ogden D.D.S. is an independent orthodontist serving Central Florida since 1994, and is proud to be the affordable option for local families who want straight teeth that lead to perfect smiles, all backed by a kind and friendly staff that instantly makes you feel at home. We take the time to explain all of your options, from In-Ovation C clear braces or SPEED System metal braces to clear aligners like Invisalign™. Plus, our state-of-the-art offices are designed to make your visit as fast and comfortable as possible. Schedule your free consultation today!

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