Self-ligating brackets are placed much like traditional brackets, however, self-ligating braces do not require the help of elastics like traditional braces do. Not only does this mean fewer appointments in the orthodontist’s chair, but also less tension and friction placed on your teeth. Self-ligating braces are also available in more options such as ceramic, clear, and the traditional metal.
Instead of utilizing elastics to gently move your teeth into the correct position, self-ligating braces use a special clip. This clip will reduce the amount of pressure placed on the teeth and, because there aren’t any elastics to place, will decrease the number of adjustments you’ll need to have.
To learn more about how self-ligating braces work or to see if they’re the right option for you, please contact Khuni Orthodontic Studio today! Our braces doctor has the expertise and skill to help you obtain your orthodontic goals.