Self-ligating braces look similar to conventional braces, but they work quite differently. Self-ligating brackets have a special clip that holds the archwire in place, doing away with the need for elastics. This allows the archwire to move as your teeth do.
Because your braces can adjust with the movement of your teeth, you won’t have to come in for as many adjustment appointments. It also means you will experience less friction, which makes treatment more comfortable, and can even speed up your treatment times.
At Evolution Orthodontics we use Innovation R, Clarity SL and Smartclip self-ligating braces.
Reasons to choose self-ligating braces
Self-ligating braces have:
- A slide mechanism so your teeth can move freely
- Less need for adjustments
- Smaller brackets
- Increased comfort
- Faster treatment times