Self-ligating braces are an excellent example of how far technology has come in orthodontics. Self-ligating braces operate more freely because there is no need for elastics ties to hold them in place. Instead, the brackets have a sliding mechanism which means the archwire can respond to the movement of your teeth while using less force and less friction than with conventional braces. Self-ligating braces are perfect for patients who would like to:
- Comfortably move their teeth into a straighter position
- Receive a broader, wider smile than with conventional braces
- Avoid tooth extraction on borderline cases
After your initial consultation, Dr. Dayan will review what unique benefits self-ligation can have for you versus other treatment modalities.