Self-ligating braces use a special clip and slide mechanism that eliminates the need for the metal or elastic ties found on traditional braces. Self-ligating brackets result in faster treatment times and a more discreet appearance because of the absence of rubber bands.
Self-ligating braces make dental hygiene easier during orthodontic treatment because food and plaque have fewer places to hide from your brushing and flossing. Also, they do not need to be “tightened,” so they require fewer visits to your orthodontist for adjustments. For our patients who are concerned about the appearance of their smile during orthodontic treatment, clear brackets blend in with the natural appearance of your teeth for an even more discreet treatment option.