Self-Ligating Braces use a special bracket that has a unique clip to hold the wires in place compared to the standard traditional braces that uses elastic bands to hold the wire in place.
Traditional metal braces has rubber bands holding the wires in place
Self-ligtaing braces do not have rubber bands but is clipped in place
Benefits of Self-Ligating Braces
- self-ligating braces enables speed with faster treatment time and fewer appointments for certain cases
- self-ligating braces provides better patient comfort and teeth stays cleaner
- self-ligating braces allows easier oral care compared to traditional braces
Procedure for Self-Ligating Braces
The procedure for dental braces, recovery expectations and post care instructions for clear braces follows the same as that of traditional metal braces and clear braces. difference between the self-ligating braces and traditonal braces procedure may be that for certain cases, the length for your monthly adjustments for self-ligating braces may be longer or less frequent.
Types of Self-Ligating Braces
The original Damon braces are metal based self-ligating brackets with a unique clip mechanism in holding the archwire. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably.
3M Clarity SL braces are clear braces as well as self-ligating brackets that allows for lower forces teeth movement whilst also being less visible with its patented clear brackets.
Related Information to Self-Ligating Braces
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