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Self-Ligating Braces ( Advanced and Powerful Braces )

What are Self-Ligating Braces?

In the case of your more traditional braces, the orthodontist uses elastics to keep the archwire on the bracket. In self-ligating braces, the archwire is held in place by the bracket itself by closing a small, spring-loaded door. Although the popularity of this bracket style has climbed over the last 10 years or so, the system itself has been around since the mid-1930s. There are numerous manufacturers of this type of bracketing system. Here are some of the facts you should consider before making a decision about whether to choose self-ligating braces.

Potential Advantages of Self-Ligating Braces

Better Efficiency at Visits

Because closing the door (or gate) on the braces is generally a speedier process than putting elastics around each bracket to hold the archwires in place (as in the case of traditional braces), patients will be in and out of the office quicker.

Reduced Discomfort

There is some evidence that suggests as there without the use of ligating elastic bands to attach the archwire to the bracket (as you see in traditional brace setups), the wire in the bracket slots minimizes the friction and as such the force required to move teeth. This in turn is believed to reduce the discomfort patients might experience. Again, it is important to note that it is a reduction in general soreness, it doesn’t completely remove it.

Faster Treatment

There have been claims made that self-ligating braces have helped to shorten treatment time by up to six months, but it can be dependent on what type of malocclusion is being addressed as well as the severity of it.

Stick Free

One of the annoyances experienced by the typical braces-wearer is that the latex material on the elastics and rubber bands is notorious for trapping food, and providing the perfect environment for plaque to form. Self-ligating braces eliminate the need for elastics, so those wearers who might not be as fastidious with there cleaning and flossing will experience much cleaner smiles during their treatment.

Appearance Options

Self-ligating braces come in both metal and clear brackets, so those concerned about the appearance of their braces can choose a less conspicuous route.

Potential Downsides to Self-Ligating Braces

Higher Cost

Not surprisingly, the more advanced bracket system that comprises self-ligating braces are more expensive than traditional metal brackets.

Not Totally Transparent

Although self-ligating braces come with the option of clear brackets, there still is a visible metal wire that runs across the upper and lower teeth.

Initially Irritating

Though relatively discomfort-free for most of your treatment, there is an adjustment period that many patients experience when the orthodontist first applies them (as well as when they are adjusted) which can last for several days.

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