How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?

self litigating braces timoniumHave you been considering braces but don’t want to deal with rubber bands and metal brackets? Timonium, MD orthodontist Dr. Mohammad Izadi offers self-ligating braces for patients looking for a more modern approach to traditional braces to correct malocclusion and realign crooked teeth. Learn more about whether self-ligating braces are right for you and how you can begin your journey to your best smile.

How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?

Self-ligating braces look much like traditional braces but eliminate the use of annoying rubber bands. These braces use state-of-the-art clip technology to adjust brackets automatically, which helps to reduce waste and can save you time and extra trips to our orthodontist office.

Self-ligating braces tend to be less bulky and smoother than conventional metal braces. Patients report feeling less tension and discomfort and enjoy faster results. No rubber bands, ties, or elastics are required. Self-ligating braces do not have the elastic ligatures that hold the wire in place. Metal clasps, clips, or “doors”, hold the wires in place instead.

Benefits of Self-Ligating Braces

The reason that many patients, especially our adult orthodontic patients, prefer this type of braces, is because they are smoother and more discreet. They also offer the following benefits:

  • Highly durable
  • Smooth, molded, comfortable edges
  • No ligatures to stain teeth or attract plaque buildup, allowing for better oral hygiene
  • Tooth-colored ceramic brackets
  • May reduce treatment time and number of visits for maintenance
  • No need for rubber bands

Will Self-Ligating Braces Work For Me?

Most patients who qualify for conventional or ceramic braces will have the option to choose self-ligating braces. There are no major requirements you must meet to qualify for self-ligating braces. Your orthodontist will help you determine which style of braces will yield optimal results depending on your oral health, orthodontic concerns, and treatment goals.

Patients looking to straighten their teeth with a trusted orthodontist in Timonium are invited to request an appointment online or call Izadi Orthodontics at (410) 919-9806. Dr. Izadi takes the time to build personalized treatment plans that address the patient’s skeletal occlusion bringing balance and harmony to the facial structure for long-term results. Call today!