Self-litigating braces eliminate the use of traditional elastic bands. Innovative clips are used to hold the braces in place reducing discomfort and waste. Self-litigating braces can reduce treatment time and patients enjoy fewer visits to the orthodontist for tightening and adjustments.
Timonium, MD board-certified orthodontist Dr. Mohammad Izadi offers self-litigating braces to correct malocclusion and realign crooked teeth. Izadi Orthodontics takes a one-on-one approach to each patient. He 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.
Benefits of Self-Litigating Braces
Self-litigating braces tend to be less bulky and smoother than conventional metal braces. Patients report feeling less tension and discomfort and enjoy faster results.
- Tooth-colored ceramic brackets
- Highly durable
- Fewer treatment appointments
- May reduce treatment time
- Smooth, molded, comfortable edges
- No ligatures to attract plaque
- Open design for better hygiene
Self-Litigating Braces Maintenance
It is essential to maintain and care for your self-litigating braces while you are wearing them. Cleaning your braces after every meal can reduce the risk of developing tooth decay, gum disease, or tooth discoloration.
Self-litigating braces can be cleaned and cared for in the same manner as ceramic or traditional braces. Treatment times with self-litigating braces tend to be shorter reducing the impact they will have on your oral health.
Self-Litigating Braces FAQs
Do self-ligating braces need rubber bands?
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. It is common for elastics to harbor plaque and bacteria buildup, and for this reason, self-ligating braces are easier to maintain clean.
How do self-litigating braces work?
Self-litigating braces look much like traditional braces but eliminate the use of annoying rubber bands. Self-litigating braces use state-of-the-art clip technology to adjust brackets automatically. The clips reduce waste and can save you time and extra trips to our orthodontist office.
Are self-litigating braces right for me?
Most patients who qualify for conventional or ceramic braces will have the option to choose self-litigating braces. There are no major requirements you must meet to qualify for self-litigating 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.