Self Ligating Braces for Adults
For adult orthodontic patients young and old, male and female, the Self Ligating System delivers remarkable results.
If you are planning to get your teeth straightened, you’ve made a big decision- and the right one! Straight teeth are not only physically healthier, they also improve your self-esteem to help create a positive self image to benefit emotional health. Today there are many options for straightening teeth, and one of the most exciting is a type of braces that combines the effectiveness of traditional metal braces with faster treatment time, more comfort and easier cleaning. These are self ligating braces, and they make orthodontic treatment with braces a better experience than ever before.
What sets self ligating braces apart from ordinary metal or clear braces is that sl braces are self-ligating. The word “ligate” means to tie. Ordinary braces rely on the use of elastics to attach the wire to the brackets. The brackets of self ligating braces do the ligating themselves; they close around the wire to keep it in place. Self ligating’s slide mechanism moves teeth more quickly than traditional braces, so treatment time is usually shorter.
“Thanks! I never thought it would be this easy… Glad I waited until I was 40 years old and discovered your system. I look 10 years younger. :-)”
Self ligating braces are so well designed that they require fewer trips to the dentist for adjustments, and for many patients they are more comfortable than traditional braces. One of the most difficult aspects of wearing braces can be cleaning your teeth with them on, but because self ligating braces have no elastics, cleaning is easier. There is less chance of food and bacteria getting trapped in self ligating braces. Better oral health while wearing braces means less chance of discoloration from trapped food or tooth decay that can lead to white spots on the teeth when the braces come off.
With no elastics or ties, self ligating braces are less bulky than regular braces, and less noticeable on your teeth. Standard sl braces are a silver metal color, but self ligating clear braces are also available for those who want an “invisible” option.
Self ligating clear and regular sl metal braces are real braces. Some popular “invisible braces” are actually clear aligners or trays that work very differently than braces. Aligners have limitations on how they can move teeth and correct malocclusion. Self ligating braces can move teeth in any way that regular braces can; the difference is the smaller brackets and the lack of elastics or other ties.
If you’ve made the decision to get straight teeth and a beautiful smile, you have many options. Call us to set up an appointment to talk about self ligating braces and other treatments that can give you straight and healthy teeth.
Self ligating braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable, and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties, which attract and collect plaque, these braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment.
Call us today to schedule an appointment and see if self ligating braces are right for you!