Why Choose Self-Ligating Braces?
Self-ligating braces offer multiple benefits over traditional metal braces.
One of the drawbacks of metal braces is the rubber bands, archwire, and brackets. Metal braces are noticeable, which can make wearers self-conscious.
Self-ligating braces aren’t as easy to spot. Metal braces connect the wire and brackets with metal ties or rubber bands, but self-ligating braces secure the braces with clips. These mechanisms reduce the volume of materials, so your braces have a smaller footprint inside your mouth, making them less noticeable.
You also have different options when choosing self-ligating braces over traditional metal braces. You can choose clear braces instead of metal, making your braces virtually unnoticeable. With clear self-ligating braces, you can enjoy a self-confident smile while wearing braces instead of waiting until your braces are removed.
Maintaining Braces And Teeth Is Easier
You must use care when cleaning braces to avoid damaging them, and keeping your teeth and braces clean can be trickier. Traditional wire braces can contribute to tooth decay because it’s challenging to clean between teeth, and food particles can build up inside your mouth, causing plaque build-up. Self-ligating braces have fewer components, making it easier to keep them clean and to clean between your teeth effectively.
Since braces apply pressure, many wearers experience discomfort. However, self-ligating braces have less friction because of their design, which reduces the pain wearers experience.