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Self-Ligating Braces

Why Choose Metal Self-Ligating Braces?

Metal self-ligating braces are on the cutting edge of orthodontic technology. While they are not as hard to see as clear-aligners or clear braces, they are a very capable and effective option for more advanced or complex treatment needs. It is important not to associate the metal part of these braces with the pain or discomfort that is all too often discussed of traditional braces.

While no treatment is completely pain-free, self-ligating braces do not use the metal or elastic parts of traditional braces that cause friction against your teeth, creating a more gentle approach to aligning you teeth.

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What to Expect With Metal Self-Ligating Braces

Metal self-ligating braces are not as invisible as our other options, but they are a very useful and high-tech tool when it comes to more serious orthodontic care. The ability to make more precise adjustments as well as moving your teeth as efficiently as possible make them a very desirable option!

Self-ligating braces do not have the elastic bands that are known for making traditional braces uncomfortable. This not only removes any potentially painful friction on your teeth and gums, but allows for less force when moving your teeth without losing its effectiveness.

Metal Self-Ligating Braces FAQ’s

Can I choose the color of my rubber bands?

Absolutely! We have a nearly endless number of options and combinations for you to choose from. Any time you get tired of one color or pattern, we can always switch it out for a new one!

How long will I need to wear my metal self-ligating braces?

Treatment time varies from person to person. On average, treatment can take anywhere from 1-3 years.

What makes self-ligating braces different from traditional braces?

Traditional braces hold the wire in place using elastic bands as it threads through the brackets on your teeth. These elastic bands cause friction on your teeth and gums, resulting in a little discomfort.

Self-ligating braces eliminate the need for these elastic bands by using sliding clips instead to hold the wire in place.

Why choose metal self-ligating braces?

Metal self-ligating braces are more discreet than traditional braces without the noticeable elastic bands. The also tend to be a more effective option for complex issues. We recommend discussing all your options with your orthodontist!

How much do metal self-ligating braces cost?

This largely depends on your treatment plan and health insurance. Call us today to set up a consultation!

Can I set up a payment plan?

Absolutely! We believe everyone should have fair access to orthodontic care, which is why we offer flexible, customizable payment plans!