Self-ligating braces offer several improvements over conventional metal braces. While working with a combination of brackets and wires, self-ligating braces are faster, more comfortable and more discreet than their traditional counterparts. These advantages are mainly thanks to a wire that moves instead of being fixed in place. After a deeper look at the benefits of self-ligating braces and their candidacy requirements, you may decide to choose this treatment for yourself.
Comfort is greater with self-ligating braces for two reasons. First, the moving wire reduces discomfort after placement and the tightening sessions that follow. Second, the brackets are more comfortable in this treatment from our San Francisco self-ligating braces expert. This means that the cheeks are less likely to become abraded.
Not only do self-ligating braces work more quickly than conventional braces, but they are also more convenient for busy patients. Many patients finish this treatment in six months less than they would finish metal braces treatment. Along the way, the special brackets result in fewer visits to our expert in self-ligating braces in San Francisco for tightening.
Self-Ligating Braces San Francisco
Image-conscious patients often prefer discreet braces but are not always candidates for Invisalign. In many such cases, patients can choose self-ligating braces instead. The smaller brackets used with this treatment are less noticeable than the larger conventional brackets. Furthermore, clear brackets can be used for an even lower profile.
Like traditional braces, self-ligating braces have broad eligibility requirements. Most patients of all ages can visit our San Francisco self-ligating braces expert for this treatment. Thanks to the greater adaptability of self-ligating brackets, these braces are less likely to require tooth extractions before treatment. Patients should, however, be prepared to face slightly higher costs for self-ligating braces compared to conventional orthodontics.
Several benefits over traditional braces are present with this option from our expert in self-ligating braces in San Francisco. Because these braces are also structured similarly to metal braces in many ways, a majority of patients can receive them. Patients can schedule a consultation with Dr. Amanda Cheng, our orthodontist in San Francisco, to find out if self-ligating braces are right for them.