Self-Ligating Braces

Self-Ligating Braces at Zaytoun Orthodontics

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What are Self-Ligating Braces?

In some ways, self-ligating braces – also known as Damon Braces and/or In-Ovation Braces – are very similar to traditional braces.

They are made from many of the same materials: metal or ceramic brackets. However, the brackets do not require any elastic ligatures or ties, instead, use a special slide (or door) to hold the wire.

Research has shown this system produces less friction on the teeth, causing reduced soreness. Self-ligating braces generally require fewer adjustment appointments and can often work faster than traditional braces.

They come in two types: passive and active.

Passive Self-Ligating Braces

Passive brackets are often used at the beginning of the treatment to help teeth start moving into position, because they use a smaller archwire that creates less friction, allowing teeth to move more freely.

Active Self-Ligating Braces

Active brackets use a thicker archwire that moves teeth more aggressively, but also offers more control for consistent and strong results.

Benefits of Self-Ligating Braces

  • Ideal for adults because of the low-profile appearance
  • Easier to keep clean
  • Fewer appointments and time spent on adjustments
  • Less discomfort and soreness
  • And more!

Contact Zaytoun’s team of orthodontists in Raleigh, Cary, or Garner today to learn if self-ligating braces are the right solution for you or your child’s needs!


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