Self-Ligating Braces

Self-Ligating Braces at Zaytoun Orthodontics

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What are Self-ligating Braces?

Self-ligating braces are made of the same material as traditional braces.

  • traditional metal
  • ceramic
  • clear brackets

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 appearance
  • Fewer appointments
  • Less pressure is being placed on the tooth
  • And more!

Contact Zaytoun Orthodontics today and see if self-ligating braces are the right solution for your unique needs!

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