Traditional Metal Braces

Metal/Self-ligating Brackets

Boy with braces smiling.Modern orthodontists use self-ligating brackets for treatment. This newer technology has helped to reduce the friction previously experienced between the wire and the bracket. The treatment allows the use much lighter weight forces, which ensures the health of the gum and bone tissues. This means that the treatment process is much faster, and braces need to be adjusted less frequently. This has also enabled orthodontists to reduce the need for extractions as compared to the past. Patients experience more convenience with faster treatment, fewer appointments, and dazzling results.