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self-ligating braces

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces use a built-in system to secure the archwire to the brackets, instead of the tiny elastic bands like in traditional braces. Self-ligating braces can be an excellent choice for many orthodontic conditions, and offer a huge advantage of less friction resulting in faster tooth movement. The wire in these braces remains active for a longer period of time, so they are an excellent option for patients who cannot visit their Orthodontist on a 3-week schedule. Self-ligating braces also are very good in cases where the Orthodontist wants to convert a borderline case from ‘extraction’ to ‘non extraction’. The Orthodontist has a higher chance of treating a case without extracting teeth with self-ligating braces as these braces work on the principle of very low force, resulting in arch development and natural growth for the patient.
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