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Self Ligating Braces In West Auckland

Self ligating braces are an alternative to traditional braces.

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Self ligating braces are an alternative treatment to traditional braces that can offer less discomfort and maintenance. Your family dentist should be able to determine whether self-ligating braces are the right choice for you. 

Little girl with glasses smiling and showing her self ligating braces

What are Self Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces have actually been around since the 1930s but have been exploding in popularity since the 1980s. Self-ligating braces are similar to traditional braces, but with one key difference: there are no elastic bands or metal ties. Instead, special clips are used to keep the archwire on the bracket. This means more freedom of movement, less pain and discomfort, and less visits to the dentist.

Benefits of Self-Ligating Braces

While all orthodontic treatments tend to take time, self-ligating braces are more efficient at adjusting teeth than their traditional counterparts. This means you could see results much sooner. Self-ligating braces also require less maintenance, so you won’t have to make as many trips to the dental clinic.
When compared to conventional braces, self-ligating braces can be much more comfortable and allow for more natural jaw movement.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can adults use self-ligating braces?

    Self-ligating braces are perfect for patients of all ages. Ask your orthodontist or dental hygienist if youre unsure. 

  • Are self-ligating braces expensive?

    Self-ligating expenses are similar in cost to many other orthodontic treatments. Keep in mind that self-ligating braces may offer a quicker treatment time than other alternatives.

  • Are self-ligating braces painful?

    Because self-ligating braces offer increased freedom of movement, some patients report less discomfort when compared to conventional braces.  

  • Are Self-Ligating Braces Right for Me?

    If youre considering orthodontic treatment, the first step is to seek the advice of a professional. Your orthodontist will be able to help you decide whether self-ligating braces, traditional braces or other treatments like Invisalign are better suited to your needs. 

Get Your Questions Answered 

If youd like more information about self-ligating braces, contact the dental care experts at Titirangi Dental Centre, West Auckland. Contact us today on 09-817 6057 to learn how you can achieve a happy and healthy smile. 

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