Self-Ligating Braces

As your trusted family orthodontist we provide patients with the most effective and personalized orthodontic treatment possible. Our entire team here at Hoybjerg Orthodontics realizes that each patient has his or her own orthodontic needs, which is why we strive to offer a wide selection of orthodontic treatments for each individual’s situation. One of these treatments that we offer for our patients is self-ligating braces.

What Are Self-Ligating Braces?

Self-ligating braces are actually identical to metal braces when it comes to the material that they use. Additionally, they work in a very similar way as well. However, the main difference between these two types of braces is that self-ligating braces use a specialized clip instead of elastic rubber bands to help keep the archwire on the brackets and guide crooked teeth into alignment. This special clip is essentially a small, spring-loaded door that holds the archwire in place. This clip allows for a more efficient orthodontic treatment.

What Are the Benefits of Self-Ligating Braces?

There are many different reasons why a patient may want to choose self-ligating braces over traditional metal braces. A handful of these benefits are as follows:

  • The efficiency of tooth movement in this orthodontic treatment allows for a shorter treatment time.
  • Since there’s a shorter treatment time, fewer appointments will need to be made with your family orthodontist to apply the braces and make adjustments.
  • Because these braces place less stress and pressure on the teeth, a patient will have an increased comfort level.
  • Self-ligating braces are also easier to clean than traditional braces, which makes it much simpler to maintain great oral hygiene.
  • There are no elastics involved, so there’s no need to bother with replacing them.
Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics | Christian Hoybjerg DDS, MS

Visit Your Family Orthodontist!

If you’re looking for self-ligating braces in Sacramento, Roseville, Modesto, El Dorado, or Placerville, you’ve come to the right place! If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us and let us know. We’re looking forward to seeing you and providing you with the most effective and efficient orthodontic treatment!