Self-ligating fixed appliances keep treatment time to a minimum while ensuring the best-possible results.
Traditional braces use elastic bands, which need replacing regularly and make it difficult to keep your braces clean. Self-ligating braces forego this, meaning you have shorter orthodontist appointments and know your braces are always tight enough to be having the best impact.
How do self-ligating braces work?
Braces work through the wire gently moving the teeth over a period of time, with the wire gripping the bracket attached to your teeth to move them.
Traditionally, braces have used elastic bands to ensure correct tension in the wire. With self-ligating braces, however, the wire is fitted to small clips in the brackets and held in place this way. This results in the braces being much more comfortable to wear, as well as making your orthodontist appointments much faster thanks to the need for the wire to be tightened being removed.
Can I see what my teeth will look like after braces?
Yes! We have a specialist system called an iTero scanner which produces a 3D model of your teeth before treatment and provides a prediction of what your teeth will look like after treatment, giving you a great idea of how braces could help you.
In addition, we can also provide before and after photographs of people with similar teeth to yours. Our Private Patient Coordinator can provide an outcome simulation for you free of charge in just 30 minutes!