Traditional fixed braces, as we all know, consists of brackets, wires and elastic bands. Usually the metal brackets are attached to your teeth and joined together using a thin metal wire. Due to the ongoing advancements in brace technology, with self ligating braces, it’s never been faster and more comfortable to straighten your teeth!
These traditional metal braces used to be the only option for teeth straightening, however, the world of orthodontics has drastically changed over the last few years. There are now various options for you to consider when deciding what method you want to use when straightening your teeth.
The self-ligating braces, such as Damon Braces, are claimed to be less painful than traditional braces and in most cases, a lot faster. They are an evolution of traditional fixed braces. They still use brackets and archwires, however, unlike traditional braces, they do not use elastics. Self-ligating braces have a slide mechanism (sliding clips) to hold the wire in place, which allows the teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably. The sliding mechanism helps straighten the teeth with gradual movement.
Self-ligating braces are also offered in a clear range that is available in tooth coloured and clear attachments to reduce the visibility of the metal brace. The clear braces are virtually invisible and are resistant to stains, providing a superior aesthetic solution for our patients.
While traditional metal braces are still widely used and highly effective, self ligating braces provide patients with a number of benefits:
With self-ligating braces you can have a healthy smile in a shorter amount of time and with much greater comfort than with conventional braces.