At Blais Orthodontics, we aim to provide the best service we can to our patients with a variety of modern treatment options. We use self-ligating braces in Scarsdale, New York, to enhance patient comfort and create beautifully straight smiles in less time than traditional braces! Call us today to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, Dr. Merissa Blais. Let us help you attain your dream smile!
Self-ligating braces are an advanced orthodontic system perfect for patients seeking a more comfortable and quicker smile straightening treatment than traditional braces. The use of metal or elastic ties to connect the archwire to the brackets is not needed for self-ligating brackets. Instead, the wire is secured in place using a clip or movable door. This results in a more discreet appearance and a more comfortable treatment that typically takes less time than traditional braces.
The elastic ties used in traditional braces commonly collect bacteria and plaque that can be difficult to remove with even the most meticulous at-home oral care. The elimination of elastic ties in self-ligating braces therefore makes dental hygiene easier to maintain. Further, self-ligating braces do not need to be tightened and thus require fewer office visits for adjustments. In terms of aesthetic appeal, self-ligating braces may appear smaller and not as noticeable, so you can feel more confident sharing your smile with others during treatment.
If you would like to learn more about self-ligating brackets and how they can benefit your smile, please get in touch with our orthodontic practice today! Creating straighter, healthier smiles is always our passion.