Do you worry your teeth or bite are not as straight or correct as they could be? Are you hesitant to pursue an orthodontic treatment because of the constant maintenance or overall appearance of braces? Self ligating braces are a more subtle approach to metal braces that do not require frequent office visits or elastic measures. Learn more about this orthodontic system during a consultation with Dr. Allen Davis at Davis Orthodontics in Escondido or San Diego, CA!
What Are Self Ligating Braces?
Self ligating braces are a unique approach to traditional metal braces. Unlike traditional braces, these braces do not employ the use of elastics or rubber bands. Instead, the wire is gradually tightened over time. The wire is held in place by a special type of bracket.
There are different types of these brackets – active and passive – and different thicknesses of wires may be used. The type of wire and bracket will depend on the nature of movement that needs to occur.
What Are the Benefits of this Type of Braces?
Self ligating braces may be used to effectively address a range of orthodontic concerns. In addition to the overall benefit of a straighter smile, these braces may offer benefits such as:
- Fewer maintenance visits to the orthodontist
- More subtle appearance from lack of elastics or bands
- Reduced discomfort in comparison to other treatment methods
- Shorter length of treatment
The results achieved with self ligating braces as well as the potential benefits will vary for each person and their unique experiences and concerns. A consultation with Dr. Davis will help you best understand the advantages of this system.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Self ligating braces may be beneficial for most individuals who are frustrated with the natural placement of their teeth or bite. These may be a good option for those who are seeking an alternative to traditional forms of metal braces or an approach that may require less of a time commitment. While these braces may be less noticeable than standard braces, they may not be the best choice for teens or other individuals interested in colorful elastics.
A consultation with Dr. Davis at one of our San Diego area offices is the most important next step to determine your candidacy. This consultation will include an oral exam as well as a discussion of your goals, health, and preferences to develop your fully customized treatment plan.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Is it time for you or a loved one to pursue a straighter smile? Contact us today at Davis Orthodontics and schedule your consultation to learn more about the diverse benefits of self ligating braces. Dr. Allen Davis, alongside his professional staff, proudly serve California with locations in Escondido and San Diego. We are committed to helping you discover the best solution to your orthodontic concerns for you.