Self-Ligating Braces

Modern Brackets With Modern Physics

Although there’s still a time and place for traditional braces with colored ties, did you know that technology has evolved to offer newer types of braces?  Self-ligating braces are definitely hi-tech braces of the future!  These braces do not use any sort of ligature – rubber bands, metal ties, or elastic. Instead, self-ligating braces exert pressure only through the brackets affixed to your teeth.

So what does this mean for you? First of all, studies show that self-ligating braces can put less pressure on your teeth, and many patients find them more comfortable. Also, this type of braces is less prone to friction, which means less binding and more freedom for the teeth to move.  We often use these braces on patients who have severe over-crowding in an attempt to avoid extraction of permanent teeth.

Although self-ligating braces are not removable like orthodontic aligners, many patients find that they will spend less time having these braces adjusted by Dr. Khan.  The most important point is that here at Smile Studio Orthodontics in Richmond and Katy, Texas, we cater treatment towards the individual needs of the patient.  If you are interested in our modern orthodontic techniques, give Smile Studio Orthodontic a call at (832) 535-1865, and we’ll be happy to discuss all of your options at a FREE consultation, including the advantages of self-ligating braces.