Self-ligating braces are very similar to traditional braces, but with a few key improvements that can make them more comfortable for you, and less noticeable to the people around you! They are called self-ligating because the brackets allow the wire to slide beck and forth thanks to a specially designed door. This eliminates the need for bands and ties, which typically cause friction, generally making them more comfortable to wear.
Because the brackets can move freely along the wire, adjustments can be made less frequently, leading to shorter treatment times. Clear, self-ligating braces brackets are also available making them nearly invisible to others. Be sure to ask Dr. Yang if self-ligating braces are right for you, and you could be on your way to a beautiful smile in less time than you ever thought possible!