Traditional braces rely on elastics and ties that can put friction and pressure on your teeth, which can lead to discomfort. The metal ties and elastic can also be difficult to clean properly, paving the way for cavities and other oral health issues.

Traditional braces also require numerous time-consuming visits to the orthodontist for adjustments. Self-ligating brackets offer a more comfortable, faster, hygienic and cosmetically pleasing orthodontic treatment option.

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Advantages of Self-ligating Braces Systems:

Self-ligating braces systems use free-sliding technology designed to gently guide teeth into place without using pressure, which offers a number of advantages over traditional braces, including:

  • A lower profile, which means less mouth irritation.
  • Self-ligating braces do not have to be tightened, so you spend less time in the chair and have less discomfort.
  • Treatment time is typically faster, which means fewer office visits.
  • Self-ligating braces give the orthodontist a greater degree of control over each phase of treatment, which can result in better facial proportion and appearance at the end of treatment.
  • The lack of metal ties or elastic means improved oral hygiene, which reduces your risk of plaque buildup, infection, or decay during your treatment and a more aesthetic appearance.

Types of Self-ligating Brackets:

In-Ovation is one of the most popular self-ligating braces systems.

In-Ovation-L is a lingual-mounted bracket system designed for patients only requiring minimal realignment. The brackets are mounted behind the teeth, so they are completely invisible.


NoTrace is another self-ligating lingual braces system. The system can correct minor alignment issues in around 12 to 24 weeks. The low-profile and design of NoTrace brackets is so comfortable that some patients even forget that they are wearing them.

If you are looking for a braces option that offers maximum comfort and aesthetics while providing superior results, a self-ligating braces system may be the right choice for you.

Arrange for an orthodontic appointment with a lingual braces specialist today to discuss your treatment options.

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