patient observing adult braces at our Fairfax orthodontics office.

Self-Ligating Braces in Fairfax

Faster Treatment With Braces

Speed Up the Timeline of Your Braces

If you’re interested in braces, whether for yourself or your child, you may be turned off by the idea of the time commitment.

Conventional braces (using elastic) typically take 18 to 24 months, but can take up to 3 years. Shorter timelines are just one of the many benefits you can find with self-ligating braces. In Fairfax, Trü Orthodontics is your expert for this advanced form of braces.

Self-Ligating Braces Overview

For a faster treatment, we may recommend self-ligating braces. These provide a more comfortable alignment experience with less oral irritation and plaque buildup, all while speeding up the orthodontic process with special slide mechanism instead of ties.


Self-ligating braces can treat a variety of alignment issues, including:



Open bite

Cross bite

Crowded teeth


Generally crooked teeth

How Self-Ligating Braces Work

Self-ligating braces use a slide mechanism rather than metal or elastic ties, eliminating the need for a band to hold the arch wire of the braces in place. Instead, the wire is held in place with a clip or moveable door that automatically adjusts the wire as needed to move the teeth.

What to Expect

Self-ligating braces make it easier for patients in Fairfax to brush and floss effectively, reducing your risk of developing cavities or other problems during your treatment. Self-ligating braces are less obvious than traditional braces due to the absence of bands and ties. Clear brackets are also available!

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The Best Choice For Self-Ligating Braces

Advanced Techniques

We save time and discomfort by using a digital scanner instead of taking traditional impressions of the teeth. This gives us a more accurate look at the teeth and gums for the best outcomes from self-ligating braces.

Customized Treatment

With self-ligating braces in Fairfax from Trü Orthodontics, we offer customized plans that caters to your or your child’s specific alignment and lifestyle needs.

Always Accessible

With 5 board-certified orthodontists and 4 convenient locations in Northern Virginia, we’ve made it easy for you to obtain the friendly, positive care you deserve.

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Choose Trü Orthodontics for Your Self-Ligating Braces

Get a faster and more comfortable orthodontic treatment with Trü Orthodontics in Fairfax.