Traditional braces hold the aligning wire in place with elastic ties, which can be a variety of colors. Self-ligating braces don’t have these elastic ties and instead use a metal door mechanism to hold the wire in place.
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:
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!
The Best Choice For Self-Ligating Braces
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of any orthodontic treatment will vary based on several factors. Self-ligating braces may have a higher initial investment, with less cost down the road. Your provider will ensure you understand the cost of your treatment, and they’ll explain financing options.
How long your treatment with self-ligating braces takes varies based on your orthodontic needs. Typically, patients wear these braces for 12 to 24 months, but your needs may require more or less time.
Yes! Trü Orthodontics is committed to providing flexible and accessible payment options. Our goal is to make orthodontic treatment more affordable for everyone in Fairfax! Our options include discounts for those without insurance, monthly promotions, and even extended payment plans through our trusted third-party agency, Cherry.