Are self ligating braces better?
Self-ligating braces are a more modern alternative to traditional 'train track' metal braces. As with traditional metal braces, there are several variations of self-ligating braces. They use small metal clips to keep the wire in place instead of elastic bands - self-ligating means that the bracket can basically tie itself to the archwire.
Self-ligating braces are designed to be more comfortable and can reduce treatment times because the wires don't need to be tightened at each appointment.
Our chosen brands: Damon® System
The Damon® System may allow for teeth to move more quickly and with a lighter force than with a traditional metal brace. The idea behind the Damon® System makes space naturally for any crowded teeth by gently expanding the dental arches and therefore may prevent the need for extraction which can occur with more traditional methods.
Damon® braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean.
Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Braces use the latest technology and so they work fast, often reducing your treatment time.
They are made from high-tech ceramic with smooth, rounded edges for a comfortable fit and because they are translucent they are much less visible than metal braces.
Please get in touch on 0161 998 2622 if you would like to book or discuss an initial free consultation to find out more about the orthodontic treatments available.