Self-Ligating Braces

self ligating bracesSelf-ligating braces are a discreet alternative to conventional braces. Like clear braces, self-ligating braces let patients avoid feeling self-conscious while their teeth are being corrected. However, this treatment from Dr. Hakim, our expert in self-ligating braces in Los Angeles, uses brackets and wires rather than clear aligners. The workings of the brackets and wires are different from those used in traditional braces, improving comfort and simplifying treatment in addition to offering better appearance.

Unlike traditional braces, which use elastic bands to hold an arch wire firmly in place, self-ligating braces use a special clip that lets the wire move fluidly during treatment. As a result, the need for painful tightening is eliminated, and the number of appointments and total treatment time is reduced. Of course, the more natural appearance during treatment with self-ligating braces is a top reason why many patients go this route.

Self-Ligating Braces Los Angeles

Self-ligating braces offer a number of aesthetic benefits related to discretion and treatment time. With certain types of self-ligating braces, patients enjoy clear brackets that resist stains and discoloration so that bright white teeth can stand out. Patients who visit our Los Angeles self-ligating braces expert for this option also finish correction more quickly than if they had chosen traditional metal braces, reducing time for discoloration to occur around brackets.

Like traditional metal braces, self-ligating braces can be used for a vast range of bite irregularities in patients of all ages. Overbite, underbite, crossbite and crowding are among the issues easily addressed by this treatment. In many cases, patients who are not candidates for clear braces can receive self-ligating braces instead. However, a consultation with our expert in self-ligating braces in Los Angeles is necessary for all individuals before treatment to confirm eligibility.

Professionals and students, in particular, are likely to appreciate the discretion and shortened treatment time associated with this option from our Los Angeles self-ligating braces expert. However, increased comfort throughout orthodontic correction is something anyone can enjoy. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Hakim, our Los Angeles orthodontist, patients can learn more about self-ligating braces and find out if they are candidates.

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