Self Ligating Braces


Specialized orthodontic hardware is used to move teeth which are too crowded, misaligned, and contain gaps into their correct position. This works by creating a steady amount of pressure on the teeth which causes them to shift. Braces are typically made of three parts, the brace which is placed on the tooth, the archwire which applies the pressure, and a band, usually an elastic, which connects the archwire to the brace. Braces which are self-ligating eliminate the need for this band. These braces use a permanent but movable component which entraps the wire