- For patients who may not be a good candidate for Invisalign, or for those who prefer braces, we’ve got you covered.
- At G & G Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, all patients will receive Self Ligating Braces, which use a clip to hold your archwire in place instead of traditional rubber bands.
- These clips allow for quicker and easier wire adjustments.
- No more tightening is required, which can all mean less time in the orthodontist’s chair!
- Self Ligating braces also have a low-profile design with sculpted edges to create a smoother surface against your cheeks and lips.
- They are smaller, less noticeable, and easier to brush around and can be a great choice for any age
Benefits of Self Ligating Braces
- By combining the aesthetic appeal of traditional clear aligners with the efficiency and comfort of self-ligating braces, these innovative orthodontic appliances provide incredible results in a shorter period.
- These technological marvels feature clear tieless brackets and high-technology archwires for quick and discreet treatment. Unlike traditional brackets, they don’t need frequent tightening, which reduces the friction on your teeth, gums, and mouth.
- They are also resistant to stains and discolorations, remaining practically invisible during your entire treatment. If you’re looking for an effective, convenient, and fuss-free solution for orthodontic problems, this is it!
What is the difference?
- Use archwires, brackets, and rubber bands to straighten and realign crooked teeth.
- Rubber bands trap food particles, and this can lead to plaque build-up and decay.
- More friction and pressure on the tooth.
- The treatment takes longer.
- Use specially designed clips to hold the archwires in place instead of rubber bands.
- It is easier to keep your teeth clean because there are no rubber bands.
- Brackets are thinner, smaller, and less noticeable.
- Less pressure and friction are placed on the tooth.
- Treatment is quicker.
Tips & Tricks for Enjoying Braces
Adapting to Braces in Your First Week
Your first week is definitely the hardest. You will feel soreness and sensitivity so be extra gentle on your mouth the first week. Once you get through week one, you will be able to expand your food choices.
Here are a few tips for the first few days:
What to Eat with Braces
What Foods to Avoid with Braces
Developing Healthy Dental Habits
Getting braces can seem intimidating, but sticking to foods that are orthodontist-approved will help your mouth will get used to them with minimal discomfort. We are always here to answer any questions you may have about your treatment plan, braces care, and orthodontic dental routines.
Let us support you on your journey to a healthy, stunning smile!