Self Ligating Brackets use special orthodontic hardware in an attempt to more accurately straighten your teeth. When using traditional teeth straightening methods, the appliance consists of three components, a brace, archwire, and tie. Self Ligating Brackets eliminates the need for a tie to keep the archwire in place and is a more comfortable alternative to standard metal brackets.
Designed to blend with one’s natural tooth colour, and they will resist staining and discolouration over the course of the patient’s treatment.
This type of bracket showcases an attractive look that can turn the most self-conscious, tight-lipped patient into someone beaming with confidence. Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth coloured or clear brackets that blend in to teeth.
These braces are for all of those patients that are sensitive to nickel. Manufactured to the highest tolerances using metal injection molding technology for unsurpassed precision and quality. Nickel-free brackets are low profile and are engineered with precise torque and angulation with anatomical contoured design allows precise bracket placement. The micro-etched base insures maximum retention.
Clear aligners are are designed to help guide teeth into their proper position. Similar to braces, clear aligners use a gradual force to control tooth movement, but without metal wires or brackets. The aligners are made of a strong plastic material and are fabricated to fit each individual’s mouth. If a series of aligners are needed, each aligner moves the teeth in increments until the desired movement is achieved.
Aligners are worn for at least 20 hours a day to reach the desired maximum effectiveness. Each aligner is worn for three weeks before changing to the next one. The length of treatment with aligners depends upon the severity of each case. Typically, aligner treatment can be as short as three weeks or as long as six months. Overall, aligners offer a much shorter treatment than traditional braces.
Conventional braces work using individual brackets and arch-wires to move your teeth into position. Each bracket is fitted to the surface of your tooth and the arch-wire is slotted into these brackets. As the arch-wire attempts to straighten using light force from elastic bands, it gradually moves your teeth into their desired position.