East Los Angeles Dentist
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4975 Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90022

Self-Ligating Braces

self-ligating bracesSelf-ligating braces do not require the elastic bands, or ligatures, associated with metal braces. Although self-ligating braces work similarly to metal braces by applying constant pressure to the teeth, they are different in that their wires move freely instead of being fixed in place. As a result of their design, self-ligating braces offer faster treatment and are more discreet and comfortable than traditional metal braces. This treatment from our East Los Angeles self-ligating braces expert also tends to require fewer visits during the corrective period, making it more convenient for recipients.

Lower profile, fewer appointments and increased comfort are three major reasons why many patients choose self-ligating braces. Without elastic ligatures, self-ligating braces are less likely to trap food that might draw unwanted attention to patients. Increased comfort results from the fact that less force is necessary to move the teeth with self-ligating braces versus traditional braces. The shorter corrective period and reduced number of appointments can make this treatment from our East Los Angeles self-ligating braces expert ideal for busy professionals and students.

Self-Ligating Braces East Los Angeles

Self-ligating braces use specialized metal clips to hold wires in place instead of elastic ligatures. Placement is similar to that of metal braces, involving bonding of brackets onto the teeth and threading of wires through those brackets. Our expert in self-ligating braces in East Los Angeles schedules regular appointments at which the braces are tightened and progress is monitored. Following treatment with self-ligating braces, patients wear retainers for a period of time in order to keep their teeth in their new positions permanently.

By asking our expert in self-ligating braces in East Los Angeles about candidacy for this treatment, patients get started on the path to enjoying more discretion while also receiving faster and more comfortable treatment than what is possible with conventional braces. The long-term benefits of self-ligating braces are similar to those of metal braces, including increased self-confidence from better-looking teeth and increased resistance to a host of oral health problems, such as tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Patients who want to learn more about self-ligating braces can schedule a consultation with our East Los Angeles dentist.

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