Fixed braces

Fixed braces

Self-ligating braces

Self-ligating braces have always been a popular treatment option amongst our patients, offering both precise results and value for money.

Although self-ligating braces look very similar to traditional metal braces, there is a distinct difference. Instead of using small elastic bands to attach the wire to your brace’s brackets, self-ligating braces feature a small spring clip.

This creates less friction, allowing us to use lighter forces to move your teeth. This means more efficient tooth movement for us, and less time in the orthodontist’s chair for you (not that it’s such a bad place to be!).

Another benefit of self-ligating braces is that they often allow us to treat more problems without needing to remove teeth to create space. This helps us to achieve a fuller and more natural smile, while you avoid a trip to the dentist.

Last but not least, self-ligating braces are easy to keep clean, so your smile can stay pristine throughout your treatment.

Empower® Self-Ligating Braces

Here at Total Orthodontics we offer both metal and clear Empower self-ligating braces, both of which come with our ‘tried and tested’ stamp of approval.

To find out if self-ligating braces are right for you, come and see your local Total Orthodontics practice for a free no-obligation consultation.