At Chestermere Station Orthodontic Dentistry, Bracket Systems allow us to create your braces without the use of elastics. These Bracket Systems place less friction on the tooth and can be made using traditional materials such as metal, ceramic, or clear brackets. The main benefit is that they have a more aesthetic appearance and can help young adults feel less self-conscious about their appearance.
Which Bracket System Do We Use?
At Chestermere Station Orthodontic Dentistry, we use a series of Brackets called the Victory Series by 3M. These braces have a build-in-clip (called self-ligating) which reduced the need for bulky elastic ties, which also allow for easier orthodontic hygiene.
How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?
Self-ligating braces use a specialized clip instead of elastics. This helps the archwire guide the teeth into place. Using the specialized clip also helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on your teeth. It also has the benefit of reducing the number of adjustments required as there are no elastics to replace.
Self-ligating braces are a great choice for patients who need braces. Dr. John Huynh can help you determine what type of braces will be most effective for your smile!