Self-ligation Braces

self-ligatingSelf-ligation braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces; however, self-ligation braces do not require the use of elastics, often meaning fewer appointments and less friction being placed on the tooth. Self-ligation braces come with traditional metal or clear brackets.  Drs. Chow and Ko trained with self-ligation braces at New York University College of Dentistry!

How do Self-ligation Braces work?

Self-ligation braces use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. The clip helps reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth, and decreases the number of adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.

Self-ligation braces are a great option for patients needing braces.  Drs. Chow and Ko can help you determine what type of braces will be most effective for your smile. Please contact our practice to schedule your orthodontic consultation today!