Metal Self-Ligating Braces

We offer metal self-ligating braces for patients who want to achieve a beautiful smile with a comfortable, convenient treatment process in Wilmington, NC.

Innovative self-ligating braces are made of high-grade space age metal alloys, and are more comfortable and discreet than traditional braces.

How do self-ligating braces work?

Self-ligating braces use a passive slide mechanism to align the teeth, meaning the brackets are clipped into the archwire to hold the wire in place. Traditional braces use elastic ties or rubber bands to anchor the archwire to the bracket, whereas self-ligating braces are completely tie-less. 

This tie-less function makes braces more comfortable, as it minimizes friction. It also allows teeth to move independently of each other (instead of moving simultaneously), which allows for a quicker, more efficient treatment process.

Do self-ligating braces need to be tightened?

No, self-ligating braces don’t have colored rubber bands that need replacing, which means fewer orthodontist visits for you! At each appointment, Dr. Matsumoto will simply assess your progress to determine if any changes need to be made to your treatment plan.

What are the benefits of metal self-ligating braces?

Self-ligating braces are known to be more comfortable than traditional braces, as these innovative brackets are smaller and more compact. The tie-less features also eliminates any soreness associated with ‘tightening’ braces.

Smaller brackets are easier to brush and floss around, and they ensure that you’re able to remove all food and debris from your brackets and wires. 

We also offer ceramic self-ligating braces for patients who prefer an even more discreet appearance. 

For patients who wish to maintain a clean, professional appearance using a highly-effective, innovative form of braces, self-ligating braces are an ideal option!

Ready to get started with metal self-ligating braces?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time.

At your complimentary consultation, we’ll discuss your treatment options and present our competitive braces prices.

Ready to get started? Request your complimentary consultation at our convenient Porters Neck office in Wilmington, NC today!