Experience™ Self-Ligating Braces
We happily offer our patients Experience Metal and Experience Ceramic self-ligating braces - the new generation in self-ligating fixed appliances.
This new technology offers Dr. McInnis the ability to use lighter forces, for the same result. Appointments are generally less frequent, without lengthening of the global treatment duration.
Changing from elastic ties to a rhodium-coated metal clip keeps the appliance discreet and clean, even when appointments are less frequent.
How does a self-ligating appliance work?
- The attachment (bracket) is bonded onto the tooth surface and will guide the tooth to its ideal position at the end of treatment.
- The metallic archwire (the motor of the appliance) that will be inserted in the attachment to pull or push the tooth until it reaches its final position in the three dimensions of space.
- The clip (for self-ligating brackets), that will keep the arch wire in the bracket slot. The archwire will be changed several times during treatment.
Benefits of self-ligating braces
Aesthetics – Self-ligating brackets may appear smaller than traditional brackets.
Cleaning – The absence of elastics and ties can make it easier for patients with self-ligating braces to keep their teeth and braces clean, although special care and attention to daily cleaning is important with any type of orthodontic treatment.
Appointment Time – Adjustment appointments are often shorter with this efficient system due to the specialized brackets that hold the archwire within the bracket.
Treatment Time – Overall treatment time with self-ligating orthodontic brackets is often shorter than that of traditional metal braces.