Self-ligating braces are a type of braces that uses a clip or door to hold the wire in place, eliminating the need for elastic ties. Compared to traditional braces, this can result in fewer appointments, less discomfort, and provide more efficient tooth movement.
Self-ligating metal braces may result in faster treatment time, as they require fewer adjustments and may be more comfortable since they do not use elastic ties that can cause friction and pressure.
Clear self-ligating braces are made of a clear or tooth-colored ceramic material that blends in with teeth for a more aesthetic appearance during treatment. Like its metal counterparts, it uses a clip mechanism to hold the wire.