High Technology Self-Ligation Braces

Self-ligation braces treatment at Brown + Co Orthodontics are high-technology braces for adults that allow longer periods between having to come to the orthodontic office (even up to 12 weeks).

How Do Self-Ligating Braces Work?

Self-ligating braces work by using a tiny spring-loaded door to maintain pressure on the archwires to keep the system active. This process applies pressure to the system to gently adjust the teeth to the desired position. Because self-ligating braces don’t require adjustments as frequently, the appointments throughout treatment are spaced further apart than with conventional treatment. In many cases, the actual time during the appointments is also shorter. Also with our techniques, we can have braces completed in under a year and a half in most cases!

Many people who get traditional braces typically have several teeth removed in the process. With Dr. Brown’s philosophy, self-ligating braces, and broader smile design, this is not typically necessary. Depending on each patient’s face and characteristics, extractions still can be beneficial but it is greatly reduced based on traditional orthodontic standards. With fewer extractions needed in most cases, the end result is often a wider, fuller smile that looks completely natural.

Benefits of Self-Ligating Braces

Friction Reduction

These adult braces reduce the friction between the archwire and the bracket as they have a built-in mechanism that may lead to more efficient tooth movement and potentially faster treatment times.

Easy Oral Hygiene

The absence of elastic ties in self-ligating braces makes it more straightforward to keep up with great oral cleanliness. With traditional braces, food particles accumulate around the ties, making it more difficult to clean the teeth. On the other hand, self-ligating supports offer more straightforward access for brushing and flossing.

Less Discomfort

Due to its reduction in friction and pressure on the teeth, these self-ligating braces contribute to a more comfortable orthodontic experience, thus, helping you to fight the discomfort.


Certain individuals view self-ligating support as more pleasing than traditional support. The sections are commonly more modest and may show up less perceptible, adding to a more provident orthodontic treatment.

Less Adjustments

The Self-ligating braces or adult braces require less adjustments as compared to traditional braces as the brackets have a self-contained mechanism for adjusting the archwire.

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