Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces are one of the latest innovations that change the way we think about orthodontics. Unlike traditional braces that use elastic bands to connect the archwires to the brackets, self-ligating braces feature specialized clips that hold the other components in place. The clips maintain their strength longer than elastic bands, meaning fewer tightening appointments and, ultimately, less pressure on your teeth. 

If you live in Maryville, Tennessee, you can opt for self-ligating braces from the experts at Owens Orthodontics. Dr. Mark Owens and Dr. Newsom Baker have years of orthodontic experience and keep up with the latest advancements like self-ligating braces to provide the highest quality care in the region. Call (865) 234-2044 to schedule a consultation. 

Invisalign clear braces

Are Self-Ligating Braces the Right Choice for You? 

Self-ligating braces are helping patients across Maryville and may be the ideal solution for your orthodontic needs. This alternative to traditional braces is popular for youth and adult patients alike. We offer self-ligating braces to correct various forms of misalignment, including teeth crowding, spacing, underbites and overbites. 

Patients choose self-ligating braces to experience several essential benefits: 

  • Increased comfort: Self-ligating braces free each tooth to move on its own, where rubber bands adjust all teeth in unison. The extra wiggle room allows the braces to align your teeth with less pressure, reducing soreness and facilitating a more comfortable experience. 
  • Reduced treatment time: Each patient’s situation is different, but self-ligating braces generally offer a faster process. The brackets and wires are just as effective throughout the treatment, while rubber bands lose elasticity and strength over time. 
  • Simplified at-home care: Traditional braces are easier to clean because there are fewer components to work around. Plus, there are fewer tight spaces for plaque to accumulate. 

Our Treatment Plans for Self-Ligating Braces

Owens Orthodontics treats each patient by assessing their specific orthodontic needs over time. We’ll bring you into the office for a consultation to see which treatment method is right for you. For younger patients, we monitor each situation for a longer period to see how time and growth shape their mouths and alter their treatment needs. 

When we determine braces are best for you, you’ll have the option to choose self-ligating braces. Patients can customize their brackets with a unique color or choose clear ceramic brackets that are less visible. 

Most patients wear their self-ligating braces for 12 to 24 months. Self-ligating braces can reduce treatment time by as many as six months in some situations. 

Cost of Self-Ligating Braces

Like traditional braces, self-ligating braces are one of the more affordable orthodontic treatment options, especially if your insurance can cover a portion of the costs. The exact cost of self-ligating braces will depend on your specific care needs. Patients often save on office fees since self-ligating braces require fewer tightening appointments and reduce overall treatment time. 

Schedule a Visit With Owens Orthodontics

Ready to see how self-ligating braces can make a difference in your life? Call Owens Orthodontics at (865) 234-2044 or schedule an appointment online to get started.