Frictionless Braces

SL bracesSelf-ligation, an innovative development in clinical technology, makes orthodontic treatment more efficient and more comfortable than ever before.

The traditional treatment involving tying archwires in with elastic ties causes friction. This involves heavier forces to move the teeth, resulting in a longer treatment time.

Self-ligation appliances have a built-in “sliding door” that holds the wire in place while allowing it to slide freely back and forth. This system allows the use of high-tech, light-force wires to achieve tooth movement. This results in less pressure to the teeth, thus more comfortable treatment.

In some cases, treatment time can be dramatically reduced. This means fewer adjustments and less frequent office visits to achieve treatment goals.