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Self ligating braces represent the latest in advanced orthodontic technology. Their greatest asset is reduction in friction between the arch wire and the bracket, which results in the use of lower forces needed to move the teeth. There are multiple types of self ligating brackets and each type has unique benefits. Dr. Kasso is experienced with both major types - passive and active ligation.
The benefits of using self ligating braces include greater comfort and more efficient tooth movement in the early stages of treatment. They are easier to keep clean and require fewer appointments during the beginning of treatment. Lingual self ligating brackets (placed on the inside of the teeth) are also available.
Click here to see a video on the Damon System, which is an example of passive ligation brackets.