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The Benefits of Self-Ligating Braces: A Modern Approach to Orthodontics Philadelphia, PA
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When it comes to achieving a straighter smile, advancements in orthodontic technology have provided us with various effective options. One such innovation is self-ligating braces, a modern alternative to traditional braces. At Broad Street Braces, we are proud to offer self-ligating braces, which provide numerous benefits for both patients and orthodontists. Let’s explore how self-ligating braces can transform your orthodontic experience.

What Are Self-Ligating Braces?

Self-ligating braces are similar to traditional braces but with one key difference: they use a specialized clip or bracket mechanism to hold the archwire in place instead of elastic or metal ties. This advanced system allows the archwire to move more freely within the brackets, resulting in a more efficient and comfortable treatment process. Some of the benefits of this design include the following.

Enhanced Comfort

One of the primary benefits of self-ligating braces is the increased comfort they offer compared to traditional braces. The specialized brackets reduce friction and pressure on the teeth, which can result in less discomfort, especially during adjustments. The absence of elastic ties means fewer places for food particles and plaque to accumulate, promoting better oral hygiene and reducing the risk of gum irritation and decay.

Shorter Treatment Time

Self-ligating braces often require fewer adjustments and can lead to shorter overall treatment times. The advanced bracket system allows the archwire to move more freely, promoting more efficient tooth movement. This can mean fewer visits to the orthodontist and a quicker path to a beautifully aligned smile.

Fewer Orthodontic Visits

With traditional braces, frequent adjustments are necessary to tighten the elastics and maintain proper tension on the teeth. In contrast, self-ligating braces require fewer adjustments, which means fewer trips to the orthodontist. This can be particularly beneficial for busy patients who find it challenging to schedule regular appointments.

Improved Oral Hygiene

Maintaining oral hygiene with traditional braces can be challenging due to the presence of elastics and other components that trap food and plaque. Self-ligating braces, on the other hand, have a simpler design that makes it easier to clean your teeth and gums effectively. This reduces the risk of cavities and gum disease during orthodontic treatment.

Aesthetically Pleasing Options

Self-ligating braces are available in both metal and clear ceramic options. The ceramic brackets are less noticeable and blend in with the natural color of your teeth, making them a popular choice for patients who are concerned about the appearance of their braces. This provides the aesthetic benefits of clear aligners while maintaining the efficacy of traditional braces.

Effective for Various Orthodontic Issues

Self-ligating braces are versatile and can effectively treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites and crossbites. Their advanced technology allows for precise and controlled tooth movement, ensuring optimal results for each patient.

Why Choose Broad Street Braces for Self-Ligating Braces?

At Broad Street Braces, we are committed to providing our patients with the latest and most effective orthodontic treatments. Our experienced orthodontists are skilled in using self-ligating braces to achieve excellent results while ensuring patient comfort and satisfaction. We understand that each patient’s needs are unique, and we tailor our treatment plans to meet those needs, ensuring a personalized and effective orthodontic experience.

At Broad Street Braces, we are dedicated to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams with the most advanced orthodontic solutions available. Schedule a consultation with us today at our clinic in Philadelphia, PA, to learn more about self-ligating braces and how they can transform your orthodontic journey.


Posted on behalf of Broad Street Braces

1819 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA , 19148

Phone: (215) 234-3030


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Our Patient Reviews

Broad Street Braces

5.0 / 5.0

Based on 387 reviews

Felicia W

Excellent staff, excellent service with trusty expertise. It was overall a great experience for my son and myself. We are highly satisfied with all the services performed today.

Alisa O

I am pleased with this Orthodontist location because they are very prompt with appointments. It's never a long wait. The staff is kind and willing to fix misunderstandings quickly. They actually play relaxing music in the office. My favorite staff member is Trinh because she answers questions gracefully. Trinh always greets me with a smile. Glad I chose this dental office.

Phuong H

Really nice office. Very clean and modern. Everyone is friendly, especially Trinh. She is great. Love taking my son here.

Refie H

The staff is really friendly, very satisfied with the service. The place is cozy, and also clean, seriously I recommend it to anyone who wanted to have the braces on

Kevin A

My mom received THE BEST service here. Consultations & visits were a breeze & the staff was always so kind. Their bilingual employee, Sara, was very helpful because my mom only speaks Spanish.

Hung C

This is my son’s first time here. This Office is very nice and very professional. Great service. Mrs. Trinh did an excellent job helping us translate Vietnamese. She is really nice and did a great job! Thank you so much!

Angela D

Great experience!! welcoming and good at what they do. Ask for amanda- she's the best!

Thang N

Many friends told me that Trinh always does a great job and I am very lucky today to have her put my braces on! They look great. I am looking forward to coming back for my second appoinment. The treatment coordinator, Rachel is very friendly and welcoming. She is awesome. I would recommend anyone who is interested in braces to come to Broad Street Braces. You would love Dr. Neil!