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What are the Advantages of Choosing Self-Ligating Braces? Philadelphia, PA
Braces Philadelphia, PA

Self-ligating braces are an advanced orthodontic treatment option. And if you ask the patients of Broad Street Braces, it is just what they anticipate from Dr. Neil. We provide the latest treatment methods and individualized care that consistently exceeds expectations.

While we offer all teeth straightening methods, there are several advantages to choosing self-ligating braces. Read on, and you will understand why they are a fantastic option for you or a loved one.

Self-Ligating Braces vs. Traditional Metal Braces with Bands

The arch wires in traditional braces are maintained by “ties” attached to the brackets. These ties manage the wire tension. They are tightened to cause the wire to move, which shifts the teeth.

Brackets that ‘self-ligate’ negates the need for elastic bands. Instead, the arch wire is secured in the custom bracket by a clip integrated into the bracket’s design. This makes it possible for the arch wire to glide easily within the brackets, facilitating a more straightforward, smoother movement of teeth.

Broad Street Braces allows you to customize the look of your self-ligating braces by providing both metal and ceramic brackets.

Advantages of Using Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces provide numerous advantages. Among these are:

  • Less time spent at the orthodontist’s office. Replacement of each ligature is required for traditional braces at each adjustment. Self-ligating brackets can be opened and closed, which is a quicker adjustment method.
  • Dental cleaning is easier and faster. This is because the ligature between your brackets and teeth often acts as a trap for food. Self-ligating braces do not require these food-trapping ligatures, so they can be easier to maintain.
  • Patients feel less discomfort. Self-ligating braces have the potential to be less painful than regular braces because fewer parts are involved.
  • Discretion. The system is smaller and less bulky, making it more discreet.
  • Anyone can use them. Braces with self-ligating brackets are available to all patients requiring orthodontic treatment. Self-ligating braces can be used by children, adolescents and adults of all ages to straighten their teeth.

You can call Broad Street Braces to learn more about the benefits of choosing self-ligating braces.

Scheduling a Consultation to Get Braces in Philadelphia, PA

If you want to achieve a perfect smile through fewer office visits, a potentially shorter treatment period and a more comfortable process, contact Broad Street Braces to schedule a free self-ligating braces consultation.

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!