Metal Self-Ligating Braces
We offer self-ligating metal braces for patients who want to achieve a beautiful smile with a comfortable, convenient treatment process in Merritt Island, Melbourne, or Viera.
Innovative self-ligating braces are made of high-grade metal alloys, and have a clip to make sure there is a secure fit between the wire and the bracket, eliminating the need for rubber ties that can wear out and break.
How do self-ligating braces work?
Self-ligating braces use a sliding clip mechanism to engage the wire and align your teeth. This ensures the wire is aways clipped into the brace. Old-school, traditional braces use elastic ties or rubber bands to anchor the archwire to the bracket, whereas self-ligating braces are completely tie-less.
This tie-less function minimizes friction nd can allow longer activation of the wires. This can reduce the number of wire activations needed over treatment resulting in less tooth soreness. One of our favorite features of self-ligating braces is your teeth have much less likelihood of accidentally become untied from the wire eliminating certain problems and pain. Ultimately, all of these benefits can make your treatment time more efficient in our office.
This tie-less function makes braces more comfortable, as it minimizes friction. It also allows teeth to move independently of each other (instead of moving simultaneously), which allows for a quicker, more efficient treatment process.
Do self-ligating braces need to be tightened?
No, our self-ligating metal braces don’t have colored rubber bands that need replacing, which can mean fewer orthodontist visits for you! At each appointment, Dr. Caudill or Dr. McNeight will simply assess your progress to determine if any changes need to be made to your treatment plan.
Can I still get color ties with metal self-ligating braces?
Yes, of course! We have a vast array of colors to choose from each time you visit. However, with self-ligating braces, they are not necessary and are only used if you want to personalize your braces based on your favorite colors, sports teams or season. Most of our patients love to change their color ties at each appointment. Everyone at Caudill and McNeight Orthodontics has their favorite colors and we love helping patients pick their colored ties.
How much do self-ligating metal braces cost?
Whether you choose metal or clear self-ligating braces, we offer affordable payment plans to help you cover your costs. Choose from 0% interest in-house financing our outside financing with CareCredit. We also offer special discounts and accept a wide range of orthodontic insurances to help lower your costs.
Ready to get started with metal self-ligating braces?
We want to answer your questions! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time.
Our team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of personalized care – in a relaxing and positive environment. We bring you a blend of the latest and most efficient orthodontic technology in the area.