Self-ligating brackets do not need additional rubber or metal ligatures for merging the wires. The friction is substantially reduced during the tooth movement and leads to less pain and a faster tooth movement. This form of bracket is the newest development in the range of firmly-bonded treatment technology. We use Clarity SL or Damon3 Brackets, as these represent a good compromise between aesthetics and functionality.
We use Quickclear Brackets from the company Forestadent, the ceramic basis and the little metal clips combine aesthetic and function.
The less active attachment of the first wires into the self-ligating brackets leads to less force to the single tooth.
Advantages and disadvantages of self-ligating Brackets
- Aesthetic, made half of tooth-coloured plastic, half of metal
- About 10-15 % quicker treatment
- Very biological tooth movement
- Much better for the tissue
- Less pain
- Very suitable for extremely tight conditions
Government insured patients
There are extra costs. We inform you of the additional resulting costs in our practice and are there to advise you.
Privately insured patients
For private patients the only additional costs arise in the context of the individual tariff.
Financing is possible, please speak with us about it.
See also Costs
- Somewhat more sensitive than metal brackets
- More expensive