Metal Braces in Liberty, MO
Speed Braces – Why Metal Makes More Sense than Ever!
If you had to wear traditional metal braces as a kid, you likely remember dealing with annoying o-shaped rubber bands called “ligatures” that sprang off at the worst possible times. They tended to gunk up with food as well, making it tough to clean your teeth and gums. Luckily for kids and teens today, with modern-day advancements in orthodontia and metal braces in Liberty, MO, those days are gone.
Today’s metal speed braces look small, sleek, and jewel-like. People often refer to them as “tie-free braces” or “self-ligating braces.” This technology allows the arch wire to slide back and forth freely using a “door” to secure it. Goodbye railroad tracks, erratic rubber bands, and painful metal tie wires!
At Burleson Orthodontics, we use In-Ovation self-ligating brackets. These advanced metal or clear ceramic twin brackets use a special built-in clip. Specific kinds of arch wire apply pressure to activate this clip, which then delivers the appropriate amount of pressure to each tooth. Because of this technology, you’ll notice fast, highly-targeted results.
Take a look at the image to the left. See the round arch wire in the bracket’s rectangular slot with the clip resting outside of it? That’s the way it looks early in treatment.
Later on, like the image to the right, we’ll apply a regular arch wire that sits more firmly in the slot and engages the clip more accurately.
With speed metal braces in Liberty, MO, fewer orthodontic adjustments are needed, which gives you more time to do the things you want.