Self-Ligating Braces in Fort Worth, TX

Lake Country Dental provides self-ligating braces in Fort Worth, Texas, which is an excellent choice for those patients who would like traditional braces without the elastics. To schedule an appointment with our skilled orthodontist, Dr.Haley Buchanan, or to learn more about the advantages of self-ligating braces, please contact our office at (817) 236-8771.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do self-ligating braces work?

Self-ligating braces work by maintaining pressure on the wires through spring-loaded doors on the brackets. Unlike traditional braces, they don’t require the use of elastics to move your teeth. This means your braces won’t have to be adjusted as often.

Self-ligation depends on your body’s ability to adapt to the treatment. While people with overcrowded mouths often need teeth removed during orthodontic treatment, self-ligating braces can reduce or eliminate your need to have an extraction.

Do self-ligating braces need to be tightened?

Yes, self-ligating braces still need to be adjusted or tightened occasionally. However, they don’t need to be adjusted as often or as much as traditional braces, so your appointments will be less frequent and are often quicker.

Self-ligating braces depend more on your body’s natural ability to move your teeth than on the wires and brackets. Because of this, self-ligating braces can be more comfortable than traditional metal braces.

Are self-ligating braces more expensive?

Self-ligating braces are comparable in price to traditional braces and Invisalign®. While they may have been more expensive in the past, advancements in technology have made them more accessible.

If you’re concerned about affordability, our office can help. We have many financial options for our patients, including financing plans through CareCredit®. They can break down your cost of treatment into affordable monthly payments.

Are self-ligating braces faster?

Self-ligating braces may be a faster treatment option for some people. Self-ligating braces help your body to guide your teeth into their proper position, so you might spend less time in braces if your teeth tend to move quickly.

The longest part of the treatment is the last part — this is when the position of your teeth will be finalized. Your dentist will carefully ensure that your teeth make it to their correct positions with detailed guidance.