Orthodontics with self-ligating braces is innovated from traditional metal braces. The brackets are designed so that a small spring-loaded door closes over the arch wire, locking the wire into place against the brackets without the use of rubber bands. It ensures continuous orthodontics and eliminates the situation of slacken or unexpected undone bands.
Person who has uneven teeth affecting eating function or feeling unconfident in communication.
Person who has deep overbite or crossbite which the bone has developed a deviation (underdevelopment or overdevelopment) that orthodontic treatment cannot compensate should choose braces combined with cosmetic jaw surgery.
Nowadays, dentists can give you a confident smile with shiny teeth in just one week with all-ceramic restorations or porcelain veneers; however, there are some advice before choosing these methods:
If your teeth are too displaced, it is not possible to perform a porcelain veneer restoration because we cannot tooth grinding too much (average 0.3 – 0.5mm). This is not enough to adjust the tooth shaft.
So, why orthodontics with metal braces is “old but never out of date”?
Orthodontics is considered the most complicated technique in dental procedures because it requires deep knowledge of the jawbone development mechanism, the physiological recovery mechanism, the physical principles for rotating teeth…
With modern dental trend towards “minimally invasive”, though technology has allowed to create artificial teeth, there will still be a large number of patients who have the opinion that “natural beauty is the most enduring beauty”. Therefore, orthodontic braces will never be outdated.
Advantages of orthodontic self-ligating metal braces:
High orthodontic efficiency: helping dentists control the force acting on the teeth, performing difficult orthodontic cases, shortening orthodontic time.
However, the biggest disadvantage of metal braces is the lack of aesthetics, causing discomfort to the patient.
From 20,000,000 to 40,000,000 depending on the level of tooth misalignment