Self-ligating braces are made from the same materials as metal braces, however, do not require metal ties or elastics/rubber bands. Instead, clips or special brackets are used, helping the arch-wire shift the your teeth into place. This results in less pressure and friction on your teeth, as well as fewer adjustments needed (meaning fewer appointments). Self-ligating braces, however, are more expensive than typical metal braces in Portland.
Types of Braces in Portland: