Self Litigating Braces in Houston, TX
Have you been looking for a dentist in Houston who offer self ligating braces? Look no further. Antoine Dental Center offers different types of orthodontic treatment, including self-ligating braces, which constitute a more traditional treatment than metal braces in terms of appearance, comfort, and treatment time. As with metal braces, candidacy requirements for self-ligating braces are also broad enough that most patients are eligible. Understanding what self-ligating braces offer and how they work can help patients better decide if this treatment sounds good for them.
Self-ligating braces vs. Traditional braces
The difference between this treatment and regular braces is in the brackets, which allow the wire to move freely. The resulting lack of friction presents several benefits for patients, including reduced pain and faster correction. At the same time, the self-ligating brackets are smaller, and therefore less noticeable, compared to conventional metal brackets. Most types of bite irregularities and patients in all age groups can benefit from this treatment offered by our Houston self-ligating braces dentist at Antoine Dental Center.
How long do self-ligating braces take to be effective?
The time frame for self-ligating braces to straighten your teeth all depends on the status of your smile. Each case is unique, so we recommend that you visit our Houston orthodontist and get an exam in order to estimate the time frame of your treatment. Remember that braces not only fix your spacing and crowding, they also fix and correct your bite.
Are self-ligating braces more expensive?
The price for self-ligating braces in Houston is very similar to the total price for traditional metal braces. At Antoine Dental Center, self ligating braces start off at $4,000. Depending on the estimated time of your treatment, your price will change.
Self-ligating brace sin Houston
A major benefit of this treatment from our provider of self-ligating braces in Houston at Antoine Dental Center is the option for ceramic brackets. While the self-ligating brackets are already smaller than conventional brackets, choosing ceramic increases the discretion even more. The ceramic is tinted to match the enamel and stain resistant, enhancing the value for patients who want to keep their smile looking as natural as possible during treatment.
Your first visit to our self-ligating braces dentist is similar to the start of metal braces treatment. We take X-rays, photos, and bite impressions, so that the resulting braces can be customized exactly to your needs. At your next visit, our dentist bonds the brackets to the front side of your teeth and places the wires through them. Regular visits are scheduled for tightening until the completion of the treatment, at which point you will receive a minimally invasive retainer.
Metal braces often take two years to straighten teeth, but patients can expect faster results through the self-ligating braces treatment from our provider of self-ligating braces in Houston.
For patients who are ineligible for Invisalign, this treatment offers an exciting alternative. You can call us at 713-955-0263 to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist in Houston at Antoine Dental Center, to find out more about this treatment and discuss whether it is right for you.