Self-ligating braces innovation R and C braces have been a part of Dr. Bieszki’s practice ever since he established Macomb Orthodontics in 2007. Unlike conventional braces using elastic ties to hold the brackets in place, self-ligating braces don’t use any elastic ties to hold the archwire. Instead, they’re built on a secure system where special clips are used to hold the wires in place for proper alignment.
Self-ligating braces are the modern alternative to the painful older twin brackets which require steel ligatures to be tied to all brackets individually. This is very uncomfortable for the patients, often resulting in wires poking the inner lip or the gums. Conventional braces also use “O” rings made of synthetic rubber to tie the wire in place. As they’re made of rubber, they need to be changed frequently leading to monthly visits to the orthodontist.
There are two types of self-ligating brackets; active and passive. Active ones use a spring clip mechanism, pressing against the wire to assert an active force while passive ones use a sliding mechanism and don’t apply any force on the wire. Due to the built-in metal clips, you don’t have to suffer at the hands of poking or loose wire issues.
At Macomb Orthodontics, we choose to use self-ligating braces for increased comfort for our patients and decreased visits. We offer both metallic/colorless braces and colorful ones. This is simply for the visual preference of the patient and serves no significant change in the overall treatment.
Innovation R Self Ligating Braces: your choice, NO COLORS or COLORS
Innovation C Clear Self-Ligating Braces
Innovation C Braces
Innovation R Braces