Self Ligating Braces

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Overview of Self Ligating Braces




1-2 Weeks

Work Leave

1-2 Weeks

Complete Recovery

Multiple Days

Success Rate


Number of Stages

3 Stages

Materials Used

Teeth Shells

What Are Self Ligating Braces?

In orthodontics, a modern marvel known as self-ligating braces has entirely reshaped the landscape of braces usage in recent times. Despite their relatively low profile in public consciousness, their significance cannot be overstated.

At their core, self-ligating braces employ an ingenious built-in mechanism to securely fasten the archwire to the brackets. This system, alternatively known as self-ligating brackets, offers a distinctive approach compared to traditional braces.

As commonly known, conventional braces rely heavily on tiny elastic bands or metal ties, known as ligatures, to anchor the archwire in place. In contrast, self-ligating braces have successfully excluded these elastic ligatures.

Contrary to what one might assume, self-ligating brackets aren't a new phenomenon. They've been part of the orthodontic scene for quite some time, making their debut back in the 1930s.

Their popularity skyrocketed during the 80s. However, as the dust from the 80s fervor settled, other orthodontic treatments took center stage, and self-ligating braces were somewhat relegated to the background.

Why Choose Self Ligating Braces in Turkey?

Self-ligating braces showcase a cleverly designed door mechanism that can be opened and closed to secure the tooth-aligning wires. This innovative feature significantly reduces friction between the wire and the braces.

Nonetheless, this option isn’t commonly available to people. In Turkey, however, there is various clinics and hospitals that offer such type of braces, such as International Clinics in Istanbul.

Furthermore, choosing self-ligating braces in Turkey can be a highly advantageous decision, given the country's reputation for superior dental care, advanced technology, and cost-effective treatment plans. Below are the main reasons to choose this country:

Affordable Self Ligating Braces

In Turkey, the cost of orthodontic treatment is typically lower than in other parts of the world, such as the US or the UK. However, lower prices don’t equate to a compromise in quality. Turkish dental clinics are in a race to deliver top-notch dental services at a fraction of the cost.

Advanced Equipment

Turkish dental clinics are known to be equipped with safe and updated equipment, including braces of all kinds and shapes. Besides, most dental clinics are associated with laboratories that can create braces on demand to satisfy the needs or requirements of all patients.

Experienced Orthodontists

Turkey boasts a pool of highly skilled and experienced orthodontists who have practiced the application and management of self-ligating braces for hundreds if not thousands of international patients.

Holistic Dental Tourism

Choosing to have your dental brace in Turkey allows you to combine your treatment with a unique travel experience. The results would be an amazing, joyful experience. After all, you will experience the country's rich history, vibrant culture, and breathtaking landscapes.

Convenient Treatment Plans

Turkish clinics are flexible enough to offer patient-friendly treatment plans, especially for international patients. They often offer services like online consultations and planning, which can be particularly helpful for international patients.

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Benefits of Self Ligating Braces

The debate of self-ligating versus traditional braces is commonplace. However, there are various benefits that self-ligating brackets can bring to the table.

In fact, these braces boast a slew of advantages over their conventional counterparts. Here are the key benefits that truly set self-ligating braces apart:

Types of Self Ligating Braces

Self-ligating brackets divide into two distinct types: active and passive. Each type employs a small door or gate-like mechanism to secure the bracket, yet they function in unique ways:

Active Brackets

These brackets employ a sliding spring clip mechanism, applying an active force against the archwire.

Active brackets typically utilize a thicker archwire, exerting greater pressure on the teeth and moving them more effectively toward their ideal positions.

Nonetheless, it could be argued that active self-ligating braces offer superior efficiency, but that eventually depends on individual cases. Your

Passive Brackets

Passive brackets operate via a simple sliding mechanism. In contrast to their active counterparts, these brackets don’t exert pressure on the archwire.

They steer clear of the clips used by active brackets, aiming for minimal intrusion and maximum reduction of friction.

The Procedure of Self Ligating Braces

The procedure to install self-ligating braces mirrors that of traditional metal braces, albeit with a few tweaks. Here are the key steps in the process:

1. Bracket Affixation

Just like traditional braces, your dentist will carefully affix the brackets directly onto your teeth.

2. Archwire Placement

Your dentist then molds the archwire across your teeth. This wire is secured at either end using specialized metal bands that encircle your back molars.

3. Wire Securing

Here's where self-ligating braces deviate from the conventional method. Rather than using colored rubber bands to attach the archwire to the brackets, self-ligating braces feature a unique design. They are equipped with a specialized slot into which the wire is smoothly slipped, effectively holding it in place.

Drawbacks of Self Ligating Braces

While self-ligating braces have numerous advantages, it's important to also be aware of the potential drawbacks that come with them. Here are the main challenges that you might encounter:

Cost of Self Ligating Braces

The cost of your self-ligating braces can fluctuate considerably depending on a range of factors. One of the most influential factors is the severity of your dental issue. That said, on average, you might find yourself shelling out anywhere from 2000 to 7000 US dollars if you're based in the United States.

In Turkey, the cost can range between 500-1500 US dollars. Meanwhile, the cost of self-ligating braces typically falls within a range of 2000 to 6000 US dollars in the United Kingdom.

How Can International Clinics Help You?

International Clinics helps international patients access affordable, high-quality medical and aesthetic procedures in Turkey. Our team of consultants is here to answer your questions and provide guidance throughout your treatment journey.

Our partner hospitals and clinics have successfully performed thousands of procedures for patients from Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.

Use the contact forms on our website to request a free consultation with our team. We’re ready to help you get the care you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The completion of a self-ligating brace procedure can take between 1-3 years.

Self-ligating braces don’t need rubber bands. Instead, they rely on spring-loaded clips to stabilize the archwire in place.

Self-ligating braces are certainly smaller than traditional braces because they don’t rely on rubber bands.

Removal of self ligating brackets is possible, but you shouldn’t try it yourself.

Self ligating braces are better than traditional braces in many aspects, but in terms of effectiveness, they are equally the same.

Self-ligating braces can quickly straighten the teeth and align the jaw. Indeed, they’re faster than traditional braces in this regard.


Procedure Results

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Seamless Treatment Journey

In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:

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A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs

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