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Self Ligating Braces

Self ligating braces are the perfect option for those looking to save on time and money. They require less time in the dentist’s chair and fewer visits to the dentist. Dental eHub helps you find the perfect provider of these braces to maximize the benefit to you or your family.

What are self-ligating braces?

Self-ligating braces are gaining popularity. Invented in the 1930s and gradually perfected, they utilize specialized clips instead of rubber bands or metal ties to pull teeth into place.

This type of implant allows for a greater degree of tooth movement which reduces discomfort. Dentists only need to perform simple adjustments to guide teeth to the perfect smile.

Self-ligating braces v. conventional braces

Self-ligating braces are easier to manage than conventional braces. The product is passive, using a smaller wire that creates less friction and allows for more mobility as opposed to conventional or active braces which use thicker wires that deliver more pressure while increasing efficiency.

The time required to wear braces differs for each product. Traditional braces take less time and are more efficient but suffer from increased complexity and points of failure as they require rubber bands or ties to force your teeth into place.

Which types of braces should I choose?

The type of braces you use is entirely up to you. There are even invisible models for adults seeking to remain discrete.

However, when pain and discomfort are a concern alongside time required to achieve the smile you deserve, self-ligating braces are usually the best option. Freer tooth movement avoids tooth aches which is a particularly important factor later in life.

Can I wear braces as an adult?

While it is often common for children to wear braces, a growing number of adults seek the perfect smile as well. For many, the $5000 to $6000 required was unavailable as a child.

While 25 percent of people using braces are adults, the time required is a major factor. An additional commitment of three months to three years is required.

Can I save on self-ligating braces?

Dental savings plans are a perfect way to reduce the total cost of braces. These plans, offered through credible insurance providers, reduce the cost by 20 to 25 percent or more.

At a cost of $25 per month, they let you start saving for procedures and even provide some discounts. Build enough over time to pay for your major procedure.

Self ligating braces

Self-ligating braces are a less painful but more time-intensive approach to achieving a true Hollywood smile. They are perfect for sensitive mouths and are increasing in popularity with more time spent outside of the dentist for those who do not mind the look.

These braces are traditional but only recently started to become popular. At a cost of over $5000, it is important to find a plan and orthodontist who works for you.

Dental eHub facilitates the connection between you and providers. Visit us to find discounts and plans that fit your timeline and budget.

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In The Media / Jane Beresford, Psy.D.

E! Channel

E!Dr. Beresford provided psychological screenings and evaluations for “What’s Eating You?”, E! Channel’s reality show about extreme eating disorders. The series chronicled the lives of men and women whose very survival was at risk as they battled not only their distorted body images, but also self-created, life-threatening food rituals and compulsions.

Quoted in Books
Manopause: Your Guide To Surviving His Changing Life Dr. Beresford was interviewed by Lisa Friedman Bloch, co-author with Kathy Kirtland Silverman of “Manopause: Your Guide To Surviving His Changing Life” (Hay House, 2012), which explores how biological and psychological factors collide with the societal pressures men face, and provides advice on how women can help themselves and their men move through and enjoy this sometimes challenging phase. Dr. Beresford's experiences in working with couples during this transitional time are included in the book.