Orthodontist Charlotte NC

Exceptional Care, Exceptional Results

Dr. Christopher T. Harris

(704) 597-5555

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Self-Ligating Braces

Dr. Harris at Harris Orthodontics Creates Beautiful Charlotte Smiles with Self-Ligating Braces

Dr. Harris of Harris Orthodontics believes that you deserve the best: the best care, the best treatments, the best service. They investigate leading-edge technology and treatments and adopt the ones that we feel most effectively address the needs of our patients.

In the past, the only option for straightening crooked, crowded, or misaligned teeth involved the use of traditional metal braces. Silver brackets bonded to the front of teeth held wires that were tightened at regular intervals to facilitate tooth movement. While many options exist today – including clear aligners and ceramic braces – to create beautiful, healthy smiles, the idea of using brackets and wires to move teeth is a proven methodology that creates optimal results. Over the years, traditional braces have been refined and gone high-tech! One of the most exciting innovations in orthodontics is self-ligating braces.

What are self-ligating braces?

Self-ligating braces from your Charlotte orthodontist use special brackets and wires to move teeth into an optimal arrangement. The special "trap door" design of the brackets lets the orthodontic arch wire easily slide through the brackets as teeth move. This eliminates friction and results in faster, more comfortable tooth movement.

What are some examples of self-ligating braces?

At Harris Orthodontics, we offer In-Ovation® braces and Damon® braces.  

What are the benefits of self-ligating braces?

Self-ligating braces offer many advantages, including:

  • Low-profile brackets with smooth edges to maximize comfort
  • Faster treatment time
  • Fewer orthodontic appointments
  • Improved oral hygiene

Are self-ligating braces right for me? For my child?

Following an in-depth exam, the doctor will tell you if self-ligating braces are the right choice for you. Typically, patients of all ages can be treated with self-ligating braces, depending on each person's individual situation.

What are the self-ligating brackets made of?

We offer these low-profile, high-tech brackets in tooth-colored ceramic and high-grade stainless steel. They're easy to clean, and the rounded edges contribute to more comfortable treatment.

Can my child express their individuality with self-ligating braces?

Yes. We offer the option of adding colored elastics (rubber bands) to let teens (and adults!) create a look that reflects their unique personality.

Call Today!

Harris Orthodontics offers two locations to serve you. Contact our SouthPark office or University office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Harris. We’re pleased to provide outstanding service and personalized orthodontic care to residents of Charlotte, Concord, Kannapolis, SouthPark, and surrounding communities.

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