Self-ligating braces are more expensive, and that cost is passed to the patient. If they were superior, it would be worth the cost. Since they are not superior, it is not worth making the patient pay more.
People also ask, how long do self ligating braces take?
How Long Do Self-Ligating Braces Take? Generally, self-ligating braces takes about the same amount of time to achieve the same results that you would get from the conventional treatment. On average, you're looking at being in braces between 12 to 30 months.
Also, do self ligating braces need tightening?
Because self-ligating braces don't require tightening, the appointments throughout treatment are spaced further apart than with conventional treatment. In many cases actual time during the appointments is also shorter. While in some cases extractions are needed, it is much less often than with traditional braces.
What do self ligating braces look like?
What are Self-ligating Braces? Self-ligating braces are placed much like conventional braces, with the exception of ligature: No elastic or rubber bands or metal ties are present because they are not needed. Instead, special clips or brackets are used to help the archwire move your teeth into place.
Is self ligating brackets painful?
The patients treated with conventional brackets reported mostly a constant pain as opposed to a chewing pain reported by the patients treated with self-ligating brackets. This study highlighted the pain and discomfort experienced by the patient during self-ligation bracket system.