Here at Orthodontic Precision, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest-quality care with the most advanced treatments and latest technologies. Our orthodontists Dr. Lan Tran and Dr. Shiva Mostowfi love to see their patients smile; however, many of our patients are looking to fix crooked, misaligned teeth so they feel more confident in their appearance. There are many ways in which to straighten teeth these days, and we are proud to offer an advanced orthodontic treatment in Reston, VA, that uses cutting-edge technology. Say hello to the Pitts 21 self-ligating braces.
What does self-ligating mean?
With traditional metal braces, an orthodontist had to place rubber bands around the brackets to hold the wires in place, but with Pitts 21 there are absolutely no elastic bands required. Self-ligating means that the brackets alone can hold and support the archwires with a special frictionless clip.
These braces require fewer adjustments, which also means less time spent in the orthodontist's office during the course of your treatment. While all metal braces might look the same, Pitts 21 offers a different approach to traditional orthodontic treatment.
What should I expect when wearing Pitts 21 Self-Ligating Braces?
Pitts-21 braces are smaller and more comfortable than traditional braces and also offer more precise and controlled movements with gentler forces. Patients also see results quicker with Pitts 21 self-ligating braces, with some patients seeing the results they want in as little as 6-9 months.
Furthermore, the brackets are smaller and have smooth, rounded corners to prevent irritation to the gums and lips. Along with reduced irritation, the small brackets make it easier to keep teeth cleaned while wearing braces. A simple brushing or swish with water can easily remove food that’s stuck between braces.
These braces are also placed closer to the gums than regular brackets, which leave more of your teeth visible when you smile. This can be ideal for adults and teens who require traditional-style braces to fix crooked smiles but want their braces to be less prominent.
If you are interested in learning more about Pitts 21 self-ligating braces and whether it’s the right treatment for you then call Orthodontic Precision in Reston, VA, today at (703) 391-8800 to schedule an evaluation.