At Goshgarian Orthodontics, we are always striving to improve comfort and convenience for our patients. The SmartClip™ in Lake Forest, IL is the latest innovation available to you. If you have ever wished that wearing braces could be more comfortable and that your monthly visits took less time, you are in luck.
What is SmartClip™?
When you wear traditional metal braces, a thin wire goes through each bracket to keep them together and help apply pressure to your teeth. Many patients also wear small rubber bands attached to the outside of the brackets for the same reason. The rubber bands are not necessary when Dr. Goshgarian places SmartClip™ self-litigating braces on your teeth instead.
SmartClip™ comes with a clip or moveable door that attach to the arch wire in your braces. Dr. Goshgarian continues to adjust your arch wires at each appointment, but the process produces less discomfort because of your SmartClip™ brackets.
Benefits of the SmartClip™ Self-Litigating Braces System
While frequent appointments are necessary during orthodontic treatment, SmartClip™ makes the visits shorter. Dr. Goshgarian adjusts your braces by opening and shutting the brackets. The process takes much less time than removing and replacing ligatures one at a time. Below are some other benefits to consider if you are about to get braces.
Improved Oral Hygiene
Brushing around rubber band and non-movable brackets can be frustrating and challenging. SmartClip™ in Lake Forest IL eliminates this problem, making your brushing and flossing more effective.
Rubber brands can snap and break in your mouth, which can be painful. They also cause a tight feeling in your teeth. Since self-litigating brackets can slide back and forth, you do not feel constant tight pressure. Greater comfort also means you will not experience discomfort when eating for the first few days after your monthly adjustment.
These are just a few of the benefits of the SmartClip™ system. Please schedule an appointment at our Lake Forest or Gurnee practice to learn more.