Advanced Technology Provides Results In Less Time

At Kimball Orthodontics, we are pleased to offer our patients the latest options in orthodontic treatment in Laguna Niguel and Laguna Beach, CA, including the Pitts21 self-ligating bracket system. Self-ligating brackets use a slide mechanism to hold the archwire, reducing the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth and allowing the teeth to move more freely, quickly, and comfortably. Thanks to these innovative braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible!

Traditional Metal

As the most popular option for orthodontic treatment, metal braces are perfect for any case and are proven to be very effective at treating even the most complex orthodontic issues. Thanks to advancements in technology, these brackets are more sleek and comfortable than ever before.

Clear Ceramic

With the same great results as metal braces, this type of bracket is the “clear” choice for patients looking for an alternative to the look of traditional braces. Made from a ceramic material that blends in with your natural tooth color, clear braces are an attractive option for patients who may prefer a more discreet and aesthetically appealing look during treatment.

Benefits Of Self-Ligating Braces

Pitts21 self-ligating braces use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. These clips help reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth and require fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.

Faster Treatment Time

While treatment time can vary, clinical studies demonstrate that self-ligating braces are up to six months faster than traditional metal braces.

While invisible aligners can be effective at straightening some crooked teeth, not everyone is a candidate. In contrast, self-ligating braces work 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perfectly align all levels of orthodontic issues for a phenomenal smile that enhances your entire facial appearance. Another benefit — no need to worry about lost, misplaced, or forgotten clear aligners, so you get in and out of treatment quickly.

Increased Comfort

Even though self-ligating braces work so quickly, the use of gentle, low-friction force means less discomfort for you. Very light “shape memory” wires are used, gently guiding your teeth to their ideal position. Additionally, the brackets themselves are smaller and more smooth, meaning less irritation on the inside of your mouth during the adjustment period.

More Convenient

Self-ligating braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable, and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties, which attract and collect plaque, self-ligating braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment. Plus, self-ligating braces are available in clear brackets for patients who want a great smile without sacrificing aesthetics.