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The most common type of braces at Lozman Orthodontics are self-ligating SPEED metal braces. Dr. Robin Lozman and Dr. Michael Lozman use the SPEED self-ligating braces system vs traditional metal braces to give you a more comfortable experience, and our patients experience shorter treatment times with these braces at our Latham office.

Latham Self-Ligating Metal Braces

Dr. Robin Lozman and Dr. Michael Lozman are excited to offer the latest braces technology to you, your family, and our patients of all ages in Latham and the surrounding communities. At Lozman Orthodontics, that means using the SPEED Braces system to help you achieve a straighter, healthier smile more quickly and comfortably.

What Are SPEED Self-Ligating Braces?

SPEED Braces are a self-ligating metal braces system that uses a specialized, energy-storing mechanism called a “Spring Clip” to straighten your teeth.

What Are the Benefits of SPEED Self-Ligating Braces?

SPEED self-ligating braces are smaller and more efficient than traditional metal braces, so you may enjoy advantages such as:

  • Reduced force and friction
  • Increased comfort
  • Fewer appointments
  • Shorter appointment times
  • Potentially faster treatment time

And because SPEED self-ligating braces are easier to clean and maintain than traditional brackets, you’ll likely have a more hygienic, less stressful overall experience.

How do SPEED Self-Ligating Braces Work?

SPEED self-ligating braces work similarly to traditional braces in that both systems use brackets to hold a thin metal wire — the archwire — in place.

The archwire is what directs the movement of your teeth, so for your braces to work effectively, this wire must remain secured to your brackets.

Unlike traditional metal braces that use elastic bands, the SPEED Braces system uses a Spring Clip to hold and adjust the archwire. The Spring Clip is a built-in sliding mechanism on each bracket that applies a light, continuous force against the archwire, gently moving your teeth into straighter alignment.

Because the Spring Clip eliminates the need for changing out elastic bands, orthodontist visits are typically shorter. The continuous pressure from the Spring Clip system may also lead to a more comfortable orthodontic experience from start to finish.

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