self litigating braces

As we gather in the season of home-cooked meals, leaf piles, and pumpkin pie, we want to take a moment to think about some of the things we are thankful for that improve our lives. Some technological innovations allow our practice to deliver the best smiles around more quickly, comfortably, and efficiently. In the hands of experts like Dr. Hutta and Dr. Price, this technology allows us to produce extraordinary results. Read on to learn more about self-ligating braces, one of the many treatments Hutta & Price Orthodontics proudly offers.


Traditional braces use a system of brackets and ties to hold your archwire in place. Brackets are attached to your teeth and hold your archwire using ties. Typically, these ties are elastic rings, though they can also be made of steel. Self-ligating braces don’t use these ties. Instead, they have tiny, specialized clips that sit close to the bracket to hold the archwire in place. When wielded by specialists with extensive training, this technology allows the archwire to move unhindered within the brackets, making tooth movement more comfortable and efficient.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the ways this technology has improved treatment.

  • Less visible: Self-ligating braces are smaller and less noticeable than traditional braces. Our experts are also proud to offer clear Damon self-ligating braces for an even more discreet look.
  • Improved hygiene: Because of their smaller size and tie-free design, self-ligating braces are less likely to cause plaque buildup around your brackets. They make it easier for you to properly clean your teeth and avoid staining during treatment.
  • More comfortable: Without the metal or elastic ligatures of traditional braces, self-ligating braces are frictionless and gentler on your smile.
  • Faster results: Friction from ties on traditional braces slows down the progress of your teeth. Self-ligating technology not only means faster results, but fewer trips to the orthodontist as well.

With Turkey Day and family holiday cards around the corner, there is no better time to think about gratitude. At Hutta & Price Orthodontics, we are committed to providing the best treatments available. And we are thankful that Dr. Hutta and Dr. Price stay on top of orthodontic advancements and the most cutting-edge technologies!


This season, be thankful for your healthy, happy smile! Schedule an appointment with our experts today by calling 614.855.8800 and learn more about your treatment options during a complimentary consultation.