Self Ligation Braces
The second most common type of braces are self-ligating braces that do not require the need of elastic ties. Instead, the wire goes through the bracket. Often with this type of braces, treatment time is reduced, there is less pain on the teeth, and fewer adjustments are required than with traditional braces.
Clear / Ceramic braces can also be self-ligating, meaning the wire clips into the bracket without the need for ligatures.