Self-ligating braces allow for greater control and efficiency during treatment. While they use brackets and wires, the brackets are much different than traditional metal braces. Self-ligating braces utilize small metal “doors” on the brackets to hold the archwire in place, rather than elastic ties like traditional braces.

Self-Ligating Brackets in Kaneohe

Self-ligating braces offer many advantages over more traditional braces. Kaneohe Orthodontic visits are shorter because there are no elastic ties to change out, and the brackets are much easier to keep clean. Additionally, these braces use less friction when guiding the teeth, which results in a more comfortable experience for the patient.

Hawaiian Smiles Orthodontics is proud to use Pitts21 self-ligating brackets. These brackets deliver consistent results using revolutionary technology that allows for gorgeous smiles in a much shorter treatment time. The brackets have rounded corners for increased comfort and they place much less friction on the teeth, making the day-to-day wearing of braces much better.


Pitts21 is the first and only aesthetic self-ligating system that allows for 3D control earlier and throughout the entirety of treatment. Pitts21 utilizes Smile Arc Protection, which results in a movie-star quality smile. The brackets will be placed slightly higher on the teeth to allow the smile to naturally follow the curvature of the bottom lip.

Self-ligating braces, and specifically Pitts21, can allow for a faster, more comfortable orthodontic experience, which results in the most aesthetically pleasing smile.


How long do self-ligating braces take?

Self-ligating brackets in Kaneohe, Hawaii, generally take anywhere from 12 to 30 months, depending on each patient’s individual orthodontic needs.

Do self-ligating braces need tightening?

No, self-ligating braces in Kaneohe don’t require tightening; hence appointments throughout treatment are spaced further apart than with conventional treatment.