SmartClip™ Self-Ligating Braces

Girl checking out her teeth after an Invisalign consultation

Achieve a head-turning smile through a comfortable and efficient treatment process with SmartClip self-ligating braces in Berwyn or Oak Lawn.

How do self-ligating braces work?

SmartClip self-ligating braces use a passive slide mechanism to align teeth. This means that brackets are clipped to the archwire, instead of being tied with elastics. Self-ligating braces are completely tie-less!

This advanced bracket system minimizes friction to make braces more comfortable. It also allows teeth to move independently of each other (instead of moving in the same direction at once), which allows for a quicker, more efficient treatment process.

Do self-ligating braces need to be tightened?

No, self-ligating braces don’t have colored rubber bands that need replacing, which means fewer orthodontist visits for you! At each appointment, Dr. Tahir will simply assess your progress to determine if any changes need to be made to your treatment plan.

Benefits of Self-ligating Braces

  • Damon brackets are smaller and more compact than traditional brackets. They provide aesthetic benefits and allow for greater comfort throughout the treatment process.
  • Damon braces give you options. Choose from metal or clear braces!
  • Tie-less brackets have fewer spaces for food and debris to get stuck. They’re easier to maintain and keep clean!


Your smile is a work of art. Let’s make you a magnet for life’s opportunities.

All you have to do is start the convo, and we’ll take it from there.