Orthodontists move teeth through the use of specialized orthodontic hardware, which permits the application of steady pressure over time to move teeth into their ideal positions. With traditional braces, there are three main components that are used to make this possible. The brace itself, which is placed on the tooth, the archwire, which runs through each brace and applies corrective pressure to the teeth, and a “tie” (typically made from elastic material) which connects the archwire to the brace. Self-Ligating braces eliminate the need for elastic or metal ties, and instead use a permanently installed moveable component to entrap the wire. Self-Ligating braces offer a number of benefits compared to tradtitional braces.