Self-ligating braces use a built-in mechanism in the bracket to hold the archwire in place. This is in contrast to traditional braces, which use elastic ties or metal wires to secure the archwire. A self-ligating bracket is defined as “a bracket, which utilizes a permanently installed, movable component to entrap the arch wire”. A self-ligating bracket is “a ligature-less system with a mechanical device built in to close off the edgewise slot”. “Brackets with a mechanism to clip on to the arch wire so that no additional ligature’s required. The arch wire slides more freely through such brackets, possibly making tooth movement easier”.