Traditional (ligating) braces involve colored elastic ties that hold the archwire to your brackets. The technology of self-ligating braces, on the other hand, can consist of metal “doors” that open and shut to hold these wires in place, eliminating the need for the elastic ties. Elastic ties, however, can still be used with self-ligating braces for patients who enjoy selecting colors at their adjustment appointments.
Self-ligation is one of the orthodontic industry’s leading trends and an option that can provide benefits to you and your orthodontist.
Empower braces is a complete self-ligating bracket system that maximizes your comfort while wearing braces. Built to the highest standard, Empower is manufactured with leading edge Metal Injection Molding technology and durable, high-performance clips. Each bracket is designed with the patient’s comfort and orthodontist’s treatment goals in mind.
- Quicker, easier wire adjustments. State of the art self-ligating clips hold the arch wire in place instead of rubber bands (ligatures), allowing for quicker and potentially more comfortable wire adjustments.
- Strong and hygienic. Empower uses strong, heat treated chromium cobalt clips instead of traditional ligatures that are prone to discoloration, lose their effectiveness over time, and require frequent replacements. Eliminating ligatures also eliminates one of the leading food traps.
- Comfortable inside your mouth. Empower’s contoured edges and sculpted, low profile design mean a smoother surface against your cheeks and lips.
- Effective, efficient treatment. The versatility of Empower’s design gives your orthodontist more control over treatment than ever before.
For more information about Empower Self-Ligating Braces contact our Oviedo, FL office at (407) 366-3300.