Empower® Self-Ligating Brackets

metal_thinEmpower is a series of "self-ligating" bracket system made in the USA by American Orthodontics. Self-ligating braces offer several benefits for patients. They use a "self-ligation" mechanism, as opposed to the "colored rubber bands", to keep the arch wire fully engaged into the bracket slot. This maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the arch wire. Empower brackets are also easier to keep clean, as compared to traditional braces, therefore they facilitate better oral hygiene, which results in healthier teeth and gums. Finally, self-ligation bracket systems increase treatment efficiency  by shortening arch wire "change" appointments, they allow longer intervals between appointments, and they decrease the total number of visits needed to complete treatment. Beyond these features, Empower is unique and it is the first self-ligating bracket system to offer both "active" and "passive" arch wire clips, allowing your orthodontist unprecedented precision control, and allowing you the fastest possible treatment time!

Empower® Self-Ligating Clear Braces

clearThe innovation of Empower combined with clear, aesthetically-pleasing ceramic brackets make the Empower Self-Ligating Clear Braces system. The Empower Self-Ligating Clear Braces move teeth just as efficiently as metal braces, except the brackets are clear, so they are less noticeable. They are very popular with adult patients due to their cosmetic appeal.

Invisalign® System

invisalignThe Invisalign System is a series of clear overlay templates – called aligners – that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign System.