EMPOWERING YOUR ORTHODONTICS WITH SELF LIGATING BRACES

We are committed to offering our patients current technology that has been proven to produce results and optimal performance! That is why we work with the Empower line of self-ligating braces.

HOW ARE SELF LIGATING BRACES DIFFERENT?

When we compare self-ligating and traditional metal braces, the key difference lies in how the arch wire is secured to the brackets. With traditional metal braces, the arch wire is affixed with the help of elastic ties. Self-ligating braces, on the other hand, are held in place with a built-in spring clip that is part of the bracket.

Studies have shown advantages of self-ligating braces compared to traditional metal braces with elastic colors as follows:

  • The braces and wires endure less friction.
  • Typically, patients enjoy faster and even fewer appointments over the life of their treatment.
  • Self-ligating braces are easier to keep clean, resulting in less oral bacteria.
  • Generally, they are considered less painful, although it is important to note that pain tolerance is completely subjective. It is not uncommon for a patient to experience discomfort at the beginning of their treatment. This eases with time, and generally speaking, patients who opted for self-ligating braces reported a faster adjustment period.