Empower Self-Ligating Braces | Buttram Orthodontics


Self-Ligating Braces

Empower® Self-Ligating Braces

Achieve an incredible smile in the shortest amount of time with high-tech Empower self-ligating braces in Panama City! Choose metal or clear to suit your style.

How do self-ligating braces work?

Empower self-ligating braces use a passive slide mechanism to align teeth. This means that brackets are clipped to the archwire, instead of being tied with elastics. Self-ligating braces are completely tie-less!


This advanced bracket system minimizes friction to make braces more comfortable. It also allows teeth to move independently of each other (instead of moving in the same direction at once), which allows for a quicker, more efficient treatment process. 

Do self-ligating braces need to be tightened?

No, self-ligating braces don’t have colored rubber bands that need replacing, which means fewer orthodontist visits for you! 

At each appointment, Dr. Buttram will simply assess your progress to determine if any changes need to be made to your treatment plan.

Benefits of Empower Self-ligating Braces

  • Small brackets: Self-ligating brackets are smaller and more compact than traditional brackets. This creates a less noticeable appearance and makes for a more comfortable fit. 
  • No elastics necessary: The tie-less feature eliminates any soreness associated with ‘tightening’ braces. They’re also known to be more hygienic, as food particles and debris won’t get trapped in the elastic.
  • Fewer appointments: With a more efficient tooth movement process and no elastics to tighten, Empower braces work quicker than traditional braces and require fewer check-in visits.

For patients who want a cool treatment alternative to traditional braces, Empower self-ligating braces are an ideal option.

Experience a stunning new smile

And enjoy the journey along the way.