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Types of Braces

Empower

Empower® is a series of self-ligating braces from American Orthodontics. Self-ligating braces offer several benefits for patients. They use a self-ligation technique using lighter wires and lower friction brackets to move teeth, while resulting in faster treatment times due to its slide mechanism, strong, mechanical base bonding and solid walls structured to control tooth movement with speed and efficiency. In addition to greater comfort, self-ligating braces make it easier to maintain good hygiene because they are easier to keep clean. This contributes to greater health, happiness and physical attractiveness for the duration of patient treatment.

Beyond even these features, however, Empower is unique in that it is the first self-ligating brace system to offer both active and passive archwire clips, allowing your orthodontist unprecedented precision control, and the fastest possible treatment time.

Radiance

Unlike metal brackets for braces, each Radiance bracket is a jewel, made with clear, crystal grown sapphire and hardened by a heat process that makes it as sturdy as it is attractive. These braces are also beneficial to patients who have allergies to certain metals, and are typically more comfortable for patients.

Other patients prefer these brackets because they are virtually invisible, as they are clear. This means that your doctor will not have to struggle to match your enamel shades, which will save you time and unnecessary visits to the doctor.

American Orthodontics, the creators of Radiance, has been a staple in the orthodontic community for over 40 years. They promise faster results, greater comfort, easier treatment and more positive overall satisfaction. Patients can look and feel better from the treatment’s start to finish.

PROPEL

Instead of solely relying on braces, aligners and other orthodontic appliances to apply pressure to make teeth move, we utilize the revolutionary PROPEL system to stimulate jaw bone growth. By incorporating the patient’s own biology, we can encourage the bone around the teeth to move, which causes faster tooth movement.

Using a sterile, disposable, one-time-use PROPEL device, we will create a small, micro-pierce into the jaw bone. The device is has an adjustable depth dial, so we can control how deep the surgical steel tip penetrates. It’s also ergonomically designed, so we have better control, resulting in a virtually painless procedure. This quick, 5-minute process will help speed up your orthodontic treatment, making it more efficient and effective!

Kalaskey Orthodontics

  • Charleston Office - 1217 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301 Phone: 304-345-4960
  • Chapmanville Office - 738 Old Airport Rd., Chapmanville, WV 25508 Phone: 304-855-7092

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