American Orthodontics, Sheboygan, Wis, has added Empower Clear Braces to its Empower® self-ligating brackets line. According to the company, Empower Clear are fully interactivebrackets, feature a leading edge and a ceramic injection-molded body forstrength. Constructed of silver-rhodium plated materials, theself-ligating clip is designed to blend with the bracket body.

Empower Clear uses American Orthodontics’ Quad Matte™ Base. Themechanical lock base incorporates alumina particles only on the base’scenter, giving a strong bond in the center and a weaker bond on the edgeto facilitate debonding.

Empower Clear is currently available in upper 5-5 and in McLaughlin, Bennett, Trevisi, or Roth prescriptions.

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