A new solution for clear self-ligating braces.

November 2, 2018 Doug Quong

Clear self-ligating dental bracket solution from 3M

Technologies change, but the goal remains the same – creating beautiful, confident smiles that last your patients a lifetime.

Patients want an esthetic orthodontic solution that can allow them to smile with ease. Self-ligating braces that are clear, reliable, and easy-to-use is a solution that can boost patient satisfaction and your clinic’s operational efficiency1.

That’s where the 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Brackets come in.

3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Brackets.

With 3M’s core technologies at perfect sync, the 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Brackets are designed to maximize efficiency and provide a high level of control on the procedures that you do. Coupled with the 3M™ APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive, 3M™ Forsus™ Class II Correctors, and the 3M™ MBT™ Versatile+ Appliance System, you have a solution that’s designed to work together seamlessly with a single treatment methodology.

Here’s how the 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Brackets can help you attain control and predictability from start to finish to generate precise outcomes:

  1. Easy wire changes by opening and closing the ceramic door.  Bracket tie-wings allow for ligatures to be used when required.
  2. A wide ceramic door that assists rotational control with a broad mesial-distal span.
  3. Allows rotational control without adding accessories.
  4. Passive or active on demand.

Expert tip: In laboratory testing, the 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Bracket doors survived a minimum of 2 times2 the open and closing cycles of a typical treatment, making them a reliable option.

Benefits of 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Brackets.

Our clear self-ligating brackets are designed to blend in with the natural tooth colour to boost the esthetics of the solution that help with patient confidence. With no visible metal parts, the 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Brackets have smooth, rounded surfaces and edges, and are precoated with 3M™ APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive – making for a quicker and better installation.

The four main benefits that the 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Brackets with 3M™ APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive Coated Appliance System offers you are:

  1. Faster procedures: 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Brackets, along with the 3M™ APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive, eliminates the flash removal step from bonding, allowing simpler clean-up at bonding.
  2. Superior bonding efficiency: As 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Brackets come precoated with 3M™ APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive, the bond time is reduced by up to 40% per bracket2. The elimination of the flash removal step also reduces accidental bracket movements after positioning, decreasing the need to reposition a bracket.
  3. Maximize procedure efficiency: The colour-coded dots on the brackets help in quick selection of the product part, while the vertical and horizontal reference marks make for easy positioning on the tooth. The brackets are shipped with their doors open, eliminating one more step for you during procedure, and its unique stress concentrator is designed to aid predictable squeeze debonding.
  4. Performance reliability: 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Bracket’s door mechanism is designed to resist unplanned opening and provides an audible “click” sound when closed.

Colour-coded dots on the 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Bracket

Learn more.

Visit our 3M Orthodontics page to learn more about the product. If you would like more information about 3M™ Clarity™ Ultra Self-Ligating Brackets, contact us at 1-800-443-1661.

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About the Author

Doug Quong

[enBio=With a career that spans over two decades at 3M, Doug Quong specializes in the Orthodontics industry and is constantly keeping himself updated with the latest trends in the industry. A chemical engineer by training, Doug has both a Master’s and a PhD in Chemical Engineering.],[enJob=Scientific Affairs & Education Manager for 3M Canada’s Oral Care’s Orthodontic Division],[frBio=Avec une carrière de plus de deux décennies chez 3M, Doug Quong se spécialise dans le secteur de l’orthodontie et se tient constamment au courant des dernières tendances du secteur. Ingénieur chimiste de formation, Doug est titulaire d’une maîtrise et d’un doctorat en génie chimique.],[frJob=Directeur des affaires scientifiques et de l’éducation de la Division des produits d’orthodontie de Soin oral de 3M Canada]

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