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APC™ II Adhesive Coated Appliance System

Since 1991, 3M Unitek has raised the standard in orthodontic bonding efficiency with the introduction of APC™ Adhesive Coated Brackets.

Today, the innovative and patented APC™ II System takes bonding ease and efficiency to even the next level with a softer and more workable adhesive then previous versions1. Lighter and less viscous than the original APC adhesive, the APC II adhesive is soft enough1 to assure accurate placement yet firm enough to virtually eliminate bracket drift and excessive flash2. It's easy to use and still delivers consistently high bond strength.3

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The APC Adhesive System takes you from prophylaxis to cure in five fewer steps than traditional light cure bonding, when used with one-step Transbond™ Plus Self-Etching Primer.4


The APC II system looks to make life easier for your staff everyday. No messy mixing. Each individual bracket clearly identified5 and pre-oriented on a special foam liner that virtually eliminates bracket rotation in transit.6 No wasted time getting to chairside.7

  • No mixing, no application, no opportunity to contaminate the base8 4 5
  • Fewer steps. Fewer bonding variables. Increased productivity8 4
  • Eliminates most bonding variables
  • Dramatically easier etching/priming with Transbond™ Plus Self-Etching Primer4
  • More appliance types with adhesive precoating to match the orthodontist's preferences
  • Faster curing with the Ortholux™ Luminous Curing Light7

APC II SYSTEM

Dispensing System
Each APC II adhesive coated bracket comes in an individual colour-coded well for easy identification.5 A tamper-evident heat seal ensures a 3-year shelf-life.6 A compact dispensing system allows storage of up to 20 cases of brackets by slot size, tooth and prescription.9 A convenient patient set up tray allows you to transfer exactly what is needed to chairside.10

References

  1. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “The adhesive used in the APC(TM) II Adhesive Coated Appliance System is a soft, workable adhesive for easy positioning”, Claim Number: 2009 - S10344
  2. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “With the APC(TM) II Adhesive Coated Appliance System, bracket drift is virtually eliminated.” Claim Number: 2009 - S10345
  3. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “The adhesive used in the APC(TM) II Adhesive Coated Appliance System features a reliable bond strength for orthodontic applications” Claim Number: 2009 - S10358
  4. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “Using the APC(TM) Adhesive Coated Appliance System with Transbond(TM) Plus Self Etching Primer reduces bonding steps, which reduces bonding time.” Claim Number: 2009 – S10353
  5. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “The APC braces are individually packaged and tamper-evident and therefore less risk of contamination”, 09/10/2006, Claim Number: 2006 – S10041
  6. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “Factory-sealed packaging is your assurance that each APC bracket with adhesive is clean and is used only for you” , 09/10/2006, Claim Number: 2006 – S10042
  7. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “Ortholux(TM) Luminous Curing Light has fast curing times.”, 06/04/2009, Claim Number: 2008 – S10278
  8. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “The APC(TM) Adhesive Coated Appliance System reduces overall bonding steps, which reduces bonding time”, 12/05/11, Claim Number: 2009 - S10346
  9. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “The APC(TM) Adhesive Coated Appliance System features a convenient and organized inventory and dispensing system”, Claim Number: 2009 – S10357
  10. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “The APC(TM) Adhesive Coated Appliance System requires fewer bonding components, such as adhesive syringes and application instruments. This results in a clean and organized chairside bonding tray.”, Claim Number: 2009 - S10347



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