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APC™ PLUS Adhesive Coated Appliance System

3M Adhesive Innovation has continually strived to take the orthodontic bonding process to the next level. The APC™ PLUS Adhesive Coated Appliance System requires fewer steps to completion1, meaning fast results, great efficiencies2, fewer opportunities for error, and an enhanced patient experience3.

The adhesive starts in the pink, which helps the visual reference of the bracket and the clean up of flash and then fades to clear when exposed to light4 5. It is moisture-tolerant and delivers excellent bond strength6.

The APC PLUS adhesive system provides:


  • Colour change adhesive7
  • Uniform coating of adhesive on each bracket allowing for easy flash clean up7
  • Moisture tolerant adhesive6
  • Release of a small amount of fluoride to enhance patient confidence8

 

Single use, easy-to-place brackets, pre-coated with quality 3M adhesive that releases fluoride and tolerates moisture, arrive individually packaged with a tamper-evident lid. That's the APC PLUS adhesive coated appliance system.

APC Plus System

APC PLUS adhesive with colour change adhesive is available on most 3M Unitek brackets and buccal tubes, including Clarity™ Ceramic Brackets and SmartClip™ Self-Ligating Brackets.

References

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “The APC(TM) PLUS Adhesive Coated Appliance System features a pink adhesive, making flash more visible and easier to remove.”, Claim Number: 2009 - S10349
  4. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “Start in the pink. Finish in the Clear.”, Claim Number: 2006 - S10012
  5. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “The APC(TM) PLUS Adhesive Coated Appliance System features a color-changing pink adhesive that fades after exposure to a curing light”, Claim Number: 2009 - S10350
  6. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “The APC(TM) PLUS Adhesive Coated Appliance System features an adhesive with improved moisture tolerance to help achieve a successful bond under slightly moisture- or saliva-contaminated conditions”, Claim Number: 2009 - S10352
  7. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “Start in the pink. Finish in the Clear.”, Claim Number: 2006 - S10012
  8. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “The APC(TM) PLUS Adhesive Coated Appliance System features a pink adhesive, making flash more visible and easier to remove.”, Claim Number: 2009 - S10349



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