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The SmartClip™ SL3 Self-Ligating Appliance System - Advancing Satisfaction

3M Unitek brings you an enhanced self-ligating appliance system that features an evolved third generation clip,1 2 improved self-ligating molar brackets3 and additional prescriptions for the results you expect.

Ask your 3M Unitek Representative for more details.

3rd Generation Clip Compared to earlier versions, the advanced SL3 clip on SmartClip™ SL3 Brackets noticeably reduces wire insertion forces4 and also reduces the removal forces required for large wires.5

New Molar Brackets The improved SmartClip SL3 Molar Brackets have small low profile tie-wings6 which can accommodate steel ligatures or traditional ligature modules if needed during treatment.

The SmartClip SL3 system is now offered in MBT™ System prescription as well as in High and Low Torque prescriptions to accommodate a variety of treatment philosophies. Individualized treatment can also be prescribed utilizing the Variable Prescription Orthodontics (VPO) concept.

References

  1. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “SmartClip(tm) SL3 Brackets feature an angled ramp on the inside of the clip that allows for easier wire disengagement compared to previous versions of the bracket”, 25/06/09, Claim Number: 2009 - S10338
  2. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “The redesigned clips used on SmartClip(tm) SL3 Appliances have more room to flex, making them more forgiving to wire misalignment than previous versions” 04/09/09, Claim Number: 2009 - S10395
  3. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “SmartClip(tm) Appliance System Molar Attachments provide "Active On Demand" feature”, 20/01/09, Claim Number: 2008 - S10258
  4. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “SmartClip(tm) SL3 Upper and Lower 5x5 Brackets have engagement clip forces that are on average 26% lower - ranging from 10% to 41% lower - than previous SmartClip(tm) System brackets, when using a stainless steel 0.019x0.025 archwire”, 25/06/09, Claim Number: 2009 - S10342
  5. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “SmartClip(TM) SL3 Upper and Lower 5x5 Brackets have disengagement clip forces that are on average 28% lower - ranging from 11% to 41% lower - than previous SmartClip(tm) Upper and Lower 5x5 Brackets, when using a stainless steel 0.019x0.025 archwire”, 25/06/09, Claim Number: 2009 - S10341
  6. 3M Unitek data on file, 3M Unitek Claim DB Centre “SmartClip(TM) Self-Ligating Molar Brackets with tie-wings can be ligated using traditional methods. "Ability to ligate."05/06/08, Claim Number: 2008 - S10160

Application Guide


3M™ Self-Ligating Appliance Assistant's Guide (PDF 628.6 K)
3M™ Self-Ligating Appliances User Guide (PDF 2.3 MB)
SmartClip™ Self-Ligating Appliance System Technique Guide (PDF 1.0 MB)
SmartClip™ Self-Ligating Appliance System Wire Engage/Insert (PDF 135.3 K)
SmartClip™ Sistema de Brackets Autoligables- Guía de la técnica (PDF 2.6 MB)

Brochure


**SmartClip™ SL3 Self-Ligating Appliance System Brochure** (PDF 2.3 MB)
SmartClip™ Self-Ligating Appliance System Patient Brochure (PDF 1.2 MB)

Data Sheet


SmartClip™ SL3 Self-Ligating Appliance System Parts List (PDF 388.4 K)

Features and Benefits


SmartClip™ SL3 Self-Ligating Appliance System Satisfaction Ad (PDF 785.1 K)

Instruction Sheet


SmartClip™ Appliance Wire Disengagement Instrument IFU (PDF 518.2 K)
SmartClip™ Appliance Wire Insertion Instrument IFU (PDF 245.4 K)

Technical Information


3M Self-Ligating Brackets Archwire Sequence Guide 018 slot (PDF 579.8 K)
3M Self-Ligating Brackets Archwire Sequence Guide 022 slot (PDF 599.8 K)
SL Tandem Archwires and Archwire Sequence (PDF 1.1 MB)

Technical Paper


SmartClip™ Self-Ligating Bracket Efficiencies Report (PDF 524.7 K)

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