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Like perfectly matched clockwork components, every element of a brace system ensures a successful outcome to therapy - and your nicest smile.

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Brackets

The brace

Braces are fastened with a special adhesive to tooth surfaces for a lasting fit. Its horizontally running slot is used as a device for holding the archwire. Braces also possess small wingtips or hooks which the archwire is attached to using ligatures.

Ceramic braces

Clarity™ Braces Clarity™ Braces

Clarity™ Braces

Ceramic braces such as Clarity™ Metal-Reinforced Ceramic Braces from 3M Unitek have the special advantage that they are transparent and so much less noticeable than metal braces. A further plus: Compared to similar models Clarity™ Ceramic Braces do not discolour because their material does not absorb any food dyes.

Self-ligating braces

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Clarity™ SL Braces

Self-ligating braces such as the Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Appliance System from 3M Unitek hold the archwire by a clip mechanism. The use of ligatures (small rubber bands or thin wires which fasten the arch to the brace) as used in traditional braces is dispensed with. Time in the orthodontist's chair is also minimized because the arches are easier to change using the clip system.

Lingual braces

Incognito™ Braces Incognito™ Braces

Incognito™ Braces

Compared to visible braces, lingual braces are not attached to the front of the tooth, but to the back side. With the Incognito™ Orthodonic Braces, 3M Unitek provides lingual braces made from a gold alloy. The braces are prepared individually for your teeth and are invisible from outside.

Would you like to know what braces best suit your therapy? Your orthodontist will be pleased to advise you on details.

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