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New APC™ Flash-Free
adhesive coated appliance system
A revlution
in bonding technology
A revolution in bonding technology

APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive

A Revolution in Bonding Technology

Once again, 3M Innovation delivers a game-changer in orthodontic bonding – with APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive. Using advanced adhesive technology, APC Flash-Free Adhesive lets you move directly from bracket placement to bracket cure without removing adhesive flash – no clean up!

*Based on feedback received from early users as part of a 3M Unitek study

A Revolution in Bonding Technology No Adhesive Flash
Clean-Up
Reduced Bonding
Time - up to 40%
per bracket
Reliable Bond
Strength: <2%
Bond Failure Rate
Reduced Bonding
Steps and
Variability - 5 Steps

APC™ Flash-Free

Adhesive Coated Appliance System

A new transparent APC adhesive formulation is contained within a form-fitting fiber mat on the base of the bracket. When the APC Flash-Free adhesive coated bracket is placed on the tooth, the adhesive spreads out and conforms to the tooth surface, making uniform and consistent contact with no flash to clean up.

    Bene
  • Save bonding steps, eliminate bonding variables, and reduce bonding time by up to 40%
  • Make bonding more convenient for doctors and staff
  • Improve the patient bonding experience by reducing chairtime
Proven Performance A bond
   of trust.
APC™
  • Bonding process is the same as traditional adhesives…except there is no flash to clean up
  • Demonstrated bond failure rate of less than 2% for a reliable and predictable bonding experience
  • Strength and cure time comparable to Transbond™ XT and other APC™ Adhesives
  • Excellent tack and workability before light-cure

Only 5 Steps to Bonding Completion!

Bonding Steps - Adhesive Systems

APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive System - 5 Steps

  • Prophy
    Teeth
  • Rinse
  • Etch and
    Prime*
  • Set Bracket
    and Apply
  • Light Cure

APC™ II / PLUS Adhesive Systems - 6 Steps

  • Prophy
    Teeth
  • Rinse
  • Etch and
    Prime*
  • Set Bracket
    and Apply
  • Clean Flash
  • Light Cure

Traditional Light Cure Bonding Systems - 11 Steps

  • Prophy
    Teeth
  • Rinse
  • Dry
  • Etch
  • Rinse
  • Dry
  • Prime
  • Set Bracket
    and Paste
  • Apply
    to Tooth
  • Clean Flash
  • Light Cure
* Using Transbond™ Plus Self Etching Primer

Now is the time to change from traditional bonding to the ease and efficiency of the APC Flash-Free Adhesive Coated Appliance System. With flash-free convenience, bonding can now be even better than you imagined.