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Why 3M™ Braces?
3M is a global leader in technology, innovation and research. We've been producing inventive products that improve people's lives for over 100 years. 3M is the science, the exhaustive testing and the entrepreneurial spirit behind the brands you trust --like Post-It®, Scotch™, Thinsulate™, Nexcare™ and more.
In the braces arena, 3M produced the first stainless steel braces, the first adhesive pre-coated braces, color-changing bonding adhesive and true self-ligating braces.
3M Orthodontic Leadership
Put your smile in our capable hands. 3M has been producing innovative products in an ever-growing variety of markets for more than 100 years. We've been a proven leader in the orthodontic industry for over 60 years. We put this expertise to work for you in every set of braces we manufacture-- all backed by our unwavering commitment to superior customer service and the highest quality products available.
3M™ SmartClip™ SL3 and Clarity™ SL Self-Ligating Braces feature a unique SmartClip™ brace design that eliminates the need for tiny elastic bands. This clip is made from temperature-sensitive Nitinol material and is available only from 3M. This special clip is available whether you choose metal or translucent ceramic self-ligating braces from 3M. Self-ligating braces reduce your time in the orthodontist's chair because there are no tiny rubber bands to replace and archwire changes are faster than with traditional braces.
3M™ Clarity™ Ceramic Braces. Experience the natural look of these smooth, sculpted and completely clear ceramic braces. Clarity braces are strong and will not stain or discolor. Over one million people around the world have trusted their smiles to Clarity braces.
Incognito™ Hidden Braces are placed behind your teeth and completely hidden from view. State of the art technology allows Incognito Hidden Braces to be 100% customized to meet the unique orthodontic prescription of every patient.
Revolutionary APC™ Adhesive Coated Appliance System is a faster, more efficient system for bonding braces which means less time in the chair for you. Each brace is pre‐coated with just the right amount of adhesive, keeping the steps in the bonding process to a minimum.