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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 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.

  • Eliminates the flash removal step
  • Saves bonding time for doctor, staff and patient
  • Lowers bond failure rate
  • Protects enamel under the adhesive
  • Makes debonding and adhesive remnant clean-up easier
  • Improves patient bonding/debonding experience
  • 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!

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.

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