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Enhanced ligating clip reduces engagement and disengagement forces; improves rotation control

As part of an ongoing continuing improvement process for 3M products, 3M has reduced the forces needed to engage and disengage archwires in SmartClip SL3 Brackets. The result is an improved experience for both the doctor and patient. In addition, the shape of the enhanced ligating clip has also improved the rotation control characteristics of the brackets.

Patient Around the world, clinicians tell us about the efficiencies they experience by using the SmartClip™ Appliance System.

Doctors report shorter treatment time, fewer office visits, reduction in chair time and they perceive clinically significant improvements compared to traditionally ligated systems.* With these efficiencies, the SmartClip Appliance System gives you seemingly endless practice benefits.

And of course, these practice benefits translate into clear advantages for your patients. Imagine how delighted your patients would be to finish treatment earlier and be able to have fewer appointments along the way. You know what this can do for patient satisfaction.

Here are all the advantages that SmartClip System users have reported experiencing.

These efficiencies can set you apart because of the patient benefits you can offer. Whether it's for patients or parents, having to take less time away from school and work to visit their orthodontist could be a key differentiator for your practice.

Watch either of these webinars to see two prominent orthodontists tell a world-wide audience how the SmartClip System has contributed to their success.

* based on User Surveys

3rd Generation Clip With its unique Nitinol clip ligating mechanism, SmartClip Self-Ligating brackets allow orthodontists to realize efficiencies not available with other traditional self-ligating designs.

Here are a few of the SmartClip system features and how they contribute to the efficiencies you can experience.

With the backing of 3M innovation, the SmartClip System has evolved continuously in the last 10 years. With enhanced product performance, prescriptions, instruments and educational events, SmartClip System users have all the tools at their disposal to realize the efficiencies provided by this unique appliance system.

Over time, the clip design has been enhanced, offering lighter engagement and disengagement forces for optimum patient comfort as well as ease of use during archwire changes.

The latest evolution of SmartClip is its availability with APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive. This revolutionary system allows you to move directly from bracket placement to bracket cure without the need to remove adhesive flash from the bracket!

SmartClip brackets are the only passive self-ligating metal brackets on the market with the efficiencies of pre-coated adhesive.

* based on User Surveys

See for yourself what orthodontic professionals around the world have said about the efficiencies they experience using SmartClip brackets by reading the SmartClip System efficiencies report or watching the videos below.

Explore the videos below to learn more about the SmartClip System, hear from orthodontic experts, and see patient stories.

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