According to an article on RTT News, 3M Co has entered into an agreement to acquire TOP-Service fÜr Lingualtechnik GmbH, for undisclosed terms. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter, subject to customary closing conditions.

TOP-Service fÜr Lingualtechnik GmbH is a Germany-based orthodontic technology and services company offering the novel Incognito brand system, which is a digital lingual orthodontic solution.

As part of the deal, TOP will produce synergies with Lingualcare Inc, which was acquired by 3M Unitek in 2007 and sells lingual orthodontic solutions under the iBraces brand. The addition of TOP expands 3M’s digital orthodontic products offering into Europe and Asia.