3M, St Paul, Minn, introduced its Victory Series Low Profile Brackets with APC Flash-Free Adhesive at the AAO Annual Session in Orlando, Fla. Available in August, the Victory Series brackets join the Clarity ADVANCED Ceramic Brackets, the SmartClip SL3 and Clarity SL Self-Ligating Appliance Systems, and Victory Series Superior Fit Buccal Tubes, which also feature APC Flash-Free Adhesive.

The addition of APC Flash-Free Adhesive to the Victory Series Low Profile Brackets allows users to move directly from bracket placement to bracket cure without removing adhesive flash. According to the company, “Patients treated with 3M brackets that include APC Flash-Free Adhesive also benefit from added protection for tooth enamel and a quicker and easier debonding appointing.”

3M also introduced enhancements to the SmartClip SL3 Self-Ligating Appliance System at the AAO Annual Session. The upgrades are designed to provide improved rotation control and reduction in engagement and disengagement forces.