1. Direct Bracket Bonding
In the past, individual bands are wrapped around and cemented onto each individual tooth. The band served to secure orthodontic brackets attachments. While effective, it creates the “tin grin” look that some patients found unappealing. Today, the practice of direct bonding brackets onto patients’ teeth surface is possible and are much less noticeable. Brackets are also now much smaller and more effective.
At BIDC orthodontic dental center, our dentists uses brackets from 3M Unitek with APC™ PLUS adhesive coated appliance system. Each individual bracket is clearly identified and pre-oriented on a special foam liner that virtually eliminates bracket rotation in transit. There is no wasted time mixing cementation, thus treatment timings is faster. The brackets comes in a single use, easy-to-place brackets.
Each braces bracket within the APC system is pre-coated with high-quality 3M adhesive that tolerates moisture. More importantly, as the brackes are individually packaged, there is a tamper-evident lid to ensure that each brackets are totally clean, new and sterilized brackets.