3M Launches New Buccal Tube Line Offering Superior Fit and Unique APC Flash-Free Adhesive

Design of Victory Series Superior Fit Buccal Tubes overcomes common challenges faced by orthodontists

3MUnitek_4cMONROVIA, Calif. – (September 8, 2015) – Armed with extensive global customer feedback, 3M has answered the industry need for a buccal tube that is designed for better tooth-to-base fit, enhanced ease-of-use and patient comfort.

Victory Series_ Superior Fit Buccal TubeVictory Series™ Superior Fit Buccal Tubes offer an improved user experience, made possible by a compound-contour curvature base for better fit. Advanced design features also offer improved handling for the orthodontist, easier wire insertion, and add to patient comfort by reducing potential cheek and gingival irritation. They are available with efficient APC™ Flash-Free Adhesive, further differentiating these new tubes from others currently on the market.

  • Better Fit: A large compound contour base creates a seamless fit into the buccal aspect of the tooth.
  • Easier to Use and Handle: The tube has improved gripping with parallel mesial-distal and occlusal-gingival surfaces, a gripping notch and a visual alignment mark for easy positioning and archwire slot referencing. A contoured funnel entry means smooth and easy wire insertion with less binding and notching.
  • Improved Patient Comfort: With a sleek, low profile body and a bendable flush-mount hook, these tubes help to reduce occlusal interference and cheek irritation.
  • Most Efficient Bonding: They are the only buccal tubes available pre-coated with 3M’s proprietary APC Flash-Free Adhesive for the highest level of bonding efficiency and convenience. The base features a micro-etched, 80-gauge mesh pad for strength.

“Orthodontists in practice are our lifeline when it comes to product innovation, and we’re constantly seeking their feedback to ensure we stay relevant,” said Armineh Khachatoorian, 3M Oral Care brand manager. “New Victory Series Superior Fit Buccal Tubes address many issues that all orthodontists can relate to, making it a uniquely effective product.”

For more information, visit 3MUnitek.com/SuperiorFit

3M Oral Care promotes lifelong oral wellness through inventive solutions that help oral care professionals achieve greater clinical, professional and personal success. Learn more at 3MESPE.com (dental) or 3MUnitek.com (orthodontics).

About 3M

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $32 billion in sales, our 90,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at https://www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNewsroom.

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