3M Unitek manufactures innovative orthodontic solutions including stainless steel brackets, self-ligating brackets and color-changing adhesives. At the office of Dr. Miyawaki, we proudly offer SmartClip™ self-ligating braces and Clarity™ Advanced Ceramic Braces.
We utilize the SmartClip™ appliance by 3M Unitek. The unique bracket system uses (sliding-door) technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, SmartClip brackets often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.
Clarity™ Advanced Ceramic Braces
Clarity™ braces feature a comfortable design with a translucent appearance. Many patients enjoy the combination of ceramic and metal because it is simultaneously attractive and sturdy. In fact, these braces are so sturdy that many doctors will recommend them to their patients who play sports. Patients are allowed to engage in most everyday activities without fear of delaying or impeding their progress.
Also, because they have a semi-transparent color that will not stain, patients can proceed with necessary orthodontic treatment without having to feel self-conscious. In addition, Clarity braces' smooth, rounded shape allows for greater patient comfort.
These features are designed for patients regardless of age. If you have questions about Clarity, please consult Dr. Miyawaki.