Benjamin C. Youel DDS, MS
David Hertzberg, DDS, MS

160 Commerce Drive,
Suite 101
Grayslake, IL 60030
Tel: 847-548-4330

3M Unitek

Clarity | Victory Series | APC System | Forsus

People all over the world know 3M...

It's a brand recognized around the globe. It's thousands of products people use everyday. And quality they depend upon.

3M Unitek makes orthodontic products you can trust and:

  • Fit your lifestyle
  • Accomplish your treatment objectives
  • Give you confidence and
  • Results in a great smile

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The perfect combination of strength and beauty.

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  • Clarity™ Metal-Reinforced Ceramic Braces work like metal braces. Only better, because they look good.
  • Smile all you want, there's no staining.
  • They're translucent, designed to blend in with your teeth.
  • They're durable too. Wear them if you participate in sports.
  • Clarity braces are trusted and used by doctors worldwide.

Q & A

  • Are my Clarity™ Ceramic Braces transparent?
    Every individual has different colored teeth. Clarity braces "blend" with these color differences and do not draw attention to your braces.
  • Will I get to choose Clarity braces?
    As long as the treatment plan outlined by your Orthodontist is not affected by the choice of braces, Clarity braces are a logical choice.
  • Will my treatment take longer with Clarity braces?
    Clarity braces perform like metal braces and will not result in longer treatment time.
  • Are Clarity braces for people of all ages?
    Yes. Clarity braces are for everyone.
  • Can I wear colored elastic bands?
    Yes, you can individualize your Clarity braces with colored bands just as you can metal braces.
  • Do Clarity braces stain?
    Clarity braces are made from a very hard ceramic material that does not stain. Your elastic bands might stain from certain food or drink, but can be changed by your Orthodontist.

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A new standard for comfort.

Victory Series™ Miniature Metal Brackets work like traditional full size appliances without the bulk and discomfort.

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  • Small bracket
  • Comfortable fit
  • Smooth finish

Q & A

  • Why is the Victory Series™ brand the right choice for me?
    Victory Series metal appliances are the right choice when you need a small bracket designed for comfort while providing firm corrective forces.
  • What are "low profile" brackets?
    Low profile brackets are less bulky and feel more comfortable in your mouth.
  • Will Victory Series miniature brackets work as well as full size brackets?
    Yes, Victory Series brackets have all the features and control that comes with traditional full size brackets.

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Hygienic, reliable system to make you more confident.


  • Adhesive coating on each bracket
  • Uniform adhesive
  • Shipped directly from manufacturer in tamper-evident, single use packaging
  • Light-cured for efficiency

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Q & A

  • Why is there Fluoride in the APC™ PLUS Adhesive?
    The adhesive used for bonding your brackets contains and releases a small amount of fluoride. Please follow all your dental professionals' hygiene related recommendations especially during your orthodontic treatment period.
  • Will there be any taste or odor from the adhesives used to attach my brackets?
    The APC system adhesives are odorless and have no taste. You will not experience any taste or odor from your appliances during or after bonding.
  • Why is each APC bracket in its own package?
    The APC system brackets are individually packed and sealed in unique, single-use and tamper-evident blisters. This packaging is your assurance that these brackets are new and have never been recycled. No other types of brackets available worldwide today, provide this evidence.

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Treatment power... and then some!

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FORSUS™ Fatigue Resistant Device

Your teeth or jaw alignment condition may require a force greater than can be achieved with braces. Traditionally, orthodontists would have recommended headgear that patients wear at night.

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  • You can gain the extra treatment power you need without the hassle of headgear.
  • You will benefit from an appliance that works: consistently, comfortably and around the clock.
  • You can be confident that your treatment program is being moved along. Just the way it should be.

Q & A

  • Will it be difficult to talk if I'm wearing a FORSUS™ appliance?
    Some people may have a little difficulty speaking clearly at first. Patients discover, however, that their speech quickly returns to normal.
  • How far can I open my mouth while wearing the appliance?
    You should be careful not to open your mouth extremely wide while wearing the appliance. If you do, the appliance may become deformed and can actually loosen a molar band. Should this happen, you will need to visit your orthodontist.
  • Will wearing the FORSUS appliance be uncomfortable?
    Every orthodontic appliance takes some getting used to. Some patients briefly experience discomfort or mouth irritation. Typically, the discomfort goes away within a few days. If it doesn't — or if a sore develops in your mouth — you should call your orthodontist.
  • What should I remember when I eat?
    Of course, you'll need to avoid hard, sticky foods. Your orthodontist will also remind you to cut your food into smaller pieces than you would normally eat.
  • What should I remember when I brush my teeth?
    It's very important to brush your teeth after every meal. But don't brush too hard. You don't want to dislodge or separate the appliance. Your orthodontist or treatment coordinator can show you more.