Direct Bond Tubes


Today's advanced adhesives coupled with high performance, light force wires have allowed clinicians to greatly expand the use of direct bond tubes on the molars. Direct bond molar tubes reduce inventory requirements, are often more comfortable and hygienic for the patient, and bond and debond quickly and easily. American Orthodontics offers the most complete line of direct bond molar tubes in the industry — including ifit and LP® Tubes — the industry's best selling direct bond molar tube.

Orthodontists everywhere are fully realizing the benefits of bonding molars.

  • Saves the chair-time, money, and hassle of banding
  • Eliminates the separator appointment
  • Improves patient comfort
  • Bonds stronger with today's modern adhesives
  • Reduces the expense and complication of large band inventories

Empower® SL Molar Tubes

Empower self ligating molars combine the ease of wire insertion in convertible tubes with the low friction mechanics of non convertible tubes. Empower self ligating molars work equally well with self ligating brackets and traditionally ligated brackets and are available in almost all major prescriptions.

ifit Tubes

ifit is American Orthodontics' newest and most advanced tube, delivering the ultimate combination of functionality, convenience, and patient comfort.

Low Profile Non-Convertible Tubes

Low profile buccal tubes are reduced in size by 25% over standard sized tubes. LP® tubes feature smooth contours for patient comfort, a funneled mesial opening for easy wire insertion, and occlusal/gingival positioning guides designed to make bonding easier at the posterior.

Mini Master Series™ Convertible Tubes

Mini Master Series buccal tubes feature "Diagonal Torque" which places the center of the arch wire slot in line with the center of the base, ensuring correct vertical alignment. The occlusal/gingival dimensions have been streamlined to avoid occlusal and tissue interferences and to maximize patient comfort.

Master Series™ Convertible Tubes

Master Series buccal tubes also feature "Diagonal Torque" and are designed to fully integrate with Master Series preadjusted appliance systems. The Master Series family of buccal tubes features metal injection molding (MIM) to ensure strength and accuracy, and offers smooth surfaces in posterior.

2mm Second Molar Tubes

Excellent for use in partially erupted or primary molars. Generous pad size ensures a strong bond and offset pads reduce occlusal interface.

Slim Tube™

Slim Tube buccal tubes are designed to deliver the lowest possible profile, featuring fluted entrances for easy wire insertion are positioning guides for simplified posterior bonding.


Inconel stainless steel tubing is cut to varying lengths and brazed to pads to suit a variety of needs. Small 2mm pieces are commonly used for partially erupted 2nd molars.

Maximum Retention Power Pads

American Orthodontics' patented Maximum Retention technology combines 80 gauge mesh with a photo-etched base offering the best in bonding pad technology. Bond your molars with the utmost confidence. These tubes stay where you put them. Larger MR pads are also available for special applications and for clinicians who prefer broader tooth coverage.

  • Adds 41 percent more surface area to the bonding base for superior bond strength
  • Keeps adhesive on the pad when debonding, reducing cleanup time
  • Mimics the contour of the molar's clinical crown, for a glove-like fit and no rocking
  • Developmental grooves help to locate optimal bonding position, for correct placement the first time
  • Distal-gingival cut-outs allow for bonding of partially erupted molars without sacrificing position or strength

Other Products

Weldable Tubes
The industry's most complete complement of tube styles.
ifit® Tube
American Orthodontics newset, low profile tube.
Luno® Instruments
Luno is the NEW premium line of instruments from American Orthodontics.

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