The VacuVUE HVE Mirror vs. Purevac

There are many advantages to a mirror like the VacuVUE, a mirror designed to excel in high volume liquid and aerosol evacuation while offering clear clinical views and retraction.


By design, the VacuVUE HVE Mirror has many features that outperform the Purevac HVE system. From suction to indirect views, this mirror was engineered for optimal performance.

In all, the VacuVUE mirror head contains 11 liquid and aerosol evacuation ports. This allows for even suction of both liquids and aerosols regardless of the mirror's position in the patient's mouth.

Because of it's many evacuation ports, the VacuVUE offers excellent suction of pooling liquids, during both retraction and viewing. The front evacuation ports make for exceptional views of the lower linguals while simultaneously keeping up with suction. While retracting for work on the upper and lower molars, the evacuation ports in the front and back both allow for liquid evacuation without clogging.

The biggest complaint of Purevac users we hear at Ascentcare is its weak suction of liquids. Its design, having only one very large funnel-shaped port for evacuating, much larger than a standard suction tip, does not allow for much evacuation of fluids.

Another complaint of Purevac users is the poor indirect vision. The lack of angle in the mirror head makes manipulating the mirror for clinical viewing difficult. Because the liquids that are being suctioned are drawn past the mirror face, your view is even further disrupted.

The many smaller holes surrounding the mirror face on the VacuVUE keep liquids pulled away from the surface of the mirror and prevent fogging, allowing for a clear view. At 45 degrees, the VacuVUE was engineered for optimal mirror face angle with indirect vision and retraction in mind. Use this mirror just as you would your standard mirror, with the added bonus of excellent aerosol and liquid control.

The desired outcome of using any HVE mirror is for high volume removal of liquids and simultaneous retraction and/or indirect viewing. As a mirror and an HVE suction tip combo, the Purevac truly does not perform either role very well.


The VacuVUE HVE Mirror was designed to be the best performing mirror with longevity that out-values Purevac. While the initial cost is higher that Purevac, investing in the VacuVUE mirror pays for itself quickly.

Because of the limited autoclave cycles of Purevac's plastic mirror tips, the continual replacement costs add up quickly. In this cost comparison analysis, after just one year, the cost of using Purevac begins to surpass the initial investment cost of the VacuVUE.

Each year after adds additional increasing costs for dental clinics using the Purevac HVE system. 42% higher than the VacuVUE at 2 years, 50% higher at three, and the costs just continue to grow.

The VacuVUE is constructed of aluminum for repeated use and autoclave cycles without the need for costly replacement over time. Additionally, inexpensive replaceable mirror faces are available when natural wear or accidental scratching occurs. If a Purevac mirror face is scratched, it's no longer useful, whether you are one the 2nd autoclave or the 92nd.


Ascentcare was particular when choosing materials for this mirror. The replaceable mirror faces use PureHD mirror technology offering higher scratch resistance, 99% color accuracy and 40% brighter visibility than your standard dental mirror with 75 layers of front mirroring for a high-definition view.

Aerospace grade aluminum was chosen for the construction of the mirror, for a lightweight feel that does sacrifice longevity or durability. The plastic construction of Purevac can easily crack or break before its 100th autoclave cycle.

Made with supple, medical-grade Silcryn, the Whisper Lite vacuum line for the mirror has a hexagon interior to significantly reduce kinking while you work and maintain a lightweight feel.

As with all of Ascentcare's dental products, the VacuVUE is proudly made in the US, right in our home state of Michigan. Quality is our priority and this mirror is guaranteed with a manufacturer's warranty.

The features and benefits of the VacuVUE HVE mirror are many, order one today and see why dental professionals prefer it: