Quantitative analysis of enamel on debonded orthodontic brackets
Nathan J Cochrane, Thomas WG Lo, Geoffrey G Adams, Paul M Schneider
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS AND DENTOFACIAL ORTHOPEDICS | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2017
INTRODUCTION: Iatrogenic damage to the tooth surface in the form of enamel tearouts can occur during removal of fixed orthodontic appliances. The aim of this study was to assess debonded metal and ceramic brackets attached with a variety of bonding materials to determine how frequently this type of damage occurs. METHODS: Eighty-one patients close to finishing fixed orthodontic treatment were recruited. They had metal brackets bonded with composite resin and a 2-step etch-and-bond technique or ceramic brackets bonded with composite resin and a 2-step etch-and- bond technique, and composite resin with a self-etching primer or resin-modified glass ionomer cement. Debonded brackets were examine..View full abstract
Supported by a grant from the Australian Dental Research Foundation and the Australian Society of Orthodontists, Foundation for Research and Education.