Shear Bond Strength Between Opal Seal and Flash Free Brackets
59 MDW San Antonio United States
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One of the risks associated with orthodontic treatment is the decalcification of enamel surrounding orthodontic brackets. In an effort to combat decalcification and subsequent caries during orthodontic treatment, many providers are turning to a micro filled, fluoride releasing, bonding agent. Additionally, new flash free brackets have entered the market claiming to increase bond strength, decrease bonding time and decrease the amount off lash for bacteria to colonize. Many providers have begun using flash free brackets in conjunction with fluoride releasing bonding agents to decrease demineralization during treatment. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect on shear bond strength when using a fluoride releasing bonding agent with a flash free bracket system.
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