TITLE

Stereomicroscope Analysis of Enamel Surface after Orthodontic Bracket Debonding

AUTHOR(S)
Mikšic, Martina; Šlaj, Mladen; Meštrovic, Senka
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Collegium Antropologicum;Jun2003 Supplement2, Vol. 27, p83
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
After orthodontic brackets debonding, the remaining resin has to be removed. The purpose of this study was to determine the most efficient method as well as to introduce a new method of composite removal. The study was carried out on a sample of 30 premolars, extracted for orthodontic purposes. Brackets had been bonded using the Ortho One Bisco composite resin. After the removal of brackets, samples were randomly divided into three groups of ten. Composite remnants in the first group were removed using the Band Driver (KaVo). For the second group, the tungsten carbide bur (Komet) was applied. In the third group, composite remnants were removed manually, using adhesive removing pliers (ORMCO). The samples were analysed using a light-stereomicroscope (Olympus). Photomicrographs were examined and the ARI (Adhesive Remnant Index) was calculated. Post Hoc tests (Scheffe, Tukey) indicated a statistically significant difference between groups 1 and 2 as well as between groups 1 and 3. The tungsten carbide bur was found to be the most efficient instrument for composite remnant removal.
ACCESSION #
15081147

 

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