Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets and Disinclusion Buttons: Effect of Water and Saliva Contamination

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Sfondrini, Maria Francesca ; Fraticelli, Danilo ; Gandini, Paola ; Scribante, Andrea (2013)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
  • Journal: BioMed Research International, volume 2,013 (issn: 2314-6133, eissn: 2314-6141)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2013/180137, pmc: PMC3671238
  • Subject: R | Research Article | Medicine | Article Subject
    mesheuropmc: stomatognathic diseases | stomatognathic system

Purpose. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of water and saliva contamination on the shear bond strength and failure site of orthodontic brackets and lingual buttons. Materials and Methods. 120 bovine permanent mandibular incisors were randomly divided into ... View more
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