This review of direct and indirect bonding techniques for orthodontic backet placement included 8 small RCTs of limited quality suggesting no significant difference in bracket placement accuracy, oral hygiene status and bond failure rate.[read the full story...]
Orthodontic bonding: is primer necessary?
This review of in-vitro studies included 9 studies and found photo-curing time, force location, bracket area, and crosshead speed of the testing machine affected sheer bond strength. Use of adhesive resin primer did not affect bond strength.[read the full story...]
Self-ligating orthodontic bracket system did not increase treatment efficiency
This 3-centre randomised trial, involving 138 patients, found no clinically significant difference in treatment efficiency between treatment with a self-ligating bracket system and a conventional ligation system.[read the full story...]
Review found little difference in orthodontic bonding failure rates with different types of curing lights
Light systems to cure orthodontic bonding materials to attach orthodontic brackets have been in use for many years. In recent years, alternatives to halogen lights, including light emitting diodes (LEDs) and plasma lights, have been developed. The aims of this review was to compare bracket failure risks and times taken to place attachments with 3 [read the full story…]