Dental bond strength improves with enamel etching

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This review of 10 in-vitro studies suggests that bond strength is improved by the use of multi-mode adhesives with prior acid etching only for enamel. This improvement was not seen with mild universal adhesives in dentine.

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Only low-quality evidence to assess effectiveness of bonding for fixed orthodontic appliances

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Fixed banded orthodontic treatment is commonplace not only amongst children by but increasingly in adults.  Being able to successful bond these brackets to the teeth during treatment is a one factor for successful treatment.   The aim of this review was to compare the effects of different dental etchants and different etching techniques for the bonding [read the full story…]