The ideal adhesive system is one that prevents decalcifications and has sufficient bond strength to withstand untimely impact forces on bonded brackets. The purpose of this investigation was to study and compare the bond strengths and adhesive remnant indexes of light-cured resin-modified glass ionomer and conventional resin adhesives. A new light-cured resin-modified glass ionomer adhesive was compared with the conventional adhesive systems. The effects of the new adhesive, with a system of etching and using adhesive promoters on the tooth enamel, as well as microetching the brackets, were analyzed. Comparisons were made (analysis of variance and the Tukey method) between this and other adhesive systems. The new adhesive system is indicated where prevention of decalcification and increased bond strength in noncompliant patients are indicated.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics|
|State||Published - Mar 2001|
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