Bonding brackets on white spot lesions pretreated by means of two methods

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Edition V21N02 | Year 2016 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 39 to 44

Julia Sotero Vianna , Mariana Marquezan , Thiago Chon Leon Lau E Eduardo Franzotti Sant’anna

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength (SBS) of brackets bonded to demineralized enamel pretreated with low viscosity Icon Infiltrant resin (DMG) and glass ionomer cement (Clinpro XT Varnish, 3M Unitek) with and without aging. Methods: A total of 75 bovine enamel specimens were allocated into five groups (n = 15). Group 1 was the control group in which the enamel surface was not demineralized. In the other four groups, the surfaces were submitted to cariogenic challenge and white spot lesions were treated. Groups 2 and 3 were treated with Icon Infiltrant resin; Groups 4 and 5, with Clinpro XT Varnish. After treatment, Groups 3 and 5 were artificially aged. Brackets were bonded with Transbond XT adhesive system and SBS was evaluated by means of a universal testing machine. Statistical analysis was performed by one-way analysis of variance followed by Tukey post-hoc test. Results: All groups tested presented shear bond strengths similar to or higher than the control group. Specimens of Group 4 had significantly higher shear bond strength values (p < 0.05) than the others. Conclusion: Pretreatment of white spot lesions, with or without aging, did not decrease the SBS of brackets. Dental caries, Orthodontic brackets, Shear bond strength,

Vianna JS, Marquezan M, Lau TCL, Sant’Anna EF. Bonding brackets on white spot lesions pretreated by means of two methods. Dental Press J Orthod. 2016 Mar-Apr;21(2):39-44. DOI:

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