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Orthodontic bonding of tooth colored brackets from a different perspective: An optical coherence tomography investigation

Rominu, R.O. and Sinescu, C. and Negrutiu, M.L. and Petrescu, E. and Pop, D.M. and Rominu, M. and Podoleanu, A. Gh. (2011) Orthodontic bonding of tooth colored brackets from a different perspective: An optical coherence tomography investigation. In: MAMECTIS/NOLASC/CONTROL/WAMUS'11. World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society (WSEAS), Stevens Point, Wisconsin, pp. 74-78. ISBN 978-1-61804-011-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Bracket bonding has become routine procedure in fixed orthodontics over the past couple of decades. The choice whether to receive ceramic or polycarbonate brackets is mainly the patient's but the issues related to bonding them are part of the practitioner's responsibility. Recurrent bracket debonding can unduly prolong treatment or even lead to compromised results. Therefore, we collected human extracted premolars and bonded them with aesthetic brackets and investigated them by a new, non-invasive method - optical coherence tomography (OCT) in order to assess the quality of the bracket-tooth interface. The OCT investigation revealed a series of gaps within the adhesive at the bracket-tooth interface.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Optical coherence tomography, Orthodontic bonding, Orthodontic brackets,
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R857.O6 Optical instruments
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Applied Optics Group
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 11:27 UTC
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2019 11:29 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49384 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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