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Investigation of bracket bonding for orthodontic treatments using en-face optical coherence tomography

Sinescu, Cosmin and Negrutiu, Meda L. and Hughes, Michael and Bradu, Adrian and Todea, Carmen and Rominu, Roxana and Dodenciu, Dorin and Laissue, Philippe L. and Podoleanu, Adrian Gh. (2008) Investigation of bracket bonding for orthodontic treatments using en-face optical coherence tomography. In: Biophotonics: Photonic Solutions for Better Health Care. Proceedings of SPIE . SPIE. ISBN 978-0-8194-7189-5. (doi:10.1117/12.780701) (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

Despite good diagnosis and treatment planning, orthodontic treatment can fail if bonding fails. It is now common practice to address the aesthetic appearance of patients using aesthetic brackets instead of metal ones. Therefore, bonding aesthetic brackets has become an issue for orthodontists today. Orthodontic bonding is mainly achieved using composite resin but can also be performed with glass ionomer or resin cements. For improving the quality of bonding, the enamel is acid etched for 30 seconds with 38% phosphoric acid and then a bonding agent is applied. In our study we investigated and compared the quality of bonding between ceramic brackets, polymeric brackets and enamel, respectively using a new investigation method - OCT. The aim of our study was to evaluate the resin layer at the bracket base - tooth interface.

Item Type: Book section
DOI/Identification number: 10.1117/12.780701
Uncontrolled keywords: Non-invasive interface investigation; OCT; Orthodontic bonding
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R857.O6 Optical coherence tomography
R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Physical Sciences > Applied Optics Group
Depositing User: Giles Tarver
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2015 13:30 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2019 11:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/49724 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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