Effect of different orthodontic adhesives on tensile bond strength of aesthetic orthodontic brackets / Zeinab Masaud Mohamed Al-Towati

Mohamed Al-Towati, Zeinab Masaud (2011) Effect of different orthodontic adhesives on tensile bond strength of aesthetic orthodontic brackets / Zeinab Masaud Mohamed Al-Towati. Masters thesis, Universiti Teknologi MARA.


Aesthetic appearance of fixed orthodontic appliance and good mechanical performance of orthodontic adhesive-bracket system are primary concerns of orthodontic patients. The objectives of this study were to investigate the effect of orthodontic adhesives and time of storage on tensile bond strength (TBS) of the brackets. A total of 240-exrtacted bovine teeth were collected and divided into 24- goups with each group was bonded with stainless steel, monocrystalline, polycrystalline and polyurethane brackets using two different orthodontic adhesives (Transbond XT™ and Aegis™). The samples were stored in distilled water for 1 day (Tl), 1 week (T2) and 1 month (T3) before tested for TBS using universal testing machine. Scanning electron microscope (SEM) was used to study the enamel roughness, assess the adhesive remnant index (ARI) and identify the type of failure between different samples of two types of composites. Data collected were analyzed using two-way ANOVA. Results showed that monocrystalline ceramic brackets had the highest values of tensile bond strength after the three different times of water storage (Tl, T2'and T3) irrespective of adhesive used while polyurethane brackets were the lowest. The TBS of the brackets cemented with Transbond XT™ significantly increased with time of water storage while Aegis™ decreases. SEM results of ARI were significantly different between Transbond XT™ and Aegis™ with respect to the amount of composite material that remained on the tooth surface. This study concluded that the tensile bond strengths of ceramic brackets bonded with Transbond XT™ and Aegis™ were higher than that of stainless steel and polyurethane. The tensile bond strength of bracket bonded with amorphous calcium phosphate composite (Aegis™) was within the acceptable range of 2.9 - 10 MPa that could improve the high bond strength of ceramic brackets. The tensile bond strength of Transbond XT™ increased with the time of water storage from one day to one month. Tensile bond strength of bracket cemented with Aegis™ decreased with time of water storage.


Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Mohamed Al-Towati, Zeinab Masaud
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Oral and dental medicine. Pathology. Diseases
R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Orthodontics
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Dentistry
Programme: Master of Dental Science
Keywords: Orthodontic adhesives, Tensile bond, ANOVA
Date: 2011
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/54164
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