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Shear bond strengths of a selenium containing and a conventional light cured adhesive for orthodontic bonding.
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the debonding strength and mode of failure of a selenium containing adhesive compared to an established orthodontic adhesive.
MATERIALS AND METHODS
One hundred sixty bovine mandibular incisors were allocated to eight groups: steel and clear brackets were bonded with either selenium containing adhesive (Group 1: SeLect Defense) or a conventional light-cured adhesive (Group 2:Transbond XT) to measure debond strength and the adhesive remnant index was used to assess the location of bond failure. Data was evaluated using a three-way analysis of variance and Fisher's PLSD multiple comparisons test for mean debond strengths.
Group 2 debond strengths were greater than that of Group 1 with the steel and clear brackets. Group 1 debond strengths were greater with clear than with steel brackets at both time points. Both adhesives demonstrated increased debond strengths from zero to 24 hours and the clear brackets exhibited a greater ARI than steel after debonding. Comparisons of debond strength means among adhesives, brackets, and times were all statistically significant.
All debond strengths were within a clinically acceptable range according to previous literature. SeLect Defense may be desirable due to its potential for preventing white spot lesions despite the reduced strength compared to Transbond XT.
Dental Stress Analysis
Light-Curing of Dental Adhesives
Pub Type(s)Comparative Study