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Self-ligating vs conventional brackets in the treatment of mandibular crowding: a prospective clinical trial of treatment duration and dental effects.
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to investigate the duration of mandibular-crowding alleviation with self-ligating brackets compared with conventional appliances and the accompanying dentalExpand
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In vivo aging of orthodontic alloys: implications for corrosion potential, nickel release, and biocompatibility.
Despite the large number of studies investigating nickel release from orthodontic stainless steel and nickel-titanium alloys, there is a lack of conclusive evidence with respect to the compositionExpand
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Intraoral aging of orthodontic materials: the picture we miss and its clinical relevance.
  • T. Eliades, C. Bourauel
  • Materials Science, Medicine
  • American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial…
  • 1 April 2005
The purpose of this editorial is to systematically analyze the variety and potency of various aging variables affecting the morphology, structure, and mechanical properties of polymeric and metallicExpand
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Salivary metal levels of orthodontic patients: a novel methodological and analytical approach.
The purpose of this study was to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the nickel, chromium, and ferrous levels in a population of 17 orthodontic patients undergoing treatment, compared with sevenExpand
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A metallurgical characterization of ten endodontic Ni-Ti instruments: assessing the clinical relevance of shape memory and superelastic properties of Ni-Ti endodontic instruments.
AIM To evaluate the elemental composition, microstructure and hardness of Ni-Ti endodontic instruments and to assess the relevance of shape memory and superelastic properties. METHODOLOGY TenExpand
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The inappropriateness of conventional orthodontic bond strength assessment protocols.
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A classification of bond strength studies is proposed with the testing environment (in vivo, in vitro, and ex vivo), loading mode (shear, tensile, and torsion), and bonding substrate (enamel, restorative, and prosthetic materials). Expand
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Nickel concentration in the saliva of patients with nickel-titanium orthodontic appliances.
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to examine whether nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) archwires cause an increase of nickel concentration in the saliva of 18 orthodontic patients to estimate theExpand
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Comparison of enamel colour changes associated with orthodontic bonding using two different adhesives.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the enamel colour changes associated with bonding of brackets with a no-mix (one-phase) adhesive resin (Unite) and a glass-ionomer adhesive (GC Fuji Ortho).Expand
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Enamel surface roughness following debonding using two resin grinding methods.
The purpose of this study was to assess quantitatively the roughness of the enamel surface following debonding using two resin removal methods. The enamel surface of 30 premolar crowns was coveredExpand
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Mandibular dental arch changes associated with treatment of crowding using self-ligating and conventional brackets.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of treatment of mandibular crowding with self-ligating and conventional brackets on dental arch variables. Fifty-six patients were selectedExpand
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