Does the bracket composition material influence initial biofilm formation?

  title={Does the bracket composition material influence initial biofilm formation?},
  author={Gustavo Ant{\^o}nio Martins Brand{\~a}o and Ant{\^o}nio Carlos Pereira and Ana Maria Martins Brand{\~a}o and Haroldo Amorim de Almeida and Rog Rio Hel{\'a}dio Lopes Motta},
  journal={Indian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research},
  volume={26 2},
CONTEXT Orthodontic treatment has been reported to contribute to the development and accumulation of dental biofilm, which is commonly found on bracket and adjacent surfaces. AIMS The aim of this work is to test the hypothesis if there are differences in dental biofilm formation on the surface of orthodontic brackets according to the type of composition material. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Three bracket types (metallic, composite, and ceramic) had been evaluated. Subjects wore acrylic palatal… CONTINUE READING

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