Effect of in vivo aging on the shear bond strength of an orthodontic adhesive.

AIMS To assess the effect of intra-oral aging on the shear bond strength of a composite resin orthodontic adhesive (Transbond XT, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, CA, USA) after 6 months in the oral cavity and to compare it with control specimens not subjected to intra-oral aging. METHODS The sample consisted of patients aged 13-36 years, in need of premolar… CONTINUE READING