In-vitro Study of Surface Changes in Fixed Orthodontic Appliances Following Air Polishing with Clinpro™ Prophy and Air-Flow®

@article{Wilmes2009InvitroSO,
  title={In-vitro Study of Surface Changes in Fixed Orthodontic Appliances Following Air Polishing with Clinpro™ Prophy and Air-Flow®},
  author={Dr. Benedict Wilmes and Shervin Vali and Dieter Drescher},
  journal={Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics / Fortschritte der Kieferorthop{\"a}die},
  year={2009},
  volume={70},
  pages={371-384}
}
Air-polishing devices (APDs) are used to clean and polish tooth surfaces. The objective of this study was to examine the effects of exposing orthodontic wires and brackets to different types of powder when using an APD. Three different wire materials (steel, TMA, Ni-Ti) were polished using an APD (Air-Flow® S1), Clinpro™ Prophy and Air-Flow®. The exposure times were set at 5 and 10 seconds, the application distance at 2 and 4 mm. The wires were then measured for friction. The unpolished… CONTINUE READING