Oestrogenicity of orthodontic adhesive resins.

  title={Oestrogenicity of orthodontic adhesive resins.},
  author={Theodore Eliades and Vassiliki Gioni and Dimitris Kletsas and A E Athanasiou and George C Eliades},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  volume={29 4},
The purpose of this study was to assess the oestrogenic action of a chemically cured, no-mix (Rely-a-Bond) and a light-cured (Reliance) orthodontic adhesive resin. The adhesives were bonded to 40 stainless steel maxillary incisor brackets (Diamond) divided into two equal groups, employing a method which simulated the clinical handling of materials. In total, three series of specimens were prepared for each adhesive-bracket group. All specimens were immersed in normal saline. Samples of eluent… CONTINUE READING