Retention capacity of the bracket bases of new esthetic orthodontic brackets.

@article{Blalock1995RetentionCO,
  title={Retention capacity of the bracket bases of new esthetic orthodontic brackets.},
  author={K A Blalock and John Michael Powers},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={1995},
  volume={107 6},
  pages={596-603}
}
Tensile bond strength and bond failure locations were evaluated in vitro for three types of direct bonding cements (self-cured diacrylate, dual-cured diacrylate, and dual-cured glass ionomer) with four types of brackets (stainless steel, polycarbonate, ceramic, and ceramic-polycarbonate) by using a plastic cylinder as the substrate. A highly filled, self-cured diacrylate cement gave the highest bond strength values with the polycarbonate, stainless steel, and ceramic-polycarbonate brackets. A… CONTINUE READING