The effect on the bonding strength of orthodontic brackets of fluoride application after etching.

Abstract

Etching of the enamel surface in preparation for bonding orthodontic brackets is an essential part of the bonding procedure. In an attempt to alleviate concerns regarding the decalcified enamel, it has been suggested that a fluoride solution be applied to the etched surface before placing the bonding material. The purpose of this study is to test the… (More)

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