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ICV 2019: 92.11

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2022, Vol. 8 Issue 1, Part F

Novel flash free APC brackets: An in vitro study

AUTHOR(S): Vaishnavi G, Chandulal J, Venkata Ramana I, Srinivasulu E, Kaviya S and Mohanakrishnan PJ
ABSTRACT:Objective: To analyze the time taken for the bonding, degree of flash, marginal leakage, bond strength and Adhesive Remnant Index of APC flash free brackets and APC PLUS brackets. Materials and Methods: 80 extracted human teeth (group A: APC flash-free adhesive n = 40, group B: APC Plus adhesive n = 40) were used to evaluate all the parameters mentioned above.
Results: The time needed for bonding differed significantly between the two groups (A: 22.8s/ tooth; B: 35.8 s/tooth). The adhesive excess ranged from 206.6 µm to 87.7 µm (group A) and 872.9 µm to 325.5 µm (group B). The marginal leakage was observed to be higher in group B. The mean shear bond strength of group A was found to be 12.7 Mpa while group B had shown 10.47 Mpa. The maximum percentage of the group A and group B sample had shown ARI of 2. All the parameters had shown significant difference (p< 0.05) between the two groups.
Conclusion: The flash free brackets had significantly reduced the time taken for bonding, reduced the degree of flash and had shown adequate bond strength. The new technology seems to facilitate a smooth adhesive-bracket and adhesive-tooth surface, which clinically might improve reduction of plaque accumulation.
Pages: 359-363  |  121 Views  12 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Vaishnavi G, Chandulal J, Venkata Ramana I, Srinivasulu E, Kaviya S, Mohanakrishnan PJ. Novel flash free APC brackets: An in vitro study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2022;8(1):359-363. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2022.v8.i1f.1449
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