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orthodontic (ôr´thədän´tik),

adj pertaining to the orthopedic correction of abnormal dental relationships, including related abnormalities in facial structures.
orthodontic appliances,
n.pl See appliance.
orthodontic appliances, functional,
orthodontic appliances, removable,
orthodontic bracket,
n See bracket.
orthodontic retainer,
orthodontic toothbrush,
n See bi-level orthodontic toothbrush.
orthodontic wire,
n See wire.


pertaining to orthodontia.

orthodontic applicance
intraoral devices used to carry out orthodontic procedures, e.g. to correct abnormalities of occlusion; may be fixed or removable.
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Conventional adhesive bonding is a multi-step procedure involving acid etching of the enamel followed by bonding agent application and placement of orthodontic bracket with composite adhesive on the tooth.
Although there is no consensus, (11) there is evidence of significant decreases in the mean bond strength of orthodontic brackets when bonding is performed immediately after bleaching, (6,8,12) and strong recommendations have been made to wait several days before undertaking any adhesive procedure.
Effect of enamel bleaching on the bonding strength of orthodontic brackets.
Evaluation of scotchbond multipurpose and maleic acid as alternative methods of bonding orthodontic brackets.
The friction and wear patterns of orthodontic brackets and archwires in the dry state.
Orthodontic bracket debonding: risk of enamel fracture.
Cobourne, Alignment efficiency of Damon3 self-ligating and conventional orthodontic bracket systems: a randomized clinical trial, Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop, 134(4), 470.
6,7) The frictional force of toothbrushes on orthodontic brackets may alter the bristle morphology through wear.
Ceramics used in orthodontic brackets have highly localized, directional atomic bonds.
It is essential to highlight that high shear bond strength values are important to keep orthodontic bracket adhered to the enamel surface during orthodontic treatment, particularly in patients that present high susceptibility to white spot lesions.
A Begs' orthodontic bracket was placed on 23 and suturing done (Figure-3B).