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
bonding: enamel bond strength vs time.
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.
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).