Journal Article

A clinical evaluation of the effectiveness of including fluoride into an orthodontic bonding adhesive

P. A. Banks, A. Burn and K. O'Brien

in The European Journal of Orthodontics

Published on behalf of European Orthodontics Society

Volume 19, issue 4, pages 391-395
Published in print August 1997 | ISSN: 0141-5387
Published online August 1997 | e-ISSN: 1460-2210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejo/19.4.391
A clinical evaluation of the effectiveness of including fluoride into an orthodontic bonding adhesive

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A clinical trial was undertaken to assess the value of incorporating fluoride released from a commercially available bonding adhesive (Rely-a-Bond) to determine the extent of any protection provided against enamel decalcification. Fifty patients undergoing fixed appliance therapy were included in the trial. Contralateral quadrants were used as controls where no fluoride was present in the adhesive. Enamel decalcification after treatment and bond failure rates during treatment were investigated.

A total of 366 experimental and 371 control teeth were included in the study. The results showed that 50 per cent of patients and 13.5 per cent of teeth exhibited post-treatment decalcification. The addition of fluoride to the adhesive did not significantly reduce the incidence of enamel decalcification. Bond failure rates were satisfactory for both experimental and control teeth (all under 5 per cent).

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Subjects: Restorative Dentistry and Orthodontics

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