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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: ORTHODONTICS
ORTHODONTICS
The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement

Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics

Edited by
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)

ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)

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Publication:
Fall 2008
Volume 9 , Issue 3

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Effect of high-intensity LED units at reduced curing time on in vitro bond strength of orthodontic brackets

Nathália B. Palomares/Julio Pedra e Cal-Neto, DDS, MS/Hélio Sampaio-Filho, DDS, MS, PhD/Marco Antônio de Oliveira Almeida, DDS, MS/José Augusto Mendes Miguel, DDS, MS, PhD

Pages: 203–208
PMID: 18834003

Aim: To compare the shear bond strength of stainless steel brackets obtained by 3 high-intensive light-emitting diode (LED) units with conventional halogen polymerization. Methods: A standard light-curing adhesive paste was used to bond brackets using different lamps and curing times. Eighty permanent bovine incisors were obtained and randomly divided into 4 groups. The first group was bonded using a high-output halogen lamp for 20 seconds, which served as a positive control. The other 3 groups were bonded with high-intensive LED curing devices for 10 seconds. After 30 minutes, a universal testing machine was used to apply an occlusal shear force directly to the enamel-bracket interface at a speed of 0.5 mm/minute. The groups were compared using Kruskal-Wallis test. Results: Mean results and standard deviations for the groups were: group 1 = 11.22 MPa (1.68), group 2 = 10.35 MPa (1.92), group 3 = 11.19 MPa (2.62), and group 4 = 11.82 MPa (2.09). No significant difference was observed in the bond strengths of the 4 groups evaluated (P = .176). Conclusions: Under the conditions of the present study, the high-intensity LED units with reduced light-curing time bonded brackets to etched tooth enamel as well as the halogen-based light-curing units. World J Orthod 2008;9:203–208.

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