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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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Tooth fracture associated with debonding a metal orthodontic bracket: A case report

Farhad B. Naini, BDS, MSc, MOrthRCS/Daljit S. Gill, BSc, BDS, MSc, MOrthRCS

Page: 268
PMID: 19641765

Enamel damage from debonding metal brackets is relatively rare. The purpose of this case report is to demonstrate that the risk of enamel or dental crown fracture is present when removing metal orthodontic brackets. It is advisable to take appropriate preventive measures, including examination of the anterior teeth for enamel cracks, prior to treatment. Patients should be fully informed of the risks of orthodontic treatment. Without pretreatment diagnosis and documentation, it is difficult for the orthodontist to prove that the appearance of enamel cracks or enamel/tooth fracture is unrelated to orthodontics. World J Orthod 2008;9:268.

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