Effect of manual and powered toothbrushes on orthodontic bracket bond strength

Franklin Garcia-Godoy, Marko De Jager

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Abstract

Purpose: To assess in vitro the effect of manual and powered toothbrushes on the bond strength of orthodontic brackets. Methods: Specimens of orthodontic brackets bonded to the surfaces of extracted teeth were exposed to one of two powered toothbrushes (Sonicare Elite, Braun Oral-B 3D Excel) or a manual toothbrush (Oral-B 35) for the equivalent of a 2-year exposure to brushing in the presence of toothpaste slurry. Control specimens underwent no brushing. For each treatment, 10 specimens were tested and evaluated. Shear bond strength of the orthodontic bracket to the tooth surface was assessed after exposure to simulated brushing. ANOVA was used to analyze the data. Results: No differences in orthodontic bracket bond strength were observed between any of the three treatments and the control. The evaluated toothbrushes did not adversely affect the in vitro bonding strength of orthodontic brackets, suggesting they are safe to use in orthodontic patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)90-92
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Dentistry
Volume20
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Orthodontic Brackets
Tooth
Toothpastes
Shear Strength
Orthodontics
Analysis of Variance
Therapeutics

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Dentistry(all)

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Effect of manual and powered toothbrushes on orthodontic bracket bond strength. / Garcia-Godoy, Franklin; De Jager, Marko.

In: American Journal of Dentistry, Vol. 20, No. 2, 04.2007, p. 90-92.

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