Turkish Journal of Orthodontics
Original Article

Comparison of the Shear Bond Strengths of Ceramic Brackets Using either a Self-Etching Primer or the Conventional Method after Intracoronal Bleaching

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Department of Orthodontics, Bülent Ecevit University School of Dentistry, Zonguldak, Turkey

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Department of Endodontics, Bülent Ecevit University School of Dentistry, Zonguldak, Turkey

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Department of Orthodontics, Ondokuz Mayıs University School of Dentistry, Samsun, Turkey

Turk J Orthod 2015; 28: 77-81
DOI: 10.5152/TurkJOrthod.2016.15-00006R2
Read: 245 Downloads: 42 Published: 26 July 2019

Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the initial shear bond strengths (SBSs) of ceramic brackets using either a self-etching primer (SEP) or the conventional method (CM) after intracoronal bleaching with sodium perborate and distilled water.

 

Material and Methods: Eighty human incisors were divided into four groups according to bleaching and bonding procedures: Group 1, bleaching was not applied and the brackets were bonded with a self-etching primer; Group 2, bleaching was not applied and the brackets were bonded with the conventional method; Group 3, intracoronal bleaching with sodium perborate was applied for three weeks and the brackets were bonded with a self-etching primer; and Group 4, intracoronal bleaching with sodium perborate was applied for three weeks and the brackets were bonded with the conventional method. A self-etching primer (Transbond Plus) was applied as recommended by the manufacturer. After SEP application, the ceramic brackets were bonded with a light-curing adhesive (Transbond XT). For the conventional method, the teeth were etched with 37% phosphoric acid. After etching, a thin uniform coat of primer (Transbond XT Primer) was applied and the ceramic brackets were bonded with a light-curing adhesive (Transbond XT). SBSs were measured after water storage for 30 days, after 1000 cycles of thermocycling between 5°C and 55°C. Bond failure location was determined with the Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI).

 

Results: For the SEP method, there was no significant difference between SBS values of the bleaching and non-bleaching groups. Furthermore, for the conventional method, the SBS value of the non-bleaching group was not significantly different from that of the bleaching group. SBS values of the SEP method presented significant differences from those of the conventional method (p<0.001). SBS values of SEP application decreased with and without bleaching. The ARI scores did not show any significant difference among the groups (p=0.174).

 

Conclusion: Intracoronal bleaching with sodium perborate and distilled water did not affect the SBS values of ceramic brackets.

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