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Use of the Er,Cr:YSGG laser for removing remnant adhesive from the enamel surface in rebonding of orthodontic brackets

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Use of the Er,Cr:YSGG laser for removing remnant adhesive from the enamel surface in rebonding of orthodontic brackets

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Katsunori Koide, Satoshi Tanaka & Toshiya Endo 

Abstract

The aim of this study was to compare the use of the Er,Cr:YSGG laser with the use of adhesive-removing pliers for removing remnant adhesive from the enamel surface. A total of 54 sound premolars were divided into two groups of 27. Each group was assigned one of two adhesive removal systems: the Er,Cr:YSGG laser, and adhesive-removing pliers. Shear bond strength was measured 24 h after bracket bonding, with the bracket bonding/debonding and residual adhesive removal procedures repeated twice after the first adhesive removal. Before the first bonding and after each adhesive removal procedure, the average surface roughness (Ra) of each tooth was measured. Additionally, 14 of the premolars were examined under a scanning electron microscope. There were no significant differences in the shear bond strength between the two removal systems or between the three debonding sequences. There were significant differences in the enamel surface roughness after each removal sequence between the adhesive removal systems, and a significant increase in the enamel surface roughness was noted in each group with successive removal sequences. The scanning electron microscope images revealed evaporation of the primer and adhesive on the enamel surface and laser etching of enamel in the laser removal group, and the remnants of primer and adhesive on the enamel surface after each removal sequence in the plier removal group. The Er,Cr:YSGG laser was useful for removing remnant adhesive from the enamel surface for bracket rebonding.

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Year 2020
Language English
Format PDF
DOI 10.1007/s10266-019-00448-0