Properties of orthodontic polymers

Adhesives in dentistry and especially orthodontics, provide the necessary retention of restorative materials or appliances to tooth structure. Bonding in orthodontic mainly involves Bis-GMA/TEGDMA-based polymers, applied on acid-treated enamel to provide micromechanical retention. Bond strength, monomer release and degree of cure of the polymeric adhesive are the variables, which modulate the clinical success and [...]

By |2017-11-13T11:20:55+00:00October 24th, 2017|Categories: Χωρίς κατηγορία|Tags: , , , , , |

Orthodontically-induced enamel alterations

In orthodontics, bonding to enamel has been found to induce structural, color and compositional surface alterations on the host tissue. Microscopic, colorimetric and interfacial compositional studies have elucidated the phenomena associated with etching and bonding. A set of papers focused on the interfacial properties of the enamel-adhesive-bracket interface under different loading conditions, enamel preparations [...]

By |2017-11-13T11:20:47+00:00October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Χωρίς κατηγορία|Tags: , , |

Orthodontic Biomaterials Network

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The ORTHODONTIC BIOMATERIALS NETWORK was initiated by T. Eliades in 2002 as a research network of Universities and Research Centers