Evaluation of an Experimental Adhesive Resin for Orthodontic Bonding
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The aim of this study was to evaluate in vitro the effect of an experimental adhesive resin for orthodontic bonding by measuring some the chemical and mechanical properties. The resin demonstrated increased values of nanohardness and elastic modulus, but the differences were not significant compared with those for the Transbond XT adhesives. The experimental adhesive resin could be a feasible choice or a substitute for the traditional bis-GMA-based resins used in bonding orthodontic attachments.
Keywordsbis-GMA degree of conversion HPMA UDMA shear bond strength
The project was financially supported by Vice Deanship of Research Chairs, King Saud University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Also, we would like to express special thanks to Esstech Inc., Essington, PA, USA, for generously providing monomeric materials to our study.
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