Bracket Placement and Positioning
The introduction of the acid-etch technique within dentistry has influenced modern orthodontic bonding techniques (Buonocore 1955) prompting a move away from multi-banded appliances which characterised pioneering standard edgewise and Begg techniques. Bonding has helped to simplify and expedite appliance placement while improving comfort and hygiene. As such, bonded attachments are typically preferred, although banded molar attachments may be required in conjunction with banded appliances including fixed expansion auxiliaries and transpalatal and lingual arches. However, clinical research has largely failed to show a benefit of molar bonding in terms of demineralisation, patient comfort or failure rates (Nazir et al. 2011).
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