Comparison of Phosphoric Acid 37% and Er:YAG Laser Used to Prepare Dental Enamel Palatal Surface before Bonding Braces
Received Date: Jan 29, 2018 / Accepted Date: Mar 12, 2018 / Published Date: Mar 19, 2018
Background: Adhesion of braces to dental enamel is critical for orthodontic treatments, for that purpose, phosphoric acid has been used successfully to prepare dental enamel surface before bonding braces. ER:YAG laser has proved ability to do the same over buccal surfaces of dental enamel, but the increasing interest for lingual orthodontics leaded to the question whether ER:YAG laser can prepare equally palatal and buccal surfaces for bonding lingual braces.
Material and methods: 15 teeth that were extracted for clinical purposes were microscopic electronic scanned (MES) before treatment, after phosphoric acid 37%, and after ER:YAG laser irradiated, images of buccal and palatal faces after each treatment were analyzed by image J software.
Results: After all treatments enamel surfaces were mostly type 1, no statistically significant differences were found between groups.
Conclusion: Phosphoric acid 37% and the used dose of Er:YAG laser can successfully prepare dental enamel surface before bonding braces over buccal and palatal faces of teeth.
Keywords: Orthodontics; Orthodontic braces; Braces bonding methods; Lasers; Dental enamel – Irradiation effects; Biophotonics
Citation: Pinheiro LL, Pinheiro NL, Cavalcanti MF, Cordeiro JM, Marcos RL, et al. (2018) Comparison of Phosphoric Acid 37% and Er:YAG Laser Used to Prepare Dental Enamel Palatal Surface before Bonding Braces. J Laser Opt Photonics 5: 178. Doi: 10.4172/2469-410X.1000178
Copyright: © 2018 Pinheiro LL, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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