The Shear Bond Strengths of Metal
and Ceramic Brackets: An in-Vitro
Dr Rohit Sharma,
13, Govardhan Colony, New Sanghaner Road,
Behind Central Bank, Sodala, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India.
Phone: 0141-2290295, 09799568676
Aim: This study has compared the Shear Bond Strengths (SBSs) of ceramic brackets and metal brackets.
Materials and Method: Forty freshly extracted, human maxillary first premolars were selected for bonding. They were equally bonded with ceramic brackets (Transcend series 6000) and metal brackets (Mini Dynalock Straight wire brackets). A no â€“ mix orthodontic adhesive system was used. Their shear bond strengths were measured by using the Instron universal machine.
Results: The mean bond strength of the ceramic brackets was 20.68 Â± 3.89 Mpa and that of the metal brackets was 12.15 Â± 1.32 MPa.
Conclusion: The shear bond strength of the ceramic brackets was found to be superior than that of the metal brackets.