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Table 1 Shear bond strengths (SBS) of the retainer-adhesive-combinations tested with and without sandblasting

From: Shear bond strength of different retainer wires and bonding adhesives in consideration of the pretreatment process

Grp Retainer wire Bonding n pre SBS M [N] SBS min. [N] SBS max. [N] SBS SD N]
1 everStick® ORTHO Stick®FLOW 20 no 37.02 11.22 81.67 14.79
2 everStick® ORTHO Stick®FLOW 20 yes 65.62 26.13 101.70 22.13
3 Wildcat® Twistflex Wire Tetric EvoFlow™ 20 no 44.79 15.63 114.85 22.07
4 Wildcat® Twistflex Wire Tetric EvoFlow™ 20 yes 73.26 24.96 122.99 27.40
5 Bond-A-Braid™ Tetric EvoFlow™ 20 no 33.55 12.26 59.94 13.85
6 Bond-A-Braid™ Tetric EvoFlow™ 20 yes 106.55 63.60 143.52 21.53
7 Wildcat® Twistflex Wire Transbond™ LR 20 no 63.84 31.78 128.82 29.10
8 Wildcat® Twistflex Wire Transbond™ LR 20 yes 146.11 25.49 258.10 55.03
9 Bond-A-Braid™ Transbond™ LR 20 no 73.22 16.94 185.11 33.06
10 Bond-A-Braid™ Transbond™ LR 20 yes 156.33 72.58 209.77 36.40
  1. M = mean; SD = standard deviation; max. = maximum; min. = minimum; Grp = test group; pre = pretreatment (enamel sandblasting).