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Fig. 3 | Head & Face Medicine

Fig. 3

From: Analysing the potential of hydrophilic adhesive systems to optimise orthodontic bracket rebonding

Fig. 3

Comparison of hydrophilic bonding systems. a Shear bond strength, b ARI and c rate of enamel fractures of orthodontic attachments bonded to bovine incisors with Transbond XT™ (TB XT) or Assure™ PLUS primer and TB XT adhesive at first bonding and at rebonding after artificial bracket loss (each n = 20). a Assure™ PLUS enhanced shear bond strength at first bonding and at rebonding, whereas rebonding showed in general lower values. b Mean ARI-score was significantly lower at rebonding with Assure™ PLUS. c The rate of enamel fractures at first bonding was significantly higher in Assure™ PLUS than in TB XT. A = Assure™ PLUS; re. = rebonding. Data shown as mean ± SEM or as relative frequency; statistically significant differences (p ≤ 0.05) are marked with *

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