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Light-curing time reduction with a new high-power halogen lamp


Staudt, Christine Bettina; Mavropoulos, Anestis; Bouillaguet, Serge; Kiliaridis, Stavros; Krejci, Ivo (2005). Light-curing time reduction with a new high-power halogen lamp. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, 128(6):749-754.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Orthodontic brackets are routinely bonded with light-cured adhesives. Conventional halogen lights used in bonding have the disadvantage of a long curing time, and the available alternatives (laser and plasma lights) are expensive. Our aim was to investigate the minimum time necessary to bond brackets with a new, relatively low-priced, high-power halogen light.
METHODS: Five groups of 15 deciduous bovine incisors were bonded with stainless steel brackets (Mini Diamond Twin, Ormco, Orange, Calif) by using different lamps and curing times. Three of the groups were bonded by using a high-power halogen light (Swiss Master Light, Electro Medical Systems, Nyon, Switzerland) for 2, 3, and 6 seconds, respectively. The fourth group, bonded with a fast halogen light (Optilux 501, Sybron Dental Specialties, Danbury, Conn) for 40 seconds, served as the positive control group. The fifth group, the comparison group, was bonded with a plasma light (Remecure, Remedent, Deurle, Belgium) for 4 seconds. After storage for 24 hours in the dark at 37 degrees C in water, shear bond strength was measured with a universal testing machine.
RESULTS: A curing time of 2 seconds with the high-power halogen light negatively affected the bond strength and the probability of bond survival. The adhesive remnant index scores were not significantly different among the groups. Most failures (> 60%) occurred at the bracket base/adhesive interface.
CONCLUSIONS: The high-power halogen light seems to be a cost-effective solution to reducing curing time. The recommended curing times to bond stainless steel brackets are 6 seconds and, with caution, even 3 seconds.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Orthodontic brackets are routinely bonded with light-cured adhesives. Conventional halogen lights used in bonding have the disadvantage of a long curing time, and the available alternatives (laser and plasma lights) are expensive. Our aim was to investigate the minimum time necessary to bond brackets with a new, relatively low-priced, high-power halogen light.
METHODS: Five groups of 15 deciduous bovine incisors were bonded with stainless steel brackets (Mini Diamond Twin, Ormco, Orange, Calif) by using different lamps and curing times. Three of the groups were bonded by using a high-power halogen light (Swiss Master Light, Electro Medical Systems, Nyon, Switzerland) for 2, 3, and 6 seconds, respectively. The fourth group, bonded with a fast halogen light (Optilux 501, Sybron Dental Specialties, Danbury, Conn) for 40 seconds, served as the positive control group. The fifth group, the comparison group, was bonded with a plasma light (Remecure, Remedent, Deurle, Belgium) for 4 seconds. After storage for 24 hours in the dark at 37 degrees C in water, shear bond strength was measured with a universal testing machine.
RESULTS: A curing time of 2 seconds with the high-power halogen light negatively affected the bond strength and the probability of bond survival. The adhesive remnant index scores were not significantly different among the groups. Most failures (> 60%) occurred at the bracket base/adhesive interface.
CONCLUSIONS: The high-power halogen light seems to be a cost-effective solution to reducing curing time. The recommended curing times to bond stainless steel brackets are 6 seconds and, with caution, even 3 seconds.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Center for Dental Medicine > Clinic for Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2005
Deposited On:18 Mar 2014 14:09
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:45
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0889-5406
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajodo.2004.08.020
PubMed ID:16360916

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