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Bonding in Orthodontics

    • Esthetically superior.
    • 2. Faster & Simpler.
    • 3. Less discomfort for the patient
    • 4. Arch length is not increased by band material.
    • 5. Allows more precise bracket placement even in tooth with aberrant shape.
    • 6. Improved gingival health.
    • 7. Better access for cleaning .
    • 8. Mesiodistal enamel reduction possible during treatment.
    • 9. Interproximal areas are accessible for composite buildup.
    • 10.Caries risk under loose bands is eliminated.Interproximal caries can be deducted & treated.
    • 11. No band spaces to close at end of treatment.
    • 12.No large supply of bands are needed.
      • 1. Bonded brackets have weaker attachments than cemented band.
      • 2. If excess adhesive  extends beyond bracket base increases  risk of   plaque accumulation
      • 3. Protection against interproximal  caries of well contoured cemented brackets is absent.
      • 4. Bonding  generally not indicated when lingual auxillaries or headgear  required.
      • 5. Rebonding loose brackets require more preparation than rebanding loose  bands.
      • 6. Debonding- more time consuming due to more difficult removal of adhesives.
      • 7. Evidence based decalcification& white spot lesion occurs more following bonding than banding.

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