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Orthodontic Cements

  • INTRODUCTION
  • CLASSIFICATION OF CEMENTS
  • ZINC PHOSPHATE CEMENT
  • ZINC POLYCARBOXYLATE CEMENT
  • GLASS IONOMER CEMENT
  • RESIN IONOMER HYBRID
  • CEMENTS IN BANDING
  • CEMENTS IN BONDING
  • NEWER PRODUCTS
  • Cements are routinely used for orthodontic purposes. Proper cementation of the bands and bonding of the brackets plays an important role for the betterment of treatment and for reducing the duration. Problems like failure of the bands and brackets and demineralisation were often faced by the practitioner. These problems can be due to poor seal between cement ,bracket or band material and enamel surface; inadequate structural and bonding strength;solubility of cements in oral fluids and so on.

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