Bonding orthodontic brackets
Lecturer: MDDr. Karolína Floryková
Nowadays we treat significant part of orthodontic anomalies using a fixed appliance. This apparatus is widely known as braces. Fixed appliance like everything else around us develops and improves over time. So you can see it has many different variations and forms. However, the basic idea and the components remain the same. Generally, the apparatus consists of orthodontic bands or cannulas, brackets, various orthodontic archwires and wide range of accessory equipment. Brackets are firmly adhered to the teeth, while archwires are replaced during the treatment. It is absolutely necessary to bond orthodontic brackets to the teeth correctly for precise movements. Subsequent movement and final position of the teeth depend on their correct location. We can find a wide range of orthodontic brackets on the market. They are divided for example according to the construction, the width of the slot or material. The special form of orthodontic brackets are self ligation brackets, where it is possible to fasten an archwire without binding it to the brackets with ligation or rubber band. Possibilities of bonding brackets can be divided into direct and indirect bonding. For indirect bonding, we prepare the brackets on the patient’s plaster model and we transferr the brackets in proper position into the patient's mouth using a carrier. We bond all the brackets in the office in one stage. Conversely, during the direct bonding, we place to the patient's teeth one bracket after the other and each bracket is applied individually. During our workshop, you can see and practice a direct bonding . You will have the opportunity to try bonding brackets on a plaster model of teeth with orthodontic anomalies. We will use a set of brackets and materials for bonding from 3M ESPE, tools from companies Janouch Dental (brand Medesy) and Medin. We thank very much all our partners for supporting the workshop.