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Comparative evaluation of nano-filled and conventional adhesives for bonding of molar tubes


1Nishtha Arora* & 2Mohammed Al-Jearah



1MDS Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, JCD Dental College, Sirsa, Haryana, India; 2Orthodontist, Department of Preventive Dental Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry, Najran University, KSA



Nishtha Arora E-mail: aroranishtha53@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received February 28, 2021; Revised March 31, 2021; Accepted April 1, 2021, Published April 30, 2021



It is of interest to compare the bonding characteristics of the two nano filled adhesives, Grandio (Voco, Cuxhaven, Germany) and Transbond Supreme LV (TSLV, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, California) with conventional bonding adhesive Transbond XT (TBXT, 3M Unitek) for bonding of molar tubes. 45 extracted human permanent molar teeth, divided into three groups of 15 each, were bonded with stainless steel molar tubes (3M Unitek, USA) using TBXT in Group 1, Grandio in Group 2, TSLV in Group 3. Remnant Index and shear bond strength was evaluated after 24 hrs. of storage with the aid of Instron Universal testing machine and Stereomicroscope respectively. Data were analysed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) test, Post-hoc Bonferroni test and Kruskal Wallis test. The mean SBS of Group 1(TBXT) was 13.863.27 MPa, Group 2 (Grandio) was 9.482.36 MPa and Group 3 (TSLV) was 11.642.71 MPa. Both nano-filled adhesives had SBS well above the clinically acceptable range. Assessment of ARI scores and type of bond failure revealed that adhesive failure for TBXT and TSLV and cohesive failure for Grandio. Nano-filled adhesives can be an appropriate substitute for the conventional adhesive for bonding of molar tubes.



Adhesives, molar tubes, Shear bond strength, Adhesive Remnant Index



Arora & Al-Jearah, Bioinformation 17(4): 492-499 (2021)


Edited by

P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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