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  1. Lazy & quarrelsome brackets

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    Visser, A.

    2008-01-01

    In this paper we study two (kinds of) systems of brackets in an algebraic way. Lazy brackets have the same effect as introducing or eliminating 'a sufficient amount' of ordinary brackets at the same time. Quarrelsome brackets are brackets corresponding to different types of 'levels': think e.g. of t

  2. Motivational Goal Bracketing

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    Nafziger, Julia; Koch, Alexander

    It is a puzzle why people often evaluate consequences of choices separately (narrow bracketing) rather than jointly (broad bracketing). We study the hypothesis that a present-biased individual, who faces two tasks, may bracket his goals narrowly for motivational reasons. Goals motivate because th...... of the tasks. Narrow goals have a stronger motivational force and thus can be optimal. In particular, if one task outcome becomes known before working on the second task, narrow bracketing is always optimal.......It is a puzzle why people often evaluate consequences of choices separately (narrow bracketing) rather than jointly (broad bracketing). We study the hypothesis that a present-biased individual, who faces two tasks, may bracket his goals narrowly for motivational reasons. Goals motivate because...

  3. Prospects on Nambu Bracket

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    Kiyoshige, Kazuki; Yano, Katsuya

    2016-01-01

    We review recent progress in formulating the worldvolume theory of the M2-branes using the Nambu bracket. Although it is generally agreed that this formulation should be replaced by another using the superconformal Chern-Simons theory, we try to pursue a possible complementary role played by the Nambu bracket. Since the partition function of the superconformal Chern-Simons theory implies a hidden super gauge group, we study the supersymmetric generalization of the Nambu bracket. We construct explicitly the super unitary Nambu algebra.

  4. Fractional Poisson Bracket

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    Golmankhaneh, Alireza Khalili

    2008-01-01

    In the present paper fractional Hamilton-Jacobi equation has been derived for dynamical systems involving Caputo derivative. Fractional Poisson-bracket is introduced. Further Hamilton's canonical equations are formulated and quantum wave equation corresponds to the fractional Hamilton-Jacobi equation is suggested. Illustrative examples have been worked out to explain the formalism.

  5. Correlates of Narrow Bracketing

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    Koch, Alexander; Nafziger, Julia

    We examine whether different phenomena of narrow bracketing can be traced back to some common characteristic and whether and how different phenomena are related. We find that making dominated lottery choices or ignoring the endowment when making risky choices are related phenomena and are both...

  6. Non-equal-time Poisson brackets

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    Nikolic, H.

    1998-01-01

    The standard definition of the Poisson brackets is generalized to the non-equal-time Poisson brackets. Their relationship to the equal-time Poisson brackets, as well as to the equal- and non-equal-time commutators, is discussed.

  7. Semi-bracketed contextual grammars

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    Kuppusamy, L.

    2008-01-01

    Bracketed and fully bracketed contextual grammars were introduced to bring the concept of a tree structure to the strings by associating a pair of parentheses to the adjoined contexts in the derivation. In this paper, we show that these grammars fail to generate all the basic non-context-free langua

  8. Formality in Brackets

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    Garsten, Christina; Nyqvist, Anette

    Ethnographic work in formal organizations involves learning to recognize the many layers of front stage and back stage of organized life, and to bracket formality. It means to be alert to the fact that what is formal and front stage for one some actors, and in some situations, may in fact be back...... stage and informal for others. Walking the talk, donning the appropriate attire, wearing the proper suit, may be part of what is takes to figure out the code of formal organizational settings – an entrance ticket to the backstage, as it were. Oftentimes, it involves a degree of mimicry, of ‘following...... conceptualize and articulate the informal and the formal? How do we represent the multidimensional character of organizations while maintaining a degree of integrity of informants? And how do we decide on relevance as we transpose our fieldwork experiences into text? We suggest that ethnographic organization...

  9. Adhesives for orthodontic bracket bonding

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    Déborah Daniella Diniz Fonseca

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available The advent of acid etching, introduced by Buonocore in 1955, brought the possibility of bonding between the bracket base and enamel, contributing to more esthetic and conservative orthodontics. This direct bracket bonding technique has brought benefits such as reduced cost and time in performing the treatment, as well as making it easier to perform oral hygiene. The aim of this study was to conduct a survey of published studies on orthodontic bracket bonding to dental enamel. It was verified that resin composites and glass ionomer are the most studied and researched materials for this purpose. Resin-modified glass ionomer, with its biocompatibility, capacity of releasing fluoride and no need for acid etching on the tooth structure, has become increasingly popular among dentists. However, due to the esthetic and mechanical properties of light polymerizable resin composite, it continues to be one of the adhesives of choice in the bracket bonding technique and its use is widely disseminated.

  10. Structural support bracket for gas flow path

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    2016-08-02

    A structural support system is provided in a can annular gas turbine engine having an arrangement including a plurality of integrated exit pieces (IEPs) forming an annular chamber for delivering gases from a plurality of combustors to a first row of turbine blades. A bracket structure is connected between an IEP and an inner support structure on the engine. The bracket structure includes an axial bracket member attached to an IEP and extending axially in a forward direction. A transverse bracket member has an end attached to the inner support structure and extends circumferentially to a connection with a forward end of the axial bracket member. The transverse bracket member provides a fixed radial position for the forward end of the axial bracket member and is flexible in the axial direction to permit axial movement of the axial bracket member.

  11. Effect of delayed polymerization time and bracket manipulation on orthodontic bracket bonding

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    Ponikvar, Michael J.

    This study examined the effect of bracket manipulation in combination with delayed polymerization times on orthodontic bracket shear bond strength and degree of resin composite conversion. Orthodontics brackets were bonded to extracted third molars in a simulated oral environment after a set period of delayed polymerization time and bracket manipulation. After curing the bracket adhesive, each bracket underwent shear bond strength testing followed by micro-Raman spectroscopy analysis to measure the degree of conversion of the resin composite. Results demonstrated the shear bond strength and the degree of conversion of ceramic brackets did not vary over time. However, with stainless steel brackets there was a significant effect (p ≤ 0.05) of delay time on shear bond strength between the 0.5 min and 10 min bracket groups. In addition, stainless steel brackets showed significant differences related to degree of conversion over time between the 0.5 min and 5 min groups, in addition to the 0.5 min and 10 min groups. This investigation suggests that delaying bracket adhesive polymerization up to a period of 10 min then adjusting the orthodontic bracket may increase both shear bond strength and degree of conversion of stainless steel brackets while having no effect on ceramic brackets.

  12. Three-dimensional deformation of orthodontic brackets

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    Melenka, Garrett W; Nobes, David S; Major, Paul W

    2013-01-01

    Braces are used by orthodontists to correct the misalignment of teeth in the mouth. Archwire rotation is a particular procedure used to correct tooth inclination. Wire rotation can result in deformation to the orthodontic brackets, and an orthodontic torque simulator has been designed to examine this wire–bracket interaction. An optical technique has been employed to measure the deformation due to size and geometric constraints of the orthodontic brackets. Images of orthodontic brackets are collected using a stereo microscope and two charge-coupled device cameras, and deformation of orthodontic brackets is measured using a three-dimensional digital image correlation technique. The three-dimensional deformation of orthodontic brackets will be evaluated. The repeatability of the three-dimensional digital image correlation measurement method was evaluated by performing 30 archwire rotation tests using the same bracket and archwire. Finally, five Damon 3MX and five In-Ovation R self-ligating brackets will be compared using this technique to demonstrate the effect of archwire rotation on bracket design. PMID:23762201

  13. Nambu bracket and M-theory

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    Ho, Pei-Ming

    2016-01-01

    Nambu proposed an extension of dynamical system through the introduction of a new bracket (Nambu bracket) in 1973. This article is a short review of the developments after his paper. Some emphasis are put on a viewpoint that the Nambu bracket naturally describes extended objects which appear in M-theory and the fluid dynamics. The latter part of the paper is devoted to a review of the studies on the Nambu bracket (Lie 3-algebra) in Bagger-Lambert-Gustavsson theory of multiple M2-branes. This paper is a contribution to the proceedings of Nambu memorial symposium (Osaka City University, September 29, 2015).

  14. Delayed bracket placement in orthodontic treatment

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    Chandra Wigati

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Background: Beside bracket position, the timing of bracket placement is one of the most essential in orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances. Even it seems simple the timing of bracket placement can be crucial and significantly influence the result of orthodontic treatment. However it is often found brackets are placed without complete understanding of its purpose and effects, which could be useless and even detrimental for the case. Purpose: The aim of this case report is to show that the timing of bracket placement could be different depending on the cases. Case: Five different cases are presented here with different timing of bracket placement. Case management: On these cases, brackets were placed on the upper arch first, on the lower arch first, or even only on some teeth first. Good and efficient orthodontic treatment results were achieved. Conclusion: For every orthodontic case, from the very beginning of treatment, bracket should be placed with the end result in mind. If brackets are correctly placed at a correct time, better treatment result could be achieved without unnecessary round tripping tooth movement.

  15. Multiple q-Zeta Brackets

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    Wadim Zudilin

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The multiple zeta values (MZVs possess a rich algebraic structure of algebraic relations, which is conjecturally determined by two different (shuffle and stuffle products of a certain algebra of noncommutative words. In a recent work, Bachmann constructed a q-analogue of the MZVs—the so-called bi-brackets—for which the two products are dual to each other, in a very natural way. We overview Bachmann’s construction and discuss the radial asymptotics of the bi-brackets, its links to the MZVs, and related linear (independence questions of the q-analogue.

  16. A scanning electron microscopic investigation of ceramic orthodontic brackets

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    Ceramic brackets were introduced to overcome the esthetic disadvantages of stainless steel brackets. The clinical impression of these brackets is very favorable. However, the sliding mechanics used in the Straightwire (A Company, San Diego, CA, USA) system appear to produce slower tooth movements with ceramic compared to stainless steel brackets. To determine whether this was due to any obvious mechanical problem in the bracket slot, Transcend (Unitek Corporation/3M, Monrovia, CA, USA) ceramic brackets were examined by a scanning electron microscope and compared to stainless steel brackets.Consistently, large surface defects were found in the ceramic bracket slots that were not present in the metal bracket slots. These irregularities could obviously hinder the sliding mechanics of the bracket slot-archwire system and create a greater demand on anchorage. Conversely, the fitting surface of the Transcend ceramic bracket showed extremely smooth surface characteristics, and it would seem advisable for the manufacturers to incorporate this surface within the bracket slot. (author)

  17. Bond strength of thermally recycled metal brackets.

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    Wheeler, J J; Ackerman, R J

    1983-03-01

    Bracket recycling has emerged concurrently with the practice of direct bonding. This study was undertaken to determine the effect of recycling on the retention of mesh-backed stainless steel brackets. Mesh strand diameter was measured on forty new brackets. These brackets were bonded to recently extracted human premolar teeth, and the tensile force required to fracture each bond was recorded. The brackets were then reconditioned by a thermal process. The mesh strand size was remeasured and the tensile test was repeated. It was found that (1) mesh strand diameter decreased 7 percent during the reconditioning process (93.89 microns +/- 3.17 S.D. compared to 87.07 microns +/- 4.76 S.D., z = 17.62, P less than 1 X 10(-5) ), (2) new bracket bonds were 6 percent stronger than recycled bracket bonds (43.88 pounds +/- 7.98 S.D. bond strength), and (3) reduction in mesh strand diameter during the reconditioning process did not correlate with changes in bond strength between initial and recycled bonding (Pearson r = 0.038). PMID:6338725

  18. Are torque values of preadjusted brackets precise?

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    Alessandra Motta Streva

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to verify the torque precision of metallic brackets with MBT prescription using the canine brackets as the representative sample of six commercial brands. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty maxillary and 20 mandibular canine brackets of one of the following commercial brands were selected: 3M Unitek, Abzil, American Orthodontics, TP Orthodontics, Morelli and Ortho Organizers. The torque angle, established by reference points and lines, was measured by an operator using an optical microscope coupled to a computer. The values were compared to those established by the MBT prescription. RESULTS: The results showed that for the maxillary canine brackets, only the Morelli torque (-3.33º presented statistically significant difference from the proposed values (-7º. For the mandibular canines, American Orthodontics (-6.34º and Ortho Organizers (-6.25º presented statistically significant differences from the standards (-6º. Comparing the brands, Morelli presented statistically significant differences in comparison with all the other brands for maxillary canine brackets. For the mandibular canine brackets, there was no statistically significant difference between the brands. CONCLUSIONS: There are significant variations in torque values of some of the brackets assessed, which would clinically compromise the buccolingual positioning of the tooth at the end of orthodontic treatment.

  19. Longitudinal tibial epiphyseal bracket in Nievergelt syndrome

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    Burnstein, M.I.; De Smet, A.A.; Breed, A.L.; Thomas, J.R.; Hafez, G.R.

    1989-04-01

    A patient is described with lower extremity mesomelic dwarfism associated with bilateral congenital elbow, hip, and knee dislocations. Rhomboid-shaped tibiae and delayed ossification of the primary fibular ossification centers were demonstrated at birth. Plain films and magnetic resonance imaging revealed that the tibial deformities were due to the presence of longitudinal epiphyseal brackets. These brackets were observed at surgery and confirmed histologically. Recognition of the longitudinal epiphyseal bracket and its relationship to the tibial deformities seen in this patient with Nievergelt syndrome is important for planning surgical treatment. (orig.).

  20. [Brackets and friction in orthodontics: experimental study].

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    Ben Rejeb Jdir, Saloua; Tobji, Samir; Turki, Wiem; Dallel, Ines; Khedher, Nedra; Ben Amor, Adel

    2015-09-01

    Many authors have been involved in developing brackets in order to improve the quality, stability, speed and efficiency of orthodontic treatment. In order to reduce friction between bracket and archwire, new therapeutic approaches have been devised based on novel technologies. Among these innovative techniques, self-ligating brackets are increasingly popular. SLBs can be classified into several categories according to their mode of action and their materials. We performed an experimental study to compare the friction forces generated during the sliding of orthodontic archwires made from various alloys through conventional and self-ligating brackets. Results show the favorable influence of SLBs, compared to conventional systems using elastomeric or metal ligatures, on the level of friction, particularly when shape-memory Ni-Ti archwires are used. PMID:26370596

  1. Poisson Bracket on the Space of Histories

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    Marolf, D

    1994-01-01

    We extend the Poisson bracket from a Lie bracket of phase space functions to a Lie bracket of functions on the space of canonical histories and investigate the resulting algebras. Typically, such extensions define corresponding Lie algebras on the space of Lagrangian histories via pull back to a space of partial solutions. These are the same spaces of histories studied with regard to path integration and decoherence. Such spaces of histories are familiar from path integration and some studies of decoherence. For gauge systems, we extend both the canonical and reduced Poisson brackets to the full space of histories. We then comment on the use of such algebras in time reparameterization invariant systems and systems with a Gribov ambiguity, though our main goal is to introduce concepts and techniques for use in a companion paper.

  2. Goal Bracketing and Self-Control

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    Alice Hsiaw

    2015-01-01

    This paper studies the role of goal bracketing to attenuate time inconsistency. When setting non-binding goals in multi-stage project, an agent must also decide how and when to evaluate himself against such goals. In particular, he can bracket broadly by setting an aggregate goal for the entire project, or narrowly by setting incremental goals for individual stages. In the presence of loss aversion and uncertainty over outcomes, this decision involves a trade-off between motivation and compar...

  3. Frictional Resistance of Three Types of Ceramic Brackets

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    Williams, Claire L; Khaled Khalaf

    2014-01-01

    ABSTRACT Objectives To investigate the static frictional resistance at the bracket/archwire interface in two recently introduced bracket systems and compare them to conventional ceramic and conventional metal bracket systems. Three variables were considered including the bracket system, archwire type and archwire angulation. Material and Methods Four bracket systems were tested in vitro: Self ligating ceramic, ceramic with metal slot and module, conventional ceramic with module and convention...

  4. Comparative study on direct and indirect bracket bonding techniques regarding time length and bracket detachment

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    Jefferson Vinicius Bozelli

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the time spent for direct (DBB - direct bracket bonding and indirect (IBB - indirect bracket bonding bracket bonding techniques. The time length of laboratorial (IBB and clinical steps (DBB and IBB as well as the prevalence of loose bracket after a 24-week follow-up were evaluated. METHODS: Seventeen patients (7 men and 10 women with a mean age of 21 years, requiring orthodontic treatment were selected for this study. A total of 304 brackets were used (151 DBB and 153 IBB. The same bracket type and bonding material were used in both groups. Data were submitted to statistical analysis by Wilcoxon non-parametric test at 5% level of significance. RESULTS: Considering the total time length, the IBB technique was more time-consuming than the DBB (p < 0.001. However, considering only the clinical phase, the IBB took less time than the DBB (p < 0.001. There was no significant difference (p = 0.910 for the time spent during laboratorial positioning of the brackets and clinical session for IBB in comparison to the clinical procedure for DBB. Additionally, no difference was found as for the prevalence of loose bracket between both groups. CONCLUSION: the IBB can be suggested as a valid clinical procedure since the clinical session was faster and the total time spent for laboratorial positioning of the brackets and clinical procedure was similar to that of DBB. In addition, both approaches resulted in similar frequency of loose bracket.

  5. A stainless steel bracket for orthodontic application.

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    Oh, Keun-Taek; Choo, Sung-Uk; Kim, Kwang-Mahn; Kim, Kyoung-Nam

    2005-06-01

    Aesthetics has become an essential element when choosing orthodontic fixed appliances. Most metallic brackets used in orthodontic therapy are made from stainless steel (SS) with the appropriate physical properties and good corrosion resistance, and are available as types 304, 316 and 17-4 PH SS. However, localized corrosion of these materials can frequently occur in the oral environment. This study was undertaken to evaluate the accuracy of sizing, microstructure, hardness, corrosion resistance, frictional resistance and cytotoxicity of commercially available Mini-diamond (S17400), Archist (S30403) and experimentally manufactured SR-50A (S32050) brackets. The size accuracy of Mini-diamond was the highest at all locations except for the external horizontal width of the tie wing (P SS brackets. PMID:15947222

  6. Frictional Resistance of Three Types of Ceramic Brackets

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    Claire L Williams

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: To investigate the static frictional resistance at the bracket/archwire interface in two recently introduced bracket systems and compare them to conventional ceramic and conventional metal bracket systems. Three variables were considered including the bracket system, archwire type and archwire angulation. Material and Methods: Four bracket systems were tested in vitro: Self ligating ceramic, ceramic with metal slot and module, conventional ceramic with module and conventional metal with module. A specially constructed jig and an Instron testing machine were used to measure the static frictional resistance for 0.014 inches round and 0.018 x 0.025 inches rectangular stainless steel wires at 0° and 7° angulations. Main outcome measures: static frictional force at the bracket/archwire interface; recorded and measured in units of force (Newtons. Results: Self ligating ceramic and metal slot ceramic bracket systems generated significantly less static frictional resistance than conventional ceramic bracket systems with the wire at both angulations (P < 0.05. Changing the wire from 0.014 round to 0.018 x 0.025 rectangular wire significantly increased frictional forces for metal slot ceramic and conventional metal bracket systems (P < 0.01. Increasing wire angulation significantly increased frictional resistance at the bracket/archwire interface for all four types of bracket systems tested (P < 0.001. Conclusions: Compared to conventional ceramic, self ligating ceramic and metal slot ceramic bracket systems should give improved clinical performance, matching that of conventional metal brackets.

  7. 21 CFR 872.5470 - Orthodontic plastic bracket.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Orthodontic plastic bracket. 872.5470 Section 872...) MEDICAL DEVICES DENTAL DEVICES Therapeutic Devices § 872.5470 Orthodontic plastic bracket. (a) Identification. An orthodontic plastic bracket is a plastic device intended to be bonded to a tooth to...

  8. Translucency of Dental Ceramic, Post and Bracket

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    Yong-Keun Lee

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Translucency of dental ceramics, esthetic posts and orthodontic brackets was reviewed. Translucency parameter (TP and contrast ratio (CR are generally used for translucency evaluation. For the evaluation of translucency, two criteria such as the translucency of human teeth (TP = 15–19, 1 mm thick and the visual perceptibility threshold for the translucency difference (∆CR > 0.07 or ∆TP > 2 were used. In ceramics, translucency differences were in the perceptible range depending on the type of material and the thickness. However, variations caused by the difference in the required thickness for each layer by the material and also by the measurement protocols should be considered. As to the translucency of esthetic posts, a significant difference was found among the post systems. Translucency was influenced by the bracket composition and brand, and the differences by the brand were visually perceptible.

  9. Hydrodynamic Nambu Brackets derived by Geometric Constraints

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    Blender, Richard

    2015-01-01

    A geometric approach to derive the Nambu brackets for ideal two-dimensional (2D) hydrodynamics is suggested. The derivation is based on two-forms with vanishing integrals in a periodic domain, and with resulting dynamics constrained by an orthogonality condition. As a result, 2D hydrodynamics with vorticity as dynamic variable emerges as a generic model, with conservation laws which can be interpreted as enstrophy and energy functionals. Generalized forms like surface quasi-geostrophy and fractional Poisson equations for the stream-function are also included as results from the derivation. The formalism is extended to a hydrodynamic system coupled to a second degree of freedom, with the Rayleigh-B\\'{e}nard convection as an example. This system is reformulated in terms of constitutive conservation laws with two additive brackets which represent individual processes: a first representing inviscid 2D hydrodynamics, and a second representing the coupling between hydrodynamics and thermodynamics. The results can b...

  10. Conceptual design for PSP mounting bracket

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    Ransom, G.; Stein, R. [Martin Marietta Energy Systems, Inc., Piketon, OH (United States)

    1991-12-31

    Protective structural packages (PSP`s or overpacks) used to ship 2 1/2-ton UF{sub 6} product cylinders are bolted to truck trailers. All bolts penetrate two longitudinal rows of wooden planks. Removal and replacement is required at various intervals for maintenance and routine testing. A conceptual design is presented for mounting brackets which would securely attach PSP`s to trailer frames, reduce removal and replacement time, and minimize risk of personnel injury.

  11. Orthodontic Bracket Manufacturing Tolerances and Dimensional Differences between Select Self-Ligating Brackets

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    Major, Thomas W.; Carey, Jason P.; Nobes, David S.; Major, Paul W.

    2010-01-01

    In all manufacturing processes there are tolerances; however, orthodontic bracket manufacturers seldom state the slot dimensional tolerances. This experiment develops a novel method of analyzing slot profile dimensions using photographs of the slot. Five points are selected along each wall, and lines are fitted to define a trapezoidal slot shape. This investigation measures slot height at the slot's top and bottom, angles between walls, slot taper, and the linearity of each wall. Slot dimensions for 30 upper right central incisor self-ligating stainless steel brackets from three manufacturers were evaluated. Speed brackets have a slot height 2% smaller than the nominal 0.559 mm size and have a slightly convergent taper. In-Ovation brackets have a divergent taper at an average angle of 1.47 degrees. In-Ovation is closest to the nominal value of slot height at the slot base and has the smallest manufacturing tolerances. Damon Q brackets are the most rectangular in shape, with nearly 90-degree corners between the slot bottom and walls. Damon slot height is on average 3% oversized. PMID:20981299

  12. Does the bracket composition material influence initial biofilm formation?

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    Gustavo Antônio Martins Brandão; Antonio Carlos Pereira; Ana Maria Martins Brandão; Haroldo Amorim de Almeida; Rogério Heládio Lopes Motta

    2015-01-01

    Context: Orthodontic treatment has been reported to contribute to the development and accumulation of dental biofilm, which is commonly found on bracket and adjacent surfaces. Aims: The aim of this work is to test the hypothesis if there are differences in dental biofilm formation on the surface of orthodontic brackets according to the type of composition material. Subjects and Methods: Three bracket types (metallic, composite, and ceramic) had been evaluated. Subjects wore acrylic pa...

  13. Laser-Aided Ceramic Bracket Debonding: A Comprehensive Review.

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    Ghazanfari, Rezvaneh; Nokhbatolfoghahaei, Hanieh; Alikhasi, Marzieh

    2016-01-01

    Different techniques have been introduced for the removal of ceramic brackets. Since the early 1990s, lasers have been used experimentally for debonding ceramic brackets. The goal of this study is to give a comprehensive literature review on laser-aided ceramic bracket debonding. PubMed and Google Scholar databases were used to identify dental articles with the following combination of key words: Ceramic brackets, Debonding, and Laser. Sixteen English articles from 2004 to 2015 were selected. The selected studies were categorized according to the variables investigated including the intrapulpal temperature, shear bond strength, debonding time, enamel damage and bracket failure. Most articles reported decreased shear bond strength and debonding time following laser irradiation without any critical and irritating increase in pulpal temperature. There were no reports of bracket failure or enamel damage. Laser irradiation is an efficient way to reduce shear bond strength of ceramic bracket and debonding time. This technique is a safe way for removing ceramic bracket with minimal impact on intrapulpal temperature and enamel surface and it reduces ceramic bracket failure. PMID:27330690

  14. From Peierls brackets to a generalized Moyal bracket for type-I gauge theories

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    Esposito, G; Esposito, Giampiero; Stornaiolo, Cosimo

    2006-01-01

    In the space-of-histories approach to gauge fields and their quantization, the Maxwell, Yang--Mills and gravitational field are well known to share the property of being type-I theories, i.e. Lie brackets of the vector fields which leave the action functional invariant are linear combinations of such vector fields, with coefficients of linear combination given by structure constants. The corresponding gauge-field operator in the functional integral for the in-out amplitude is an invertible second-order differential operator. For such an operator, we consider advanced and retarded Green functions giving rise to a Peierls bracket among group-invariant functionals. Our Peierls bracket is a Poisson bracket on the space of all group-invariant functionals in two cases only: either the gauge-fixing is arbitrary but the gauge fields lie on the dynamical sub-space; or the gauge-fixing is a linear functional of gauge fields, which are generic points of the space of histories. In both cases, the resulting Peierls bracke...

  15. The quaternionic commutator bracket and its implications

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    Arbab, Arbab I

    2014-01-01

    A quaternionic commutator bracket for position and momentum shows that the quaternionic wave function, \\emph{viz.} $\\widetilde{\\psi}=(\\frac{i}{c}\\,\\psi_0\\,,\\vec{\\psi})$, represents a state of a particle with orbital angular momentum, $L=3\\,\\hbar$, resulting from the internal structure of the particle. This angular momentum can be attributed to spin of the particle. The vector $\\vec{\\psi}$, points along the direction of $\\vec{L}$. When a charged particle is placed in an electromagnetic fields the interaction energy reveals that the magnetic moments interact with the electric and magnetic fields giving rise to terms similar to Aharonov-Bohm and Aharonov-Casher effects.

  16. Effects of recycling and bonding agent application on bond strength of stainless steel orthodontic brackets

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    Bahnasi, Faisal-Ismail; Abd-Rahman, Aida-Nur-Ashikin; Abu-Hassan, Mohamed-Ibrahim

    2013-01-01

    Objectives: 1) to assess different methods of recycling orthodontic brackets, 2) to evaluate Shear Bond Strength (SBS) of (a) new, (b) recycled and (c) repeated recycled stainless steel brackets (i) with and (ii) without bracket base primer. Study Design: A total of 180 extracted human premolar teeth and 180 premolar stainless steel brackets were used. One hundred teeth and 100 brackets were divided into five groups of 20-teeth each. Four methods of recycling orthodontic brackets were used in...

  17. Weyl ordering rule and new Lie bracket of quantum mechanics

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    Rakic, Z; Rakic, Zoran; Prvanovic, Slobodan

    2003-01-01

    The product of quantum mechanics is defined as the ordinary multiplication followed by the application of superoperator that orders involved operators. The operator version of Poisson bracket is defined being the Lie bracket which substitutes commutator in the von Neumann equation. These result in obstruction free quantization, with the ordering rule which coincides with Weyl ordering rule.

  18. A bracket design proposal for the first molar

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    Roberto Scalon

    2010-07-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The advent of bracket bonding simplified the assembly of orthodontic braces, besides giving more comfort to the patient and decreasing the risk of decalcification. However, there is no first molar bracket with accessory tube and hooks in the market, except for the convertible type.Objective:To present a patent for utility model of a bracket Roth prescription, Straight-Wire technique for first molar, in order to facilitate orthodontic treatment where there is a need for placing accessories in second molars.Material and methods:This patent consists of a molar bracket for bonding, which contains a retentive base for this, similar to the bracket used in the Edgewise technique,with fins for placing alastic or metal ligature,but containing pre-angles and torques as the tubes of the molar Straight-Wire technique with Roth prescription.It also includes an accessory tube for placing arches or cantilevers and hooks for placing elastics.Results and conclusion:With this bracket design proposal it is possible to obtain an accessory that facilitates the inclusion of the second molar in the assembly of the orthodontic brace without the use of bands.Moreover, this bracket has fins for placing ligatures,accessory tube for placing arches or cantilevers and hooks for placing elastics.

  19. Color stability of ceramic brackets immersed in potentially staining solutions

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    Bruna Coser Guignone

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess the color stability of five types of ceramic brackets after immersion in potentially staining solutions.METHODS: Ninety brackets were divided into 5 groups (n = 18 according to brackets commercial brands and the solutions in which they were immersed (coffee, red wine, coke and artificial saliva. The brackets assessed were Transcend (3M/Unitek, Monrovia, CA, USA, Radiance (American Orthodontics, Sheboygan, WI, USA, Mystique (GAC International Inc., Bohemia, NY, USA and Luxi II (Rocky Mountain Orthodontics, Denver, CO, USA. Chromatic changes were analyzed with the aid of a reflectance spectrophotometer and by visual inspection at five specific time intervals. Assessment periods were as received from the manufacturer (T0, 24 hours (T1, 72 hours (T2, as well as 7 days (T3 and 14 days (T4 of immersion in the aforementioned solutions. Results were submitted to statistical analysis with ANOVA and Bonferroni correction, as well as to a multivariate profile analysis for independent and paired samples with significance level set at 5%.RESULTS: The duration of the immersion period influenced color alteration of all tested brackets, even though these changes could not always be visually observed. Different behaviors were observed for each immersion solution; however, brackets immersed in one solution progressed similarly despite minor variations.CONCLUSIONS: Staining became more intense over time and all brackets underwent color alterations when immersed in the aforementioned solutions.

  20. Optimal design of an extrusion process for a hinge bracket

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    Na, Geum Ju; Jang, Myung Geun; Kim, Jong Bong [Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2016-05-15

    This study considers process design in forming a hinge bracket. A thin hinge bracket is typically produced by bending a sheet panel or welding a hollow bar into a sheet panel. However, the hinge bracket made by bending or welding does not have sufficient durability in severe operating conditions because of the stress concentration in the bended region or the low corrosion resistance of the welded region. Therefore, this study uses forming to produce the hinge bracket part of a foldable container and to ensure durability in difficult operating conditions. An extrusion process for a T-shaped hinge bracket is studied using finite element analysis. Preliminary analysis shows that a very high forging load is required to form the bracket by forging. Therefore, extrusion is considered as a candidate process. Producing the part through the extrusion process enables many brackets to be made in a single extrusion and through successive cutting of the extruded part, thereby reducing the manufacturing cost. The design focuses on reducing the extrusion load and on ensuring shape accuracy. An initial billet is designed to reduce the extrusion load and to obtain a geometrically accurate part. The extruded part is bent frequently because of uneven material flow. Thus, extrusion die geometries are designed to obtain straight parts.

  1. Design manual for HANARO in-chimney bracket

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    Ryu, Jeong Soo; Cho, Y. G.; Whang, S. Y.; Wu, J. S.; Jun, B. J

    2000-06-01

    As a supplementary structure supporting the irradiation facilities, the in-chimney bracket holds guide tubes whose holding position in CT or IR is the middle part of the instrumented facility between the hole spider and the robot arm already provided in the reactor pool liner. Also, the bracket grips the upper part of the guide tubes when it is applied to hold the instrumented facility loaded in OR sites. The irradiation test will be successfully conducted since this bracket reduces the flow-induced vibration (FIV) and the dynamic response to seismic load. The installation position of the bracket is 60 cm below the top of the chimney, i.e., thermo siphoning hole position. To evaluate the structural integrity on the in-chimney bracket and the related reactor structures, ANSYS finite element analysis model is developed and the dynamic characteristics are analyzed. The seismic response analyses were performed for the in-chimney bracket and the related reactor structures of HANARO under the design earthquake response spectrum loads of OBE and SSE. The analysis results show that the stress values in main points of reactor structures and in-chimney bracket for the seismic loads are also within the ASME code limits. It is also confirmed that the fatigue usage factor is much less than 1.0. Therefore any damage on structural integrity is not expected when the in-chimney bracket is installed at the upper part of the reactor chimney. This bracket had been designed and manufactured based on the dimensions of the as-built chimney. In the process of design and preliminary installation, chimney measurement tools, dummy chimney, and installation tools were developed and the installation procedure was prepared and verified through the installation rehearsal.

  2. Calculation of four-particle harmonic-oscillator transformation brackets

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    Germanas, D.; Kalinauskas, R. K.; Mickevičius, S.

    2010-02-01

    A procedure for precise calculation of the three- and four-particle harmonic-oscillator (HO) transformation brackets is presented. The analytical expressions of the four-particle HO transformation brackets are given. The computer code for the calculations of HO transformation brackets proves to be quick, efficient and produces results with small numerical uncertainties. Program summaryProgram title: HOTB Catalogue identifier: AEFQ_v1_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEFQ_v1_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: Standard CPC licence, http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/licence/licence.html No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 1247 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 6659 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: FORTRAN 90 Computer: Any computer with FORTRAN 90 compiler Operating system: Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, True64 Unix RAM: 8 MB Classification: 17.17 Nature of problem: Calculation of the three-particle and four-particle harmonic-oscillator transformation brackets. Solution method: The method is based on compact expressions of the three-particle harmonics oscillator brackets, presented in [1] and expressions of the four-particle harmonics oscillator brackets, presented in this paper. Restrictions: The three- and four-particle harmonic-oscillator transformation brackets up to the e=28. Unusual features: Possibility of calculating the four-particle harmonic-oscillator transformation brackets. Running time: Less than one second for the single harmonic-oscillator transformation bracket. References:G.P. Kamuntavičius, R.K. Kalinauskas, B.R. Barret, S. Mickevičius, D. Germanas, Nuclear Physics A 695 (2001) 191.

  3. Brackets, sigma models and integrability of generalized complex structures

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    It is shown how derived brackets naturally arise in sigma-models via Poisson- or antibracket, generalizing a recent observation by Alekseev and Strobl. On the way to a precise formulation of this relation, an explicit coordinate expression for the derived bracket is obtained. The generalized Nijenhuis tensor of generalized complex geometry is shown to coincide up to a de-Rham closed term with the derived bracket of the structure with itself and a new coordinate expression for this tensor is presented. The insight is applied to two known two-dimensional sigma models in a background with generalized complex structure

  4. Comparison of the frictional resistance between archwire and different bracket system: An in vitro study

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    Pillai, Ajith R.; Gangadharan, Anil; Kumar, Satheesh; Shah, Anwar

    2014-01-01

    Background and Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the frictional resistance generated by conventional stainless steel, radiance ceramic bracket, self-ligating and composite brackets using a 0.019 × 0.025 stainless steel straight length wires in a 022 slot and to select brackets based on their frictional characteristic. Methodology: In order to conduct this study, four different types of bracket system were selected of the mclaughlin-bennet-trevesi (MBT) discipline. They are Group 1 - stainless steel, Group 2 - composite bracket Group 3 - (American Orthodontics) radiance ceramic bracket Group 4 - self-ligating bracket (SLB) (Empower). In this study, five maxillary brackets of an arch of each type were used. All brackets are 0.022 × 0.028 in preadjusted edgewise appliance which simulates the dental arch. Five brackets were bonded to a stainless steel bar of dimension 150 mm × 25 mm × 3 mm. The bracket-arch wire units were submitted to mechanical test with an Instron universal testing machine 3365. A testing apparatus or holding jig was designed to hold the bracket during the mechanical test. Each sample was pulled at a speed of 6 mm for 1 min. Descriptive statistical information including mean and standard deviation of maximum friction force was calculated for each bracket wire combination. Interpretation and Conclusion: The SLB has the least friction among the four groups. The ceramic bracket showed the highest friction followed by stainless steel bracket, composite bracket, and SLB. PMID:25210359

  5. Comparison of the frictional resistance between archwire and different bracket system: An in vitro study

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    Ajith R Pillai

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the frictional resistance generated by conventional stainless steel, radiance ceramic bracket, self-ligating and composite brackets using a 0.019 × 0.025 stainless steel straight length wires in a 022 slot and to select brackets based on their frictional characteristic. Methodology: In order to conduct this study, four different types of bracket system were selected of the mclaughlin-bennet-trevesi (MBT discipline. They are Group 1 - stainless steel, Group 2 - composite bracket Group 3 - (American Orthodontics radiance ceramic bracket Group 4 - self-ligating bracket (SLB (Empower. In this study, five maxillary brackets of an arch of each type were used. All brackets are 0.022 × 0.028" in preadjusted edgewise appliance which simulates the dental arch. Five brackets were bonded to a stainless steel bar of dimension 150 mm × 25 mm × 3 mm. The bracket-arch wire units were submitted to mechanical test with an Instron universal testing machine 3365. A testing apparatus or holding jig was designed to hold the bracket during the mechanical test. Each sample was pulled at a speed of 6 mm for 1 min. Descriptive statistical information including mean and standard deviation of maximum friction force was calculated for each bracket wire combination. Interpretation and Conclusion: The SLB has the least friction among the four groups. The ceramic bracket showed the highest friction followed by stainless steel bracket, composite bracket, and SLB.

  6. Time-dependent constrained Hamiltonian systems and Dirac brackets

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    Leon, Manuel de [Instituto de Matematicas y Fisica Fundamental, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid (Spain); Marrero, Juan C. [Departamento de Matematica Fundamental, Facultad de Matematicas, Universidad de La Laguna, La Laguna, Tenerife, Canary Islands (Spain); Martin de Diego, David [Departamento de Economia Aplicada Cuantitativa, Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales, UNED, Madrid (Spain)

    1996-11-07

    In this paper the canonical Dirac formalism for time-dependent constrained Hamiltonian systems is globalized. A time-dependent Dirac bracket which reduces to the usual one for time-independent systems is introduced. (author)

  7. Er:YAG laser metal and ceramic bracket debonding

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    Dostálová, Tat'jana; Remeš, Marek; Jelínková, Helena; Å ulc, Jan; Němec, Michal; Vyhlídal, David

    2016-02-01

    The goal of the study was investigation of Er:YAG radiation (wavelength 2.94 μm) interaction with various metal and ceramic brackets and adhesive materials. The source of radiation was a free-running Er: YAG laser generating pulses with energy 280 mJ, 250 μs long and repetition rate 6 Hz (mean power 1.7 W). During the treatment lasting 140 s, water cooling was implemented and only the brackets were irradiated. It has been observed that the brackets were removed easily after the Er:YAG laser irradiation, and temperature rise was limited also for metal brackets. SEM investigation has confirmed less damage of enamel in comparison with non-irradiated samples.

  8. Time-dependent constrained Hamiltonian systems and Dirac brackets

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    In this paper the canonical Dirac formalism for time-dependent constrained Hamiltonian systems is globalized. A time-dependent Dirac bracket which reduces to the usual one for time-independent systems is introduced. (author)

  9. On Goldman bracket for G 2 gauge group

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    Chowdhury, S. Hasibul Hassan

    2016-02-01

    In this paper, we obtain an infinite dimensional Lie algebra of exotic gauge invariant observables that is closed under Goldman-type bracket associated with monodromy matrices of flat connections on a compact Riemann surface for G 2 gauge group. As a byproduct, we give an alternative derivation of known Goldman bracket for classical gauge groups GL ( n, ℝ), SL( n, ℝ), U( n), SU( n), Sp(2 n, ℝ) and SO( n).

  10. Comparison of Frictional Forces Generated by a New Ceramic Bracket with the Conventional Brackets using Unconventional and Conventional Ligation System and the Self-ligating Brackets: An In Vitro Study

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    Pasha, Azam; Vishwakarma, Swati; Narayan, Anjali; Vinay, K; Shetty, Smitha V; Roy, Partha Pratim

    2015-01-01

    Background: Fixed orthodontic mechanotherapy is associated with friction between the bracket - wire - ligature interfaces during the sliding mechanics. A sound knowledge of the various factors affecting the magnitude of friction is of paramount importance. The present study was done to analyze and compare the frictional forces generated by a new ceramic (Clarity Advanced) bracket with the conventional, (metal and ceramic) brackets using unconventional and conventional ligation system, and the self-ligating (metal and ceramic) brackets in the dry condition. Materials and Methods: The various bracket wire ligation combinations were tested in dry condition. The brackets used were of 0.022″ × 0.028″ nominal slot dimension of MBT prescription: Stainless steel (SS) self-ligating bracket (SLB) of (SmartClip), SS Conventional bracket (CB) (Victory series), Ceramic SLB (Clarity SL), Conventional Ceramic bracket with metal slot (Clarity Bracket), Clarity Advanced Ceramic Brackets (Clarity™ ADVANCED, 3M Unitek). These brackets were used with two types of elastomeric ligatures: Conventional Elastomeric Ligatures (CEL) (Clear medium mini modules) and Unconventional Elastomeric Ligatures (UEL) (Clear medium slide ligatures, Leone orthodontic products). The aligning and the retraction wires were used, i.e., 0.014″ nickel titanium (NiTi) wires and 0.019″ × 0.025″ SS wires, respectively. A universal strength testing machine was used to measure the friction produced between the different bracket, archwires, and ligation combination. This was done with the use of a custom-made jig being in position. Results: Mean, standard deviation, and range were computed for the frictional values obtained. Results were subjected to statistical analysis through ANOVA. The frictional resistance observed in the new Clarity Advanced bracket with a conventional elastomeric ligature was almost similar with the Clarity metal slot bracket with a conventional elastomeric ligature. When using

  11. Evaluation of the Friction of Self-Ligating and Conventional Bracket Systems

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    Tecco, Simona; Di Iorio, Donato; Nucera, Riccardo; Di Bisceglie, Beatrice; Cordasco, Giancarlo; Festa, Felice

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: This in vitro study evaluated the friction (F) generated by aligned stainless steel (SS) conventional brackets, self-ligating Damon MX© brackets (SDS Ormco, Glendora, California, USA), Time3© brackets (American Orthodontics, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA), Vision LP© brackets (American Orthodontics), and low-friction Slide© ligatures (Leone, Firenze, Italy) coupled with various SS, nickel-titanium (NiTi), and beta-titanium (TMA) archwires. Methods: All brackets had a 0.022-inch slot, ...

  12. A subjective comparison of two lingual bracket systems.

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    Stamm, Thomas; Hohoff, Ariane; Ehmer, Ulrike

    2005-08-01

    The purpose of this prospective, longitudinal study was to compare the influence of two lingual bracket systems on subjective oral comfort, speech, mastication and oral hygiene. Forty-two native speakers of standard German (32 females, 10 males; mean age 27.1 years, standard deviation 12.2) were enrolled and completed a standardized questionnaire directly before insertion of lingual brackets (T0), within 24 hours of bond-up (T1) and 3 months (+/- 1 week) later (T2). Eighteen of the patients were treated with prefabricated brackets (Ormco, seventh generation) (PB group) and 24 with customized brackets (Incognito) (CB group). While no significant intergroup differences were recorded at any of the times with respect to tongue position, conversation pattern, swallowing or oral hygiene, the CB group experienced significantly fewer tongue space restrictions, speech disturbances and impairments in chewing and biting than the PB group at T1 and T2. At T2, pressure sores, reddening or lesions to the tongue were recorded significantly less often in the CB group than in the PB group. This enhanced patient comfort in the CB group was attributed to the smaller dimensions of the customized brackets. This aspect could play a role in attracting more patients to lingual orthodontics in the future. Information given to the patient on the duration and extent of the restrictions associated with lingual orthodontics must be differentiated according to the bracket system used. PMID:16043479

  13. Bracket states for communication protocols with coherent states

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    Allevi, Alessia; Olivares, Stefano; Bondani, Maria

    2014-05-01

    We present the generation and characterization of the class of bracket states, namely phase-sensitive mixtures of coherent states exhibiting symmetry properties in the phase-space description. A bracket state can be seen as the statistical ensemble arriving at a receiver in a typical coherent-state-based communication channel. We show that when a bracket state is mixed at a beam splitter with a local oscillator, both the emerging beams exhibit a Fano factor larger than 1 and dependent on the relative phase between the input state and the local oscillator. We discuss the possibility to exploit this dependence to monitor the phase difference for the enhancement of the performances of a simple communication scheme based on direct detection. Our experimental setup involves linear optical elements and a pair of photon-number-resolving detectors operated in the mesoscopic photon-number domain.

  14. Design of an Orthodontic Torque Simulator for Measurement of Bracket Deformation

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    Melenka, G. W.; Nobes, D. S.; Major, P. W.; Carey, J. P.

    2013-12-01

    The design and testing of an orthodontic torque simulator that reproduces the effect of archwire rotation on orthodontic brackets is described. This unique device is capable of simultaneously measuring the deformation and loads applied to an orthodontic bracket due to archwire rotation. Archwire rotation is used by orthodontists to correct the inclination of teeth within the mouth. This orthodontic torque simulator will provide knowledge of the deformation and loads applied to orthodontic bracket that will aide clinicians by describing the effect of archwire rotation on brackets. This will also impact that design on new archwirebracket systems by providing an assessment of performance. Deformation of the orthodontic bracket tie wings is measured using a digital image correlation process to measure elastic and plastic deformation. The magnitude of force and moments applied to the bracket though the archwire is also measured using a six-axis load cell. Initial tests have been performed on two orthodontic brackets of varying geometry to demonstrate the measurement capability of the orthodontic torque simulator. The demonstration experiment shows that a Damon Q bracket had a final plastic deformation after a single loading of 0.022 mm while the Speed bracket deformed 0.071 mm. This indicates that the Speed bracket plastically deforms 3.2 times more than the Damon Q bracket for similar magnitude of applied moment. The demonstration experiment demonstrates that bracket geometry affect the deformation of orthodontic brackets and this difference can be detected using the orthodontic torque simulator.

  15. The Kauffman bracket and the Jones polynomial in quantum gravity

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    Griego, J R

    1995-01-01

    An analysis of the action of the Hamiltonian constraint of quantum gravity on the Kauffman bracket and Jones knot polynomials is proposed. It is explicitely shown that the Kauffman bracket is a formal solution of the Hamiltonian constraint with cosmological constant (\\Lambda) to third order in \\Lambda. The calculation is performed in the extended loop representation of quantum gravity. The analysis makes use of the analytical expressions of the knot invariants in terms of the two and three point propagators of the Chern-Simons theory. Some particularities of the extended loop calculus are considered and the implications of the results to the case of the conventional loop representation are discussed.

  16. On classification of discrete, scalar-valued Poisson Brackets

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    Parodi, Emanuele

    2011-01-01

    We address the problem of classifying discrete differential-geometric Poisson brackets (dDGPBs) of any fixed order on target space of dimension 1. It is proved that these Poisson brackets (PBs) are in one-to-one correspondence with the intersection points of certain projective hypersurfaces. In addition, they can be reduced to cubic PB of standard Volterra lattice by discrete Miura-type transformations. Finally, improving a consolidation lattice procedure, we obtain new families of non-degenerate, vector-valued and first order dDGPBs, which can be considered in the framework of admissible Lie-Poisson group theory.

  17. Infinite family of polynomial functions of the Virasoro generators with vanishing Poisson brackets

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    An infinite family of polynominal functions of the Virasoro generators, with vanishing Poisson brackets, is constructed by exploiting the relationship between the Poisson bracket realization of the Virasoro algebra and the Korteweg-de Vries canonical structure. (orig.)

  18. Bond efficacy of recycled orthodontic brackets: A comparative in vitro evaluation of two methods

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    Vikram Shetty; Yash Shekatkar; Neesu Kumbhat; G Gautam; Shalan Karbelkar; Meghna Vandekar

    2015-01-01

    Context: Recycling of orthodontic brackets in developing orthodontic economies is an extremely common procedure. Bonding protocols and reliability of these brackets is, however, questionable, and still the subject of research. Aims: The aim was to evaluate and compare the shear bond strength of brackets recycled with sandblasting and silicoating. Materials and Methods: Ninety extracted human premolars were bonded with 0.022” SS brackets (American Orthodontics, Sheboygan USA) and then de...

  19. Comparative Evaluation of Shear Bond Strength of Recycled Brackets using Different Methods: An In vitro Study

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    Kumar, Mukesh; Maheshwari, Amit; Lall, Rajeev; Navit, Pragati; Singh, Rajeshwar; Navit, S

    2014-01-01

    Background: Debonding of brackets commonly occurs during orthodontic treatment. Due to increase in costs replacement of a damaged bracket is not liked by the dentist. This study is done to assess the shear bond strength of recycled brackets using different methods. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted using five groups of orthodontic brackets (0.022” × 0.028”, MBT prescription) bonded on the premolars mounted in cubes. Other materials required were cubical trays, bonding material, ...

  20. 21 CFR 872.3750 - Bracket adhesive resin and tooth conditioner.

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    ... 21 Food and Drugs 8 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Bracket adhesive resin and tooth conditioner. 872... SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES DENTAL DEVICES Prosthetic Devices § 872.3750 Bracket adhesive resin and tooth conditioner. (a) Identification. A bracket adhesive resin and tooth conditioner is a...

  1. Torque expression of 0.018 and 0.022 inch conventional brackets

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    Sifakakis, I.; Pandis, N.; Makou, M.; Eliades, T.; Katsaros, C.; Bourauel, C.

    2013-01-01

    The aim of this study was to assess the effect of the moments generated with low- and high-torque brackets. Four different bracket prescription-slot combinations of the same bracket type (Mini Diamond(R) Twin) were evaluated: high-torque 0.018 and 0.022 inch and low-torque 0.018 and 0.022 inch. Thes

  2. Multiple Bracket Function, Stirling Number, and Lah Number Identities

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    Coskun, Hasan

    2012-01-01

    The author has constructed multiple analogues of several families of combinatorial numbers in a recent article, including the bracket symbol, and the Stirling numbers of the first and second kind. In the present paper, a multiple analogue of another sequence, the Lah numbers, is developed, and certain associated identities and significant properties of all these sequences are constructed.

  3. On covariant Poisson brackets in classical field theory

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    Forger, Michael [Instituto de Matemática e Estatística, Universidade de São Paulo, Caixa Postal 66281, BR–05315-970 São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Salles, Mário O. [Instituto de Matemática e Estatística, Universidade de São Paulo, Caixa Postal 66281, BR–05315-970 São Paulo, SP (Brazil); Centro de Ciências Exatas e da Terra, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Campus Universitário – Lagoa Nova, BR–59078-970 Natal, RN (Brazil)

    2015-10-15

    How to give a natural geometric definition of a covariant Poisson bracket in classical field theory has for a long time been an open problem—as testified by the extensive literature on “multisymplectic Poisson brackets,” together with the fact that all these proposals suffer from serious defects. On the other hand, the functional approach does provide a good candidate which has come to be known as the Peierls–De Witt bracket and whose construction in a geometrical setting is now well understood. Here, we show how the basic “multisymplectic Poisson bracket” already proposed in the 1970s can be derived from the Peierls–De Witt bracket, applied to a special class of functionals. This relation allows to trace back most (if not all) of the problems encountered in the past to ambiguities (the relation between differential forms on multiphase space and the functionals they define is not one-to-one) and also to the fact that this class of functionals does not form a Poisson subalgebra.

  4. DEBONDING OF CERAMIC BRACKETS BY ER:YAG LASER

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    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: The objective of the present study is to evaluate the effects of Er:YAG laser debonding of ceramic brackets on the bond strength and the amount of adhesive resin remnant. Materials and Methods: Twenty human mandibular incisors were randomly divided into two groups of 10 and polycrystalline ceramic brackets (Transcend series 6000, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, CA, USA were bonded on enamel surfaces. Group 1 was the control group in which no laser application was performed prior to the shear bond strength (SBS testing. In Group 2, Er:YAG was applied in 3W power for 6 seconds using the scanning method. The brackets were tested for SBS with an Instron universal testing machine and results were expressed in megapascals (MPa. The amount of adhesive remnant was evaluated with Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI. One-way analysis of variance and Tukey’s post-hoc tests were used for statistical analysis. Results: Mean ± standard deviation of SBS values in the control group was 13.42 ±1.23 MPa and 8.47 ±0.71 MPa in the Er:YAG group and this difference was statistically significant (p<0.05. The evaluation of ARI scores demonstrated more adhesive was left on the enamel surface with Er:YAG group. Conclusion: 3W power Er:YAG laser application with the scanning method to polycrystalline ceramic brackets demonstrated lower bond strengths and higher ARI scores during the debonding procedure.

  5. U matrix construction for Quantum Chromodynamics through Dirac brackets

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    A procedure for obtaining the U matrix using Dirac brackets, recently developed by Kiefer and Rothe, is applied for Quantum Chromodynamics. The correspondent interaction Lagrangian is the same obtained by Schwinger, Christ and Lee, using independent methods. (L.C.J.A.)

  6. Seismic response Analyses of Hanaro in-chimney bracket structures

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    Lee, Jae Han; Ryu, J.S.; Cho, Y.G.; Lee, H.Y.; Kim, J.B

    1999-05-01

    The in-chimney bracket will be installed in the upper part of chimney, which holds the capsule extension pipes in upper one-third of length. For evaluating the effects on the capsules and related reactor structures, ANSYS finite element analysis model is developed and the dynamic characteristics are analyzed. The seismic response anlayses of in-chimney bracket and related reactor structures of HANARO under the design earthquake response spectrum loads of OBE (0.1 g) and SSE (0.2 g) are performed. The maximum horizontal displacements of the flow tubes are within the minimum half gaps between close flow tubes, it is expected that these displacement will not produce any contact between neighbor flow tubes. The stress values in main points of reactor structures and in-chimney bracket for the seismic loads are also within the ASME Code limits. It is also confirmed that the fatigue usage factor is muchless than 1.0. So, any damage on structural integrity is not expected when an in-chimney bracket is installed to upper part of the reactor chimney. (author). 12 refs., 24 tabs., 37 figs.

  7. Evaluation of Perceived Acceptability, Beauty and Value of Different Orthodontic Brackets

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    Moshkelgosha V

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available Statement of Problem: Although different types of aesthetic brackets are introduced to orthodontic profession to reduce the complaints about the metallic braces, little studies have been done to assess patient's views regarding the attractiveness and acceptance of such brackets. Objectives: The goal of this study was to evaluate the perceived acceptability, beauty and value of different orthodontic brackets. Materials and Methods: In a cross-sectional study, three groups of subjects consisting of dental school clinic patients, specialty clinic patients, and art students were interviewed. Sample size was decided 116 in each group. The photographic images of six types of brackets which were placed in an adult mouth were shown to the subjects and they were asked to answer the questions that evaluate attractiveness by visual analog scale (VAS, acceptability of different brackets, and willingness to pay (WTP for an aesthetic bracket in comparison to a regular bracket. Reliability was measured by giving questionnaires to 20 respondents by a two-week interval. VAS rating was compared by ANOVA. Mann U Whitney and Chi-square tests were used to compare the acceptability between groups when necessary. Results: The reliability measurement results performed by ICC were 0.86 for attractiveness, 0.6 for acceptability, and 0.93 for WTP questions. Lingual brackets had the highest attractiveness rating while metal brackets were considered the lowest aesthetic appliance by all groups of the study. The acceptability of ceramic bracket was highest in all groups. While most appliances evaluated had average acceptability, the large metallic brackets were rated very low. WTP for aesthetic braces was higher in art students than other groups. Conclusions: Lingual brackets were the most attractive but had very low acceptability rate. Small metal brackets had a good acceptability rate. Large metal brackets were the least attractive and had the lowest acceptability. Parents

  8. Bond strength of disinfected metal and ceramic brackets: an in vitro study.

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    Speer, Cornelia; Zimny, Dorothee; Hopfenmueller, Werner; Holtgrave, Eva Andrea

    2005-09-01

    The aim of this in vitro investigation was to test whether disinfecting with Chlorhexamed fluid had an influence on the shear bond strength of metal and ceramic orthodontic brackets. Metal and ceramic brackets were fixed by the composite adhesives Transbond XT (light curing) and Concise (chemical curing) to 224 bovine permanent mandibular incisors. Bovine teeth were divided into eight groups of 28 each as group 1: metal bracket/Transbond XT, group 2: disinfected metal bracket/Transbond XT, group 3: metal bracket/Concise, group 4: disinfected metal bracket/Concise, group 5: ceramic bracket/Transbond XT, group 6: disinfected ceramic bracket/Transbond XT, group 7: ceramic bracket/Concise, and group 8: disinfected ceramic bracket/Concise. Adhesive bonding was done according to the manufacturers' instructions. As shown by group comparison (Kruskal-Wallis test, univariate analysis of variance, P < .001), the disinfection of metal brackets had no statistically relevant influence on shear bond strength (P = .454). However, disinfecting ceramic brackets with either adhesive led to a significant reduction in shear bond strength compared with the untreated ceramic bracket group (P < .001). The Fisher's exact test of the Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI) scores showed a significant difference within the metal group bonded with different adhesives (P = .0003). The ARI scores 1 and 2 were not reached by the ceramic bracket groups. The disinfection of the ceramic brackets is a suitable procedure for clinical use because the measured shear bond strength values were higher than 6-8 MPa required in orthodontics. PMID:16279832

  9. The Influence of No-Primer Adhesives and Anchor Pylons Bracket Bases on Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets

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    Andrea Scribante

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. The aim of this study was to compare the shear bond strength (SBS and adhesive remnant index (ARI scores of no-primer adhesives tested with two different bracket bases. Materials and Methods. 120 bovine permanent mandibular incisors were divided into 6 groups of 20 specimens. Two brackets (ODP with different bracket bases (anchor pylons and 80-gauge mesh were bonded to the teeth using a conventional adhesive (Transbond XT and two different no-primer adhesive (Ortho Cem; Heliosit systems. Groups were tested using an instron universal testing machine. SBS values were recorded. ARI scores were measured. SEM microphotographs were taken to evaluate the pattern of bracket bases. Statistical analysis was performed. ANOVA and Tukey tests were carried out for SBS values, whereas a chi-squared test was applied for ARI scores. Results. Highest bond strength values were reported with Transbond XT (with both pad designs, Ortho Cem bonded on anchor pylons and Heliosit on 80-gauge mesh. A higher frequency of ARI score of “3” was reported for Transbond XT groups. Other groups showed a higher frequency of ARI score “2” and “1.” Conclusion. Transbond XT showed the highest shear bond strength values with both pad designs.

  10. A comparison of self-ligating and conventional orthodontic bracket systems.

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    Read-Ward, G E; Jones, S P; Davies, E H

    1997-11-01

    This ex-vivo study compared the static frictional resistance of three self-ligating brackets with a conventional steel-ligated Ultratrimm bracket. The effects of archwire size (0.020, 0.019 x 0.025 and 0.021 x 0.025-inch), bracket/archwire angulation (0, 5 and 10 degrees) and the presence of unstimulated human saliva were investigated. The study demonstrated that both increases in wire size and bracket/archwire angulation resulted in increased static frictional resistance for all bracket types tested, with the presence of saliva having an inconsistent effect. Mobil-Lock Variable-Slot had the least friction for all wires for 0 degree angulation. However, with the introduction of angulation, the values were comparable to those of the other brackets. Activa brackets had the second lowest frictional resistance, although high values were found with 0.019 x 0.025-inch wires. SPEED brackets demonstrated low forces with round wires, although with rectangular wires or in the presence of angulation, friction was greatly increased. Ultratrimm brackets produced large individual variation, confirming the difficulty in standardizing ligation force, although under certain conditions, significantly larger frictional forces were observed. In conclusion, self-ligating brackets showed reduced frictional resistance in comparison to steel ligated brackets only under certain conditions. PMID:9459030

  11. Algebric generalization of symmetry Dirac bracket. Application to field theory

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    The A set of observable of a physical system with finite e infinite number of degrees of freedom and submitted to certain constraint conditions, is considered. Using jordan algebra structure on A in relation to bymmetric Poisson bracket obtained by Droz-Vincent, a jordan product is obtained on the A/I quocient set with regard to I ideal generated by constraints of second class. It is shown that this product on A/I corresponds to symmetric Dirac bracket. The developed formulation is applied to a system corresponding to harmonic oscillators, non relativistic field, Rarita-Schwinger field and the possibility of its utilization in fermionic string theories is discussed. (M.C.K.)

  12. Uniform Approximation and Bracketing Properties of VC classes

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    Adams, Terrence M

    2010-01-01

    We show that the sets in a family with finite VC dimension can be uniformly approximated within a given error by a finite partition. Immediate corollaries include the fact that VC classes have finite bracketing numbers, satisfy uniform laws of averages under strong dependence, and exhibit uniform mixing. Our results are based on recent work concerning uniform laws of averages for VC classes under ergodic sampling.

  13. Applicative Characteristics of a New Zirconia Bracket with Multiple Slots

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    Maki, Koutaro; Futaki, Katsuyoshi; Tanabe, Satoru; Takahashi, Mariko; Ichikawa, Yuta; Yamaguchi, Tetsutaro

    2016-01-01

    We have developed a new orthodontic bracket with three slots with lubricative properties on the working surfaces and proposed a new orthodontic treatment system employing 0.012−0.014-inch Ni-Ti arch wires. We recruited 54 patients, of which 27 received treatment with the new zirconia bracket with multiple slots system (M group), and the others received treatment with standard edge-wise appliances (control group [C group]). We compared the (1) tooth movement rate at the early stage of leveling; (2) changes in the dental arch morphology before and after leveling; and (3) pain caused by orthodontic treatment. Student's t-test was used in all assessments. The tooth movement rate in the maxillomandibular dentition was higher in the M group. The basal arch width, anterior length, and the intercanine width in the maxillary dentition were not significantly different in the two groups; however, the intercanine width in the mandibular dentition was higher in the C group. In assessments of treatment-related pain, the visual analogue pain score was 56.0 mm and 22.6 mm in the C and M groups, respectively. A new zirconia bracket with multiple slots system provided better outcomes with respect to tooth movement rate, treatment period, and postoperative pain, thus indicating its effectiveness over conventional orthodontic systems. PMID:27212948

  14. Coated Rectangular Composite Archwires: A Comparison Of Self-Ligating And Conventional Bracket Systems During Sliding Mechanics

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    Woods, David Keith

    The purpose of this study was to analyze the resistance to sliding of coated rectangular fiber reinforced composite archwires using various brackets systems and second-order bracket angulations. Resistance to sliding was investigated for eight bracket systems: six self-ligating brackets (four passive and two passive-active) and two conventional brackets. A rectangular fiber reinforced composite archwire of 0.019 x 0.025-in dimension from BiomersRTM SimpliClear was drawn through a three-bracket model system at ten millimeters per minute for 2.5 millimeters. For each bracket, the resistance to sliding was measured at four bracket angulations (0°, 2.5°, 5°, and 10°) in a dry state at room temperature. The fiber reinforced composite archwire produced the lowest sliding resistance with the passive self-ligating bracket system (Damon DQ) at each bracket angulation tested. Overall, self-ligating bracket systems generated lower sliding resistance than conventionally ligated systems, and one passive/active self-ligating bracket system (In-Ovation-R). There was a significant increase in resistance to sliding as bracket angulation increased for all bracket systems tested. Microscopic analysis revealed increased perforation of the archwire coating material as bracket angulations were increased. Our findings show that the rectangular fiber reinforced composite archwire may be acceptable for sliding mechanics during the intermediate stages of orthodontic tooth movement, however more long-term studies are needed.

  15. Concurrent engineering solution for the design of ship and offshore bracket parts and fabrication process

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    Kim, Tae-Won; Lim, Sang-Sub; Seok, Ho-Hyun; Kang, Chung-Gil

    2013-09-01

    Brackets in ships and offshore structures are added structures that can endure stress concentrations. In this study, a concurrent engineering solution was proposed, and a high strength low carbon cast steel alloy applicable to offshore structures was designed and developed. The yield strength and ultimate tensile strength of the designed steel were 480 and 600 MPa, respectively. The carbon equivalent of the steel was 0.446 with a weld crack susceptibility index of 0.219. The optimal structural design of the brackets for offshore structures was evaluated using ANSYS commercial software. The possibility of replacing an assembly of conventional built-up brackets with a single casting bulb bracket was verified. The casting process was simulated using MAGMAsoft commercial software, and a casting fabrication process was designed. For the proposed bulb bracket, it was possible to reduce the size and weight by approximately 30% and 50%, respectively, compared to the conventional type of bracket.

  16. The effect of air abrasion on the retention of metallic brackets bonded to fluorosed enamel surface

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    S Suma; Anita, G; B R Chandra Shekar; Amitabh Kallury

    2012-01-01

    Background: Bonding brackets to fluorosed enamel remains a clinical challenge and bracket failure at the compromised enamel interface is common. Objective: To check the effect of air abrasion on the retention of metallic brackets bonded to fluorosed enamel surface. Materials and Methods: Sixty freshly extracted human premolar teeth having moderate to severe dental fluorosis as per Dean′s criteria were collected and divided into three groups of 20 each. The groups were treated as follo...

  17. Finite Element Analysis Design of a Split Rotor Bracket for a Bulb Turbine Generator

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    Luo, Yongyao; Wang, Zhengwei; Chen, Liangnian; Wu, Jinshui

    2013-01-01

    The rotor bracket is a key component of the generator rotor with cracks in the rotor bracket leading to rubbing between the rotor and stator, which threatens safe operation of the unit. The rotor rim is so complicated that the equivalent radial stiffness of rim was determined by numerical simulation other than engineering experience. A comprehensive numerical method including finite element analyses and the contact method for multibody dynamics has been used to design the split rotor bracket....

  18. On the equivalence of different presentations of Turner's bracket abstraction algorithm

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    Czajka, Łukasz

    2015-01-01

    Turner's bracket abstraction algorithm is perhaps the most well-known improvement on simple bracket abstraction algorithms. It is also one of the most studied bracket abstraction algorithms. The definition of the algorithm in Turner's original paper is slightly ambiguous and it has been subject to different interpretations. It has been erroneously claimed in some papers that certain formulations of Turner's algorithm are equivalent. In this note we clarify the relationship between various pre...

  19. A comparative study of conventional ligation and self-ligation bracket systems.

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    Shivapuja, P K; Berger, J

    1994-11-01

    The increased use of self-ligating bracket systems frequently raises the question of how they compare with conventional ligation systems. An in vitro and clinical investigation was undertaken to evaluate and compare these distinctly different groups, by using five different brackets. The Activa ("A" Company, Johnson & Johnson, San Diego, Calif.), Edgelok (Ormco, Glendora, Calif.), and SPEED (Strite Industries Ltd., Cambridge, Ontario) self-ligating bracket systems displayed a significantly lower level of frictional resistance, dramatically less chairtime for arch wire removal and insertion, and promoted improved infection control, when compared with polyurethane elastomeric and stainless steel tie wire ligation for ceramic and metal twin brackets. PMID:7977187

  20. Cleansing orthodontic brackets with air-powder polishing: effects on frictional force and degree of debris

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    Leite, Brisa dos Santos; Fagundes, Nathalia Carolina Fernandes; Aragón, Mônica Lídia Castro; Dias, Carmen Gilda Barroso Tavares; Normando, David

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Introduction: Debris buildup on the bracket-wire interface can influence friction. Cleansing brackets with air-powder polishing can affect this process. Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frictional force and amount of debris remaining on orthodontic brackets subjected to prophylaxis with air-powder polishing. Methods: Frictional force and debris buildup on the surface of 28 premolar brackets were evaluated after orthodontic treatment. In one hemiarch, each bracket was subjected to air-powder polishing (n = 14) for five seconds, while the contralateral hemiarch (n = 14) served as control. Mechanical friction tests were performed and images of the polished bracket surfaces and control surfaces were examined. Wilcoxon test was applied for comparative analysis between hemiarches at p < 0.05. Results: Brackets that had been cleaned with air-powder polishing showed lower friction (median = 1.27 N) when compared to the control surfaces (median = 4.52 N) (p < 0.01). Image analysis showed that the control group exhibited greater debris buildup (median = 2.0) compared with the group that received prophylaxis with air-powder polishing (median = 0.5) (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Cleansing orthodontic brackets with air-powder polishing significantly reduces debris buildup on the bracket surface while decreasing friction levels observed during sliding mechanics. PMID:27653265

  1. Plaque Index in Multi-Bracket Fixed Appliances

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    To compare the plaque index in patients receiving multi-bracket fixed orthodontic treatment for various factors like age, gender, socio-economic status, brushing practices, meal habits, types of brackets, types of ligations, use of mouthwash and duration of treatment. Study Design: Cross-sectional analytical study. Place and Duration of Study: Orthodontics Clinic, The Aga Khan University Hospital, from September to November 2011. Methodology: Socio-demographic and clinical modalities were defined and recorded for 131 patients having multi-bracket fixed appliances. The plaque index of subjects were recorded according to the Silness and Loe plaque index method. Independent sample t-test was used to see difference in plaque index in factors having two variables. One way ANOVA and Post-Hoc Tukey tests were used to see difference in plaque index in factors having three variables. Kappa statistics was used to assess inter examiner reliability. P-value 0.05 was taken to be significant. Results: The sample comprised of 37% males (n = 48) and 63% females (n = 83). The plaque index had statistically significant association with practice of brushing i.e., timing of brushing (p=0.001), method of brushing (p=0.08), type of ligatures (p=0.05) and frequency of visits (p=0.01). Conclusion: The plaque accumulation is significantly decreased in subjects who brush the teeth twice or more than twice a day and those who brush their teeth after breakfast. The use of interdental brush and stainless steel ligatures had significantly low plaque. Subjects presenting with more frequent appointments of short-period had significantly less plaque. (author)

  2. Maslov indices, Poisson brackets, and singular differential forms

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    Esterlis, I.; Haggard, H. M.; Hedeman, A.; Littlejohn, R. G.

    2014-06-01

    Maslov indices are integers that appear in semiclassical wave functions and quantization conditions. They are often notoriously difficult to compute. We present methods of computing the Maslov index that rely only on typically elementary Poisson brackets and simple linear algebra. We also present a singular differential form, whose integral along a curve gives the Maslov index of that curve. The form is closed but not exact, and transforms by an exact differential under canonical transformations. We illustrate the method with the 6j-symbol, which is important in angular-momentum theory and in quantum gravity.

  3. Evaluation of shear bond strength of metal bracket to enamel after application of primers over bracket base-an in vitro study

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    Firuzbakht MM; Hedayati Z

    2011-01-01

    "nBackground and Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of application of two types of primers over bracket bases on the shear bond strength (SBS) and mode of bond failure."nMaterials and Methods: In this study, 75 human premolar teeth were divided into three equal groups. In group 1 (control), after surface preparation of enamel by conventional method (acid etching+primer) brackets were bonded with Transbond XT composite. In group 2 (TX), brackets were bond...

  4. In vitro evaluation of frictional forces of two ceramic orthodontic brackets versus a stainless steel bracket in combination with two types of archwires

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    Arash, Valiollah; Rabiee, Mahmoud; Rakhshan, Vahid; Khorasani, Sara; Sobouti, Farhad

    2015-01-01

    Purpose: The aim of this study was to compare frictional forces between monocrystalline alumina (MA), polycrystalline alumina (PA), and stainless steel (SS) brackets with two SS wires: Rectangular and round. Materials and Methods: In this in vitro study, 60 0.022 brackets [20 PA (0° torque, Forestadent, Germany) and 20 MA (0° torque, Ormco, California, USA)] brackets plus 20 SS brackets (0° torque, Foretadent, Germany) and 60 SS archwires (30 rectangular 0.019 ×0.025 archwires and 30 round 0.018 archwires, Ortho Technology, USA) were used in subgroups of 10 from the combination of all brackets and all archwires. A universal testing machine (Instron, Model STM 250, Germany) was used to investigate the static frictional resistance. The angulation between the bracket and wire was 0°, and the wires were pulled through the slots at a crosshead speed of 10 mm/min. Two-way and one-way analyses of variance (ANOVA) and Tukey tests were used to analyze the data. Results: Mean (SD) static frictional force for each group was as follows: MA + round: 3.47 (0.38); MA + rectangular: 4.05 (0.47); PA + round: 4.14 (0.37); PA + rectangular: 4.45 (0.65); SS + round: 3.28 (0.22); and SS + rectangular: 4.22 (0.61). Significant effects of bracket types (P = 0.001) and archwire types (P = 0.000) on the friction force were detected using ANOVA. Tukey test indicated significant differences between PA brackets with both SS and MA brackets (P < 0.05), but not between SS and MA brackets. The two archwires as well had significantly different effects (Tukey P = 0.000). Conclusions: Based on the present in-vitro study, the PA brackets might create higher frictional forces compared to both SS and MA brackets. The rectangular 0.019 ×0.025 archwire might create greater forces than round 0.018 archwire. PMID:26020037

  5. A study of the frictional characteristics of four commercially available self-ligating bracket systems.

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    Budd, Steven; Daskalogiannakis, John; Tompson, Bryan D

    2008-12-01

    The objective of this investigation was to assess and compare the in vitro tribological behaviour of four commercially available self-ligating bracket systems. The frictional characteristics of the Damon3, Speed, In-Ovation R, and Time2 bracket systems were studied using a jig that mimics the three-dimensional movements that occur during sliding mechanics. Each bracket system was tested on the following stainless steel archwires: 0.016 x 0.022, 0.019 x 0.025, 0.020 round, and 0.021 x 0.021 inch Speed D-wire. An Instron testing machine with a 50 N load cell was used to measure the frictional resistance for each bracket/tooth assembly. The crosshead speed was set at a constant rate of 1 mm/minute, and each typodont tooth was moved along a fixed wire segment for a distance of 8 mm. Descriptive statistical analysis for each bracket/archwire combination with regard to frictional resistance was performed with a two-way, balanced analysis of variance for bracket type and wire size. The Damon3 bracket consistently demonstrated the lowest frictional resistance to sliding, while the Speed bracket produced significantly (P brackets tested for any given archwire. The self-ligation design (passive versus active) appears to be the primary variable responsible for the frictional resistance generated by self-ligating brackets during translation. Passively ligated brackets produce less frictional resistance; however, this decreased friction may result in decreased control compared with actively ligated systems. PMID:18974067

  6. The effects of silver coating on friction coefficient and shear bond strength of steel orthodontic brackets.

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    Arash, Valiollah; Anoush, Keivan; Rabiee, Sayed Mahmood; Rahmatei, Manuchehr; Tavanafar, Saeid

    2015-01-01

    Aims of the present study was to measure frictional resistance between silver coated brackets and different types of arch wires, and shear bond strength of these brackets to the tooth. In an experimental clinical research 28 orthodontic brackets (standard, 22 slots) were coated with silver ions using electroplate method. Six brackets (coated: 3, uncoated: 3) were evaluated with Scanning Electron Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy. The amount of friction in 15 coated brackets was measured with three different kinds of arch wires (0.019 × 0.025-in stainless steel [SS], 0.018-in stainless steel [SS], 0.018-in Nickel-Titanium [Ni-Ti]) and compared with 15 uncoated steel brackets. In addition, shear bond strength values were compared between 10 brackets with silver coating and 10 regular brackets. Universal testing machine was used to measure shear bond strength and the amount of friction between the wires and brackets. SPSS 18 was used for data analysis with t-test. SEM and AFM results showed deposition of a uniform layer of silver, measuring 8-10 μm in thickness on bracket surfaces. Silver coating led to higher frictional forces in all the three types of arch wires, which was statistically significant in 0.019 × 0.025-in SS and 0.018-in Ni-Ti, but it did not change the shear bond strength significantly. Silver coating with electroplating method did not affect the bond strength of the bracket to enamel; in addition, it was not an effective method for decreasing friction in sliding mechanics. PMID:25997114

  7. Orthodontic bracket bonding to glazed full-contour zirconia

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    Kwak, Ji-Young; Jung, Hyo-Kyung; Choi, Il-Kyung

    2016-01-01

    Objectives This study evaluated the effects of different surface conditioning methods on the bond strength of orthodontic brackets to glazed full-zirconia surfaces. Materials and Methods Glazed zirconia (except for the control, Zirkonzahn Prettau) disc surfaces were pre-treated: PO (control), polishing; BR, bur roughening; PP, cleaning with a prophy cup and pumice; HF, hydrofluoric acid etching; AA, air abrasion with aluminum oxide; CJ, CoJet-Sand. The surfaces were examined using profilometry, scanning electron microscopy, and electron dispersive spectroscopy. A zirconia primer (Z-Prime Plus, Z) or a silane primer (Monobond-S, S) was then applied to the surfaces, yielding 7 groups (PO-Z, BR-Z, PP-S, HF-S, AA-S, AA-Z, and CJ-S). Metal bracket-bonded specimens were stored in water for 24 hr at 37℃, and thermocycled for 1,000 cycles. Their bond strengths were measured using the wire loop method (n = 10). Results Except for BR, the surface pre-treatments failed to expose the zirconia substructure. A significant difference in bond strengths was found between AA-Z (4.60 ± 1.08 MPa) and all other groups (13.38 ± 2.57 - 15.78 ± 2.39 MPa, p application of silane to the cleaned surface is recommended. A zirconia primer should be used only when the zirconia substructure is definitely exposed. PMID:27200278

  8. Nuclear techniques to identify allergenic metals in orthodontic brackets

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    The present study determines the elementary alloy composition of ten commercial brands of brackets, especially related to Ni, Cr, and Co metals, confirmed allergenic elements. The nuclear techniques applied in the analyses were X-ray fluorescence (XRF) - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France (National Center of Scientific Research), and X-ray energy spectrometry (XRES), and Instrumental Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) - CDTN/CNEN, Brazil. The XRES and XRF techniques identified Cr in the 10 samples analyzed and Ni in eight samples. The INAA technique identified the presence of Cr (14% to 19%) and Co (42% to 2400 ppm) in all samples. The semi-quantitative analysis performed by XRF also identified Co in two samples. The techniques were effective in the identification of metals in orthodontic brackets. The elements identified in this study can be considered one of the main reason for the allergic processes among the patients studied. This finding suggests that the patients should be tested for allergy and allergenic sensibility to metals prior to the prescription of orthodontic device. (author)

  9. Friction Forces during Sliding of Various Brackets for Malaligned Teeth: An In Vitro Study

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    Vito Crincoli

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aims. To measure the friction force generated during sliding mechanics with conventional, self-ligating (Damon 3 mx, Smart Clip, and Time 3 and low-friction (Synergy brackets using different archwire diameters and ligating systems in the presence of apical and buccal malalignments of the canine. Methods. An experimental setup reproducing the right buccal segment of the maxillary arch was designed to measure the friction force generated at the bracket/wire and wire/ligature interfaces of different brackets. A complete factorial plan was drawn up and a three-way analysis of variance (ANOVA was carried out to investigate whether the following factors affect the values of friction force: (i degree of malalignment, (ii diameter of the orthodontic wire, and (iii bracket/ligature combination. Tukey post hoc test was also conducted to evaluate any statistically significant differences between the bracket/ligature combinations analyzed. Results. ANOVA showed that all the above factors affect the friction force values. The friction force released during sliding mechanics with conventional brackets is about 5-6times higher than that released with the other investigated brackets. A quasilinear increase of the frictional forces was observed for increasing amounts of apical and buccal malalignments. Conclusion. The Synergy bracket with silicone ligature placed around the inner tie-wings appears to yield the best performance.

  10. Gingival response in orthodontic patients: Comparative study between self-ligating and conventional brackets.

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    Folco, Alejandra A; Benítez-Rogé, Sandra C; Iglesias, Marina; Calabrese, Diana; Pelizardi, Cristina; Rosa, Alcira; Brusca, Marisa I; Hecht, Pedro; Mateu, María E

    2014-01-01

    Orthodontic brackets contribute to the accumulation of bacterial plaque on tooth surfaces because they hinder oral hygiene. In contrast to conventional brackets, self-ligating brackets do not require additional parts to support the arches, thus improving dental hygiene. The aim of this study was to compare the gingival response in orthodontic patients wearing self-ligating or conventional brackets. A sample of 22 patients aged 16 to 30 years was divided into two groups: Group A, treated with selfligating brackets (Damon system) and Group B, treated with conventional brackets (Roth technique). The following were assessed during the treatment: Plaque Index (PI), Gingival Index (GI) and Probing Depth (PD), and sub-gingival samples were taken from teeth 14/24 for microbiological observation. No statistically significant difference was found between Groups A and B; p>0.05 (sign-ranked) or between PI, GI and PD at the different times (Friedman's Analysis of Variance), even though the indices were found to increase at 14 days, particularly for self-ligating brackets. The quantity and quality of microorganisms present were compatible with health on days 0, 28 and 56. As from day 14 there is a predominance of microbiota compatible with gingivitis in both groups. In the samples studied, orthodontic treatment increases bacterial plaque and inflammatory gingival response, but gingival-periodontal health can be maintained with adequate basic therapy. Self-ligating and conventional brackets produced similar gingival response. PMID:25560690

  11. Adhesion of Porphyromonas gingivalis and Biofilm Formation on Different Types of Orthodontic Brackets

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    William Papaioannou

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives. To examine the interaction between Porphyromonas gingivalis and 3 different orthodontic brackets in vitro, focusing on the effect of an early salivary pellicle and other bacteria on the formation of biofilms. Material and Methods. Mono- and multi-species P. gingivalis biofilms were allowed to form in vitro, on 3 different bracket types (stainless steel, ceramic and plastic with and without an early salivary pellicle. The brackets were anaerobically incubated for 3 days in Brain Heart Infusion Broth to form biofilms. Bacteria were quantified by trypsin treatment and enumeration of the total viable counts of bacteria recovered. Results. Saliva was found to significantly affect (<0.001 adhesion and biofilm formation of P. gingivalis, with higher numbers for the coated brackets. No significant effect was detected for the impact of the type of biofilm, although on stainless steel and plastic brackets there was a tendency for higher numbers of the pathogen in multi-species biofilms. Bracket material alone was not found to affect the number of bacteria. Conclusions. The salivary pellicle seems to facilitate the adhesion of P. gingivalis and biofilm formation on orthodontic brackets, while the material comprising the brackets does not significantly impact on the number of bacteria.

  12. Complex brackets and balanced complex 1st-order difference polynomials in 4-dimensional Minkowski space

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    2008-01-01

    This paper investigates complex brackets and balanced complex 1st-order di?erence (BCD) polynomials. Then we propose an algorithm of O(n log n) complexity to check the equality of brackets. It substitutes exponential algorithms before. Also, BCD polynomials have some usages in geometric calculation.

  13. The tensile bond strength of new and rebonded stainless steel orthodontic brackets.

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    Regan, D; LeMasney, B; van Noort, R

    1993-04-01

    The study investigated the effect on the tensile/peel bond strength of the variables associated with the bracket base, the enamel surface, and the type of adhesive when both new and used brackets were rebonded to a previously bonded enamel surface. The tensile/peel bond strength was firstly evaluated for three different types of stainless steel orthodontic bracket/base combinations. The cast integral base gave a significantly lower bond strength than the foil-mesh and photo-etched bases. Following debonding, a group of new brackets were bonded to the teeth using a chemically-activated or a light-cured adhesive. The old adhesive had been removed from the enamel by either a hand scaler or a tungsten-carbide bur. The rebonded new brackets demonstrated a small, but statistically significant fall in bond strength. No differences were found between the enamel preparations or the adhesives. A further group of previously debonded brackets were rebonded to the same teeth. The bracket bases were prepared by either smoothing with a green stone or heating in a bunsen flame followed by sandblasting and electropolishing. Highly significant falls in bond strength were obtained with all the bases. No significant differences were found between the two methods of bracket preparation. PMID:8500538

  14. Cytotoxic effects of polycarbonate-based orthodontic brackets by activation of mitochondrial apoptotic mechanisms

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    Kloukos, D.; Taoufik, E.; Eliades, T.; Katsaros, C.; Eliades, G.

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to evaluate the biological effects of water eluents from polycarbonate based esthetic orthodontic brackets. METHODS: The composite polycarbonate brackets tested were Silkon Plus (SL, fiber-glass-reinforced), Elan ME (EL, ceramic particle-reinforced) and Elegance

  15. Loss of surface enamel after bracket debonding : An in-vivo and ex-vivo evaluation

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    Pont, Huib Berghauser; Özcan, Mutlu; Bagis, Bora; Ren, Yijin

    2010-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: The objective of this study was to evaluate the surface enamel after bracket debonding and residual resin removal. METHODS: Thirty patients (female, 20; male, 10; mean age, 18.4 years) who completed orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances (Twin Brackets, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, Calif)

  16. Complex brackets and balanced complex 1st-order difference polynomials in 4-dimensional Minkowski space

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    HUANG Lei; LI HongBo

    2008-01-01

    This paper investigates complex brackets and balanced complex 1st-order difference (BCD) polynomials. Then we propose an algorithm of O(nlog n) complexity to check the equality of brackets. It substitutes exponential algorithms before. Also, BCD polynomials have some usages in geometric calculation.

  17. Nd:YAG Laser-aided ceramic brackets debonding: Effects on shear bond strength and enamel surface

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    In order to evaluate the efficiency of Nd:YAG laser-aided ceramic brackets debonding technique, both ceramic brackets and metallic brackets were bonded with orthodontic adhesive to 30 freshly extracted premolars. The specimens were divided into three groups, 10 in each, according to the brackets employed and the debonding techniques used: (1) metallic brackets with shear debonding force, (2) ceramic brackets with shear debonding force, and (3) ceramic brackets with Nd:YAG laser irradiation. The result showed that laser irradiation could diminish shear bond strength (SBS) significantly and produce the most desired ARI scores. Moreover, scanning electron microscopy investigation displayed that laser-aided technique induced little enamel scratch or loss. It was concluded that Nd:YAG laser could facilitate the debonding of ceramic brackets and diminish the amount of remnant adhesive without damaging enamel structure

  18. Nd:YAG Laser-aided ceramic brackets debonding: Effects on shear bond strength and enamel surface

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    Han Xianglong [State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041 (China); Department of Orthodontics, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041 (China); Liu Xiaolin [Department of Orthodontics, Stomatology Hospital, Dalian University, Dalian 116021 (China); Bai Ding [State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041 (China); Department of Orthodontics, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041 (China)], E-mail: baiding88@hotmail.com; Meng Yao; Huang Lan [Department of Orthodontics, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041 (China)

    2008-11-15

    In order to evaluate the efficiency of Nd:YAG laser-aided ceramic brackets debonding technique, both ceramic brackets and metallic brackets were bonded with orthodontic adhesive to 30 freshly extracted premolars. The specimens were divided into three groups, 10 in each, according to the brackets employed and the debonding techniques used: (1) metallic brackets with shear debonding force, (2) ceramic brackets with shear debonding force, and (3) ceramic brackets with Nd:YAG laser irradiation. The result showed that laser irradiation could diminish shear bond strength (SBS) significantly and produce the most desired ARI scores. Moreover, scanning electron microscopy investigation displayed that laser-aided technique induced little enamel scratch or loss. It was concluded that Nd:YAG laser could facilitate the debonding of ceramic brackets and diminish the amount of remnant adhesive without damaging enamel structure.

  19. In vitro evaluation of resistance to sliding in self-ligating and conventional bracket systems during dental alignment

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    Cordasco, Giancarlo; Lo Giudice, Antonino; Militi, Angela; Nucera, Riccardo; Triolo, Giuseppe; Matarese, Giovanni

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the resistance to sliding (RS) in self-ligating and conventional ligation bracket systems at 5 different second-order bracket angulations by using low-stiffness alignment wires in a 3-bracket experimental model and to verify the performance of the main RS components in both systems when these wires are used. Methods Interactive self-ligating brackets with closed and open slides were used for the self-ligating (SL) and conventional ligation (CL) groups, respectively; e...

  20. Analysis of Shear Bond Strength and Morphology of Er:YAG Laser-Recycled Ceramic Orthodontic Brackets

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    Ruo-qiao Han; Kai Yang; Ling-fei Ji; Chen Ling

    2016-01-01

    Objective. The aim of this study was to compare the recycling of deboned ceramic brackets via an Er:YAG laser or via the traditional chairside processing methods of flaming and sandblasting; shear bond strength and morphological changes were evaluated in recycled brackets versus new brackets. Materials and Methods. 3M Clarity Self-Ligating Ceramic Brackets with a microcrystalline base were divided into groups subjected to flaming, sandblasting, or exposure to an Er:YAG laser. New ceramic brac...

  1. Physical and chemical properties of orthodontic brackets after 12 and 24 months: in situ study

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    Bernardo de Azevedo Bahia MENDES

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this article was to assess how intraoral biodegradation influenced the surface characteristics and friction levels of metallic brackets used during 12 and 24 months of orthodontic treatment and also to compare the static friction generated in these brackets with four different methods of the ligation of orthodontic wires. Material and Methods: Seventy premolar brackets as received from the manufacturer and 224 brackets that were used in previous orthodontic treatments were evaluated in this experiment. The surface morphology and the composition of the deposits found in the brackets were evaluated with rugosimetry, scanning electron microscopy, and energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy. Friction was analyzed by applying tensile tests simulating sliding mechanics with a 0.019x0.025" steel wire. The static friction levels produced by the following ligation methods were evaluated: loosely attached steel ligature around all four bracket wings, steel ligature attached to only two wings, conventional elastomeric ligation around all 4 bracket wings, and non-conventional Slide® elastomeric ligature. Results: The results demonstrated the presence of biodegradation effects such as corrosion pits, plastic deformation, cracks, and material deposits. The main chemical elements found on these deposits were Carbon and Oxygen. The maximum friction produced by each ligation method changed according to the time of intraoral use. The steel ligature loosely attached to all four bracket wings produced the lowest friction levels in the new brackets. The conventional elastic ligatures generated the highest friction levels. The metallic brackets underwent significant degradation during orthodontic treatment, showing an increase in surface roughness and the deposit of chemical elements on the surface. Conclusion: The levels of static friction decreased with use. The non-conventional elastic ligatures were the best alternative to reduce friction.

  2. Evaluating the Type of Light Transmittance in Mono Crystalline, Poly Crystalline and Sapphire Brackets- An Invitro Spectrofluorometer Study

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    Kommi, Pradeep Babu; Kumar, M Senthil; Hanumanth; Venkatesan; Aniruddh; Arvinth; Kumar, Arani Nanda

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Most of the patients seek orthodontic treatment to improve the smile, which improves the facial profile by means of fixed appliances i.e., brackets and wires. The brackets are of different types like stainless steel and ceramic. Ceramic brackets were considered as aesthetic appliance which was divided into mono-crystalline, polycrystalline and sapphire brackets. The light transmittance might influence the degree of curing adhesive material in mono crystalline, polycrystalline and sapphire brackets. Aim The aim of the present study was to evaluate the translucency and intensity of three different aesthetic brackets (mono crystalline, poly crystalline and sapphire ceramic brackets) and to determine their influence on shear bond strength of the brackets. The adhesive remnant index was also measured after debonding of the brackets from the tooth surface. Materials and Methods Twenty six samples each of monocrystalline, polycrystalline and sapphire brackets (total 78 ceramic brackets) were used for the study. The bracket samples were subjected to optical fluorescence test using spectrofluorometer to measure the intensity of the brackets. Seventy eight extracted premolar teeth were procured and divided into 3 groups. The brackets were then bonded to the tooth using Transbond XT (3M Unitek) light cure composite material and cured with new light cure unit (Light Emitting Diode) of wood pecker company (400-450nm) for 30 seconds, and these samples were subjected to shear bond strength test with Instron Universal Testing Machine (UNITEK-94100) with a load range between 0 to 100 KN with a maximum cross head speed of 0.5mm/min. ARI (Adhesive Remnant Index) scores were evaluated according to Artun and Bergland scoring system using stereomicroscope at 20x magnification. Results The light absorption values obtained from spectrofluorometeric study were 3300000–3500000 cps for group 1 (monocrystalline ceramic brackets), 6000000–6500000 cps for Group 2

  3. Precision forging technologies for magnesium alloy bracket and wheel

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    2008-01-01

    Fundamental investigations on precision forging technology of magnesium alloys were studied. As-cast billet prestraining and a new concept of hollow billet were proposed in order to reduce the maximum forming load. A scheme of isothermal forming and the use of combined female dies were adopted, which can improve the die filling capacity and ensure the manufacture of high quality forgings. By means of the developed technique, AZ80 alloy wheel and AZ31 alloy bracket were produced successfully at suitable process parameters and applied in the automotive industries. The results show that the hot compression of AZ80 magnesium alloy has the peak flow stresses of pre-strained alloy with finer grain, which are lower by 20% than those of as-cast alloy under the same deformation conditions. The forming load is related to contact area and average positive stress on interface during forging process.

  4. On the compatible weakly nonlocal Poisson brackets of hydrodynamic type

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    Andrei Ya. Maltsev

    2002-01-01

    of hydrodynamic type (Ferapontov brackets and the corresponding integrable hierarchies. We show that, under the requirement of the nondegeneracy of the corresponding “first” pseudo-Riemannian metric g(0 νμ and also some nondegeneracy requirement for the nonlocal part, it is possible to introduce a “canonical” set of “integrable hierarchies” based on the Casimirs, momentum functional and some “canonical Hamiltonian functions.” We prove also that all the “higher” “positive” Hamiltonian operators and the “negative” symplectic forms have the weakly nonlocal form in this case. The same result is also true for “negative” Hamiltonian operators and “positive” symplectic structures in the case when both pseudo-Riemannian metrics g(0 νμ and g(1 νμ are nondegenerate.

  5. Comparison of frictional resistance of esthetic and semi-esthetic self-ligating brackets

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    Kannan, M. S.; Murali, R. V.; Kishorekumar, S.; Gnanashanmugam, K.; Jayanth, V.

    2015-01-01

    Aim: The frictional resistance encountered during sliding mechanics has been well established in the orthodontic literature, and it consists of complex interactions between the bracket, archwire, and method of ligation the claim of reduced friction with self-ligating brackets is often cited as a primary advantage over conventional brackets. This study was done to compare and evaluate the frictional forces generated between fully esthetic brackets and semi-aesthetic self-ligating brackets, which are of passive form and SEM (scanning electron microscope) study of the Brackets after Frictional evaluation. Materials and Methods: Two types of self-ligating esthetic brackets, Damon clear (Ormco) made of fully ceramic and Opal (Ultradent Products, USA) and, Two types of self-ligating semi-esthetic brackets, Clarity SL (3M Unitek) and Damon 3 (Ormco) both of which are made of ceramic with metal slot. Arch wires with different dimensions and quality 17 × 25, 19 × 25 Titanium Molybdenum Alloy (TMA) and 17 × 25, 19 × 25 stainless steel that came from plain strands of wire were used for frictional comparison test. The brackets used in this study had 0.022 × 0.028 inch slot. Results: The statistical tests showed significantly smaller amount of kinetic frictional forces is generated by Damon 3 (semi-esthetic self-ligating brackets). For each wire used, Damon 3 displayed significantly lower frictional forces (P ≤ 0.05) than any of the self-ligating system, followed by Opal (fully esthetic self-ligating brackets) which generated smaller amount of frictional forces but relatively on the higher side when compared with Damon 3. Damon clear (fully esthetic self-ligating brackets) generated the maximum amount of kinetic forces with all types of wire dimensions and properties when compared to the other three types of self-ligating system. Clarity SL (semi-esthetic self-ligating brackets) generated smaller amount of frictional forces when compared with Damon clear and relatively

  6. Comparison of frictional resistance of esthetic and semi-esthetic self-ligating brackets

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    M S Kannan

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The frictional resistance encountered during sliding mechanics has been well established in the orthodontic literature, and it consists of complex interactions between the bracket, archwire, and method of ligation the claim of reduced friction with self-ligating brackets is often cited as a primary advantage over conventional brackets. This study was done to compare and evaluate the frictional forces generated between fully esthetic brackets and semi-aesthetic self-ligating brackets, which are of passive form and SEM (scanning electron microscope study of the Brackets after Frictional evaluation. Materials and Methods: Two types of self-ligating esthetic brackets, Damon clear (Ormco made of fully ceramic and Opal (Ultradent Products, USA and, Two types of self-ligating semi-esthetic brackets, Clarity SL (3M Unitek and Damon 3 (Ormco both of which are made of ceramic with metal slot. Arch wires with different dimensions and quality 17 × 25, 19 × 25 Titanium Molybdenum Alloy (TMA and 17 × 25, 19 × 25 stainless steel that came from plain strands of wire were used for frictional comparison test. The brackets used in this study had 0.022 × 0.028 inch slot. Results: The statistical tests showed significantly smaller amount of kinetic frictional forces is generated by Damon 3 (semi-esthetic self-ligating brackets. For each wire used, Damon 3 displayed significantly lower frictional forces (P ≤ 0.05 than any of the self-ligating system, followed by Opal (fully esthetic self-ligating brackets which generated smaller amount of frictional forces but relatively on the higher side when compared with Damon 3. Damon clear (fully esthetic self-ligating brackets generated the maximum amount of kinetic forces with all types of wire dimensions and properties when compared to the other three types of self-ligating system. Clarity SL (semi-esthetic self-ligating brackets generated smaller amount of frictional forces when compared with Damon clear and

  7. Shear bond strength of metallic brackets: influence of saliva contamination

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    Luciana Borges Retamoso

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of saliva contamination on shear bond strength and the bond failure pattern of 3 adhesive systems (Transbond XT, AdheSE and Xeno III on orthodontic metallic brackets bonded to human enamel. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-two permanent human molars were cut longitudinally in a mesiodistal direction, producing seventy-two specimens randomly divided into six groups. Each system was tested under 2 different enamel conditions: no contamination and contaminated with saliva. In T, A and X groups, the adhesive systems were applied to the enamel surface in accordance with manufacturer's instructions. In TS, AS and XS groups, saliva was applied to enamel surface followed by adhesive system application. The samples were stored in distilled water at 37ºC for 24 h, and then tested for shear bond strength in a universal testing machine (Emic, DL 2000 running at a crosshead speed of 1 mm/min. After bond failure, the enamel surfaces were observed under an optical microscope at 40x magnification. RESULTS: The control and contaminated groups showed no significant difference in shear bond strength for the same adhesive system. However, shear bond strength of T group (17.03±4.91 was significantly higher than that of AS (8.58±1.73 and XS (10.39±4.06 groups (p<0.05. Regarding the bond failure pattern, TS group had significantly higher scores of no adhesive remaining on the tooth in the bonding area than other groups considering the adhesive remnant index (ARI used to evaluate the amount of adhesive left on the enamel. CONCLUSIONS: Saliva contamination showed little influence on the 24-h shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets.

  8. The influence of bracket type on the force delivery of Ni-Ti archwires.

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    Hemingway, R; Williams, R L; Hunt, J A; Rudge, S J

    2001-06-01

    This study investigated the force delivery of an 0.014 inch nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) archwire used in combination with a range of commercially available bracket systems, and using a model based on an 'ideal' mandibular archform. The model aimed to replicate the clinical interbracket span. The force delivery was measured at four different sites on an archwire for one batch of 10 nickel titanium archwires from one manufacturer, using one bracket/archwire combination. The four sites represented the lateral incisor, canine, second premolar and first molar positions. Force delivery was also measured for a further four different bracket designs at four different sites on the archwire using five fresh wires of the same archwire type. The wires were loaded with an M5 Nene Universal testing machine. The results demonstrate that the peak and plateau force, both of which are clinically important, are dependent on several factors of the archwire/bracket combination. The results showed that 20 per cent of the batch of 10 wires behaved differently by delivering a higher peak force. There was a statistically significant difference (P bracket/archwire combinations for the peak forces delivered, but there was very little difference between the four bracket/archwire unloading force delivery values. The wires delivered a predictable force on the unloading curves, but self-ligating brackets may not develop sufficient strain within the wire to take full advantage of the superelastic effect of Ni-Ti wires. PMID:11471266

  9. Comparative study of torque expression among active and passive self-ligating and conventional brackets

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    Franco, Érika Mendonça Fernandes; Valarelli, Fabrício Pinelli; Fernandes, João Batista; Cançado, Rodrigo Hermont; de Freitas, Karina Maria Salvatore

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to compare torque expression in active and passive self-ligating and conventional brackets. Methods: A total of 300 segments of stainless steel wire 0.019 x 0.025-in and six different brands of brackets (Damon 3MX, Portia, In-Ovation R, Bioquick, Roth SLI and Roth Max) were used. Torque moments were measured at 12°, 24°, 36° and 48°, using a wire torsion device associated with a universal testing machine. The data obtained were compared by analysis of variance followed by Tukey test for multiple comparisons. Regression analysis was performed by the least-squares method to generate the mathematical equation of the optimal curve for each brand of bracket. Results: Statistically significant differences were observed in the expression of torque among all evaluated bracket brands in all evaluated torsions (p bracket presented the highest torque expression up to 36° torsion. Conclusions: The connection system between wire/bracket (active, passive self-ligating or conventional with elastic ligature) seems not to interfere in the final torque expression, the latter being probably dependent on the interaction between the wire and the bracket chosen for orthodontic mechanics. PMID:26691972

  10. Opening and closure forces of sliding mechanisms of different self-ligating brackets

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    Paola GANDINI

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Self-ligating brackets engage the wire by means of a slide mechanism. Forces that have to be applied to open and close the sliding mechanism of brackets are still unknown. Objective The aim of this study was to measure and compare the opening and closure forces of different self-ligating brackets. Material and Methods Three different stainless steel self-ligating brackets (Carriere LX, Ortho Organizers; F1000, Leone; Damon Q, Ormco were tested. For each different bracket, 20 maxillary right central incisors and 20 mandibular right central incisors were used. Opening and closure forces were measured using an Instron Universal Testing Machine. Statistical analysis was performed and ANOVA and Tukey tests were carried out. Results Opening forces were registered between 1.1 N and 5.6 N, whereas closure forces were recorded between 1.57 N and 4.87 N. Significant differences were detected among the different brackets and between the two prescriptions tested. Conclusion The knowledge of different opening and closure forces of self-ligating brackets can help the orthodontist in the clinical management of these devices.

  11. Comparative study of torque expression among active and passive self-ligating and conventional brackets

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    Érika Mendonça Fernandes Franco

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to compare torque expression in active and passive self-ligating and conventional brackets. Methods: A total of 300 segments of stainless steel wire 0.019 x 0.025-in and six different brands of brackets (Damon 3MX, Portia, In-Ovation R, Bioquick, Roth SLI and Roth Max were used. Torque moments were measured at 12°, 24°, 36° and 48°, using a wire torsion device associated with a universal testing machine. The data obtained were compared by analysis of variance followed by Tukey test for multiple comparisons. Regression analysis was performed by the least-squares method to generate the mathematical equation of the optimal curve for each brand of bracket. Results: Statistically significant differences were observed in the expression of torque among all evaluated bracket brands in all evaluated torsions (p < 0.05. It was found that Bioquick presented the lowest torque expression in all tested torsions; in contrast, Damon 3MX bracket presented the highest torque expression up to 36° torsion. Conclusions: The connection system between wire/bracket (active, passive self-ligating or conventional with elastic ligature seems not to interfere in the final torque expression, the latter being probably dependent on the interaction between the wire and the bracket chosen for orthodontic mechanics.

  12. Comparative assessment of forces generated during simulated alignment with self-ligating and conventional brackets.

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    Pandis, Nikolaos; Eliades, Theodore; Bourauel, Christoph

    2009-12-01

    The objectives of this study were to comparatively assess the magnitude and direction of forces and moments generated from different bracket systems, during the initial levelling and alignment stage of orthodontic treatment. Three types of brackets were used: Orthos2 (Ormco), Damon2 (Ormco), and In-Ovation R (GAC). The brackets were bonded on resin replicas models of a patient's crowded mandibular arch, and a 0.014 inch Damon archform CuNiTi (Ormco) wire was inserted. The model was mounted on the Orthodontic Measurement and Simulation System (OMSS) and six static measurements were taken at the initial crowded state per bracket for the lateral incisor, canine, and first premolar. A total of 10 repetitions were performed for each measurement, with new brackets and archwires used for each trial. The forces and moments generated were registered directly on the OMSS software and were statistically analyzed using a one-way analysis of variance separately for each dental arch location and force component. Group differences were further analyzed with Tukey's post hoc comparisons test at the 0.05 significance level. The lingually inclined, crowded lateral incisor presented an extrusive and buccal movement and showed the lowest force in the vertical direction, whereas the self-ligating group of brackets generated the highest force in the buccolingual direction. The moments applied by the three bracket systems followed the general trend shown for forces; in the vertical axis, the self-ligating brackets exerted lower forces than their conventional counterpart. This was modified in the buccolingual direction where, in most instances, the self-ligating appliances applied higher moments compared with the conventional bracket. In most cases, the magnitude of forces and moments ranged between 30-70 cN and 2-6 N mm, respectively. However, maximum forces and moments developed at the lateral incisor were almost four times higher than the average. PMID:19349418

  13. A comparative study of metal artifacts from common metal orthodontic brackets in magnetic resonance imaging

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    This study was performed to compare the metal artifacts from common metal orthodontic brackets in magnetic resonance imaging. A dry mandible with 12 intact premolars was prepared, and was scanned ten times with various types of brackets: American, 3M, Dentaurum, and Masel orthodontic brackets were used, together with either stainless steel (SS) or nickel titanium (NiTi) wires. Subsequently, three different sequences of coronal and axial images were obtained: spin-echo T1-weighted images, fast spin-echo T2-weighted images, and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery images. In each sequence, the two sequential axial and coronal images with the largest signal-void area were selected. The largest diameters of the signal voids in the direction of the X-, Y-, and Z-axes were then measured twice. Finally, the mean linear values associated with different orthodontic brackets were analyzed using one-way analysis of variation, and the results were compared using the independent t-test to assess whether the use of SS or NiTi wires had a significant effect on the images. Statistically significant differences were only observed along the Z-axis among the four different brands of orthodontic brackets with SS wires. A statistically significant difference was observed along all axes among the brackets with NiTi wires. A statistically significant difference was found only along the Z-axis between nickel-free and nickel-containing brackets. With respect to all axes, the 3M bracket was associated with smaller signal-void areas. Overall, the 3M and Dentaurum brackets with NiTi wires induced smaller artifacts along all axes than those with SS wires

  14. A comparative study of metal artifacts from common metal orthodontic brackets in magnetic resonance imaging

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    Kajan, Zahra Dalili; Alizadeh, Ahmad; Hemmaty, Yasmin Babael; Roushan, Zahra Atrkar; Khademi, Jalil [Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

    2015-09-15

    This study was performed to compare the metal artifacts from common metal orthodontic brackets in magnetic resonance imaging. A dry mandible with 12 intact premolars was prepared, and was scanned ten times with various types of brackets: American, 3M, Dentaurum, and Masel orthodontic brackets were used, together with either stainless steel (SS) or nickel titanium (NiTi) wires. Subsequently, three different sequences of coronal and axial images were obtained: spin-echo T1-weighted images, fast spin-echo T2-weighted images, and fluid-attenuated inversion recovery images. In each sequence, the two sequential axial and coronal images with the largest signal-void area were selected. The largest diameters of the signal voids in the direction of the X-, Y-, and Z-axes were then measured twice. Finally, the mean linear values associated with different orthodontic brackets were analyzed using one-way analysis of variation, and the results were compared using the independent t-test to assess whether the use of SS or NiTi wires had a significant effect on the images. Statistically significant differences were only observed along the Z-axis among the four different brands of orthodontic brackets with SS wires. A statistically significant difference was observed along all axes among the brackets with NiTi wires. A statistically significant difference was found only along the Z-axis between nickel-free and nickel-containing brackets. With respect to all axes, the 3M bracket was associated with smaller signal-void areas. Overall, the 3M and Dentaurum brackets with NiTi wires induced smaller artifacts along all axes than those with SS wires.

  15. Reduction of Almost Poisson brackets and Hamiltonization of the Chaplygin Sphere

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    Garcia-Naranjo, Luis C

    2008-01-01

    We construct different almost Poisson brackets for nonholonomic systems than those existing in the literature and study their reduction. Such brackets are built by considering non-canonical two-forms on the cotangent bundle of configuration space and then carrying out a projection onto the constraint space that encodes the Lagrange-D'Alembert principle. We justify the need for this type of brackets by working out the reduction of the celebrated Chaplygin sphere rolling problem. Our construction provides a geometric explanation of the Hamiltonization of the problem given by A. V. Borisov and I. S. Mamaev.

  16. Strength Analysis and Process Simulation of Subway Contact Rail Support Bracket of Composite Materials

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    Fedulov, Boris N.; Safonov, Alexander A.; Sergeichev, Ivan V.; Ushakov, Andrey E.; Klenin, Yuri G.; Makarenko, Irina V.

    2016-10-01

    An application of composites for construction of subway brackets is a very effective approach to extend their lifetime. However, this approach involves the necessity to prevent process-induced distortions of the bracket due to thermal deformation and chemical shrinkage. At present study, a process simulation has been carried out to support the design of the production tooling. The simulation was based on the application of viscoelastic model for the resin. Simulation results were verified by comparison with results of manufacturing experiments. To optimize the bracket structure the strength analysis was carried out as well.

  17. Analysis of Shear Bond Strength and Morphology of Er:YAG Laser-Recycled Ceramic Orthodontic Brackets.

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    Han, Ruo-Qiao; Yang, Kai; Ji, Ling-Fei; Ling, Chen

    2016-01-01

    Objective. The aim of this study was to compare the recycling of deboned ceramic brackets via an Er:YAG laser or via the traditional chairside processing methods of flaming and sandblasting; shear bond strength and morphological changes were evaluated in recycled brackets versus new brackets. Materials and Methods. 3M Clarity Self-Ligating Ceramic Brackets with a microcrystalline base were divided into groups subjected to flaming, sandblasting, or exposure to an Er:YAG laser. New ceramic brackets served as a control group. Shear bond strengths were determined with an Electroforce test machine and tested for statistical significance through analysis of variance. Morphological examinations of the recycled ceramic bracket bases were conducted with scanning electron microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy. Residue on the bracket base was analyzed with Raman spectroscopy. Results. Faded, dark adhesive was left on recycled bracket bases processed via flaming. Adhesive was thoroughly removed by both sandblasting and exposure to an Er:YAG laser. Compared with new brackets, shear bond strength was lower after sandblasting (p < 0.05), but not after exposure to an Er:YAG laser. The Er:YAG laser caused no damage to the bracket. Conclusion. Er:YAG lasers effectively remove adhesive from the bases of ceramic brackets without damaging them; thus, this method may be preferred over other recycling methods. PMID:27047964

  18. The family of analytic Poisson brackets for the Camassa--Holm hierarchy

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    Gekhtman, M I

    2007-01-01

    We consider the integrable Camassa--Holm hierarchy on the line with positive initial data rapidly decaying at infinity. It is known that flows of the hierarchy can be formulated in a Hamiltonian form using two compatible Poisson brackets. In this note we propose a new approach to Hamiltonian theory of the CH equation. In terms of associated Riemann surface and the Weyl function we write an analytic formula which produces a family of compatible Poisson brackets. The formula includes an entire function $f(z)$ as a parameter. The simplest choice $f(z)=1$ or $f(z)=z$ corresponds to the rational or trigonometric solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation and produces two original Poisson brackets. All other Poisson brackets corresponding to other choices of the function $f(z)$ are new.

  19. A Realization of Hom-Lie Algebras by Iso-Deformed Commutator Bracket

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    Xiuxian Li

    2013-01-01

    We construct classical Iso-Lie and Iso-Hom-Lie algebras in $gl(V)$ by twisted commutator bracket through Iso-deformation. We prove that they are simple. Their Iso-automorphisms and isotopies are also presented.

  20. Comparative Evaluation of Shear Bond Strength of Recycled Brackets using Different Methods: An In vitro Study

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    Kumar, Mukesh; Maheshwari, Amit; Lall, Rajeev; Navit, Pragati; Singh, Rajeshwar; Navit, S

    2014-01-01

    Background: Debonding of brackets commonly occurs during orthodontic treatment. Due to increase in costs replacement of a damaged bracket is not liked by the dentist. This study is done to assess the shear bond strength of recycled brackets using different methods. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted using five groups of orthodontic brackets (0.022” × 0.028”, MBT prescription) bonded on the premolars mounted in cubes. Other materials required were cubical trays, bonding material, light cure unit, universal testing machine, digital camera and sandblasting unit. Results: From the result of ANOVA test we observed the test is significant (F = 20.79, P electropolisher and silane coupling agent in place of primer, showed the highest shear bond strength. PMID:25395785

  1. Laser brackets debonding: Tm:YAP and ClarityTM SL self-ligating appliance system

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    Dostálová, Tatjana; Jelínková, Helena; Šulc, Jan; Koranda, Petr; Němec, Michal; Jelínek, Michal; Fibrich, Martin; Michalik, Pavel; Miyagi, Mitsunobu

    2010-02-01

    The study demonstrates the possibility of using Tm:YAP laser radiation for the removing ceramic brackets. The amount of enamel loss and residual resin on teeth has been evaluated. A diode-pumped Tm:YAP microchip laser generating at wavelength 1.9 μm was used for the debonding process. The transmission and absorption measurement of the basic elements - bracket, adhesive resin, and enamel was analyzed to explain the source of the heat and bracket debonding. Quantitative measurements are made for visualizing enamel surface before and after a self-ligating bonding technique. Temperature rise observation during the debonding procedure - from 0.5 to 2 W power - has improved the accuracy of assessment. The results were evaluated by CCD camera and scanning electron microscope. From the measurements it is possible to conclude that continuously running small diode pumped Tm:YAP microchip laser having output power 1W can remove the ceramic bracket without enamel iatrogenic damage.

  2. Evaluation of shear bond strength of metal bracket to enamel after application of primers over bracket base-an in vitro study

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    Firuzbakht MM

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available "nBackground and Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of application of two types of primers over bracket bases on the shear bond strength (SBS and mode of bond failure."nMaterials and Methods: In this study, 75 human premolar teeth were divided into three equal groups. In group 1 (control, after surface preparation of enamel by conventional method (acid etching+primer brackets were bonded with Transbond XT composite. In group 2 (TX, brackets were bonded to enamel same as the first group but Transbond XT primer were used on bracket bases before placement of composite. In group 3 (PL, Transbond plus primer was applied on bracket bases before placement of composite. After 24 h, the SBS test was performed by universal testing machine at crosshead speed of 0.5 mm/min. Then, adhesive remnant index (ARI scores and percentage of cohesive fracture were determined using stereomicroscopy. SBS data were analyzed by one-way ANOVA and Duncan tests. Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney tests were used to analyze ARI and cohesive fracture results."nResults: There was significant difference in SBS values among the groups (P<0.001. The highest SBS was shown in TX group and the lowest was seen in PL group. There was no significant difference between control and TX groups in ARI scores (P=0.199. No significant difference was found in cohesive fracture values between the groups (P=0.093. Both the control and TX groups showed significant difference in ARI scores and cohesive fracture compared with the PL group in all of the comparisons (P<0.001."nConclusion: Application of Transbond XT primer over bracket base affects the bond strength and failure mode. Transbond XT primer increased the bond strength but Transbond plus primer decreased it.

  3. A comparison of the forces required to produce tooth movement in vitro using two self-ligating brackets and a pre-adjusted bracket employing two types of ligation.

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    Sims, A P; Waters, N E; Birnie, D J; Pethybridge, R J

    1993-10-01

    Friction in fixed appliance systems has received considerable attention in the recent literature, although that attributable to the type of ligation used has not been fully investigated. This in vitro study of 0.022 x 0.028 inch slot Minitwin, Activa ('A' Company, San Diego, California, USA), and SPEED brackets (Strite Industries Ltd., Cambridge, Ontario, Canada), investigates friction in two forms of self-ligating brackets and in two methods of ligating Minitwin straight wire brackets with polyurethane elastomeric ligatures. The resistance to sliding of rectangular archwires through the ligated brackets was measured on a vertically mounted Instron testing machine. The stainless steel archwires used were straight lengths of 0.016" x 0.022", 0.017" x 0.025", 0.018" x 0.025", and 0.019" x 0.025" Nubryte Gold (GAC International Inc., Central Islip, New York, USA). The results showed a significant reduction (P brackets compared with SPEED brackets by a factor of approximately 15. When the SPEED brackets were compared to Minitwin brackets, the reduction in friction was by 50-70 per cent (P self-ligating brackets require less force to produce tooth movement because they apply less frictional contact to the archwire than conventionally tied siamese brackets. PMID:8223972

  4. The Effect of Different Soft Drinks on the Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets

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    M Omid Khoda; F. Heravi; H Shafee; Mollahassani, H.

    2012-01-01

    Objective: It is proved that acidic soft drinks that are commonly used, have an adverse effect on dental structures, and may deteriorate oral heath of our patients and orthodontic appliances. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of yoghurt drink with other soft drinks on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets.Materials and Methods: Seventy-five first premolar teeth extracted for orthodontic purposes were selected and standard twin metal brackets were bonded on the center o...

  5. Improvement in adhesion of the brackets to the tooth by sandblasting treatment

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    Espinar, Eduardo; Barrera, J.; Llamas, José María; Solano, E.; Rodríguez Rius, Daniel; Gil Mur, Francisco Javier

    2011-01-01

    In oral orthodontic treatments, achievement of a good adhesion between brackets and teeth surfaces is essential. One way to increase adhesion is to apply a surface treatment of teeth facing surfaces through the projection of abrasive particles to produce a surface roughness which improves adhesion of the bracket to the tooth, because of the significantly increased contact between the two surfaces. The effect on adhesion through the use of this technique in different ty...

  6. Determination of the Electromagnetic Lagrangian from a System of Poisson Brackets

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    Bracken, Paul

    2006-01-01

    The Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formulations of electromagnetism are reviewed and the Maxwell equations are obtained from the Hamiltonian for a system of many electric charges. It is shown that three of the equations which were obtained from the Hamiltonian, namely the Lorentz force law and two Maxwell equations, can be obtained as well from a set of postulated Poisson brackets. It is shown how the results derived from these brackets can be used to reconstruct the original Lagrangian for the t...

  7. Determination of Load Bearing Capacity for Spatial Joint with Steel Angle Brackets

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    Sejkot, P.; Ormarsson, S.; Vessby, J.; Kuklík, P.

    2015-11-01

    The design of spatial connections in load bearing timber structures with steel angle brackets has insufficient support in the existing design standards. Therefore, research has been necessary to improve this state of the art. In the current paper an experimental study on two designs of angle brackets is presented and the results from full-scale experiments are compared to numerical and analytical computational models.

  8. Morphological changes in the enamel that affects the bonding of brackets: a review

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    Pereira, Lúcia Coelho Garcia; Orosco, Fernando Accorsi; Coura, Paulo Eduardo; Oliveira, Silvio Santana de; Coura, Luiz Carlos

    2016-01-01

    A literature review on the existing information about bonding of orthodontic brackets on altered enamel surfaces, the influence of such surfaces on adhesion, and the most favorable conditions for achieving better bond strength is presented. Studies on bracket adhesion have identified the conditions that lead to morphological changes in enamel as dental fluorosis and dental bleaching. In this review, each of these conditions that alter the enamel surface and pose a major challenge to clinical ...

  9. Canonical form of Nambu–Poisson bracket: A pedestrian approach

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    S K Soni; Swami Nandan

    2011-12-01

    In the seventies, Nambu (Phys. Rev. D7, 2405 (1973)) proposed a new approach to classical dynamics based on an -dimensional Nambu–Poisson (NP) manifold replacing the primitive even-dimensional Poisson manifold and on –1 Hamiltonians in place of a single Hamiltonian. This approach has had many promoters including Bayen and Flato (Phys. Rev. D11, 3049 (1975)), Mukunda and Sudarshan (Phys. Rev. D13, 2846 (1976)), and Takhtajan (Comm. Math. Phys. 160, 295 (1994)) among others. While Nambu had originally considered = 3, the illustration of his ideas for = 4 and 6 was given by Chatterjee (Lett. Math. Phys. 36, 117 (1996)) who observed that the classical description of dynamical systems having dynamical symmetries is described elegantly by Nambu’s formalism of mechanics. However, his considerations do not quite yield the beautiful canonical form conjectured by Nambu himself for the -ary NP bracket. By making a judicious choice for the ‘extra constant of motion’ of namely, and , which are the orientation angles in Kepler problem and isotropic harmonic oscillator (HO) respectively, we show that the dynamical systems with dynamical symmetries can be recast in the beautiful form suggested by Nambu. We believe that the techniques used and the theorems suggested by us in this work are of general interest because of their involvement in the transition from Hamiltonian mechanics to Nambu mechanics.

  10. Mechanical and topographic evaluation of esthetic brackets and its relation to frictional resistance

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    Vikram Pai

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The purpose of this in-vitro study was to evaluate the frictional characteristics of conventional ceramic versus metal insert ceramic brackets in combination with stainless steel and Teflon-coated stainless steel archwires. Materials and Methods: Twenty brackets each, of ceramic and metal insert ceramic Maxillary canine preadjusted edgewise brackets 0.022 × 0.028 in slot and 20 archwires, each of stainless steel and Teflon-coated stainless steel (0.019 × 0.025 in were tested for frictional resistance. Friction was evaluated in a simulated Tidy′s design apparatus on universal testing machine. The kinetic friction data were analyzed using Student′s ′t′ test. The effects of surface characteristics on frictional resistance were qualitatively assessed using scanning electron microscope. Results: Metal insert ceramic brackets generated significantly lower kinetic frictional resistance than the conventional ceramic brackets with Teflon-coated stainless steel archwires (P < 0.001 as well as stainless steel archwires (P < 0.05. Conclusion: Metal insert ceramic bracket with stainless steel archwire is the best possible combination among the materials studied because it generated the least frictional resistance during simulated tooth movement.

  11. Bond strengths of three resin systems used with brackets and embedded wire attachments.

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    Schulz, R P; Mayhew, R B; Oesterle, L J; Pierson, W P

    1985-01-01

    Orthodontic wire bonded directly to teeth with a resin adhesive system has been used to establish anchor units for procedures in orthodontics as well as for splinting teeth in other disciplines. This procedure can save the cost and time of placing a bracket. In addition, several different resin systems have been used for this procedure as well as for placing brackets. The purpose of this study was to determine the strength of three adhesive systems used to bond orthodontic wires directly to teeth and to compare these values with those found for directly bonded orthodontic brackets. Equal sample sizes of brackets or wires were attached to 240 human teeth with either Concise, Miradept, or Endur in a standardized area of etched enamel. Shear and tensile strengths were measured at 30 minutes and at 48 hours. At 30 minutes brackets were significantly stronger than embedded wires, and Concise was significantly stronger than either of the other resins. However, all significant differences between any of the three resin systems using either bonded brackets or wires disappeared at 48 hours. Whether or not this initial strength difference is clinically significant remains speculative.

  12. Effects of chlorhexidine (gel) application on bacterial levels and orthodontic brackets during orthodontic treatment.

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    Al-Bazi, Samar M; Abbassy, Mona A; Bakry, Ahmed S; Merdad, Leena A; Hassan, Ali H

    2016-01-01

    The objectives of this study were to evaluate the effects of applying 0.50% chlorhexidine (CHX) gel using the dental drug delivery system (3DS) on salivary Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) and on the surface topography of metal and ceramic orthodontic brackets. The study involved 20 orthodontic patients with high levels of salivary S. mutans. The patients were treated with professional mechanical tooth cleaning followed by application of 0.50% CHX using individual trays (3DS). Salivary S. mutans levels were repeatedly measured 1, 2, 4, and 8 weeks post-treatment. In vitro study utilized forty ceramic and metallic brackets that were immersed in 0.50% CHX gel for 10 min, whereas another untreated forty brackets served as controls. The frictional resistances of stainless steel wires to the brackets before and after CHX treatment were recorded using a universal testing machine. Scanning electron microscopy was used to compare changes in the surface topography of brackets. Statistical analyses were used to determine the effect of CHX on bacterial count and to evaluate the effect of CHX on frictional resistance. According to the results of this study, S. mutans levels were reduced significantly (P < 0.05). There were no significant changes in the frictional resistance and surface topography of brackets before or after application of CHX. (J Oral Sci 58, 35-42, 2016). PMID:27021538

  13. Fatigue cracking at anode support brackets in an offshore jacket structure

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    Ritchie, D. [Shell Research and Technology Centre, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Stap, A. van der; Abdullah, K.

    1996-12-01

    The paper describes an investigation into the cause of the cracking discovered in anode support brackets in an offshore structure, and to determine which brackets required repair or future inspection. Metallurgical examination of a damaged bracket to investigate the nature of the failure, and finite element fracture mechanics analysis was used to simulate the causes of the damage and to predict the remaining life under normal structural loading. Investigation of the most heavily cracked bracket removed from the structure showed that the initial welding was sound and that the cracking was due to fatigue. Analysis of fatigue cracking measured in the brackets has shown that the environmental loads on the anodes are too small to have produced the observed damage. It was therefore concluded that the damage was produced by piling loads during installation. Simulation of the observed crack growth using finite element fracture mechanics modelling of a typical joint showed the observed pattern of cracking to be consistent with large out of plane bending loads on the anode brackets. Remaining lives of the joints, predicted using finite element fracture mechanics modelling, were very long due to the damage being oriented parallel to the primary stresses in the member. Repair was not carried out, but selected joints will be included in future routine inspections. Simultaneously, design details for future structures have been changed to minimize the risk of recurrence.

  14. Evaluation of Static Friction of Polycrystalline Ceramic Brackets after Conditioning with Different Powers of Er:YAG Laser.

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    Arash, Valiollah; Javanmard, Saeed; Eftekhari, Zeinab; Rahmati-Kamel, Manouchehr; Bahadoram, Mohammad

    2015-01-01

    This research aimed to reduce the friction between the wire and brackets by Er:YAG laser. To measure the friction between the wires and brackets in 0° and 10° of wire angulations, 40 polycrystalline ceramic brackets (Hubit, South Korea) were divided into 8 study groups and irradiated by 100, 200, and 300 mj/s of Er:YAG laser power. Two groups of brackets were not irradiated. The friction between the wires and brackets was measured with universal testing machine (SANTAM) with a segment of .019 × .025 SS wire pulled out of the slot of bracket. ANOVA and t-test were used for analyzing the results. To evaluate the effect of the laser on surface morphology of the bracket, SEM evaluations were carried out. The mean frictional resistances between the brackets and wires with 0° of angulation by increasing the laser power decreased compared with control group, but, in 10° of angulation, the friction increased regardless of the laser power and was comparable to the friction of nonirradiated brackets. Furthermore, with each laser power, frictional resistance of brackets in 10° of angulation was significantly higher than 0° of angulation. These results were explained by SEM images too. PMID:26491447

  15. Influence of ligation method on friction resistance of lingual brackets with different second-order angulations: an in vitro study

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    Pereira, Graziane Olímpio; Gimenez, Carla Maria Melleiro; Prieto, Lucas; Prieto, Marcos Gabriel do Lago; Basting, Roberta Tarkany

    2016-01-01

    ABSTRACT Objective: To evaluate stainless steel archwire static friction in active and passive self-ligating lingual and conventional brackets with second-order angulations. Methods: Two conventional lingual brackets for canines (STb light/Ormco; PSWb/Tecnident), and two self-ligating brackets, one active (In-Ovation L/GAC) and the other passive (3D/ Forestadent), were evaluated. A stainless steel archwire was used at 0°, 3° and 5° angulations. Metal ligatures, conventional elastic ligatures, and low friction elastic ligatures were also tested. A universal testing machine applied friction between brackets and wires, simulating sliding mechanics, to produce 2-mm sliding at 3 mm/minute speed. Results: Two-way analysis of variance demonstrated a significant effect of the interaction between brackets and angulations (p < 0.001). Tukey test indicated that the highest frictional resistance values were observed at 5° angulation for In-Ovation L, PSWb bracket with non conventional ligature, and STb bracket with metal ligature. As for 3D, PSWb with conventional or metal ligatures, and STb brackets with non conventional ligature, showed significantly lower static frictional resistance with 0° angulation. At 0° angulation, STb brackets with metal ties, In-Ovation L brackets and 3D brackets had the lowest frictional resistance. Conclusions: As the angulation increased from 0° to 3°, static friction resistance increased. When angulation increased from 3° to 5°, static friction resistance increased or remained the same. Self-ligating 3D and In-Ovation L brackets, as well as conventional STb brackets, seem to be the best option when sliding mechanics is used to perform lingual orthodontic treatment. PMID:27653262

  16. Structural Integrity Evaluation of an New In-Chimney Bracket Structures for HANARO

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    In HANARO are there provided three hexagonal irradiation holes (CT, IR1 and IR2) in the central region of the core while four circular irradiation holes (OR3 ∼ OR6) in the outer core. There exist two types of irradiation facilities: uninstrumented or instrumented. The uninstrumented irradiation facility is little influenced by the coolant flow. But the dynamic behavior by the flow-induced vibration (FIV) and seismic loads is expected to largely occur in case of the instrumented test facility due to the long guide tube to protect the instrumentation cables. To suppress this dynamic behavior of the facility, the in-chimney bracket was designed. As a supplementary supporting structure for irradiation facility, this bracket will hold guide tubes whose holding position of the instrumented facility in CT or IR is the middle part of the instrumented facility between the hole spider and the robot arm already provided in the reactor pool liner. On the while, the bracket will grip the upper part of the guide tube when it is applied to hold the instrumented facility loaded in OR sites. Therefore it is believed that the irradiation test can be successfully conducted since this bracket can reduce the FIV and dynamic response to seismic load as well. In new in-chimney bracket, IR1 is reserved for IPS(In-Pile Section) so only CT/IR2 guide tubes are supported by CT/IR clamp units and the shape of In-chimney bracket is redesigned. For evaluating the structural integrity on the new in-chimney bracket and related reactor structures, ANSYS finite element analysis model is developed and the dynamic characteristics are analyzed. The seismic response analyses of new in-chimney bracket and related reactor structures of HANARO under the design earthquake response spectrum loads of OBE(0.1g) and SSE(0.2g) are performed. The response shows that the stress values for main points on the reactor structures and the new in-chimney bracket for seismic loads are within the ASME Code limits. It is

  17. Dentoalveolar mandibular changes with self-ligating versus conventional bracket systems: A CBCT and dental cast study

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    Marcio Rodrigues de Almeida; Cristina Futagami; Ana Cláudia de Castro Ferreira Conti; Paula Vanessa Pedron Oltramari-Navarro; Ricardo de Lima Navarro

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare dentoalveolar changes in mandibular arch, regarding transversal measures and buccal bone thickness, in patients undergoing the initial phase of orthodontic treatment with self-ligating or conventional bracket systems. METHODS: A sample of 25 patients requiring orthodontic treatment was assessed based on the bracket type. Group 1 comprised 13 patients bonded with 0.022-in self-ligating brackets (SLB). Group 2 included 12 patients bonded wi...

  18. Effect of passive self-ligating bracket placement on the posterior teeth on reduction of frictional force in sliding mechanics

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    Kim, Kyu-Ry; Baek, Seung-Hak

    2016-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to investigate the static (SFF) and kinetic frictional forces (KFF) in sliding mechanics of hybrid bracket systems that involve placing a conventional bracket (CB) or active self-ligating bracket (ASLB) on the maxillary anterior teeth (MXAT) and a passive SLB (PSLB) on the maxillary posterior teeth (MXPT). Methods The samples consisted of two thoroughbred types (group 1, anterior-CB + posterior-CB; group 2, anterior-ASLB + posterior-ASLB) and four hybri...

  19. Effects of silica coating and silane surface conditioning on the bond strength of rebonded metal and ceramic brackets

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    Saadet Atsü; Bülent Çatalbaş; Ibrahim Erhan Gelgör

    2011-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of tribochemical silica coating and silane surface conditioning on the bond strength of rebonded metal and ceramic brackets. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty debonded metal and 20 debonded ceramic brackets were randomly assigned to receive one of the following surface treatments (n=10 for each group): (1) sandblasting (control); (2) tribochemical silica coating combined with silane. Brackets were rebonded to the enamel surface on the la...

  20. Translucency and color match with a shade guide of esthetic brackets with the aid of a spectroradiometer

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    Yong-Keun Lee

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available ABSTRACT Objective: Since the color of esthetic brackets should match that of teeth, the aims of this study were to determine the color and translucency of esthetic brackets by means of the clinically relevant use of a spectroradiometer, and to compare the color of brackets with that of a commercial shade guide. Methods: The color of central and tie-wing regions of four plastic and four ceramic brackets was measured according to the CIE L*a*b* color scale over white and black backgrounds. Brackets were classified into five groups based on their composition. The color of Vitapan Classical Shade Guide tabs was also measured. Translucency parameter (TP and contrast ratio (CR were calculated to determine translucency. Results: Color differences between brackets and the shade guide tabs were 10.4 - 34.5 ∆E*ab units. TP and CR values for the central region were 16.4 - 27.7 and 0.38 - 0.58, whereas for the tie-wings they were 24.0 - 39.9 and 0.25 - 0.45, respectively. The color coordinates, TP and CR values were significantly influenced by bracket composition and brand (p 5.5 compared with the shade guide tabs. Differences in the translucency of brackets by brand were within the visually perceptible range (∆CR > 0.07. Therefore, brackets showing the best matching performance for each case should be selected considering esthetic and functional demands.

  1. Effect of Four Methods of Surface Treatment on Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets to Zirconium

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    Yassaei, Soghra; Aghili, Hossein Agha; Davari, Abdolrahim

    2015-01-01

    Objectives: Providing reliable attachment between bracket base and zirconia surface is a prerequisite for exertion of orthodontic force. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of four zirconium surface treatment methods on shear bond strength (SBS) of orthodontic brackets. Materials and Methods: One block of zirconium was trimmed into four zirconium surfaces, which served as our four study groups and each had 18 metal brackets bonded to them. Once the glazed layer was removed, the first group was etched with 9.6% hydrofluoric acid (HF), and the remaining three groups were prepared by means of sandblasting and 1W, and 2W Er: YAG laser, respectively. After application of silane, central incisor brackets were bonded to the zirconium surfaces. The SBS values were measured by a Dartec testing machine with a crosshead speed of 1 mm/min. Data were analyzed using one-way ANOVA and Tukey’s HSD for multiple comparisons. Results: The highest SBS was achieved in the sandblasted group (7.81±1.02 MPa) followed in a descending order by 2W laser group (6.95±0.87 MPa), 1W laser group (6.87±0.92 MPa) and HF acid etched group (5.84±0.78 MPa). The differences between the study groups were statistically significant except between the laser groups (Pacid etching for zirconium surface treatment prior to bracket bonding. PMID:26622283

  2. The effect of enamel bleaching on the shear bond strengths of metal and ceramic brackets.

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    Oztaş, E; Bağdelen, G; Kiliçoğlu, H; Ulukapi, H; Aydin, I

    2012-04-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of bleaching and delayed bonding on the shear bond strengths of metal and ceramic brackets bonded with light and chemically cure composite resin to human enamel. One hundred and twenty extracted human premolar teeth were randomly divided into three groups of 40 each. The first two groups were bleached with 20 per cent carbamide peroxide (CP) at-home bleaching agent. No bleaching procedures were applied to the third group and served as control. The first two and control groups were divided into equal subgroups according to different adhesive-bracket combinations. Specimens in group 1 (n = 40) were bonded 24 hours after bleaching process was completed while the specimens in group 2 (n = 40) were bonded 14 days after. The specimens in all groups were debonded with a Universal testing machine while the modified adhesive remnant index was used to evaluate fracture properties. No statistically significant differences were found between the shear bond strengths of metal and ceramic brackets bonded to bleached enamel after 24 hours, 14 days, and unbleached enamel with light or chemical cure adhesives (P > 0.05). The mode of failure was mostly at the bracket/adhesive interface and cohesive failures within the resin were also observed. Our findings indicated that at-home bleaching agents that contain 20 per cent CP did not significantly affect the shear bond strength of metal and ceramic orthodontic brackets to enamel when bonding is performed 24 hours or 14 days after bleaching.

  3. Influence of surface treatments on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets to porcelain

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    Wang, Cong; Zeng, Jishan; Wang, Shaoan; Yang, Zheng; Huang, Qian; Chen, Pixiu; Zhou, Shujuan; Liu, Xiaoqing

    2008-11-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of various surface treatments after different storage time and thermocycling on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets to the feldspathic porcelain surfaces. 128 disc-shaped porcelain specimens were randomly assigned to the following surface treatments: 9.6% HFA, 9.6% HFA combined with silane, 50 μ aluminum trioxide sandblasting followed by silane and application of silane after 37% phosphoric acid. Metal or ceramic brackets were bonded onto each treated porcelain facet with light cured resin. The samples were stored in 37 °C water 1 day or 7 days, thermocycled 500 times from 5 to 55 °C. The shear bond strengths were measured (1 mm/min), and statistically analyzed. The bond failure sites were classified according to ARI system. The surface of the glazed, sandblasted, hydrofluoric and phosphoric acid etched porcelain were examined with SEM. All groups achieved reasonable bond strengths to withstand the application of orthodontic forces. Water storage for 7 days caused lower shear bond strength than that of 1 day. But there is no statistically significant difference between the two groups. The mean shear bond strength provided by ceramic bracket with mechanical retention had no statistical difference with that of metal bracket. Therefore, the optimal treatment for orthodontic brackets bonding to feldspathic porcelain was to apply phosphoric acid combined with silane.

  4. A method for producing controlled fluoride release from an orthodontic bracket.

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    Li, Song; Hobson, Ross S; Bai, Yuxing; Yan, Zhuoqun; Carrick, Thomas E; McCabe, John F

    2007-12-01

    The aim of this study was to manufacture and test, in vitro, a novel modification to provide fluoride-releasing orthodontic brackets. Thirty-two orthodontic brackets were drilled to produce a recess (approximately 1.3 mm in diameter and 0.7 mm in depth) at the centre of the bracket base. Four materials, with and without the addition of sodium fluoride, a glass ionomer cement (Ketac Cem micro), a resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RMGIC; GC Fuji Ortho LC), a zinc phosphate (Zinc Cement Improved), and a resin (Transbond XT) were used to fill the recess in the bracket base. Fluoride release was measured daily during the first week and then weekly for 10 weeks. An ion chromatograph with suppressed conductivity was used for free fluoride ion determination. Statistical analysis to determine the amount of flouride release was undertaken using analysis of variance and Tukey's test. During the first 2 weeks, the resin group, with the addition of 38 per cent sodium fluoride added, released significantly more free fluoride (P < 0.05), but after 2 weeks the fluoride release markedly decreased. After 5 weeks, the RMGIC group, with 15 per cent added sodium fluoride, had significantly higher (P < 0.05) daily fluoride release than the other groups. The findings demonstrated that an appropriate fluoridated material can be used as a fluoride-releasing reservoir in a modified orthodontic bracket to enable it to release fluoride over the period of fixed appliance treatment.

  5. Comparison of the shear bond strengths of conventional mesh bases and sandblasted orthodontic bracket bases

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    Isabel Cristina Prado Torres Lugato

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to compare in vitro the shear bond strength between metallic brackets (Abzil with conventional mesh bases and metallic brackets with bases industrially sandblasted with aluminum oxide using three adhesive systems, in order to assess the influence of sandblasting on adhesiveness and to compare 3 different bonding systems. Two hundred and forty bovine incisors were used and randomly divided into 6 groups (40 teeth in each group, according to the bracket base and to the bonding system. The brackets were direct-bonded in bovine teeth with 3 adhesive systems: System A - conventional TransbondTM XT (3M - Unitek; System B - TransbondTM Plus Self Etching Primer + TransbondTM XT (3M - Unitek and System C - Fuji ORTHO LC resin-reinforced glass ionomer cement in capsules (GC Corp.. Shear bond strength tests were performed 24 hours after bonding, in a DL-3000 universal testing machine (EMIC, using a load cell of 200 kgf and a speed of 1 mm/min. The results were submitted to statistical analysis and showed no significant difference between conventional and sandblasted bracket bases. However, comparison between the bonding systems presented significantly different results. System A (14.92 MPa and system C (13.24 MPa presented statistically greater shear bond strength when compared to system B (10.66 MPa. There was no statistically significant difference between system A and system C.

  6. Effect of Adhesive Type on the Shear Bond Strength of Metal Brackets to Two Ceramic Substrates

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    Mohammad Sadegh Ahmad Akhoundi

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available Increased number of adult patients requesting orthodontic treatment result in bonding bracket to ceramic restorations more than before. The aim of this study was to evaluate and compare the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to two types of ceramic bases with conventional orthodontic bonding resin and a new nano-filled composite resin.Twenty four feldespathic porcelain and 24 lithium disilicate ceramic disks were fabricated. All of the samples were conditioned by sandblasting, hydrofluoric acid and silane. Maxillary incisor metal brackets were bonded to half of the disks in each group by conventional orthodontic bonding resin and the other half bonded with a nano-filled composite. The samples then were thermocycled for 2000 cycle between 5-55° C. Shear bond strength was measured and the mode of failure was examined. Randomly selected samples were also evaluated by SEM.The lowest bond strength value was found infeldespathic ceramic bonded by nano-filled composite (p<0.05. There was not any statistically significant difference between other groups regarding bond strength. The mode of failure in the all groups except group 1 was cohesive and porcelain damages were detected.Since less damages to feldspathic porcelain was observed when the nano-filled composite was used to bond brackets, the use of nano-filled composite resins can be suggested for bonding brackets to feldspathic porcelain restorations.

  7. Perkiraan Fatigue Life pada Bracket Kapal Tanker Berdasarkan Common Structural Rules

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    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Umur kelelahan (fatigue life dari struktur kapal dianalisis dengan menggunakan standar pada Common Structural Rules for Double Hull Oil Tanker. Kapal tanker single hull direncanakan akan dikonversi menjadi FPSO sehingga perlu diketahui sisa fatigue life konstruksinya. Dalam penelitian ini, fokus analisis dilakukan pada konstruksi bracket karena bracket sebagai salah satu penopang yang esensial pada kapal ini. Oleh karena itu, perlu diketahui letak bracket dengan tegangan paling besar dan besar fatigue lifenya. Kapal tersebut dimodelkan menggunakan softwareMSC Pastran sebagai pre-processor dan MSC Nastran sebagai processor. Bagian kapal yang dimodelkan adalah 3 ruang muat pada midship. Ruang muat pada bagian tengah dari ketiga ruang muat tersebut adalah ruang muat yang paling besar. Fatigue life yang dianalisa merupakan pengaruh dari beban lingkungan (beban gelombang air laut dan beban internal (beban tangki. Kondisi pembebanan yang dilakukan ada 6 macam load cases sesuai dengan ketentuan CSR. Tegangan pada bracket yang didapat dari pemodelan diambil tegangan yang paling besar untuk dianalisa fatigue lifenya. Hasil perhitungan menunjukkan bahwa bracket dengan tegangan paling besar terjadi pada web frame 7 pada ruang muat tengah dan pada kondisi pembebanan A2 didapat umur kapal yang paling rendah yaitu sebesar 26 tahun.

  8. Comparison of frictional resistance between self-ligating and conventional brackets tied with elastomeric and metal ligature in orthodontic archwires

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    Vanessa Vieira Leite

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To compare the frictional resistance between self-ligating and conventional brackets tied to different types of wire. MATERIAL AND METHODS : Abzil Kirium Capelozza (Pattern I and Easy Clip (Roth prescription incisor brackets were used. An elastomeric ligature or a ligating wire 0.10-in was used to ligate the wire to the Abzil bracket. Three types of orthodontic archwire alloys were assessed: 0.016-in NiTi wire, 0.016 x 0.021-in NiTi wire and 0.019 x 0.025-in steel wire. Ten observations were carried out for each bracket-archwire angulation combination. Brackets were mounted in a special appliance, positioned at 90 degrees in relation to the wire and tested in two angulations. Frictional test was performed in a Universal Testing Machine at 5 mm/min and 10 mm of displacement. The means (MPa were submitted to ANOVA and Tukey's test set at 5% of significance. The surfaces of wires and brackets were observed at SEM. RESULTS: Steel-tied brackets (16.48 ± 8.31 showed higher means of frictional resistance than elastomeric-tied brackets (4.29 ± 2.16 and self-ligating brackets (1.66 ± 1.57 (P 0.05. No statistical differences (P > 0.05 were found between zero (7.76 ± 8.46 and five-degree (7.19 ± 7.93 angulations. CONCLUSIONS: Friction was influenced not only by the type of bracket, but also by the ligating systems. Different morphological aspects were observed for the brackets and wires studied

  9. The effect of ZnO nanoparticle coating on the frictional resistance between orthodontic wires and ceramic brackets

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    Behroozian, Ahmad; Kachoei, Mojgan; Khatamian, Masumeh; Divband, Baharak

    2016-01-01

    Background. Any decrease in friction between orthodontic wire and bracket can accelerate tooth movement in the sliding technique and result in better control of anchorage. This study was carried out to evaluate frictional forces by coating orthodontic wires and porcelain brackets with zinc oxide nanoparticles (ZnO). Methods. In this in vitro study, we evaluated a combination of 120 samples of 0.019×0.025 stainless steel (SS) orthodonticwires and 22 mil system edgewise porcelain brackets with and without spherical zinc oxide nanoparticles. Spherical ZnOnanoparticles were deposited on wires and brackets by immersing them in ethanol solution and SEM (scanning electronmicroscope) evaluation confirmed the presence of the ZnO coating. The frictional forces were calculated between the wiresand brackets in four groups: group ZZ (coated wire and bracket), group OO (uncoated wire and bracket), group ZO (coatedwire and uncoated bracket) and group OZ (uncoated wire and coated bracket). Kolmogorov-Smirnov, Mann-Whitney andKruskal-Wallis tests were used for data analysis. Results. The frictional force in ZZ (3.07±0.4 N) was the highest (P <0.05), and OZ (2.18±0.5 N) had the lowest amount of friction (P <0.05) among the groups. There was no significant difference in frictional forces between the ZO and OO groups (2.65±0.2 and 2.70±0.2 N, respectively). Conclusion. Coating of porcelain bracket surfaces with ZnO nanoparticles can decrease friction in the sliding technique,and wire coating combined with bracket coating is not recommended due to its effect on friction. PMID:27429727

  10. [In-vitro research on the thermal debonding of ceramic brackets].

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    Bäzner, B; Ettwein, K H; Röhlcke, F; Sernetz, F

    1991-12-01

    The mechanical debonding of ceramic brackets using special instruments involves the use of a degree of force that is damaging to the enamel. For this reason, the authors have developed the Ceramic Debonding Unit for the thermal debonding of ceramic brackets. The unit reduces the force necessary for debonding, without overheating the tooth. The present article explains the principle of the unit. The influence on the temperature increase in the pulpa of the mechanical torque applied during debonding, and the time taken for debonding was investigated in extracted teeth (lower central incisors). Tests on ceramic brackets made by various manufacturers showed that safe debonding is possible if the debonding time does not exceed 3 seconds at a torque of 100 Nnm. The temperature increase in the pulpa will not exceed 5 degrees C when the Ceramic Debonding Unit is used under these conditions, so that harmful overheating of healthy teeth does not occur. PMID:1778523

  11. Canonical brackets of a toy model for the Hodge theory without its canonical conjugate momenta

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    Shukla, D; Malik, R P

    2014-01-01

    We consider the toy model of a rigid rotor as an example of the Hodge theory within the framework of the Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) formalism and show that the internal symmetries of this theory lead to the derivation of canonical brackets amongst the creation and annihilation operators of the dynamical variables where the definition of the canonical conjugate momenta is not required. We invoke only the spin-statistics theorem, normal ordering and basic concepts of continuous symmetries (and their generators) to derive the canonical brackets for the model of a one (0 + 1)-dimensional (1D) rigid rotor without using the definition of the canonical conjugate momenta anywhere. Our present method of derivation of the basic brackets is conjectured to be true for a class of theories that provide a set of tractable physical examples for the Hodge theory.

  12. Evaluation of the friction force generated by monocristalyne and policristalyne ceramic brackets in sliding mechanics

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    Roberta Ferreira Pimentel

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and compare "in vitro" the maximum friction force generated by three types of esthetic brackets, two types of polycrystalline conventional ceramic brackets (20/40 and InVu and one type of sapphire monocrystalline bracket (Radiance in dry and artificial saliva wet settings. Also, to evaluate the influence exerted by artificial saliva on the friction forces of those brackets. METHODS: Tests were performed in dry and artificial saliva wet setting (Oral Balance by using an EMIC DL 10000 testing machine, simulating a 2 mm slide of 0.019 x 0.025-in rectangular stainless steel wires over the pre-angulated and pre-torqued (right superior canine, Roth prescription, slot 0.022 x 0.030-in brackets (n = 18 for each bracket. In order to compare groups in dry and wet settings, the ANOVA was used. For comparisons related to the dry versus wet setting, the student t test was used for each group. RESULTS: The results showed that in the absence of saliva the Radiance monocrystalline brackets showed the highest friction coefficients, followed by the 20/40 and the InVu polycrystalline brackets. In tests with artificial saliva, the Radiance and the 20/40 brackets had statistically similar friction coefficients and both were greater than that presented by the InVu brackets. The artificial saliva did not change the maximum friction force of the Radiance brackets, but, for the others (20/40 and InVu, an increase of friction was observed in its presence. CONCLUSION: The InVu brackets showed, in the absence and in the presence of saliva, the lowest friction coefficient.OBJETIVO: avaliar e comparar in vitro as cargas máximas de atrito geradas por três tipos de braquetes estéticos, sendo dois deles cerâmicos policristalinos convencionais (20/40 e InVu e um monocristalino de safira (Radiance, em ambientes seco e umedecido por saliva artificial. Também avaliar a influência exercida pela saliva artificial sobre as cargas de atrito dos referidos

  13. ANALISA KEKUATAN KONSTRUKSI BRACKET TOWING HOOK PADA TB. BONTANG DENGAN METODE ELEMEN HINGGA DAN RULES BKI

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    Imam Pujo Mulyatno

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Bracket towing hook construction planning is to make a construction that has the stress level of the allowable limit and can be accepted by the construction. Requirements for towing hook are structural strength if the stress levels that occur below the elastic region. By calculating the value of the maximum load, maximum stress, von mises stress and deflection (displasment that occur in the construction of bracket towing hook, so that known security level of construction that has been designed. Research on construction of the strength bracket towing hook need to be considered and carried out, where the stress caused by load about them should not exceed the maximum limit σyield materials and σallow based on the rules from the class. The reference to rules used in this research is based on the rules of Bureau Classification Indonesia. Analysis of the strength bracket towing hook construction is done by using finite element methode. The analysis used is a static load analysis to determine the characteristics and location of greatest stress on the construction bracket towing hook based on three variations of loading. Analysis results obtained using finite element methode based program of greatest stress maximum occurs in the condition of the bracket towing hook  with maximum horse power load that is equal to 44,2 N/mm2 where the most critical area occurs at node 457 which is located at frame number 23 lengthwise section and stiffener number 7 cross section. This stress is still in a safe condition because after compared with material σyield of 400 N/mm2 and σallow based BKI rules of 178,12 N/mm2 produce safety factor value of 9,05 and 4,03

  14. Eigenfunctions for Liouville Operators, Classical Collision Operators, and Collision Bracket Integrals in Kinetic Theory

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    In the kinetic theory of dense fluids the many-particle collision bracket integral is given in terms of a classical collision operator defined in the phase space. To find an algorithm to compute the collision bracket integrals, we revisit the eigenvalue problem of the Liouville operator and re-examine the method previously reported[Chem. Phys. 20, 93(1977)]. Then we apply the notion and concept of the eigenfunctions of the Liouville operator and knowledge acquired in the study of the eigenfun...

  15. The noncommutative Poisson bracket and the deformation of the family algebras

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    The family algebras are introduced by Kirillov in 2000. In this paper, we study the noncommutative Poisson bracket P on the classical family algebra Cτ(g). We show that P controls the first-order 1-parameter formal deformation from Cτ(g) to Qτ(g) where the latter is the quantum family algebra. Moreover, we will prove that the noncommutative Poisson bracket is in fact a Hochschild 2-coboundary, and therefore, the deformation is infinitesimally trivial. In the last part of this paper, we discuss the relation between Mackey’s analogue and the quantization problem of the family algebras

  16. Lifting of the Vlasov-Maxwell Bracket by Lie-transform Method

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    Brizard, A J; Burby, J W; de Guillebon, L; Vittot, M

    2016-01-01

    The Vlasov-Maxwell equations possess a Hamiltonian structure expressed in terms of a Hamiltonian functional and a functional bracket. In the present paper, the transformation ("lift") of the Vlasov-Maxwell bracket induced by the dynamical reduction of single-particle dynamics is investigated when the reduction is carried out by Lie-transform perturbation methods. The ultimate goal of this work is to derive explicit Hamiltonian formulations for the guiding-center and gyrokinetic Vlasov-Maxwell equations that have important applications in our understanding of turbulent magnetized plasmas.

  17. Theory of hybrid systems; 2, The symmetrized product and redefined Lie bracket of quantum mechanics

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    Prvanovic, S

    2001-01-01

    The symmetrized product for quantum mechanical observables is defined. It is seen as consisting of the ordinary multiplication and the application of the superoperator that orders the operators of coordinate and momentum. This superoperator is defined in a way that allows obstruction free quantization when the observables are considered from the point of view of the algebra. Then, the operatorial version of the Poisson bracket is defined. It is shown that it has all properties of the Lie bracket and that it can substitute the commutator in the von Neumann equation.

  18. Oral bacterial adhesion forces to biomaterial surfaces constituting the bracket-adhesive-enamel junction in orthodontic treatment

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    Mei, Li; Busscher, Henk J; van der Mei, Henny C; Chen, Yangxi; de Vries, Joop; Ren, Yijin

    2009-01-01

    Bacterial adhesion to biomaterial surfaces constituting the bracket-adhesive-enamel junction represents a growing problem in orthodontics, because bacteria can adversely affect treatment by causing demineralization of the enamel surface around the brackets. It is important to know the forces with wh

  19. Weyl-Ordered Operator Moyal Bracket by Virtue of Method of Integral Within an Weyl Ordered Product of Operators

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    2006-01-01

    The Moyal bracket is an exemplification of Weyl's correspondence to formulate quantum mechancis in terms of Wigner function. Here we present a formalism of Weyl-ordered operator Moyal bracket by virtue of the method of integralwithin a Weyl ordered product of operators and the Weyl ordering operator formula.

  20. Comparison of Microleakage under Rebonded Stainless Steel Orthodontic Brackets Using Two Methods of Adhesive Removal: Sandblast and Laser.

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    Mohamad Hossein Tudehzaeim

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Debonding is a common occurrence in orthodontic treatment and a considerable number of orthodontists prefer to rebond the detached brackets because of economic issues. The aim of this study was to compare the microleakage beneath rebonded stainless steel brackets using two methods of adhesive removal namely sandblast and laser.Sixty human premolar teeth were randomly divided into three groups. Following bonding the brackets, group 1 served as the control group. Brackets in groups 2 and 3 were debonded, and adhesive removal from the bracket bases was done by means of sandblasting and Er-YAG laser, respectively. After rebonding, teeth in each group were stained with 2% methylene blue for 24 hours, sectioned and examined under a stereomicroscope. Marginal microleakage at the adhesive-enamel and bracket-adhesive interfaces in the occlusal and gingival margins was determined. Statistical analysis was done using the Kruskal-Wallis test.Comparison of the microleakage scores among the three groups revealed no statistically significant difference (P > 0.05. At the enamel-adhesive interface, the gingival margins in all groups showed higher microleakage while in the adhesive-bracket interface, the occlusal margin exhibited greater microleakage.Er-YAG laser irradiation and sandblasting for adhesive removal from the debonded brackets yielded clinically acceptable microleakage scores.

  1. Effect of clearfil protect bond and transbond plus self-etch primer on shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets

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    S Hamid Raji

    2011-01-01

    Conclusion: The shear bond strength of clearfil protect bond and transbond plus self-etch primer was enough for bonding the orthodontic brackets. The mode of failure of bonded brackets with these two self-etch primers is safe for enamel.

  2. The Poisson bracket structure of the SL(2,R)/U(1) gauged WZNW model with periodic boundary conditions

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    Mueller, U. [Mainz Univ. (Germany). Inst. fuer Physik; Weigt, G.

    2000-07-01

    The gauged SL(2,R)/U(1) Wess-Zumino-Novikov-Witten (WZNW) model is classically an integrable conformal field theory. A second-order differential equation of the Gelfand-Dikii type defines the Poisson bracket structure of the theory. For periodic boundary conditions zero modes imply non-local Poisson brackets which, nevertheless, can be represented by canonical free fields. (orig.)

  3. Does It Help to Use Mathematically Superfluous Brackets When Teaching the Rules for the Order of Operations?

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    Gunnarsson, Robert; Sönnerhed, Wang Wei; Hernell, Bernt

    2016-01-01

    The hypothesis that mathematically superfluous brackets can be useful when teaching the rules for the order of operations is challenged. The idea of the hypothesis is that with brackets it is possible to emphasize the order priority of one operation over another. An experiment was conducted where expressions with mixed operations were studied,…

  4. The discoloring effects of food on the color stability of esthetic brackets - an in-vitro study

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    Wriedt, Susanne; Schepke, Ulf; Wehrbein, Heiner

    2007-01-01

    Aim: The purpose of this study was to investigate the discoloring effect of certain foods on the color stability of esthetic brackets made of different materials. Material and Methods: Ten specimens of six different tooth-colored brackets were immersed for 10 days at 37 degrees C in various solution

  5. Comparison of multiple rebond shear strengths of debonded brackets after preparation with sandblasting and CO2 laser.

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    Kachoei, Mojgan; Mohammadi, Amir; Esmaili Moghaddam, Maziar; Rikhtegaran, Sahand; Pourghaznein, Mahmoud; Shirazi, Sajjad

    2016-01-01

    Background. Failure of orthodontic bracket bonds is a common occurrence during orthodontic treatment. Different techniques have been suggested in the literature to remove resin residues from the bracket bases and enamel surfaces to prepare the surfaces again after debonding. This study attempted to compare multiple rebond shear strengths (SBS) of debonded brackets following preparation with sandblasting and CO2 laser. Methods. The brackets were bonded on 30 human and bovine maxillary central incisors using self-curing composite resin. SBS was measured using Hounsfield testing machine. The brackets were rebonded for two other times after composite resin residues on their surfaces were removed, either with air abrasion or CO2 laser. The debonded brackets and enamel surfaces were also evaluated after each debonding procedure under a stereomicroscope in order to determine adhesive remnant index (ARI). SBS of debonded brackets after each step were compared between sandblast and CO2 laser groups. Results. We observed significant differences in SBS values between pre-recycling and first (P = 0.04), second (P = 0.007) and third recycling (P = 0.007) with laser. Recycling with sandblasting resulted in a decrease in SBS after the first and second recycling procedure; however, the SBS increased after the third recycling procedure, with no significant differences. Conclusion. SBS of brackets after recycling with sandblasting and laser beams was not significantly different, and both were at a favorable level. However, repeating the recycling procedure with sandblasting resulted in more favorable SBS compared to laser. PMID:27651880

  6. Shear bond strength of self-ligating orthodontic brackets on different types of porcelain crowns

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    Karamdeep Singh Ahluwalia

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: The aim of this study is to compare shear bond strength (SBS and adhesive remnant index (ARI of self-ligating orthodontic brackets bonded to different porcelain crowns. Materials and Methods: Three groups of different types of porcelain crowns, each containing 12 crowns were fabricated by the same technician and allocated to one of the study groups as follows: Group I - IPS porcelain crowns (Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Schaan, Liechtenstein, Group II - Porcelain fused to zirconia crowns (Zirkonzahn GmbH, Gais, Italy, Noritake Co., Tokyo, Japan and Group III - Conventional porcelain fused to metal crowns (Ceramco3, Densply, PA, USA. The orthodontic brackets were bonded to these crowns using hydrofluoric acid (HFA + silane etching protocol. After bonding, the SBS of the brackets were tested with a universal testing machine under standard test conditions. Results: Statistical evaluation using analysis of variance showed a significant difference between the groups (P 0.05. Chi-square comparison revealed no significant difference in ARI scores between groups (P > 0.05. Conclusions: When HFA + silane etching protocol were used, IPS crowns showed the greatest SBS of orthodontic brackets. The ARI score was non-significant. Therefore, if there is a need to place crowns over teeth then these crowns can be used for restoration of teeth before orthodontic treatment.

  7. Bonding polycarbonate brackets to ceramic : Effects of substrate treatment on bond strength

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    Özcan, Mutlu; Vallittu, Pekka K.; Peltomäki, Timo; Huysmans, Marie-Charlotte; Kalk, Warner

    2004-01-01

    This study evaluated the effects of 5 different surface conditioning methods on the bond strength of polycarbonate brackets bonded to ceramic surfaces with resin based cement. Six disc-shaped ceramic specimens (feldspathic porcelain) with glazed surfaces were used for each group. The specimens were

  8. Influence of microhybrid resin and etching times on bleached enamel for the bonding of ceramic brackets

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    Leily Macedo Firoozmand

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength (SBS of polycrystalline ceramic brackets (PCB bonded after bleaching treatment using different composite resins and enamel etching times. A total of 144 bovine incisors were randomly divided into two study groups (n = 72, each as follows: G1, enamel bleached with 35% hydrogen peroxide, and G2 (control group, enamel unbleached. After the bleaching treatment, the samples were stored in artificial saliva for 14 days. These groups were further divided into two subgroups (n = 36, each as follows: GA, brackets bonded with Transbond XT (3M and GB, brackets bonded with Filtek Z250 (3M. For each resin used, three different etching times with 37% phosphoric acid (15, 30 and 60 seconds were tested. SBS tests were performed using a universal testing machine (EMIC, and the adhesive remnant index (ARI score was verified. Significant differences among the three experimental conditions and interactions between the groups were observed. The type of composite resin accounted for 24% of the influence on the bond strength, whereas the etching time and bleaching treatment accounted for 14.5% and 10% of the influence on bond strength, respectively. The ARI revealed that the most common area of adhesion failure was at the composite resin-bracket interface. The type of composite resin, etching time and external bleaching significantly influenced the SBS of PCB on enamel, even after 14 days of saliva storage.

  9. Effect of Enamel Preparation and Light Curing Methods on Microleakage under Orthodontic Brackets

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    Hamidreza Pakshir

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study aimed to compare the microleakage beneath metallic brackets following two different methods of enamel preparation and light curing.Materials and Methods: A total of 120 bovine deciduous lower incisors were randomly divided into four groups of 30 teeth. The preparations were as follows: Group I: Acid etching + Transbond XT primer + direct illumination, group II: acid etching + Transbond XT primer + transillumination, group III: Transbond XT self-etching primer + direct illumination and Group IV: Transbond XT self-etching primer + transillumination. Dye penetration was used as the method of microleakage evaluation. Sections made at the enamel-adhesive and adhesive-bracket interfaces were evaluated under a stereomicroscope. The Kruskal-Wallis and Mann-Whitney U tests were used for statistical analysis. The level of significance was set at P<0.05.Results: All groups showed greater microleakage at the gingival in comparison to the incisal margin and the differences were significant among groups with transillumination (P<0.001. No significant differences were observed in the microleakage scores at the gingival and incisal margins in any of the interfaces (P>0.05. Mesiodistal margins of the self-etching group with direct illumination showed significantly lower scores in comparison with acid etched group (P<0.05.Conclusion: Use of self-etching primers for bonding of orthodontic brackets yields acceptable results if all bracket margins are cured directly.

  10. Effect of surface treatment of brackets and mechanical cycling on adhesion to enamel.

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    Arrais, Fabiola Rossato; Degrazia, Felipe; Peres, Bernardo Urbanetto; Ferrazzo, Vilmar Antonio; Grehs, Renesio Armindo; Valandro, Luiz Felipe

    2014-01-01

    This in vitro study sought to evaluate how surface conditioning from bracket and mechanical cycling aging affected the bond strength between metallic brackets and bovine enamel, and to determine the adhesive remnant index. Eighty bovine incisors were embedded in acrylic resin using polyvinyl chloride rings and divided into 4 groups based on surface treatment (n = 20). Group 1 (control) received no surface treatment, Group 2 specimens were sandblasted with aluminum oxide particles, Group 3 specimens were sandblasted with silicon oxide and treated with a tribochemichemical silica coupling agent, and Group 4 specimens were primed with a multidomain protein-based agent. Half of the specimens were submitted to shear bond testing, while the others were subjected to mechanical cycling. ANOVA showed that mechanical cycling did not have a significant influence on bond strength (P = 0.9244), while surface conditioning of the brackets did (P = 0.0001). Tukey's test results were similar for mechanical cycling, and indicated that only Group 3 significantly improved the resin bond to the brackets; however, this group also demonstrated the highest percentage of enamel failure. PMID:24784526

  11. Difference equations and cluster algebras I: Poisson bracket for integrable difference equations

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    2010-01-01

    We introduce the cluster algebraic formulation of the integrable difference equations, the discrete Lotka-Volterra equation and the discrete Liouville equation, from the view point of the general T-system and Y-system. We also study the Poisson structure for the cluster algebra, and give the associated Poisson bracket for the two difference equations.

  12. On a generalization of the Dirac bracket in the De Donder-Weyl Hamiltonian formalism

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    Kanatchikov, I.

    2008-01-01

    The elements of the contrained dynamics algorithm in the De Donder-Weyl (DW) Hamiltonian theory for degenerate Lagrangian theories are discussed. A generalization of the Dirac bracket to the DW Hamiltonian theory with second class constraints (defined in the text) is presented.

  13. Constraint Structure and Quantization of a Non-Abelian Gauge Theory by Means of Dirac Brackets

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    An SO(3) non-Abelian gauge theory is introduced. The Hamiltonian density is determined and the constraint structure of the model is derived. The first-class constraints are obtained and gauge-fixing constraints are introduced into the model. Finally, using the constraints, the Dirac brackets can be determined and a canonical quantization is found using Dirac's procedure.

  14. Comparison of shear bond strength of orthodontics brackets on composite resin restorations with different surface treatments

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    Alexandre Antonio Ribeiro

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Orthodontic patients frequently present composite resin restorations, however there are few studies that evaluate the best way for orthodontic bonding in this situation. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this work was to evaluate the bond strength of orthodontic brackets in resin restorations with surface treatment. METHODS: Fifty one bovine lower incisors were randomly divided into three groups. On the control group (CG the brackets were bonded to dental enamel; on experimental groups, brackets were bonded to resin restoration with diamond drill treatment (EGT and with no treatment (EGN. The teeth were placed in PVC tubes with autopolymerized acrylic resin. The shear test was performed in EMIC universal testing machine. The groups were submitted to ANOVA analysis of variance with Tukey post test to verify the statistical difference between groups (α = 0.05. RESULTS: CG (6.62 MPa and EGT (6.82 MPa groups presented similar results, while EGN (5.07 MPa obtained statistically lower results (p < 0.05. CONCLUSION: Therefore, it is concluded that the best technique for bonding of orthodontic brackets on composite resin restorations is the performance of surface detritions.

  15. Dirichlet-Neumann bracketing for boundary-value problems on graphs

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    2005-08-01

    Full Text Available We consider the spectral structure of second order boundary-value problems on graphs. A variational formulation for boundary-value problems on graphs is given. As a consequence we can formulate an analogue of Dirichlet-Neumann bracketing for boundary-value problems on graphs. This in turn gives rise to eigenvalue and eigenfunction asymptotic approximations.

  16. A Mathematica program for the calculation of five-body Moshinsky brackets

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    Xiao, Shuyuan; Mu, Xueli; Liu, Tingting; Chen, Hong

    2016-06-01

    Five-body Moshinsky brackets that relate harmonic oscillator wavefunctions in two different sets of Jacobi coordinates make it straightforward to calculate some matrix elements in the variational calculations of five-body systems. The analytical expression of these transformation coefficients and the computer code written in the Mathematica language are presented here for accurate calculations.

  17. Mandibular dental arch changes associated with treatment of crowding using self-ligating and conventional brackets.

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    Pandis, Nicholas; Polychronopoulou, Argy; Makou, Margarita; Eliades, Theodore

    2010-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of treatment of mandibular crowding with self-ligating and conventional brackets on dental arch variables. Fifty-six patients were selected from a pool of subjects satisfying the following inclusion criteria: non-extraction treatment in the mandibular or maxillary arches, eruption of all mandibular teeth, no spaces and an irregularity index greater than 2 mm in the mandibular arch, and no adjunct treatment such as etxra- or intraoral appliances. The patients were assigned to two groups: one group received treatment with the self-ligating bracket and the other with a conventional edgewise appliance, both with a 0.022 inch slot. Lateral cephalometric radiographs obtained at the beginning (T1) and end (T2) of treatment were used to assess the alteration in mandibular incisor inclination, and measurements of intercanine and intermolar widths were made on dental casts to investigate changes associated with the correction. The results were analysed with bivariate and multivariate linear regression analysis in order to examine the effect of the bracket systems on arch width or lower incisor inclination, adjusting for the confounding effect of demographic and clinical characteristics. An alignment-induced increase in the proclination of the mandibular incisors was observed for both groups; no difference was identified between self-ligating and conventional brackets with respect to this parameter. Likewise, an increase in intercanine and intermolar widths was noted for both bracket groups; the self-ligating group showed a higher intermolar width increase than the conventional group, whereas the amount of crowding and Angle classification were not significant predictors of post-treatment intermolar width. PMID:19959610

  18. Evaluation of enamel damages following orthodontic bracket debonding in fluorosed teeth bonded with adhesion promoter

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    Baherimoghadam, Tahreh; Akbarian, Sahar; Rasouli, Reza; Naseri, Navid

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate shear bond strength (SBS) of the orthodontic brackets bonded to fluorosed and nonfluorosed teeth using Light Bond with and without adhesion promoters and compare their enamel damages following debonding. Materials and Methods: In this study, 30 fluorosed (Thylstrup and Fejerskov Index = 4–5) and 30 nonfluorosed teeth were randomly distributed between two subgroups according to the bonding materials: Group 1, fluorosed teeth bonded with Light Bond; Group 2, fluorosed teeth bonded with adhesion promoters and Light Bond; Group 3, nonfluorosed teeth bonded with Light Bond; Group 4, nonfluorosed bonded with adhesion promoters and Light Bond. After bonding, the SBS of the brackets was tested with a universal testing machine. Stereomicroscopic evaluation was performed by unbiased stereology in all teeth to determine the amount of adhesive remnants and the number and length of enamel cracks before bonding and after debonding. The data were analyzed using two-way analysis of variance, Kruskal–Wallis, Wilcoxon Signed Rank, and Mann–Whitney test. Results: While fluorosis reduced the SBS of orthodontic bracket (P = 0.017), Enhance Locus Ceruleus LC significantly increased the SBS of the orthodontic bracket in fluorosed and nonfluorosed teeth (P = 0.039). Significant increasing in the number and length of enamel crack after debonding was found in all four groups. There were no significant differences in the length of enamel crack increased after debonding among four groups (P = 0.768) while increasing in the number of enamel cracks after debonding was significantly different among the four groups (P = 0.023). Teeth in Group 2 showed the highest enamel damages among four groups following debonding. Conclusion: Adhesion promoters could improve the bond strength of orthodontic brackets, but conservative debonding methods for decreasing enamel damages would be necessary. PMID:27095895

  19. Effect of Four Methods of Surface Treatment on Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets to Zirconium

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    Soghra Yassaei

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: Providing reliable attachment between bracket base and zirconia surface is a prerequisite for exertion of orthodontic force. The purpose of the present study was to eval- uate the effect of four zirconium surface treatment methods on shear bond strength (SBS of orthodontic brackets.Materials and Methods: One block of zirconium was trimmed into four zirconium sur- faces, which served as our four study groups and each had 18 metal brackets bonded to them. Once the glazed layer was removed, the first group was etched with 9.6% hydrofluoric acid (HF, and the other three groups were prepared by means of sandblasting and 1 W, and 2 W Er: YAG laser, respectively. After application of silane, central incisor brackets were bonded to the zirconium surfaces. The SBS values were measured by a Dartec testing ma- chine with a crosshead speed of 1 mm/min.Results: The highest SBS was achieved in the sandblasted group (7.81±1.02 MPa followed in a descending order by 2 W laser group (6.95±0.87 MPa, 1 W laser group (6.87±0.92MPa and HF acid etched group (5.84±0.78 MPa. The differences between the study groups, were statistically significant except between the laser groups (P < 0.05. Conclusion: In terms of higher bond strength and safety, sandblasting and Er: YAG laser irradiation with power output of 1 W and 2 W can be considered more appropriate alterna- tives to HF acid etching for zirconium surface treatment prior to bracket bonding.

  20. PERBANDINGAN TEKNIS DAN EKONOMIS ANTARA PENGGANTIAN BANTALAN POROS PROPELLER DIBANDINGKAN DENGAN PENGGESERAN POSISI V-BRACKET PADA KMP. KUMALA

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    Untung Budiarto

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    Full Text Available In the propulsion systems there are three preference components main engine, propeller shaft, and propeller.KMP. Kumala is one for all passengers ship the owner PT. Darma Lautan Utama, there are it’s to experienceproblems to the systems propulsion to happen missalignment between construction v-bracket with sterntube,there are v-bracket to function become to hold up propeller shaft in the inside to find shaft bearing. Effect themissalignment, shaft can’t to turn, so need the realized preparing with the change to shaft bearing shapeexentric and to scrape position v-bracket the position again. In this finish task purporting to know the valuefrom side technics and economics between to realized the change shaft bearing shape exentric with to scrapeposition v-bracket to position again with account time to docking next time. From the result analyse to find thatto change the shaft bearing shape exentric to need faster time, material cost is more expensive, labour cost ischeaper, construction to v-bracket isn’t normaly, than to scrape position v-bracket to need the time is long time,material cost is cheaper, job cost is more expensive, construction v-bracket back to normal the position again,until to moment realization docking next time to need faster time, material cost and job cost is cheaper from tochange the shaft bearing shape exentric.

  1. Estudio in vitro de los efectos del arenado del bracket metálico previo a la adhesión sobre su resistencia al desalojo

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    Alvizo Luna, Jorge

    2014-01-01

    La adhesión de los brackets metálicos ha sido motivo de estudio desde que se inició la era de las resinas epóxicas para adherir brackets al esmalte dental. La resistencia al desalojo de los brackets metálicos al esmalte dental es de vital importancia tanto para el ortodoncista como para el paciente porque al evitar la caída de los brackets puede ayudar a disminuir el tiempo de tratamiento. El objetivo del estudio fue: Analizar in vitro la resistencia al desalojo de diferentes brackets metálic...

  2. Evaluation of stiffness and plastic deformation of active ceramic self-ligating bracket clips after repetitive opening and closure movements

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    Grace Kelly Martins Carneiro

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess whether repetitive opening and closure of self-ligating bracket clips can cause plastic deformation of the clip.METHODS: Three types of active/interactive ceramic self-ligating brackets (n = 20 were tested: In-Ovation C, Quicklear and WOW. A standardized controlled device performed 500 cycles of opening and closure movements of the bracket clip with proper instruments and techniques adapted as recommended by the manufacturer of each bracket type. Two tensile tests, one before and one after the repetitive cycles, were performed to assess the stiffness of the clips. To this end, a custom-made stainless steel 0.40 x 0.40 mm wire was inserted into the bracket slot and adapted to the universal testing machine (EMIC DL2000, after which measurements were recorded. On the loading portion of the loading-unloading curve of clips, the slope fitted a first-degree equation curve to determine the stiffness/deflection rate of the clip.RESULTS: The results of plastic deformation showed no significant difference among bracket types before and after the 500 cycles of opening and closure (p = 0.811. There were significant differences on stiffness among the three types of brackets (p = 0.005. The WOW bracket had higher mean values, whereas Quicklear bracket had lower values, regardless of the opening/closure cycle.CONCLUSION: Repetitive controlled opening and closure movements of the clip did not alter stiffness or cause plastic deformation.

  3. Comparison of frictional resistance between self-ligating and conventional brackets tied with elastomeric and metal ligature in orthodontic archwires

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    Vanessa Vieira Leite; Murilo Baena Lopes; Alcides Gonini Júnior; Marcio Rodrigues de Almeida; Sandra Kiss Moura; Renato Rodrigues de Almeida

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    OBJECTIVE: To compare the frictional resistance between self-ligating and conventional brackets tied to different types of wire. MATERIAL AND METHODS : Abzil Kirium Capelozza (Pattern I) and Easy Clip (Roth prescription) incisor brackets were used. An elastomeric ligature or a ligating wire 0.10-in was used to ligate the wire to the Abzil bracket. Three types of orthodontic archwire alloys were assessed: 0.016-in NiTi wire, 0.016 x 0.021-in NiTi wire and 0.019 x 0.025-in steel wire. Ten obser...

  4. Are Bonding Agents being Effective on the Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets Bonded to the Composite?

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    Fahimeh Farzanegan

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: One of the clinical problems in orthodontics is the bonding of brackets tocomposite restorations. The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear bondstrength of brackets bonded to composite restorations using Excite. Methods:Forty brackets were bonded to composite surfaces, which were embedded inacrylic resin. One of the following four protocols was employed for surfacepreparation of the composite: group 1 37% phosphoric acid for 60 seconds, group2 roughening with a diamond bur plus 37% phosphoric acid for 60 seconds, group3 37% phosphoric acid for 60 seconds and the applying Excite®, group4 roughening with diamond bur plus 37% phosphoric acid for 60 seconds andapplying Excite®. Maxillary central brackets were bonded onto thecomposite prepared samples with Transbond XT. Shear Bond Strength (SBS wasmeasured by a universal testing machine. The ANOVA and Tukey test was utilizedfor data analysis. Results: There was a significant difference betweenthe four groups (P

  5. Altered Passive Eruption Complicating Optimal Orthodontic Bracket Placement: A Case Report and Review of Literature.

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    Pulgaonkar, Rohan; Chitra, Prasad

    2015-11-01

    An unusual case of altered passive eruption with gingival hyperpigmentation and a Class I malocclusion in a 12-year-old girl having no previous history of medication is presented. The patient reported with spacing in the upper arch, moderate crowding in the lower arch, anterior crossbite and excessive gingival tissue on the labial surfaces of teeth in both the arches. The inadequate crown lengths made placement of the orthodontic brackets difficult. Preadjusted orthodontic brackets have a very precise placement protocol which can affect tooth movement in all 3 planes of space if violated. The periodontal condition was diagnosed as altered passive eruption Type IA. Interdisciplinary treatment protocols including periodontal surgical and orthodontic procedures were used. The periodontal surgical procedures were carried out prior to orthodontic therapy and the results obtained were satisfactory. It is suggested that orthodontists should be aware of conditions like altered passive eruption and modalities of management. In most instances, orthodontic therapy is not hindered. PMID:26672498

  6. Poisson bracket algebra for chiral group elements in the WZNW model

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    Bimonte, G; Simoni, A; Stern, A

    1992-01-01

    We examine the Wess-Zumino-Novikov-Witten (WZNW) model on a circle and compute the Poisson bracket algebra for left and right moving chiral group elements. Our computations apply for arbitrary groups and boundary conditions, the latter being characterized by the monodromy matrix. Unlike in previous treatments, they do not require specifying a particular parametrization of the group valued fields in terms of angles spanning the group. We do however find it necessary to make a gauge choice, as the chiral group elements are not gauge invariant observables. (On the other hand, the quadratic form of the Poisson brackets may be defined independent of a gauge fixing.) Gauge invariant observables can be formed from the monodromy matrix and these observables are seen to commute in the quantum theory.

  7. The Evaluation of a Resin-modified Glass Ionome Cement for Bonding Orthodontic Brackets

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    LI Fujun; PENG Youjian; PENG Bin

    2009-01-01

    To evaluate the shear bond strength(SBS)and bond failure interface after the debonding of orthodontic brackets with a resin-modified glass ionomer cement(RMGIC)under six bonding conditions,140 premolar teeth were randomly divided into seven groups.The brackets of all groups,except for control group,were bonded using a RMGIC.The teeth were debonded using a universal testing machine.The shear bond strength,adhesive remnant index(ARI)and enamel fracture were examined for each debonding.A significant difference existed in SBS under wet and dry condi-tions in two groups of Fuji Ortho LC.Different degree of enamel fracture was seen in groups of Fuji Ortho LC(dry/37%phosphoric acid treated)after debonding.Bond failed predominantly at the enamel-adhesive interface,except for phosphoric acid treated groups.The RMGIC achieve a clinically effective adhesion in orthodontics under different bonding conditions.

  8. Altered Passive Eruption Complicating Optimal Orthodontic Bracket Placement: A Case Report and Review of Literature

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    Chitra, Prasad

    2015-01-01

    An unusual case of altered passive eruption with gingival hyperpigmentation and a Class I malocclusion in a 12-year-old girl having no previous history of medication is presented. The patient reported with spacing in the upper arch, moderate crowding in the lower arch, anterior crossbite and excessive gingival tissue on the labial surfaces of teeth in both the arches. The inadequate crown lengths made placement of the orthodontic brackets difficult. Preadjusted orthodontic brackets have a very precise placement protocol which can affect tooth movement in all 3 planes of space if violated. The periodontal condition was diagnosed as altered passive eruption Type IA. Interdisciplinary treatment protocols including periodontal surgical and orthodontic procedures were used. The periodontal surgical procedures were carried out prior to orthodontic therapy and the results obtained were satisfactory. It is suggested that orthodontists should be aware of conditions like altered passive eruption and modalities of management. In most instances, orthodontic therapy is not hindered. PMID:26672498

  9. Nash Equilibrium Seeking in Multi-Vehicle Systems: A Lie Bracket Approximation-Based Approach

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    Dürr, Hans-Bernd; Johansson, Karl H

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    We consider problems in multi-agent systems where a network of autonomous vehicles needs to self-organize such that some global objective function is maximized. To deal with the agents' lack of global information we define the problem as a potential game where the agents/players are only able to access local measurements of their individual utility functions whose parameters and detailed analytical forms may be unknown. We then propose a distributed and adaptive continuous-time algorithm, where each agent applies a local sinusoidal extremum seeking feedback adopted to its specific motion dynamics. By interpreting this multi-vehicle system as an input-affine system with periodic excitations and by using geometric methods based on Lie brackets, we calculate a simplified system which approximates the qualitative behavior of the original one better than existing methods, while only requiring twice differentiability of the utility functions. We show that the Lie bracket direction is directly related to the unknown...

  10. Actual versus theoretical torsional play in conventional and self-ligating bracket systems

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    Dalstra, Michel; Eriksen, Henrik; Bergamini, Chiara;

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the amount of torsional play in 32 commercially available self-ligating and conventional 0·018-inch and 0·022-inch bracket systems in relation to 0·017×0·022-inch and 0·019×0·025-inch stainless steel wires, respectively, and compare the resu......Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the amount of torsional play in 32 commercially available self-ligating and conventional 0·018-inch and 0·022-inch bracket systems in relation to 0·017×0·022-inch and 0·019×0·025-inch stainless steel wires, respectively, and compare...

  11. Effect of different concentrations of papain gel on orthodontic bracket bonding

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    Pithon, Matheus M; Ferraz, Caio S; Oliveira, Gabriel D Couto; Santos, Adrielle M Dos

    2013-01-01

    Background The objective of this study was to verify the hypothesis that enamel deproteinization with papain gel at concentrations of 2%, 4%, 6%, 8%, and 10% increases shear bond strength as concentration increases. Methods A total of 180 bovine mandibular permanent incisors were used, divided into six groups (n = 30), and denominated as follows: group 1 is the control group (CG) in which brackets are bonded with resin-modified glass ionomer cement (RMGIC) according to the manufacturer's reco...

  12. Effect of dental bleaching after bracket bonding and debonding using three different adhesive systems

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    Lucianna de Oliveira Gomes

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of bonding and debonding of orthodontic brackets on dental in-home bleaching, taking into account three different adhesive systems. METHODS: Forty-four bovine incisors were divided into four groups according to the primer system used for orthodontic bracket bonding. Following the debonding of orthodontic brackets, the teeth were stored in staining solution for 96 hours. Then, teeth were whitened using 10% carbamide peroxide for two weeks at a 6-hour-a-day regime. Standardized digital photographs were taken at the following intervals: T0 (initial; T1 (after debonding; T2 (after pigmentation; T3, T4 and T5 representing 1, 7, and 14 days of bleaching. Repeatability and stability tests were carried out to check the method accuracy. Images were analyzed using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software considering (L*a*b*color coordinate values and a modified color difference total (Δ;E'. RESULTS: The results of this study (ANOVA and Tukey; p < 0.01 demonstrated that after 7 days of bleaching, experimental groups showed significantly less teeth whitening compared to the control group. However, there were no significant color differences between the groups after 14 days, according to values of lightness (L*. CONCLUSIONS: Regardless of the adhesive primer system applied, bonding and debonding of orthodontic brackets alters the outcome of tooth whitening in the first 7 days of bleaching, however it has no influence on the whitening of the dental structure after 14 days of in-home dental bleaching with 10% carbamide peroxide.

  13. Should the orthodontic brackets always be removed prior to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?

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    Poorsattar-Bejeh Mir, Arash; Rahmati-Kamel, Manouchehr

    2015-01-01

    Request for temporary removal of orthodontic appliances due to medical conditions that require magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is not uncommon in daily practice in the field of orthodontics. This may be at the expense of time and cost. Metal Orthodontic appliances cause more signal loss and image distortion as compared to ceramic and titanium ones. Stainless steel and large brackets in addition to the oriented miniscrews in relation to the axis of magnetic field may cause severe signal loss a...

  14. Resin bonding of metal brackets to glazed zirconia with a porcelain primer

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    Lee, Jung-Hwan; Lee, Milim; Kim, Kyoung-Nam; Hwang, Chung-Ju

    2015-01-01

    Objective The aims of this study were to compare the shear bond strength between orthodontic metal brackets and glazed zirconia using different types of primer before applying resin cement and to determine which primer was more effective. Methods Zirconia blocks were milled and embedded in acrylic resin and randomly assigned to one of four groups: nonglazed zirconia with sandblasting and zirconia primer (NZ); glazed zirconia with sandblasting, etching, and zirconia primer (GZ); glazed zirconi...

  15. Spectrophotometric evaluation of dental bleaching under orthodontic bracket in enamel and dentin

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    Lunardi, Nadia; Correr, Americo Bortolazzo; RASTELLI, Alessandra Nara de Souza; Lima, Débora Alves Nunes Leite; Consani, Rafael Leonardo Xediek

    2014-01-01

    Aware of the diffusion capacity of bleaching in the dental tissues, many orthodontists are subjecting their patients to dental bleaching during orthodontic treatment for esthetic purposes or to anticipate the exchange of esthetic restorations after the orthodontic treatment. For this purpose specific products have been developed in pre-loaded whitening trays designed to fit over and around brackets and wires, with clinical efficacy proven. Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluat...

  16. Are self-ligating brackets related to less formation of Streptococcus mutans colonies? A systematic review

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    Leonard Euler Andrade Gomes do Nascimento

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To verify, by means of a systematic review, whether the design of brackets (conventional or self-ligating influences adhesion and formation of Streptococcus mutans colonies. METHODS: Search strategy: four databases (Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Ovid ALL EMB Reviews, PubMed and BIREME were selected to search relevant articles covering the period from January 1965 to December 2012. Selection Criteria: in first consensus by reading the title and abstract. The full text was obtained from publications that met the inclusion criteria. Data collection and analysis: Two reviewers independently extracted data using the keywords: conventional, self-ligating, biofilm, Streptococcus mutans, and systematic review; and independently evaluated the quality of the studies. In case of divergence, the technique of consensus was adopted. RESULTS: The search strategy resulted in 1,401 articles. The classification of scientific relevance revealed the high quality of the 6 eligible articles of which outcomes were not unanimous in reporting not only the influence of the design of the brackets (conventional or self-ligating over adhesion and formation of colonies of Streptococcus mutans, but also that other factors such as the quality of the bracket type, the level of individual oral hygiene, bonding and age may have greater influence. Statistical analysis was not feasible because of the heterogeneous methodological design. CONCLUSIONS: Within the limitations of this study, it was concluded that there is no evidence for a possible influence of the design of the brackets (conventional or self-ligating over colony formation and adhesion of Streptococcus mutans.

  17. Transversal changes in dental arches from non-extraction treatment with self ligating brackets

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    Liliana Avila Maltagliati; Yasushi Inoue Myiahira; Liana Fattori; Leopoldino Capelozza Filho; Mauricio Cardoso

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    OBJECTIVE: The present study aimed at analyzing, with the use of dental casts, the transverse changes of the upper and lower dental arches, after non-extraction orthodontic treatment, with self-ligating brackets. METHODS: The sample comprised 29 patients, all presenting Class I malocclusion with upper and lower crowding of at least 4 mm and treated only with a fixed appliance, without stripping, extraction or distalization. The dental casts were obtained before and after leveling with 0.019 x...

  18. Diversity of Polypore Bracket Mushrooms, Polyporales (Agaricomycetes), Recorded in Armenia and Their Medicinal Properties.

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    Badalyan, Susanna M; Gharibyan, Narine G

    2016-01-01

    The list of polypore bracket mushrooms (Polyporales) recorded in Armenia is presented. The order Polyporales in Armenia is currently represented by 87 species (4 varieties) belonging to 47 genera. Information regarding the study of the medicinal properties (e.g., antifungal, antibacterial, mitogenic, regenerative, antioxidant, proteolytic) of genetically identified mycelial collections of several polypore species-mainly from the genera Daedalea, Fomes, Fomitopsis, Ganoderma, Laetiporus, Piptoporus, Polyporus, and Trametes-is reported, as well. PMID:27481301

  19. Insect feeding on spores of a bracket fungus, Elfvingia applanata (Pers.) Karst. (Ganodermataceae, Aphyllophorales)

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    Tuno, Nobuko

    1999-01-01

    Insects visiting sporocarps of Elfvingia applanata, a wood-rotting bracket fungus, were examined in Kyoto, central Japan. Mycodrosophila flies (Drosophilidae: Diptera) were predominant and visited the spore-producing sporocarps exclusively. They were observed feeding on the spores, and a number of spores seemed to be alive even after having passed through insects' digestive tracts. In addition, the insects attached a number of spores on their body surfaces. In a rearing experiment with insect...

  20. Evaluation of an alternative technique to optimize direct bonding of orthodontic brackets to temporary crowns

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    Francilena Maria Campos Santos Dias; Célia Regina Maio Pinzan-Vercelino; Rudys Rodolfo de Jesus Tavares; Júlio de Araújo Gurgel; Fausto Silva Bramante; Melissa Nogueira Proença Fialho

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    OBJECTIVE: To compare shear bond strength of different direct bonding techniques of orthodontic brackets to acrylic resin surfaces. METHODS: The sample comprised 64 discs of chemically activated acrylic resin (CAAR) randomly divided into four groups: discs in group 1 were bonded by means of light-cured composite resin (conventional adhesive); discs in group 2 had surfaces roughened with a diamond bur followed by conventional direct bonding by means of light-cured composite resin; discs in gro...

  1. Influence of bleaching and desensitizing gel on bond strength of orthodontic brackets

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    Fernanda Alves Rodrigues Britto; Adriana Simoni Lucato; Heloisa Cristina Valdrighi; Sílvia Amélia Scudeler Vedovello

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    OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to assess, in vitro, the influence of bleaching gel and the use of desensitizing agent over bond strength of ceramic brackets bonded to bovine enamel. METHODS: One hundred bovine incisors were selected and randomly divided into five groups (n = 20): Group 1, control group (without bleaching); Group 2, bleached with 35% hydrogen peroxide; Group 3, bleached with 35% hydrogen peroxide (three applications, 15 minutes each) and desensitizing agent applied...

  2. Bonding brackets on white spot lesions pretreated by means of two methods

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    Julia Sotero Vianna; Mariana Marquezan; Thiago Chon Leon Lau; Eduardo Franzotti Sant'Anna

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength (SBS) of brackets bonded to demineralized enamel pretreated with low viscosity Icon Infiltrant resin (DMG) and glass ionomer cement (Clinpro XT Varnish, 3M Unitek) with and without aging. Methods: A total of 75 bovine enamel specimens were allocated into five groups (n = 15). Group 1 was the control group in which the enamel surface was not demineralized. In the other four groups, the surfaces were submitted ...

  3. Dirac-bracket quantisation of a constrained nonlinear system: the rigid rotator

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    The Dirac-bracket quantisation procedure for the nonrelativistic rigid rotator is discussed. In cartesian coordinates this system exhibits two important features which are also characteristic of the nonabelian gauge theories, it it constrained, and nonlinear. By comparing to the known solution in polar coordinates it is demonstrated that simple hermiticity conditions are sufficient to allow the unambiguous applications of the Dirac quantisation method to such nonlinear dynamical systems. (author)

  4. Effect of light-curing units in shear bond strength of metallic brackets: an in vitro study

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    Luciana Borges Retamoso; Niége Michelle Lazzari Onofre; Luciane Hann; Ernani Menezes Marchioro

    2010-01-01

    OBJECTIVES: To determine the influence of the light curing units on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-two premolars were divided into six groups (n=12): Group I: brackets bonded with Transbond and polymerization with halogen light; Group II: Transbond and LED; Group III: Fuji Ortho and halogen light; Group IV: Fuji Ortho and LED; Group V: Fuji Ortho, without acid and halogen light; Group VI: Fuji Ortho, without acid and LED. The groups were tested ...

  5. Influence of various surface-conditioning methods on the bond strength of metal brackets to ceramic surfaces

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    Schmage, P; Nergiz, [No Value; Herrmann, W.; Ozcan, M; Nergiz, Ibrahim; �zcan, Mutlu

    2003-01-01

    With the increase in adult orthodontic treatment comes the need to find a reliable method for bonding orthodontic brackets onto metal or ceramic crowns and fixed partial dentures. In this study, shear bond strength and surface roughness tests were used to examine the effect of 4 different surface conditioning methods: fine diamond bur, sandblasting, 5% hydrofluoric acid, and silica coating for bonding metal brackets to ceramic surfaces of feldspathic porcelain. Sandblasting and hydrofluoric a...

  6. Effects of silica coating and silane surface conditioning on the bond strength of rebonded metal and ceramic brackets

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    Saadet Atsü

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of tribochemical silica coating and silane surface conditioning on the bond strength of rebonded metal and ceramic brackets. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty debonded metal and 20 debonded ceramic brackets were randomly assigned to receive one of the following surface treatments (n=10 for each group: (1 sandblasting (control; (2 tribochemical silica coating combined with silane. Brackets were rebonded to the enamel surface on the labial and lingual sides of premolars with a light-polymerized resin composite. All specimens were stored in distilled water for 1 week and then thermocycled (5,000 cycles between 5-55ºC. Shear bond strength values were measured using a universal testing machine. Student's t-test was used to compare the data (α=0.05. Failure mode was assessed using a stereomicroscope, and the treated and non-treated bracket surfaces were observed by scanning electron microscopy. RESULTS: Rebonded ceramic brackets treated with silica coating followed by silanization had significantly greater bond strength values (17.7±4.4 MPa than the sandblasting group (2.4±0.8 MPa, P<0.001. No significant difference was observed between the rebonded metal brackets treated with silica coating with silanization (15±3.9 MPa and the sandblasted brackets (13.6±3.9 MPa. Treated rebonded ceramic specimens primarily exhibited cohesive failure in resin and adhesive failure at the enamel-adhesive interface. CONCLUSIONS: In comparison to sandblasting, silica coating with aluminum trioxide particles followed by silanization resulted in higher bond strengths of rebonded ceramic brackets.

  7. Influence of ceramic surface treatment on shear bond strength of ceramic brackets

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    Tatiana Fernandes Ramos

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: To compare four different surface treatment methods and determine which produces adequate bond strength between ceramic brackets and facets of porcelain (feldspathic, and evaluate the Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI scores. Materials and Methods: Ten facets of porcelain specimens with glazed surfaces were used for each group. The specimens were randomly assigned to one of the following treatment conditions of the porcelain surface: (1 no surface treatment (control group, (2 fine diamond bur + orthophosphoric acid gel 37%, (3 hydrofluoric acid (HFL 10%, and (4 HFL 10% + silane. Ceramic brackets were bonded with the adhesive cement Transbond XT. The shear bond strength values were measured on a universal testing machine at a crosshead speed of 0.5 mm/min. Results: There was a significant difference (P<0.05 between the control group and all other groups. There was no significant difference (P<0.05 between treated porcelain surface with diamond bur + orthophosphoric acid gel 37% (4.8 MPa and HFL 10% (6.1 MPa, but the group treated with HFL 10% had clinically acceptable bond strength values. The group treated with HFL 10% + silane (17.5 MPa resulted in a statistically significant higher tensile bond strength (P<0.05. In group 4, 20% of the porcelain facets displayed damage. Conclusion: Etching of the surface with HFL increased the bond strength values. Silane application was recommended to bond a ceramic bracket to the porcelain surface in order to achieve bond strengths that are clinically acceptable.

  8. Microleakage under Orthodontic Metal Brackets Bonded with Three Different Bonding Techniques with/without Thermocycling

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    Berahman Sabzevari

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The aim of this study was to compare the microleakage of beneath the orthodontic brackets bonded with 3 different bonding techniques and evaluate the effect of thermocycling. Methods: One hundred and twenty premolars were randomly divided into 6 groups, received the following treatment: group 1: 37% phosphoric acid gel+Unite primer+Unite adhesive, group 2: 37% phosphoric acid gel+ Transbond XT primer+Transbond XT adhesive, group 3: Transbond plus Self Etching Primer (TSEP+Transbond XT adhesive. Groups 4, 5, and 6 were similar to groups 1, 2, and 3, respectively. Evaluation of microleakage was done following to thermocycling test. After bonding, the specimens were sealed with nail varnish except for 1 mm around the brackets and then stained with 0.5% basic fuchsine. The specimens were sectioned at buccolingual direction in 2 parallel planes and evaluated under a stereomicroscope to determine the amount of microleakage at bracket-adhesive and adhesive-enamel interfaces from gingival and occlusal margins. Results: Microleakage was observed in all groups, and increased significantly after thermocycling at some interfaces of Unite adhesive group and conventional etching+Transbond XT adhesive group, but the increase was not significant in any interface of TSEP group. With or without thermocycling, TSEP displayed more microleakage than other groups. In most groups, microleakage at gingival margin was significantly higher than occlusal margin. Conclusion: Thermocycling and type of bonding technique significantly affect the amount of microleakage.

  9. Preparation and antimicrobial assay of ceramic brackets coated with TiO2 thin films

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    Cao, Shuai; Wang, Ye; Cao, Lin; Wang, Yu; Lin, Bingpeng; Lan, Wei

    2016-01-01

    Objective Different methods have been utilized to prevent enamel demineralization and other complications during orthodontic treatment. However, none of these methods can offer long-lasting and effective prevention of orthodontic complications or interventions after complications occur. Considering the photocatalytic effect of TiO2 on organic compounds, we hoped to synthesize a novel bracket with a TiO2 thin film to develop a photocatalytic antimicrobial effect. Methods The sol-gel dip coating method was used to prepare TiO2 thin films on ceramic bracket surfaces. Twenty groups of samples were composed according to the experimental parameters. Crystalline structure and surface morphology were characterized by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy, respectively; film thickness was examined with a surface ellipsometer. The photocatalytic properties under ultraviolet (UV) light irradiation were analyzed by evaluating the degradation ratio of methylene blue (MB) at a certain time. Antibacterial activities of selected thin films were also tested against Lactobacillus acidophilus and Candida albicans. Results Films with 5 coating layers annealed at 700℃ showed the greatest photocatalytic activity in terms of MB decomposition under UV light irradiation. TiO2 thin films with 5 coating layers annealed at 700℃ exhibited the greatest antimicrobial activity under UV-A light irradiation. Conclusions These results provide promising guidance in prevention of demineralization by increasing antimicrobial activities of film coated brackets. PMID:27226960

  10. Bonding brackets on white spot lesions pretreated by means of two methods

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    Vianna, Julia Sotero; Marquezan, Mariana; Lau, Thiago Chon Leon; Sant'Anna, Eduardo Franzotti

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength (SBS) of brackets bonded to demineralized enamel pretreated with low viscosity Icon Infiltrant resin (DMG) and glass ionomer cement (Clinpro XT Varnish, 3M Unitek) with and without aging. Methods: A total of 75 bovine enamel specimens were allocated into five groups (n = 15). Group 1 was the control group in which the enamel surface was not demineralized. In the other four groups, the surfaces were submitted to cariogenic challenge and white spot lesions were treated. Groups 2 and 3 were treated with Icon Infiltrant resin; Groups 4 and 5, with Clinpro XT Varnish. After treatment, Groups 3 and 5 were artificially aged. Brackets were bonded with Transbond XT adhesive system and SBS was evaluated by means of a universal testing machine. Statistical analysis was performed by one-way analysis of variance followed by Tukey post-hoc test. Results: All groups tested presented shear bond strengths similar to or higher than the control group. Specimens of Group 4 had significantly higher shear bond strength values (p < 0.05) than the others. Conclusion: Pretreatment of white spot lesions, with or without aging, did not decrease the SBS of brackets. PMID:27275613

  11. Bonding brackets on white spot lesions pretreated by means of two methods

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    Julia Sotero Vianna

    2016-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength (SBS of brackets bonded to demineralized enamel pretreated with low viscosity Icon Infiltrant resin (DMG and glass ionomer cement (Clinpro XT Varnish, 3M Unitek with and without aging. Methods: A total of 75 bovine enamel specimens were allocated into five groups (n = 15. Group 1 was the control group in which the enamel surface was not demineralized. In the other four groups, the surfaces were submitted to cariogenic challenge and white spot lesions were treated. Groups 2 and 3 were treated with Icon Infiltrant resin; Groups 4 and 5, with Clinpro XT Varnish. After treatment, Groups 3 and 5 were artificially aged. Brackets were bonded with Transbond XT adhesive system and SBS was evaluated by means of a universal testing machine. Statistical analysis was performed by one-way analysis of variance followed by Tukey post-hoc test. Results: All groups tested presented shear bond strengths similar to or higher than the control group. Specimens of Group 4 had significantly higher shear bond strength values (p < 0.05 than the others. Conclusion: Pretreatment of white spot lesions, with or without aging, did not decrease the SBS of brackets.

  12. Alterations in plaque accumulation and gingival inflammation promoted by treatment with self-ligating and conventional orthodontic brackets

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    Cardoso, Mauricio de Almeida; Saraiva, Patrícia Pinto; Maltagliati, Liliana Ávila; Rhoden, Fernando Kleinübing; Costa, Carla Cristina Alvarenga; Normando, David; Capelozza, Leopoldino

    2015-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate, comparatively, the periodontal response during orthodontic treatment performed with self-ligating and conventional brackets. METHODS: Sixteen Caucasian individuals of both sexes, aged between 12 and 16 years old and in permanent dentition were selected. Eight individuals were treated with conventional brackets installed on the lower dental arch and self-ligating brackets on the upper arch. Another eight individuals received self-ligating brackets in the lower arch and conventional brackets in the upper arch. The subjects received material and instructions for oral hygiene. Visible plaque index (VPI), gingival bleeding index (GBI) and clinical attachment level (CAL) were evaluated just after installation of orthodontic appliances, and 30, 60 and 180 days later. Mann-Whitney test was used to compare differences between groups (self-ligating and conventional), two-way ANOVA followed by Tukey's test was used to assess CAL at each site of each tooth. Significance level was set at 5%. RESULTS: No significant changes were found with regard to the assessed parameters (VPI, GBI and CAL) in either one of the systems. CONCLUSION: No significant changes were found with regard to the periodontal response to orthodontic treatment for the variables assessed and between subjects receiving passive self-ligating and conventional brackets. All individuals had received oral hygiene instructions and had their periodontal conditions monitored. PMID:25992985

  13. Dentoalveolar mandibular changes with self-ligating versus conventional bracket systems: A CBCT and dental cast study

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    Marcio Rodrigues de Almeida

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to compare dentoalveolar changes in mandibular arch, regarding transversal measures and buccal bone thickness, in patients undergoing the initial phase of orthodontic treatment with self-ligating or conventional bracket systems. METHODS: A sample of 25 patients requiring orthodontic treatment was assessed based on the bracket type. Group 1 comprised 13 patients bonded with 0.022-in self-ligating brackets (SLB. Group 2 included 12 patients bonded with 0.022-in conventional brackets (CLB. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT scans and a 3D program (Dolphin assessed changes in transversal width of buccal bone (TWBB and buccal bone thickness (BBT before (T1 and 7 months after treatment onset (T2. Measurements on dental casts were performed using a digital caliper. Differences between and within groups were analyzed by Student's t-test; Pearson correlation coefficient was also calculated. RESULTS: Significant mandibular expansion was observed for both groups; however, no significant differences were found between groups. There was significant decrease in mandibular buccal bone thickness and transversal width of buccal bone in both groups. There was no significant correlation between buccal bone thickness and dental arch expansion. CONCLUSIONS: There were no significant differences between self-ligating brackets and conventional brackets systems regarding mandibular arch expansion and changes in buccal bone thickness or transversal width of buccal bone.

  14. Influences of bracket bonding on mutans streptococcus in plaque detected by real time fluorescence-quantitative polymerase chain reaction

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    AI Hong; LU Hong-fei; LIANG Huan-you; WU Jian; LI Ruo-lan; LIU Guo-ping; XI Yun

    2005-01-01

    Background Enamel demineralization occurs frequently during orthodontic treatment. In this study, we evaluated the changes of the density of mutans streptococcus (MS) in plaque after bracket bonding and using fluoride adhesive on maxillary incisors by real time fluorescence-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-FQ PCR).Methods The study was designed as a self-paired test. Brackets were bonded with fluoride adhesive on the left side, while non-fluoride adhesive on the right side for each patient. Plaque samples were taken from the surfaces around the brackets of four maxillary incisors before brackets bonding and after the bonding 4 weeks later. The amount of MS was measured by RT-FQ PCR. The data obtained were analyzed statistically using the SPSS 11.5 version and the alpha level was set at 0.05 (2-tailed).Results The amount of MS in plaque increased significantly after bracket bonding (P0.05), and among the incisors using and not using fluoride adhesive (P>0.05).Conclusions The increase of the density of MS in plaque after bracket bonding is one of the etiological factors for enamel demineralization in orthodontic patients. The result of this study did not support what we observed clinically that the incidence of enamel demineralization for lateral incisors was higher than that for central incisors. Using fluoride adhesive for bonding did not affect the amount of MS in plaque in our study. Further study is needed.

  15. Alterations in plaque accumulation and gingival inflammation promoted by treatment with self-ligating and conventional orthodontic brackets

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    Mauricio de Almeida Cardoso

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present study was to evaluate, comparatively, the periodontal response during orthodontic treatment performed with self-ligating and conventional brackets. METHODS: Sixteen Caucasian individuals of both sexes, aged between 12 and 16 years old and in permanent dentition were selected. Eight individuals were treated with conventional brackets installed on the lower dental arch and self-ligating brackets on the upper arch. Another eight individuals received self-ligating brackets in the lower arch and conventional brackets in the upper arch. The subjects received material and instructions for oral hygiene. Visible plaque index (VPI, gingival bleeding index (GBI and clinical attachment level (CAL were evaluated just after installation of orthodontic appliances, and 30, 60 and 180 days later. Mann-Whitney test was used to compare differences between groups (self-ligating and conventional, two-way ANOVA followed by Tukey's test was used to assess CAL at each site of each tooth. Significance level was set at 5%. RESULTS: No significant changes were found with regard to the assessed parameters (VPI, GBI and CAL in either one of the systems. CONCLUSION: No significant changes were found with regard to the periodontal response to orthodontic treatment for the variables assessed and between subjects receiving passive self-ligating and conventional brackets. All individuals had received oral hygiene instructions and had their periodontal conditions monitored.

  16. The influence of the SPEED bracket's self-ligating design on force levels in tooth movement: a comparative in vitro study.

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    Berger, J L

    1990-03-01

    In the SPEED bracket system the arch wire is retained in the arch wire slot by means of a built-in, escape-proof, flexible spring clip. Unlike the traditional edgewise bracket, it requires no ligature tie, thus ostensibly reducing the frictional force generated by the more-established elastomeric or steel-tie ligature systems. An in vitro study was designed to compare the level of force required to move four distinct arch wires a similar distance, on six occasions, through four ligated bracket systems and the self-ligated SPEED bracket. The results consistently demonstrated a significant decrease in the force level required for the SPEED bracket with all four arch wires when compared with elastomeric and steel-tie ligation in both metal and plastic bracket systems. PMID:2309669

  17. Orthodontic brackets in high field MR imaging: experimental evaluation of magnetic field interactions at 3.0 tesla

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    Purpose: To evaluate static magnetic field interactions for 32 commonly used orthodontic brackets in a 3.0 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system. Materials and methods: 32 orthodontic brackets consisting of a steel alloy (n=27), a cobalt-chromium alloy (n=2), ceramic (n=1), ceramic with a steel slot (n=1), and titanium (n=1) from 13 different manufacturers were tested for magnetic field interactions in a static magnetic field at 3.0 T (Gyroscan Intera 3.0 T, Philips Medical Systems, Best, Netherlands). The magnetic deflection force FZ [mN] was evaluated by determining the deflection angle β[ ] using the established deflection angle test according to the ASTM guidelines. The magnetic-field-induced rotational force Frot or torque was qualitatively determined using a 5-point grading scale (0: no torque; +4: very strong torque). Results: In 18 of the 32 brackets, the deflection angle β was found to be > 45 and the translational force exceeded the gravitational force FG on the particular bracket (FZ: 1.2-45.7 mN). The translational force FZ was found to be up to 68.5 times greater than the gravitational force FG (FZ/FG: 1.4-68.5). The rotational force Frot was correspondingly high (+3/+4) for those brackets. For the remaining 14 objects, the deflection angles were < 45 and the torque measurements ranged from 0 to +2. The static magnetic field did not affect the titanium bracket and the ceramic bracket. No measurable translational and rotational forces were found. (orig.)

  18. Symbolic algorithms for the computation of Moshinsky brackets and nuclear matrix elements

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    Ursescu, D.; Tomaselli, M.; Kuehl, T.; Fritzsche, S.

    2005-12-01

    To facilitate the use of the extended nuclear shell model (NSM), a FERMI module for calculating some of its basic quantities in the framework of MAPLE is provided. The Moshinsky brackets, the matrix elements for several central and non-central interactions between nuclear two-particle states as well as their expansion in terms of Talmi integrals are easily given within a symbolic formulation. All of these quantities are available for interactive work. Program summaryTitle of program:Fermi Catalogue identifier:ADVO Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/ADVO Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University of Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions:None Computer for which the program is designed and others on which is has been tested:All computers with a licence for the computer algebra package MAPLE [Maple is a registered trademark of Waterloo Maple Inc., produced by MapleSoft division of Waterloo Maple Inc.] Instalations:GSI-Darmstadt; University of Kassel (Germany) Operating systems or monitors under which the program has beentested: WindowsXP, Linux 2.4 Programming language used:MAPLE 8 and 9.5 from MapleSoft division of Waterloo Maple Inc. Memory required to execute with typical data:30 MB No. of lines in distributed program including test data etc.:5742 No. of bytes in distributed program including test data etc.:288 939 Distribution program:tar.gz Nature of the physical problem:In order to perform calculations within the nuclear shell model (NSM), a quick and reliable access to the nuclear matrix elements is required. These matrix elements, which arise from various types of forces among the nucleons, can be calculated using Moshinsky's transformation brackets between relative and center-of-mass coordinates [T.A. Brody, M. Moshinsky, Tables of Transformation Brackets, Monografias del Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1960] and by the proper use of the nuclear states in different coupling notations

  19. Root resorption of self-ligating and conventional preadjusted brackets in severe anterior crowding Class I patients: a longitudinal retrospective study

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    Chen, Weiting; Haq, Abdul Azeem Aminul; Zhou, Yu

    2015-01-01

    Background To test the null hypothesis that there is no difference in the apical root resorption seen after orthodontic treatment with the conventional brackets and the self-ligating brackets. Methods Pre-treatment and post-treatment periapical radio-graphs of 70 patients, (35 treated with the Damon3 0.022” bracket and 35 with the 0.022” 3 M bracket) were studied. The long cone paralleling technique was used for all the radio-graphs. Any image distortion between the pre-treatment and post-tre...

  20. A comparison of the forces required to produce tooth movement ex vivo through three types of pre-adjusted brackets when subjected to determined tip or torque values.

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    Sims, A P; Waters, N E; Birnie, D J

    1994-11-01

    Friction in fixed appliance systems has received considerable attention in recent literature, although that attributable to varying second order (tip) and third order (torque) adjustments in either the bracket or the archwire has not been fully investigated. The ex vivo study of 0.022 x 0.028-inch slot Minitwin, Activa, and Standard Straight Wire brackets investigates friction when known values of tip or torque were applied to 0.018 x 0.025-inch stainless steel wires. The resistance to sliding of the wire through the ligated brackets was measured on a vertically-mounted Instron testing machine. The results showed that the self-ligating Activa brackets consistently produced less friction than the other conventionally tied brackets. Minitwin brackets were slightly more resistant to movement than the Standard brackets during torquing, but the converse was found when tip was applied. Increasing tip and torque (ranges tested 0-6 degrees and 0-25 degrees, respectively) produced almost linear increases in friction for all brackets, although increasing tip had the more profound effect on friction, particularly in Activa brackets. PMID:7857896

  1. Tensile Bond Strength of Metal Bracket Bonding to Glazed Ceramic Surfaces With Different Surface Conditionings

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    M. Imani

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The objective of this study was to compare the tensile bond strength of metal brackets bonding to glazed ceramic surfaces using three various surface treatments.Materials and Methods: Forty two glazed ceramic disks were assigned to three groups. In the first and second groups the specimens were etched with 9.5% hydrofluoric acid (HFA. Subsequently in first group, ceramic primer and adhesive were applied, but in second group a bonding agent alone was used. In third group, specimens were treated with 35% phosphoric acid followed by ceramic primerand adhesive application. Brackets were bonded with light cure composites. The specimens were stored in distilled water in the room temperature for 24 hours and thermocycled 500 times between 5°C and 55°C. The universal testing machine was used to test the tensile bond strength and the adhesive remenant index scores between three groups was evaluated. The data were subjected to one-way ANOVA, Tukey and Kruskal-Wallis tests respectively.Results: The tensile bond strength was 3.69±0.52 MPa forfirst group, 2.69±0.91 MPa for second group and 3.60±0.41 MPa for third group. Group II specimens showed tensile strength values significantly different from other groups (P<0.01.Conclusion: In spite of limitations in laboratory studies it may be concluded that in application of Scotch bond multipurpose plus adhesive, phosphoric acid can be used instead of HFA for bonding brackets to the glazed ceramic restorations with enough tensile bond strength.

  2. The Effect of Different Soft Drinks on the Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets

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    M Omid Khoda

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: It is proved that acidic soft drinks that are commonly used, have an adverse effect on dental structures, and may deteriorate oral heath of our patients and orthodontic appliances. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of yoghurt drink with other soft drinks on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets.Materials and Methods: Seventy-five first premolar teeth extracted for orthodontic purposes were selected and standard twin metal brackets were bonded on the center of buccal surface with No-Mix composite. The teeth were thermocycled for 625 cycles and randomly divided into five groups of artificial saliva, carbonated yoghurt drink with lactic acid base, non-carbonated yoghurt drink with lactic acid base, 7 up with citric acid base and Pepsi with phosphoric acid base. In all groups, the teeth were immersed in liquid for five-minute sessions three times with equal intervening intervals for 3 months. SBS was measured by a universal testing machine with a speed of 0.5mm/min. Data was analyzed statistically by one-way ANOVA.Results: The results showed that mean values for the shear bond strength of carbonated yoghurt drinks, non-carbonated yoghurt drinks, 7up and Pepsi groups were 12.98(+_2.95, 13.26(+_4.00, 16.11(+_4.89, 14.73(+_5.10, respectively. There was no statistically significant difference among the groups (P-value= 0.238Conclusion: Soft drinks used in this study did not decrease the bond strength of the brackets bonded with this specific type of composite.

  3. Effect of different methods of enamel conditioning on bond strength of orthodontic brackets

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    Davari AR

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Background and Aim: With the introduction of different bondable restorative materials in dentistry, various methods have been suggested to enhance the polymerization and shear bond strength of these materials. The aim of this study was to determine the effects of different methods of enamel conditioning on bond strength of orthodontic brackets and on the bracket/ adhesive failure mode. Materials and Methods: In this experimental in vitro study, brackets were bonded to thirty-six bovine incisor teeth with different protocols according to the manufacturer's instructions as follows: Group 1: conventional multistep adhesive (n=12; Group 2: self-etching primer system (n=12; Group 3: acid+self-etching primer system (n=12. Specimens were loaded in a universal testing machine (Instron, Canton and Mass and the mode of failure was recorded. Data were analyzed by ANOVA and Kruskall-Wallis tests with p<0.05 as the limit of significance. Results: The mean shear bond strength was 11.7 ± 4.2, 10.5 ± 4.4, and 10.9 ± 4.8 MPa for group 1, 2, and 3 respectively. There was no significant difference in bond strength among the three groups (P=0.800. No significant difference was observed among the three groups with respect to residual adhesive on the enamel surfaces (P=0.554. Conclusion: Based on the results of the present study, the use of self-etching primers may be an alternative to conventional phosphoric acid pre-treatment in orthodontic bonding.

  4. Fluoride-Releasing Materials to Prevent White Spot Lesions around Orthodontic Brackets: A Systematic Review.

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    Nascimento, Patrícia Layane de Menezes Macêdo; Fernandes, Micaelle Tenório Guedes; Figueiredo, Fabricio Eneas Diniz de; Faria-E-Silva, André Luis

    2016-01-01

    The relation between orthodontic fixed appliances use and enamel demineralization is well established. Different preventive approaches have been suggested to this problem, but controversy remains about which is the best. The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review of clinical trials that investigated the effectiveness of materials containing fluorides to lute brackets or cover the bonding interface in order to inhibit the development and progression of white spot lesions. The null hypothesis was that fluoride materials do not affect the incidence of white spot lesions around brackets. A MEDLINE search was conducted for randomized clinical trials evaluating the development of white spot lesions in patients using fixed orthodontic appliances, followed by meta-analysis comparing the results for patients for whom dental materials containing fluorides were used (experimental group) to those for whom these materials were not used (control group). The pooled relative risk of developing white spot lesions for the experimental group was 0.42 (95% confidence interval: 0.25 to 0.72); hence, when fluoride-releasing materials are used, the patient has 58% less risk of white spot lesion development. Regarding white spot lesion extent, the pooled mean difference between the experimental and control groups was not statistically significant (-0.12; 95% confidence interval: -0.29 to 0.04). In conclusion, the results of the present systematic review suggest that fluoride-releasing materials can reduce the risk of white spot lesions around brackets. However, when white spot lesions had already occurred, there is no evidence that fluoride-releasing materials reduce the extent of these lesions. PMID:27007355

  5. Manufacturing and assembly of IWS support RIB and lower bracket for ITER vacuum vessel

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    ITER Vacuum Vessel (VV) is made of double walls connected by ribs structure and flexible housings, space between these walls is filled up with In Wall Shielding (IWS) blocks to shield neutrons streaming out of plasma and reduce toroidal magnetic field ripple. These blocks will be connected to the VV through a supporting structure of Support Rib (SR) and Lower Bracket (LB) assembly. SR and LB are two independent components manufactured from SS316L (N)-IG material using water jet cutting followed by CNC machining. Water jet cutting is used to prevent Heat Affected Zone, while CNC machining is required to meet the desired surface roughness. Total 1584 support ribs and 3168 lower bracket of different sizes and shapes will be manufactured for the IWS. Two lower brackets will be welded with one support rib to make an assembly. The welding between SR and LB is a full penetration welding by combining Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding and Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW). K type weld joint has been selected for assembly to minimise the welding distortion and a unique welding fixture has been designed to facilitate this weld joint. This unique fixture has an arrangement of rotation of assembly and maintaining appropriate flow of purging gas (Argon) to minimise the welding defects and distortion. Total 1584 assemblies of different sizes and shapes will be manufactured within fastened tolerance to support IWS blocks in the VV. Various mock ups have been manufactured to establish and validate the manufacturing processes, welding and inspection procedures. Process qualification documents (WPS, PQR and WPQR) have been developed. With sufficient experience gained from manufacturing and testing of mock ups, final manufacturing of IWS support rib and lower bracket has been started at the site of IWS manufacturer M/s. Avasarala Technologies Limited, India. This paper will describe, optimization of water jet cutting speed on IWS material, selection criteria for K type weld joint

  6. HOTB: High precision parallel code for calculation of four-particle harmonic oscillator transformation brackets

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    Stepšys, A.; Mickevicius, S.; Germanas, D.; Kalinauskas, R. K.

    2014-11-01

    This new version of the HOTB program for calculation of the three and four particle harmonic oscillator transformation brackets provides some enhancements and corrections to the earlier version (Germanas et al., 2010) [1]. In particular, new version allows calculations of harmonic oscillator transformation brackets be performed in parallel using MPI parallel communication standard. Moreover, higher precision of intermediate calculations using GNU Quadruple Precision and arbitrary precision library FMLib [2] is done. A package of Fortran code is presented. Calculation time of large matrices can be significantly reduced using effective parallel code. Use of Higher Precision methods in intermediate calculations increases the stability of algorithms and extends the validity of used algorithms for larger input values. Catalogue identifier: AEFQ_v4_0 Program summary URL: http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEFQ_v4_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen’s University of Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: GNU General Public License, version 3 Number of lines in programs, including test data, etc.: 1711 Number of bytes in distributed programs, including test data, etc.: 11667 Distribution format: tar.gz Program language used: FORTRAN 90 with MPI extensions for parallelism Computer: Any computer with FORTRAN 90 compiler Operating system: Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, True64 Unix Has the code been vectorized of parallelized?: Yes, parallelism using MPI extensions. Number of CPUs used: up to 999 RAM(per CPU core): Depending on allocated binomial and trinomial matrices and use of precision; at least 500 MB Catalogue identifier of previous version: AEFQ_v1_0 Journal reference of previous version: Comput. Phys. Comm. 181, Issue 2, (2010) 420-425 Does the new version supersede the previous version? Yes Nature of problem: Calculation of matrices of three-particle harmonic oscillator brackets (3HOB) and four-particle harmonic oscillator brackets (4HOB) in a more

  7. 新研制自锁托槽与传统翼结扎托槽摩擦力的比较%Comparison of frictional force between newly developed self-locking brackets and conventional tie-wing brackets

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    周珊; 徐旭光; 陆晓丽; 徐实谦

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Imported self-locking brackets cost much. So it is necessary to develop low-cost and easy-to-operate domestic self-locking brackets.OBJECTIVE: To introduce a newly developed self-locking brackets, and investigate the frictional forces of the brackets. DESIGN, TIME AND SETTING: Biomechanical controlled analysis was performed in the Laboratory of Harbin Medical University in January 2004. MATERIALS: Self-made self-locking brackets and domestic conventional tie-wing stainless steel brackets; domestic Ni-Ti round wire, Australian stainless steel round wire, and domestic stainless steel rectangular wire. METHODS: Two kinds of brackets were combined with three kinds of arch wires. Under the drive of micromotor, pull sensor moved at 1 mm/min. An arch wire, which was ligated in the bracket, was dragged. Thus, teeth's shift was imitated.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Waveshape was observed through the use of storage oscillograph and corresponding data were recorded. Frictional force was determined and compared.RESULTS: Under the same other conditions, no matter which kind of arch wires were combined with, tie-wing brackets produced greater frictional force than self-locking brackets (P < 0.001). Under the same other conditions, no matter which kind of brackets were combined with, Ni-Ti wire produced greater frictional force than Australian stainless steel round wire and domestic stainless steel rectangular wire (P < 0.001). In addition, domestic stainless steel rectangular wires produced greater frictional force than Australian stainless steel round wires (P < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Self-locking bracket produces low frictional force, so it is fit for orthodontic doctors to use the corrective force.%背景:进口自锁托槽价格昂贵,需要开发成本低、易操作的国产自锁托槽.目的: 介绍一种新式托槽,并观察新研制自锁托槽的摩擦力.设计、时间及地点:生物力学对比实验,于2004-01在哈尔滨医科大学实验室完成.材料:

  8. A clinical and radiographic study to evaluate the rate of retraction of maxillary canine using nickel-titanium closed coil spring with two different bracket systems

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    P Adarsh Reddy

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: This study compares the efficiency of self-ligating brackets with the conventional preadjusted edgewise (PEA brackets during maxillary canine retraction using nickel-titanium closed coil springs. Materials and Methods: The sample comprised of 20 healthy patients (10 males and 10 females, within age groups 16-26 years (mean, 20 years having Class I malocclusion with bimaxillary protrusion. All patients underwent bilateral extraction of the maxillary first bicuspids and retraction of the maxillary canines with fixed self-ligating brackets (3M Smart clip and PEA appliance (3M Gemini. The initial records included standard intra- and extra-oral photographs, study models, lateral cephalograms, and panoramic radiographs. Results: The mean distal movement of canines in self-ligating brackets was 0.89 mm/mo with standard deviation of 0.255 and in preadjusted edgewise brackets, the mean distal movement of canines was 0.87 mm/mo with standard deviation of 0.214. The mean tipping of canine in self-ligating brackets was 7.45 ± 1.050(0 and in PEA brackets it was 7.70° ± 1.21°. The mean rotation of canine in self-ligating brackets was 7.65° ± 3.47° and in preadjusted edgewise appliance it was 12.30° ± 3.08°. Conclusion: The rates of distal movement of the maxillary canines were similar with both conventional and self-ligating brackets. Rotation of the maxillary canines during retraction was minimized with self-ligating brackets in comparison to conventional bracket systems.

  9. Comparative study of friction between metallic and conventional interactive self-ligating brackets in different alignment conditions

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    Jakob, Sérgio Ricardo; Matheus, Davison; Jimenez-Pellegrin, Maria Cristina; Turssi, Cecília Pedroso; do Amaral, Flávia Lucisano Botelho

    2014-01-01

    Objective The aim of this study was to compare the friction between three bracket models: conventional stainless steel (Ovation, Dentsply GAC), self-ligating ceramic (In-Ovation, Denstply GAC) and self-ligating stainless steel brackets (In-Ovation R, Dentsply GAC). Methods Five brackets were used for each model. They were bonded to an aluminum prototype that allowed the simulation of four misalignment situations (n = 10). Three of these situations occurred at the initial phase (in which a 0.016-in nickel-titanium wire was used): 1. horizontal; 2. vertical; and 3. simultaneous horizontal/vertical. One of the situations occurred at the final treatment phase: 4. no misalignment (in which a 0.019 x 0.025-inch stainless steel rectangular wire was used). The wires slipped through the brackets and friction was measured by a Universal Testing Machine. Results Analysis of variance followed by Tukey's Test for multiple comparisons (α = 0.05) were applied to assess the results. Significant interaction (p bracket produced the highest friction. The two self-ligating models resulted in lower and similar values, except for the horizontal situation, in which In-Ovation C® showed lower friction, which was similar to the In-Ovation R® metallic model. For the no misalignment situation, the same results were observed. Conclusion The self-ligating system was superior to the conventional one due to producing less friction. With regard to the material used for manufacturing the brackets, the In-Ovation C® ceramic model showed less friction than the metallic ones. PMID:25162570

  10. Effect of adhesive remnant removal on enamel topography after bracket debonding

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    Larissa Adrian Meira Cardoso

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: At orthodontic treatment completion, knowledge about the effects of adhesive remnant removal on enamel is paramount.OBJECTIVE: This study aimed at assessing the effect of different adhesive remnant removal methods on enamel topography (ESI and surface roughness (Ra after bracket debonding and polishing.METHODS: A total of 50 human premolars were selected and divided into five groups according to the method used for adhesive remnant removal: high speed tungsten carbide bur (TCB, Sof-Lex discs (SL, adhesive removing plier (PL, ultrasound (US and Fiberglass burs (FB. Metal brackets were bonded with Transbond XT, stored at 37oC for 24 hours before debonding with adhesive removing plier. Subsequently, removal methods were carried out followed by polishing with pumice paste. Qualitative and quantitative analyses were conducted with pre-bonding, post-debonding and post-polishing analyses. Results were submitted to statistical analysis with F test (ANOVA and Tukey's (Ra as well as with Kruskal-Wallis and Bonferroni tests (ESI (P < 0.05.RESULTS: US Ra and ESI were significantly greater than TCB, SL, PL and FB. Polishing minimized Ra and ESI in the SL and FB groups.CONCLUSION: Adhesive remnant removal with SL and FB associated with polishing are recommended due to causing little damage to the enamel.

  11. Effects of surface treatment of provisional crowns on the shear bond strength of brackets

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    Josiane Xavier de Almeida

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess the adhesive resistance of metallic brackets bonded to temporary crowns made of acrylic resin after different surface treatments. METHODS: 180 specimens were made of Duralay and randomly divided into 6 groups (n = 30 according to surface treatment and bonding material: G1 - surface roughening with Soflex and bonding with Duralay; G2 - roughening with aluminum oxide blasting and bonding with Duralay; G3 - application of monomer and bonding with Duralay; G4 - roughening with Soflex and bonding with Transbond XT; G5 - roughening with aluminum oxide blasting and bonding with Transbond XT and G6: application of monomer and bonding with Transbond. The results were statistically assessed by ANOVA/Games-Howell. RESULTS: The means (MPa were: G1= 18.04, G2= 22.64, G3= 22.4, G4= 9.71, G5= 11.23, G6= 9.67. The Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI ranged between 2 and 3 on G1, G2 and G3 whereas in G4, G5 and G6 it ranged from 0 to 1, showing that only the material affects the pattern of adhesive flaw. CONCLUSION: The surface treatment and the material influenced adhesive resistance of brackets bonded to temporary crowns. Roughening by aluminum blasting increased bond strength when compared to Soflex, in the group bonded with Duralay. The bond strength of Duralay acrylic resin was superior to that of Transbond XT composite resin.

  12. Basic Brackets of a 2D Model for the Hodge Theory Without its Canonical Conjugate Momenta

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    Kumar, R.; Gupta, S.; Malik, R. P.

    2016-06-01

    We deduce the canonical brackets for a two (1+1)-dimensional (2D) free Abelian 1-form gauge theory by exploiting the beauty and strength of the continuous symmetries of a Becchi-Rouet-Stora-Tyutin (BRST) invariant Lagrangian density that respects, in totality, six continuous symmetries. These symmetries entail upon this model to become a field theoretic example of Hodge theory. Taken together, these symmetries enforce the existence of exactly the same canonical brackets amongst the creation and annihilation operators that are found to exist within the standard canonical quantization scheme. These creation and annihilation operators appear in the normal mode expansion of the basic fields of this theory. In other words, we provide an alternative to the canonical method of quantization for our present model of Hodge theory where the continuous internal symmetries play a decisive role. We conjecture that our method of quantization is valid for a class of field theories that are tractable physical examples for the Hodge theory. This statement is true in any arbitrary dimension of spacetime.

  13. Should the orthodontic brackets always be removed prior to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)?

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    Poorsattar-Bejeh Mir, Arash; Rahmati-Kamel, Manouchehr

    2016-01-01

    Request for temporary removal of orthodontic appliances due to medical conditions that require magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is not uncommon in daily practice in the field of orthodontics. This may be at the expense of time and cost. Metal Orthodontic appliances cause more signal loss and image distortion as compared to ceramic and titanium ones. Stainless steel and large brackets in addition to the oriented miniscrews in relation to the axis of magnetic field may cause severe signal loss and image distortion. Moreover, gradient echo and frequency-selective fat saturation MR protocols are more susceptible to metal artifacts. The spin echo and fat-suppression protocols, low magnetic field strength (e.g., 1.5 Tesla vs. 3 Tesla), small field of view, high-resolution matrix, thin slice, increased echo train length and increased receiver band width could be applied to lessen the metal artifacts in MR images. The larger the distance between an appliance and desired location to be imaged, the lower the distortion and signal loss. Decision to remove brackets should be made based on its composition and desired anatomic location. In this review, first the principles of MR imaging are introduced (Part-I) and then the interactions of orthodontic appliances and magnetic field are farther discussed (Part-II). PMID:27195213

  14. Assessment of pain experience in adults and children after bracket bonding and initial archwire insertion

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    Marcio José da Silva Campos

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Ninety five percent of orthodontic patients routinely report pain, due to alterations in the periodontal ligament and surrounding soft tissues, with intensity and prevalence varying according to age. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to assess toothache and buccal mucosal pain in adults and children during two initial phases of the orthodontic treatment. METHODS: The intensity of toothache and buccal mucosal pain reported by 20 patients, 10 children (11-13 years and 10 adults (18-37 years was recorded with the aid of a Visual Analog Scale (VAS, during 14 days - 7 days with bonded brackets only and 7 days with the initial archwire inserted. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in pain intensity among adults and children. After bracket bonding, 50% of the children and 70% of the adults reported pain. 70% of both groups reported pain after initial archwire insertion. While adults reported constant, low intensity, buccal mucosal pain, the children showed great variation of pain intensity, but with a trend towards decreasing pain during the assessment period. After initial archwire insertion the peaks of toothache intensity and prevalence occurred 24 hours in children and 48 hours in adults. CONCLUSIONS: In general, children reported pain less frequently than adults did, though with greater intensity.

  15. Does self-ligating brackets type influence the hysteresis, activation and deactivation forces of superelastic NiTi archwires?

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    José Rino Neto; Gilberto Vilanova Queiroz; João Batista Paiva; Rafael Yagüe Ballester

    2013-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: To compare hysteresis, activation and deactivation forces produced by first-order deformation of Contour 0.014-in NiTi wire (Aditek, Brazil) in four brands of self-ligating brackets: Damon MX, Easy Clip, Smart Clip and In-Ovation. METHODS: Activation and deactivation forces were measured in an Instron universal tensile machine at 3 mm/minute speed to a total displacement of 4 mm. Tests were repeated eight times for each bracket/wire combination. Statistical analysis comprised ANOVA...

  16. SHEAR BOND STRENGTH OF BRACKETS BONDED TO PORCELAIN SURFACE: IN VITRO STUDY

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    Fidan Alakuş Sabuncuoğlu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To compare the effects of different porcelain surface treatment methods on the shear bond strength (SBS and fracture mode of orthodontic brackets. Materials and Methods: Seventy feldspathic porcelain disk samples mounted in acrylic resin blocks were divided into seven groups (n=10 according to type of surface treatment: I, Diamond bur; II, Orthosphoric acid (OPA; III, hydrofluoric acid (HFA; IV, sandblasted with aluminum oxide (SB; V, SB+HFA; VI, Neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG laser; VII, Erbium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Er:YAG laser. Brackets were affixed to treated all-porcelain surfaces with a silane bonding agent and adhesive resin and subjected to SBS testing. Specimens were evaluated according to the adhesive remnant index (ARI, and failure modes were assessed quantitatively under a stereomicroscope and morphologically under a scanning electron microscope (SEM. Statistical analysis was performed using one-way analysis of variance and the post-hoc Tukey test, with the significance level set at 0.05. Results: The highest SBS values were observed for Group V, with no significant difference between Groups V and III. SBS values for Group I were significantly lower than those of all other groups tested. The porcelain/resin interface was the most common site of failure in Group V (40% and Group III (30%, whereas other groups showed various types of bond failure, with no specific location pre-dominating, but with some of the adhesive left on the porcelain surfaces (ARI scores 2 or 3 in most cases. Conclusion: The current findings indicate that a diamond bur alone is unable to sufficiently etch porcelain surfaces for bracket bonding. Moreover, SB and HFA etching used in combination results in a significantly higher shear-bond strength than HFA or SB alone. Finally, laser etching with either an Nd:YAG or Er:YAG laser was found to be more effective and less time-consuming than both HFA acid and SB for the treatment of deglazed

  17. Revised calculation of four-particle harmonic-oscillator transformation brackets matrix

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    Mickevičius, S.; Germanas, D.; Kalinauskas, R. K.

    2013-02-01

    In this article we present a new, considerably enhanced and more rapid method for calculation of the matrix of four-particle harmonic-oscillator transformation brackets (4HOB). The new method is an improved version of 4HOB matrix calculations which facilitates the matrix calculation by finding the eigenvectors of the 4HOB matrix explicitly. Using this idea the new Fortran code for fast and 4HOB matrix calculation is presented. The calculation time decreases more than a few hundred times for large matrices. As many problems of nuclear and hadron physics structure are modeled on the harmonic oscillator (HO) basis our presented method can be useful for large-scale nuclear structure and many-particle identical fermion systems calculations. Program summaryTitle of program: HOTB_M Catalogue identifier: AEFQ_v3_0 Program summary URL:http://cpc.cs.qub.ac.uk/summaries/AEFQ_v3_0.html Program obtainable from: CPC Program Library, Queen's University, Belfast, N. Ireland Licensing provisions: GNU General Public License version 3 No. of lines in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 2149 No. of bytes in distributed program, including test data, etc.: 17576 Distribution format: tar.gz Programming language: Fortran 90. Computer: Any computer with Fortran 90 compiler. Operating system: Windows, Linux, FreeBSD, True64 Unix. RAM: Up to a few Gigabytes (see Tables 1 and 2 included in the distribution package) Classification: 17.16, 17.17. Catalogue identifier of previous version: AEFQ_v2_0 Journal reference of previous version: Comput. Phys. Comm. 182(2011)1377 Does the new version supersede the previous version?: Yes Nature of problem: Calculation of the matrix of the 4HOB in a more effective way, which allows us to calculate the matrix of the brackets up to a few hundred times more rapidly than in a previous version. Solution method: The method is based on compact expressions of 4HOB, presented in [1] and its simplifications presented in this paper. Reasons for new version

  18. Influence of various surface-conditioning methods on the bond strength of metal brackets to ceramic surfaces

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    Schmage, P; Nergiz, [No Value; Herrmann, W; Ozcan, M; Nergiz, Ibrahim; �zcan, Mutlu

    2003-01-01

    With the increase in adult orthodontic treatment comes the need to find a reliable method for bonding orthodontic brackets onto metal or ceramic crowns and fixed partial dentures. In this study, shear bond strength and surface roughness tests were used to examine the effect of 4 different surface co

  19. Plaque accumulation and Streptococcus mutans levels around self-ligating bracket clips and elastomeric modules: A randomized controlled trial

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    Dhaval Fadia

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To determine the effect of two different ligating systems that is, elastomeric modules and self-ligating (SL bracket systems (Smartclip - 3M Unitek with respect to harboring bacterial plaque in fixed orthodontic treatment. Objectives: To assess, evaluate, and compare the amount of plaque accumulation and Streptococcus mutans colonization around elastomeric ligation and SL clips in the smart clip appliance. Materials and Methods: A total of 111 orthodontic patients scheduled for fixed orthodontic treatments were selected for this split maxillary arch study. All the patients were bonded with smart-clip (3M Unitek SL brackets, and the wire was placed into the bracket slots, on the randomly selected hemi arch, elastomeric modules were placed for the study to be conducted. Microbial and periodontal plaque accumulation was recorded at 3-time intervals post ligation. Plaque index-by Silness and Loe, modified Quigely Hein index, bleeding on probing were evaluated, and biofilm was collected from the tooth surface after 30 days and placed in petri dishes containing Mitis Salivarius agar for bacterial culturing. Result: It was observed that the side where ligation was done with elastomeric modules accumulated more plaque and increase in S. mutans colony forming units as compared to the side without external ligation (P < 0.05. Conclusion: Reduced bacterial colonization and better plaque control was seen with SL orthodontic bracket appliance system as compared to conventional ligation method.

  20. CARIOSTATIC EFFECT AND FLUORIDE RELEASE FROM A VISIBLE LIGHT-CURING ADHESIVE FOR BONDING OF ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS

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    OGAARD, B; REZKLEGA, F; RUBEN, J; ARENDS, J

    1992-01-01

    This study was designed to investigate the cariostatic potential in vivo of a visible light-curing adhesive for the bonding of orthodontic brackets. The fluoride release of the adhesive in water and saliva was also measured. Ten orthodontic patients with premolars to be extracted participated. One b

  1. Formulation of singular theories in a partial Hamiltonian formalism using a new bracket and multi-time dynamics

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    Duplij, Steven

    2015-09-01

    A formulation of singular classical theories (determined by degenerate Lagrangians) without constraints is presented. A partial Hamiltonian formalism in the phase space having an initially arbitrary number of momenta (which can be smaller than the number of velocities) is proposed. The equations of motion become first-order differential equations, and they coincide with those of multi-time dynamics, if a certain condition is imposed. In a singular theory, this condition is fulfilled in the case of the coincidence of the number of generalized momenta with the rank of the Hessian matrix. The noncanonical generalized velocities satisfy a system of linear algebraic equations, which allows an appropriate classification of singular theories (gauge and nongauge). A new antisymmetric bracket (similar to the Poisson bracket) is introduced, which describes the time evolution of physical quantities in a singular theory. The origin of constraints is shown to be a consequence of the (unneeded in our formulation) extension of the phase space, when the new bracket transforms into the Dirac bracket. Quantization is briefly discussed.

  2. WELDING SEQUNCE KONSTRUKSI I-BRACKET PADA PEMBANGUNAN CREW BOAT PAN MARINE 10 DI PT JASA MARINA INDAH SEMARANG

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    Samuel Samuel

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to determine the sequence of welding and the consequences that occur when the sequence of welding / welding sequence without a supported method of anticipating the occurrence of the pull of welding, the following ways to overcome it. All welding procedures have been implemented, but if not followed by the installation of equipment / tools that support the construction of certain sections, there will be pull welding of large, considering the construction of this very vulnerable Bracket I pull the weld. The position taken by the pull of welding, the center of I Bracket less to the left, less right, less rise, and less down. From the results of this study can be obtained data about the sequence of welding, welding method of the right to obtain maximum results for First Bracket construction welding jobs, find ways to overcome / cope in the event that lead to I pull welding Bracket less to the left, less right, less go up, less down, and get the alignment deviation according to the rule that conditioned. Results deviation below the alignment of the top 0.00 mm, bottom 0.15 mm, left 0.15 mm, right 0.17 mm.

  3. Heat treatment following surface silanization in rebonded tribochemical silica-coated ceramic brackets: shear bond strength analysis

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    Emilia Adriane Silva

    2013-07-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the effects of heat treatment on the tribochemical silica coating and silane surface conditioning and the bond strength of rebonded alumina monocrystalline brackets. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Sixty alumina monocrystalline brackets were randomly divided according to adhesive base surface treatments (n=20: Gc, no treatment (control; Gt, tribochemical silica coating + silane application; Gh, as per Gt + post-heat treatment (air flux at 100ºC for 60 s. Brackets were bonded to the enamel premolars surface with a light-polymerized resin and stored in distilled water at 37ºC for 100 days. Additionally, half the specimens of each group were thermocycled (6,000 cycles between 5-55ºC (TC. The specimens were submitted to the shear bond strength (SBS test using a universal testing machine (1 mm/min. Failure mode was assessed using optical and scanning electron microscopy (SEM, together with the surface roughness (Ra of the resin cement in the bracket using interference microscopy (IM. 2-way ANOVA and the Tukey test were used to compare the data (p>0.05. RESULTS: The strategies used to treat the bracket surface had an effect on the SBS results (p=0.0, but thermocycling did not (p=0.6974. Considering the SBS results (MPa, Gh-TC and Gc showed the highest values (27.59±6.4 and 27.18±2.9 and Gt-TC showed the lowest (8.45±6.7. For the Ra parameter, ANOVA revealed that the aging method had an effect (p=0.0157 but the surface treatments did not (p=0.458. For the thermocycled and non-thermocycled groups, Ra (µm was 0.69±0.16 and 1.12±0.52, respectively. The most frequent failure mode exhibited was mixed failure involving the enamel-resin-bracket interfaces. CONCLUSION: Regardless of the aging method, Gh promoted similar SBS results to Gc, suggesting that rebonded ceramic brackets are a more effective strategy.

  4. Beatification: Flattening the Poisson Bracket for Two-Dimensional Fluid and Plasma Theories

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    Viscondi, Thiago F; Morrison, Philip J

    2016-01-01

    A perturbative method called beatification is presented for a class of two-dimensional fluid and plasma theories. The Hamiltonian systems considered, namely the Euler, Vlasov-Poisson, Hasegawa-Mima, and modified Hasegawa-Mima equations, are naturally described in terms of noncanonical variables. The beatification procedure amounts to finding the correct transformation that removes the explicit variable dependence from a noncanonical Poisson bracket and replaces it with a fixed dependence on a chosen state in phase space. As such, beatification is a major step toward casting the Hamiltonian system in its canonical form, thus enabling or facilitating the use of analytical and numerical techniques that require or favor a representation in terms of canonical, or beatified, Hamiltonian variables.

  5. Influence of surface treatment on shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets

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    Ione Helena Vieira Portella Brunharo

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to micro-hybrid and micro-particulate resins under different surface treatment methods was assessed. METHODS: Two hundred and eighty test samples were divided into 28 groups (n = 10, where 140 specimens were filled with Durafill micro-particulate resin and 140 with Charisma composite. In 140 samples, a coupling agent (silane was applied. The surface treatment methods were: Phosphoric and hydrofluoric acid etching, sodium bicarbonate and aluminum oxide blasting, stone and burs. A Universal Instron Machine was used to apply an occlusal shear force directly to the resin composite bracket surface at a speed of 0.5 mm/min. The means were compared using analysis of variance and multivariate regression to assess the interaction between composites and surface treatment methods. RESULTS: Means and standard deviations for the groups were: Sodium bicarbonate jet 11.27±2.78; burs 9.26±3.01; stone 7.95±3.67; aluminum oxide blasting 7.04±3.21; phosphoric acid 5.82±1.90; hydrofluoric acid 4.54±2.87, and without treatment 2.75±1.49. An increase of 1.94 MPa in shear bond strength was seen in Charisma groups. Silane agent application reduced the Charisma shear bond strength by 0.68 Mpa, but increased Durafill means for bicarbonate blasting (0.83, burs (0.98 and stone drilling (0.46. CONCLUSION: The sodium bicarbonate blasting, burs and stone drilling methods produced adequate shear bond strength and may be suitable for clinical use. The Charisma micro hybrid resin composite showed higher shear bond means than Durafill micro particle composite.

  6. The effect of APF-incorporated phosphoric acid etchant on shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets

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    Behnam Khosravanifard

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of adding acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF to phosphoric acid etchant on shear bond strength (SBS and adhesive remnant index (ARI of orthodontic brackets bonded to etched teeth. Methods: In this in vitro experimental study, 40 human premolars were etched with 37% phosphoric acid solution (Dentsply blended with 0, 25%, 50%, and 75% fractions of 1.23% APF (Dentsply. The brackets (Mini Dyna Lock, 3M were bonded (Transbond XT, 3M and were subjected to 96 hours of 37°C incubation and thermocycling procedures (2000 cycles, 5-55°C, dwell time = 30 s. Then, they were debonded at 1-mm crosshead speed to measure the SBS. The ARI was estimated at 10× magnification. The data were analyzed using the tests one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA, Tukey, chi-square, one-sample t-test, and Spearman correlation. Results: The SBS of the groups control, 25%, 50%, and 75% APF were 11.90±2.72, 8.01±3.13, 5.40±2.51, and 3.27±2.01 MPa, respectively. Mean ARI scores of these groups were 2.4 (control, 4.3, 4.7, and 4.8, respectively. According to the Tukey′s test, only the mean SBS of the second group (25% was not different from the control group (P=0.091. Conclusion: Adding about 20-25% of 1.23% APF to the phosphoric acid etchant might considerably reduce the amount of residual adhesive, without compromising the SBS.

  7. The effect of argon laser irradiation on demineralization resistance of human enamel adjacent to orthodontic brackets: an in vitro study.

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    Noel, Lloyd; Rebellato, Joe; Sheats, Rose D

    2003-06-01

    Argon lasers, because of their significant timesavings over conventional curing lights, have been investigated for use in bonding orthodontic brackets. They are also being investigated for their ability to confer demineralization resistance on enamel, which is of great interest in orthodontics. A two-part in vitro study on 86 human posterior teeth was conducted to determine the effects of a five-second argon laser exposure on shear bond strength and to evaluate the effects of a five- and 10-second argon laser exposure (250 mW) on demineralization of enamel surrounding orthodontic brackets after exposure to an artificial caries bath. Brackets cured with the argon laser for five seconds yielded mean bond strengths similar to those attained with a 40-second conventional light-cured control (n = 13 per group, 20.4 vs 17.8 MPa). Brackets cured with the argon laser for 10 seconds resulted in significantly lower mean lesion depth when compared with a visible light control (n = 20 per group, 107.8 vs 137.2 microm, P = .038). There were no statistically significant differences in lesion depth between the five-second argon laser and the visible light control groups. Overall, there was a 15% and 22% reduction in lesion depths for the five- and 10-second group, respectively. Poor correlations were found between the clinical appearance of decalcifications and their lesion depth. Argon lasers used for bonding orthodontic brackets would save a significant amount of chair time while possibly conferring demineralization resistance upon the enamel. PMID:12828433

  8. Evaluation of the influence of dental bleaching with 35% hydrogen peroxide in orthodontic bracket shear bond strength

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    Marcus Vinicius Neiva Nunes do Rego

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate, in vitro, the bond strength of brackets bonded to premolars previously subjected to bleaching with a 35% hydrogen peroxide. METHODS: Twenty one healthy premolars were selected and randomly divided into three groups (n = 7. Group I (G1 included teeth that were not submitted to bleaching. The enamel surfaces of Groups II (G2 and III (G3 were submitted to a bleaching process with 35% hydrogen peroxide (Whiteness HP Maxx. On Group II (G2, after bleaching, the teeth were stored for 24 hours in distilled water at 98.6 ºF, and then, premolar metallic brackets were bonded using Transbond XT (3M resin. Group III (G3 was submitted to the same procedure seven days after bleaching. After bonding, all teeth were stored in distilled water at 98.6 ºF for 24 hours. All groups were submitted to a traction test using an EMIC DL2000 universal testing machine at a speed of 0.5 mm/min. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The bracket resistance to debonding was compared between the groups by the Kruskal-Wallis nonparametric test (p < 0.05 and it was verified that the bleaching agent significantly reduced bracket adhesion when bonded 24 hours after bleaching. However, seven days after bleaching, there was no significant difference on the resistance to debonding among groups G1 (19,52 kgf and G3 (18,44 kgf, meaning that it is necessary to wait longer after bleaching to bond brackets.

  9. Frictional property comparisons of conventional and self-ligating lingual brackets according to tooth displacement during initial leveling and alignment: an in vitro mechanical study

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    Kim, Do-Yoon; Lim, Bum-Soon

    2016-01-01

    Objective We evaluated the effects of tooth displacement on frictional force when conventional ligating lingual brackets (CL-LBs), CL-LBs with a narrow bracket width, and self-ligating lingual brackets (SL-LBs) were used with initial leveling and alignment wires. Methods CL-LBs (7th Generation), CL-LBs with a narrow bracket width (STb), and SL-LBs (In-Ovation L) were tested under three tooth displacement conditions: no displacement (control); a 2-mm palatal displacement (PD) of the maxillary right lateral incisor (MXLI); and a 2-mm gingival displacement (GD) of the maxillary right canine (MXC) (nine groups, n = 7 per group). A stereolithographic typodont system and artificial saliva were used. Static and kinetic frictional forces (SFF and KFF, respectively) were measured while drawing a 0.013-inch copper-nickel-titanium archwire through brackets at 0.5 mm/min for 5 minutes at 36.5℃. Results The In-Ovation L exhibited lower SFF under control conditions and lower KFF under all displacement conditions than the 7th Generation and STb (all p brackets (all p bracket widths exhibited higher KFF than SL-LBs under tooth displacement conditions. CL-LBs and ligation methods should be developed to produce SFF and KFF as low as those in SL-LBs during the initial and leveling stage. PMID:27019823

  10. In-vitro evaluation of an experimental method for bonding of orthodontic brackets with self-adhesive resin cements

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    Barat Ali Ramazanzadeh

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Self-adhesive resin cements do not require the surface treatment of teeth and are said to release fluoride, which makes them suitable candidates for bonding of orthodontic brackets. The objectives of this study was to investigate the shear bond strength (SBS of self-adhesive resin cements on etched on non-etched surfaces in vitro and to assess their fluoride release features. Materials and Methods: Four fluoride-releasing dual-cure self-adhesive resin cements were investigated. For SBS experiment, 135 freshly extracted human maxillary premolars were used and divided into nine groups of 15 teeth. In the control group, brackets were cemented by Transbond XT (3M Unitek, USA, in four groups self-adhesive resin cements were used without acid-etching and in four groups self-adhesive cements were applied on acid-etched surfaces and the brackets were then deboned in shear with a testing machine. Adhesive remnant index (ARI scores were also calculated. For fluoride release investigation, 6 discs were prepared for each self-adhesive cement. Transbond XT and Fuji Ortho LC (GC, Japan served as negative and positive control groups, respectively. The fluoride release of each disc into 5 ml of de-ionized water was measured at days 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, 28, and 56 using a fluoride ion-selective electrode connected to an ion analyzer. To prevent cumulative measurements, the storage solutions were changed daily. Results: The SBS of brackets cemented with Transbond XT were significantly higher compared to self-adhesives applied on non-etched surfaces (P<0.001. However, when the self-adhesive resin cements were used with enamel etching, no significant differences was found in the SBS compared to Transbond XT, except for Breeze. The comparisons of the ARI scores indicated that bracket failure modes were significantly different between the etched and non-etched groups. All self-adhesive cements released clinically sufficient amounts of fluoride for an extended

  11. Effect of fluoridated casein phospopeptide-amorphous-calcium phosphate complex, chlorhexidine fluoride mouthwash on shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets: A comparative in vitro study

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    C A Abdul Shahariyar

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of the current study was to determine the effects of casein phosphopeptide amorphous calcium-phosphate (CPP-ACP complex, chlorhexidine fluoride mouthwash on shear bond strengths (SBSs of orthodontic brackets. Materials and Methods: About sixty extracted healthy human premolar teeth with intact buccal enamel were divided into two equal groups to which brackets were bonded using self-etching primers (SEPs and conventional means respectively. These were further equally divided into three subgroups - (1 control (2 CPP-ACP (3 chlorhexidine fluoride mouthwash. The SBSs were then measured using a universal testing machine. Results: SBS of the conventional group was significantly higher than the self-etching group. The intragroup differences were statistically insignificant. Conclusion: CPP-ACP, chlorhexidine fluoride mouthwash did not adversely affect SBS of orthodontic brackets irrespective of the method of conditioning. Brackets bonded with conventional technique showed greater bond strengths as compared to those bonded with SEP.

  12. A combinatorial method for the vanishing of the Poisson brackets of an integrable Lotka-Volterra system

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    Itoh, Yoshiaki [Institute of Statistical Mathematics and the Graduate University for Advanced Studies, 4-6-7 Minami-Azabu Minatoku, Tokyo 106-8569 (Japan)], E-mail: itoh@ism.ac.jp

    2009-01-16

    The combinatorial method is useful to obtain conserved quantities for some nonlinear integrable systems, as an alternative to the Lax representation method. Here we extend the combinatorial method and introduce an elementary geometry to show the vanishing of the Poisson brackets of the Hamiltonian structure for a Lotka-Volterra system of competing species. We associate a set of points on a circle with a set of species of the Lotka-Volterra system, where the dominance relations between points are given by the dominance relations between the species. We associate each term of the conserved quantities with a subset of points on the circle, which simplifies to show the vanishing of the Poisson brackets.

  13. Formulation of singular theories in a partial Hamiltonian formalism using a new bracket and multi-time dynamics

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    Duplij, Steven

    2013-01-01

    A formulation of singular classical theories (determined by degenerate Lagrangians) without constraints is presented. A partial Hamiltonian formalism in the phase space having an initially arbitrary number of momenta (which can be smaller than the number of velocities) is proposed. The equations of motion become first-order differential equations, and they coincide with those of multi-time dynamics, if a certain condition is imposed. In a singular theory, this condition is fulfilled in the case of the coincidence of the number of generalized momenta with the rank of the Hessian matrix. The noncanonical generalized velocities satisfy a system of linear algebraic equations, which allows an appropriate classification of singular theories (gauge and nongauge). A new antisymmetric bracket (similar to the Poisson bracket) is introduced, which describes the time evolution of physical quantities in a singular theory. The origin of constraints is shown to be a consequence of the (unneeded in our formulation) extension...

  14. Assessment of clinical outcomes of Roth and MBT bracket prescription using the American Board of Orthodontics Objective Grading System

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    Mahesh Jain

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: There is always a need to assess whether small changes in bracket prescription can lead to visually detectable differences in tooth positions. However, with little clinical evidence to show advantages of any of the popularly used bracket systems, orthodontists are forced to make clinical decisions with little scientific guidance. Aim: To compare the orthodontic cases finished with Roth and MBT prescription using American Board of Orthodontics-Objective Grading System (ABO-OGS. Settings and Design: Department of Orthodontics, Post-graduate dental college, retrospective cross-sectional study. Materials and Methods: Forty patients selected were divided into two groups of 20 patients each finished with straight wire appliance using Roth and MBT prescription, respectively. The examiner ability was assessed and calibrated by one of the ABO certified clinician to grade cases using the OGS. Statistical Analysis: Unpaired student t-test was used and P < 0.05 was accepted as significant. Results and Conclusions: MBT bracket group had a lower score of 2.60 points in buccolingual inclination and lower score of 1.10 points in occlusal contact category that was statistically significant when compared with Roth group. The difference in total ABO-OGS score was 2.65 points showing that the outcome for the MBT prescription was better than that of the Roth prescription, which is statistically significant, but with little or no clinical significance. It can be concluded that use of either one of the Roth and MBT bracket prescriptions have no impact to the overall clinical outcome and quality of treatment entirely depends on clinician judgment and experience.

  15. Effect of silica coating on bond strength between a gold alloy and metal bracket bonded with chemically cured resin

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    Ryu, Min-Ju; Gang, Sung-Nam; Lim, Sung-Hoon

    2014-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of three different surface conditioning methods on the shear bond strength (SBS) of metal brackets bonded directly to gold alloy with chemically cured resin. Methods Two hundred ten type III gold alloy specimens were randomly divided into six groups according to the combination of three different surface conditioning methods (aluminum oxide sandblasting only, application of a metal primer after aluminum oxide sandblasting, silica...

  16. Effects of two soft drinks on shear bond strength and adhesive remnant index of orthodontic metal brackets.

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    Soodabeh Sadat Sajadi

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available Bond failure of brackets during orthodontic treatment is a common problem; which results in treatment interference, increased treatment time and prolonged clinical time for rebonding of failed brackets. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of Coca-Cola and a non-alcoholic beer on the shear bond strength and adhesive remnant index (ARI of orthodontic metal brackets in vitro.Eighty intact human premolars were divided into two experimental groups of Coca-Cola and non-alcoholic beer (Istak, and a control group of artificial saliva. Over a period of thirty days, the test groups were immersed in the respective soft drinks for 5 minutes, twice a day. For the remainder of the time, they were kept in artificial saliva at 37°C. The control group was stored in artificial saliva during the experiment. All samples were subjected to shearing forces using Universal Testing Machine. ARI was determined with a stereomicroscope at ×12 magnification. The data of shear bond strength were statistically analyzed by one-way ANOVA and Tukey's Post-Hoc test and the data of ARI scores were analyzed by Kruskal-Wallis test.No significant difference was observed in ARIs of the three groups (P≤ 0.552. The shear bond strength of Coke group was significantly lower than that of the two other groups (P≤ 0.035; but there was no significant difference between the shear bond strength of Istak and the control group (P≤ 0.999.Coca-Cola decreased the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets.

  17. Effect of laser-assisted bleaching with Nd:YAG and diode lasers on shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets.

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    Mirhashemi, Amirhossein; Emadian Razavi, Elham Sadat; Behboodi, Sara; Chiniforush, Nasim

    2015-12-01

    The aim of the present study was to assess the effect of laser-assisted bleaching with neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) and diode lasers on shear bond strength (SBS) of orthodontic brackets. One hundred and four extracted human premolars were randomly divided into four groups: group 1: No bleaching applied (control group); group 2: Teeth bleached with 40 % hydrogen peroxide; group 3: Teeth treated with 30 % hydrogen peroxide activated with Nd:YAG laser (1064 nm, 2.5 W, 25 Hz, pulse duration of 100 μs, 6 mm distance); and group 4: Teeth treated with 30 % hydrogen peroxide activated with diode laser (810 nm, 1 W, CW, 6 mm distance). Equal numbers of teeth in groups 2, 3, and 4 were bonded at start, 1 h, 24 h, and 1 week after bleaching. A universal testing machine measured the SBS of the samples 24 h after bonding. After bracket debonding, the amount of residual adhesive on the enamel surface was observed under a stereomicroscope to determine the adhesive remnant index (ARI) scores. The SBS in the unbleached group was significantly higher than that in the bleached groups bonded immediately and 1 h after laser-assisted bleaching (P laser-assisted bleaching, the SBS was found to be significantly lower than that in the control group. Significant differences in the ARI scores existed among groups as well. The SBS of brackets seems to increase quickly within an hour after laser-assisted bleaching and 24 h after conventional bleaching. Thus, this protocol can be recommended if it is necessary to bond the brackets on the same day of bleaching.

  18. A clinical and radiographic study to evaluate the rate of retraction of maxillary canine using nickel-titanium closed coil spring with two different bracket systems

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    P Adarsh Reddy; Ramachandra Prabhakar; Swati Saraswata Acharya; Karthikeyan, M.K

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: This study compares the efficiency of self-ligating brackets with the conventional preadjusted edgewise (PEA) brackets during maxillary canine retraction using nickel-titanium closed coil springs. Materials and Methods: The sample comprised of 20 healthy patients (10 males and 10 females), within age groups 16-26 years (mean, 20 years) having Class I malocclusion with bimaxillary protrusion. All patients underwent bilateral extraction of the maxillary first bicuspids and retractio...

  19. From conventional to self-ligating bracket systems: Is it possible to aggregate the experience with the former to the use of the latter?

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    Anderson Capistrano; Aldir Cordeiro; Danilo Furquim Siqueira; Leopoldino Capelozza Filho; Mauricio de Almeida Cardoso; Renata Rodrigues de Almeida-Pedrin

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Orthodontics, just as any other science, has undergone advances in technology that aim at improving treatment efficacy with a view to reducing treatment time, providing patients with comfort, and achieving the expected, yet hardly attained long-term stability. The current advances in orthodontic technology seem to represent a period of transition between conventional brackets (with elastic ligatures) and self-ligating brackets systems. Scientific evidence does not always confirm...

  20. Effect of chlorhexidine-containing prophylactic agent on the surface characterization and frictional resistance between orthodontic brackets and archwires: an in vitro study

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    Hosseinzadeh Nik, Tahereh; Hooshmand, Tabassom; Farazdaghi, Habibeh; Mehrabi, Arash; Razavi, Elham S Emadian

    2013-01-01

    Background The purpose of this study was to assess the surface characterization and frictional resistance between stainless steel brackets and two types of orthodontic wires made of stainless steel and nickel-titanium alloys after immersion in a chlorhexidine-containing prophylactic agent. Methods Stainless steel orthodontic brackets with either stainless steel (SS) or heat-activated nickel-titanium (Ni-Ti) wires were immersed in a 0.2% chlorhexidine and an artificial saliva environment for 1...

  1. Effect of surface treatment with sandblasting and Er,Cr:YSGG laser on bonding of stainless steel orthodontic brackets to silver amalgam

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    Oskoee, Parnian A.; Kachoei, Mojgan; Rikhtegaran, Sahand; Fathalizadeh, Farzaneh; Navimipour, Elmira J.

    2011-01-01

    Objectives: Satisfactory bonding of orthodontic attachments to amalgam is a challenge for orthodontists. The aim of this in vitro study was to compare the shear bond strength of stainless steel orthodontic brackets to silver amalgam treated with sandblasting and Er,Cr:YSGG laser. Study Design: Fifty-four amalgam discs were prepared, polished and divided into three groups: In group 1 (the control group) the premolar brackets were bonded using Panavia F resin cement without any surface treatmen...

  2. Recycling stainless steel orthodontic brackets with Er:YAG laser – An environmental scanning electron microscope and shear bond strength study

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    Chacko, Prince K; Kodoth, Jithesh; John, Jacob; Kumar, Kishore

    2013-01-01

    Aim: To determine the efficiency of erbium: Yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser with Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) and shear bond strength analysis as a method of recycling stainless steel orthodontic brackets and compare with other methods of recycling. Materials and Methods: Eighty samples of extracted premolar teeth bonded to SS brackets were tested for rebonded shear bond strength after recycling by four methods and compared with a control group of 20 samples. These...

  3. The comparison of frictional resistance in titanium, self-ligating stainless steel, and stainless steel brackets using stainless steel and TMA archwires: An in vitro study

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    Syed Altaf Khalid; Vadivel Kumar; Prithviraj Jayaram

    2012-01-01

    Aim: The aim of the study was to compare the frictional resistance of titanium, self-ligating stainless steel, and conventional stainless steel brackets, using stainless steel and titanium molybdenum alloy (TMA) archwires. Materials and Methods: We compared the frictional resistance in 0.018 slot and 0.022 slot of the three brackets - titanium, self-ligating stainless steel, and conventional stainless steel - using stainless steel archwires and TMA archwires. An in vitro study of simulated ca...

  4. Assessment of Bond Strength between Metal Brackets and Non-Glazed Ceramic in Different Surface Treatment Methods

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    I. Harririan

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the bond strength between metal brackets and non-glazed ceramic with three different surface treatment methods.Materials and Methods: Forty-two non-glazed ceramic disks were assigned into three groups. Group I and II specimens were etched with 9.5% hydrofluoric acid. Subsequently in group I, silane and adhesive were applied and in group II, bonding agent was used only.In group III, specimens were treated with 35% phosphoric acid and then silane and adhesive were applied. Brackets were bonded with light-cured composites. The specimens were stored in water in room temperature for 24 hours and then thermocycled 500 times between 5°C and 55°C.Results: The difference of tensile bond strength between groups I and III was not significant(P=0.999. However, the tensile bond strength of group II was significantly lower than groups I, and III (P<0.001. The adhesive remnant index scores between the threegroups had statistically significant differences (P<0.001.Conclusion: With the application of scotch bond multi-purpose plus adhesive, we can use phosphoric acid instead of hydrofluoric acid for bonding brackets to non-glazed ceramic restorations.

  5. The results of clinical testing of photodynamic therapy in the complex treatment of gingivitis, complicating orthodontic treatment with bracket systems

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    Samoylenko V.A.

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available In spite of a high efficiency, the use of brackets in orthodontic patients can provoke the development of inflammatory processes in marginal periodontal tissues. The aim of this study was to prove the clinical efficacy of photodynamic therapy in the complex treatment of gingivitis, complicating orthodontic treatment with brackets. Clinical tests were conducted among 60 patients with gingivitis, aged 18 to 35 years, men and women, equally receiving treatment for abnormalities of dentitions and position of teeth with brackets. Efficacy of treatment has been assessed by dynamics of clinical picture including evaluation of indices of oral hygiene and periodontal status, the results of ultrasound Doppler flowmetry before and after the treatment. It has been demonstrated a high success of the proposed method, which consists of complete elimination of inflammation in the gums with the absence of remission of pathological process within six months. It has been assumed that stability of the results is due to normalization of microcirculation in marginal periodontal tissues by the data of ultrasonic Doppler flowmetry. To explian other mechanisms of action of photodynamic therapy, microbiological and immunological studies are necessary.

  6. Orthodontic brackets removal under shear and tensile bond strength resistance tests – a comparative test between light sources

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    We have investigated if a new LEDs system has enough efficient energy to promote efficient shear and tensile bonding strength resistance under standardized tests. LEDs 470 ± 10 nm can be used to photocure composite during bracket fixation. Advantages considering resistance to tensile and shear bonding strength when these systems were used are necessary to justify their clinical use. Forty eight human extracted premolars teeth and two light sources were selected, one halogen lamp and a LEDs system. Brackets for premolar were bonded through composite resin. Samples were submitted to standardized tests. A comparison between used sources under shear bonding strength test, obtained similar results; however, tensile bonding test showed distinct results: a statistical difference at a level of 1% between exposure times (40 and 60 seconds) and even to an interaction between light source and exposure time. The best result was obtained with halogen lamp use by 60 seconds, even during re-bonding; however LEDs system can be used for bonding and re-bonding brackets if power density could be increased

  7. Comparative in vitro study of the shear bond strength of brackets bonded with restorative and orthodontic resins

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    Hassan Isber

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength of brackets bonded with different restorative systems and compare it with that afforded by an established orthodontic bonding system. Seventy human bicuspids were used, divided into five different groups with 14 teeth each. Whereas a specific orthodontic bonding resin (TransbondTM XT was used in the control group, the restorative systems Charisma, Tetric Ceram, TPH Spectrum and Z100 were used in the other four groups. Seven days after bonding the brackets to the samples, shear forces were applied under pressure in a universal testing machine. The data collected was evaluated using the ANOVA test and, when a difference was identified, the Tukey test was applied. A 5% level of significance was adopted. The mean results of the shear bond strength tests were as follows: Group 1 (Charisma, 14.98 MPa; Group 2 (Tetric Ceram, 15.16 MPa; Group 3 (TPH, 17.70 MPa; Group 4 (Z100, 13.91 MPa; and Group 5 or control group (TransbondTM XT, 17.15 MPa. No statistically significant difference was found among the groups. It was concluded that all tested resins have sufficient bond strength to be recommended for bonding orthodontic brackets.

  8. The Corbel Bracket Art in Zhang Clan Garden%张家花园斗拱艺术

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    2015-01-01

    张家花园斗拱构造区别于大式建筑的斗拱形态,斗、昂、拱等构件造型不同于传统的构件造型和做法,斗拱整体不承重,并采用雕刻、彩绘的构造手法装饰以吉祥瑞兽、植物花卉、法器静物,以中国传统文化为载体,体现吉祥和谐、富贵平安、安居乐业的建筑装饰文化寓意,呈现出其建筑视觉语言的独特性。%The structures of the corbel bracket in Zhang Clan Garden is different from the forms of the corbel bracket in Great-style architecture. Its corbel, rising and arch constructs are different from traditional ones in forms and making. The integration of corbel bracket isn’t weight-bearing and decorates with wood carvings and exquisite paintings showing auspicious animals, plants, religion objects and still objects, all of which reflects auspicious, harmonious, rich, safe and happy implications in architecture decoration by taking Chinese traditional cultures as the carrier and shows a unique visual language of Chinese architecture.

  9. Effect of Saliva Contamination on Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets When Using a Self-Etch Primer

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    MAO Jing; QI Juan

    2005-01-01

    The effect of saliva contamination on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets, at various stages of the bonding procedure using a new self-etch primer was studied. The samples were divided into 4 groups according to 4 different enamel surface conditions: Group A: dry; Group B: saliva contamination before priming; Group C: saliva contamination after priming, and Group D: saliva contamination before and after priming. Stainless steel brackets were bonded in each test group with a light-cured composite resin (TransbondXT 3M). The shear bond strength was determined in the first 30 min after bonding. The analysis of variance indicated that the shear bond strengths of the 4 groups were significantly different (F= 11.89, P<0.05). Tukey HSD tests indicated that contamination both before and after the application of the acid-etch primer resulted in a significantly lower (=4.6± 1.7 MPa) shear bond strength than either the control group (= 8.8±1.9 MPa) or the groups where contamination occurred either before ( = 7.9± 2.0 MPa) or after (=6.9±1.5 MPa) the application of the primer. It was concluded that the new acid-etch primer could maintain adequate shear bond strength if contamination occurred either before or after the application of the primer. On the other hand, contamination both before and after the application of the primer could significantly reduce the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets.

  10. Comparative study of frictional forces generated by NiTi archwire deformation in different orthodontic brackets: In vitro evaluation Estudo comparativo da força de atrito produzida pela deformação de arco NiTi em diferentes braquetes ortodônticos: avaliação in vitro

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    Gilberto Vilanova Queiroz; Rafael Yagüe Ballester; João Batista Paiva; José Rino Neto; Giselle Mara Galon

    2012-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the frictional forces between 0.014-in NiTi wires (Aditek) with 4 mm horizontal deflection and brackets with different archwire ligation systems. METHODS: Four types of self-ligating brackets (Damon MX, Easy Clip, Smart Clip and In-Ovation), a triple bracket (Synergy) and a twin bracket with 8-shaped ligature (Tecnident) were tested. Twin brackets with conventional elastomeric ligatures (Morelli) were used as control group. Tests were rep...

  11. Influence of surface treatments on bond strength of metal and ceramic brackets to a novel CAD/CAM hybrid ceramic material.

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    Elsaka, Shaymaa E

    2016-01-01

    This study evaluated the effect of four different surface treatments methods on the shear bond strength (SBS) of ceramic and metal brackets to Vita Enamic (VE) CAD/CAM hybrid ceramic. A total of 240 plates (10 mm × 10 mm × 3 mm) were cut from VE ceramic blocks and divided into two groups. In each group, four subgroups were prepared by hydrofluoric acid (HF); phosphoric acid (H3PO4); diamond ceramic grinding bur; and silica coating using CoJet system (CJ). Maxillary central incisor metal (Victory Series) and ceramic (Clarity) brackets were bonded with light-cure composite and then stored in artificial saliva for 1 week and thermocycled. The SBS test was performed, and the failure types were classified with adhesive remnant index scores. Surface morphology of the ceramic was characterized after treatment using a scanning electron microscope. Data were analyzed using two-way ANOVA, Tukey HSD test, and Weibull analysis. SBS was significantly affected by the type of bracket and by type of treatment (P HF > Bur > H3PO4. Ceramic bracket showed higher SBS compared to metal bracket. Adhesive failures between the ceramic and composite resin were the predominant mode of failure in all groups. Surface treatment of VE CAD/CAM hybrid ceramic with silica coating enhanced the adhesion with ceramic and metal brackets. PMID:25585677

  12. Influence of various surface-conditioning methods on the bond strength of metal brackets to ceramic surfaces.

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    Schmage, Petra; Nergiz, Ibrahim; Herrmann, Wolfram; Ozcan, Mutlu

    2003-05-01

    With the increase in adult orthodontic treatment comes the need to find a reliable method for bonding orthodontic brackets onto metal or ceramic crowns and fixed partial dentures. In this study, shear bond strength and surface roughness tests were used to examine the effect of 4 different surface conditioning methods: fine diamond bur, sandblasting, 5% hydrofluoric acid, and silica coating for bonding metal brackets to ceramic surfaces of feldspathic porcelain. Sandblasting and hydrofluoric acid were further tested after silane application. A total of 120 ceramic disc samples were produced, and 50 were used for surface roughness measurements. The glazed ceramic surfaces were used as controls. Metal brackets were bonded to the ceramic substrates with a self-curing composite. The samples were stored in 0.9% NaCl solution for 24 hours and then thermocycled (5000 times, 5 degrees C to 55 degrees C, 30 seconds). Shear bond tests were performed with a universal testing device, and the results were statistically analyzed. Chemical surface conditioning with either hydrofluoric acid (4.3 microm) or silicatization (4.4 microm) resulted in significantly lower surface roughness than mechanical conditioning (9.3 microm, diamond bur; 9.7 microm, sandblasting) (P <.001). The surface roughness values reflect the mean peak-and-valley distances. The bond strengths of the brackets bonded to the ceramic surfaces treated by hydrofluoric acid with and without silane (12.2 and 14.7 MPa, respectively), silicatization (14.9 MPa), and sandblasting with silane (15.8 MPa) were significantly higher (P <.001) than those treated by mechanical roughening with fine diamond burs (1.6 MPa) or sandblasting (2.8 MPa). The highest bond strength values were obtained with sandblasting and silicatization with silane or hydrofluoric acid without silane; these fulfilled the required threshold. The use of silane after hydrofluoric acid etching did not increase the bond strength. Diamond roughening and

  13. Efficiency of different protocols for enamel clean-up after bracket debonding: an in vitro study

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    Sigilião, Lara Carvalho Freitas; Marquezan, Mariana; Elias, Carlos Nelson; Ruellas, Antônio Carlos; Sant'Anna, Eduardo Franzotti

    2015-01-01

    Objective: This study aimed to assess the efficiency of six protocols for cleaning-up tooth enamel after bracket debonding. Methods: A total of 60 premolars were divided into six groups, according to the tools used for clean-up: 12-blade bur at low speed (G12L), 12-blade bur at high speed (G12H), 30-blade bur at low speed (G30L), DU10CO ORTHO polisher (GDU), Renew System (GR) and Diagloss polisher (GD). Mean roughness (Ra) and mean roughness depth (Rz) of enamel surface were analyzed with a profilometer. Paired t-test was used to assess Ra and Rz before and after enamel clean-up. ANOVA/Tukey tests were used for intergroup comparison. The duration of removal procedures was recorded. The association between time and variation in enamel roughness (∆Ra, ∆Rz) were evaluated by Pearson's correlation test. Enamel topography was assessed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Results: In Groups G12L and G12H, original enamel roughness did not change significantly. In Groups G30L, GDU, GR and GD, a smoother surface (p < 0.05) was found after clean-up. In Groups G30L and GD, the protocols used were more time-consuming than those used in the other groups. Negative and moderate correlation was observed between time and (∆Ra, ∆Rz); Ra and (∆Ra, ∆Rz); Rz (r = - 0.445, r = - 0.475, p < 0.01). Conclusion: All enamel clean-up protocols were efficient because they did not result in increased surface roughness. The longer the time spent performing the protocol, the lower the surface roughness. PMID:26560825

  14. Efficiency of different protocols for enamel clean-up after bracket debonding: an in vitro study

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    Lara Carvalho Freitas Sigilião

    2015-10-01

    Full Text Available Objective: This study aimed to assess the efficiency of six protocols for cleaning-up tooth enamel after bracket debonding.Methods:A total of 60 premolars were divided into six groups, according to the tools used for clean-up: 12-blade bur at low speed (G12L, 12-blade bur at high speed (G12H, 30-blade bur at low speed (G30L, DU10CO ORTHO polisher (GDU, Renew System (GR and Diagloss polisher (GD. Mean roughness (Ra and mean roughness depth (Rz of enamel surface were analyzed with a profilometer. Paired t-test was used to assess Ra and Rz before and after enamel clean-up. ANOVA/Tukey tests were used for intergroup comparison. The duration of removal procedures was recorded. The association between time and variation in enamel roughness (∆Ra, ∆Rz were evaluated by Pearson's correlation test. Enamel topography was assessed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM.Results:In Groups G12L and G12H, original enamel roughness did not change significantly. In Groups G30L, GDU, GR and GD, a smoother surface (p < 0.05 was found after clean-up. In Groups G30L and GD, the protocols used were more time-consuming than those used in the other groups. Negative and moderate correlation was observed between time and (∆Ra, ∆Rz; Ra and (∆Ra, ∆Rz; Rz (r = - 0.445, r = - 0.475, p < 0.01.Conclusion:All enamel clean-up protocols were efficient because they did not result in increased surface roughness. The longer the time spent performing the protocol, the lower the surface roughness.

  15. Evolution of microstructure and magnetic properties in Co–Pt alloys bracketing the eutectoid composition

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    Ghatwai, P.; Vetter, E.; Hrdy, M.; Soffa, W.A.; Floro, J.A., E-mail: jaf9r@virginia.edu

    2015-02-01

    This work correlates the evolution of magnetic properties with microstructure for aging of Co–Pt alloys with compositions bracketing the A1→L1{sub 0}+L1{sub 2} eutectoid at about 60 at% Pt. The magnetic properties of Co{sub 41.7}Pt{sub 58.3} were observed to vary intricately with annealing time and temperature, corresponding to changes in microstructural lengthscales, phase fractions, and degree of ordering. This alloy exhibited a maximum coercivity of 4 kOe and a maximum remanence ratio of 0.8, occurring at an early stage of transformation when strained L1{sub 0} nanoparticles are embedded in the A1 matrix. For particle sizes below 40 nm, robust exchange coupling is observed. Although the L1{sub 0} nanoparticles are rigorously below the single-domain critical size for zero applied field, we argue that a form of domain wall pinning controls magnetization reversal in the peak coercivity sample. After extended aging that completely consumes the A1 phase, quantitative x-ray analysis indicates that the L1{sub 2} phase is also present, suggesting that two-phase region is broader than expected. Samples with composition Co{sub 37.6}Pt{sub 62.4} formed only soft ferromagnetic L1{sub 2} upon aging. - Highlights: • The structure–magnetic property relationship was examined near the Co–Pt eutectoid. • Highest coercivity and exchange coupling are seen in partially transformed samples. • L1{sub 0} nanoparticles strongly exchange couple to the ferromagnetic A1 matrix. • Domain wall pinning by the L1{sub 0} nanoparticles can control magnetization reversal. • The L1{sub 0}+L1{sub 2} two-phase region is found to be broader than published previously.

  16. A comparative evaluation of the retention of metallic brackets bonded with resin-modified glass ionomer cement under different enamel preparations: A pilot study

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    Padmaja Sharma

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: For orthodontists, the ideal bonding material should be less moisture-sensitive and should release fluoride, thereby reducing unfavorable iatrogenic decalcification. Resin-Modified Glass Ionomer Cements (RMGICs, due to their ability to bond in the presence of saliva and blood can be a very good bonding agent for orthodontic attachments especially in the areas of mouth, which are difficult to access. Moreover, their fluoride releasing property makes them an ideal bonding agent for patients with poor oral hygiene. However, their immediate bond strength is said to be too low to immediately ligate the initial wire, which could increase the total number of appointments. The effect of sandblasting and the use of sodium hypochlorite (NaOCL on the immediate bond failure of RMGIC clinically have not been reported in the literature until the date. This investigation intended to assess the effect of sandblasting (of the bracket base and enamel and NaOCL on the rate of bond failure (with immediate ligation at 30 min of Fuji Ortho LC and its comparison with that of conventional light cured composite resin over a period of 1 year. Materials and Methods: 400 sample teeth were further divided into 4 groups of 100 each and bonded as follows: (1 Group 1: Normal metallic brackets bonded with Fuji Ortho LC. (2 Group 2: Sandblasted bracket base and enamel surface, brackets bonded with Fuji Ortho LC. (3 Group 3: Deproteinized enamel surface using sodium hypochlorite and brackets bonded with Fuji Ortho LC. (4 Group 4: Normal metallic bracket bonded with Transbond XT after etching enamel with 37% phosphoric acid. This group served as control group. Results and Conclusion: Results showed that sandblasting the bracket base and enamel, can significantly reduce the bond failure rate of RMGIC.

  17. Three-dimension digitized printing technology of lingual orthodontic brackets%舌侧托槽的数字化3D打印技术

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    王淑范; 杨永强

    2013-01-01

    Objective To design and manufacture individual and precise lingual brackets with more coincident surface on lingual profile of the tooth inner surface.Methods A new design and manufacturing technology of individual lingnal bracket was presented.First,got the CT scanning data of teeth,and then transformed the data into the dental CAD (computer aided design) models by reverse technology.Second,designed customized bracket based on the CAD model.Third,used 3-dimension (3D) printing equipment of selective laser melting to manufacture brackets.Results The 3D printing technology successfully manufactured individual lingual bracket backplane directly through the conversion of the tray bracket bonding in the pre-designed position,obtained individual bracket base plate with the teeth of the lingual surface precision of the anastomosis,and eliminated the drawbacks of traditional tongue side of the bracket needs to rely on the adhesive thickness compensation.Conclusion The 3D digitized printing technology could design and manufacture individual lingual orthodontic bracket.%目的 探索一种新型的个性化、精密、底板更吻合的舌侧托槽设计和直接制造技术,为临床获得更好的矫形效果提供实验依据.方法 通过CT扫描获得牙模数据,经反求技术转化成牙齿计算机辅助设计(computer aided design,CAD)模型;在CAD上设计个性化舌侧托槽;用选区激光熔化快速成型3D打印设备制造舌侧托槽.结果 3D打印技术制造的个性化舌侧托槽底板能够与患者牙齿的舌侧面精密吻合,通过转换托盘直接将托槽粘接在预先设计的位置上,消除传统舌侧托槽需要依赖粘接剂厚度补偿的弊端.结论 通过激光选区熔化3D打印技术可初步制造和设计个性化舌侧托槽.

  18. Effect of Fast Curing Lights, Argon Laser, and Plasma Arc on Bond Strengths of Orthodontic Brackets: An In Vitro Study

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    M. Hashem-Hoseini

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Nowadays light-cured composites are used widely by orthodontists to bond brackets. As these composites require 20-40 seconds time per tooth to be light cured, more chair-time in needed compared to self-cured composites. In recent years, the argon laser and plasma arc lights have been introduced in dentistry to reduce this curing time. The purpose of this study was to compare bond strength of brackets bonded with the argon la-ser and plasma arc light with those bonded with the conventional halogen light.Materials and Methods: Fifty-one intact human premolars were randomly divided into three groups of 17 teeth each. Stainless steel twin premolar brackets (018- in Dyna lock, 3M Unitek were bonded to the teeth using one of these curing devices in each group: the halogen unit (Coltolux 75, Switzerland, the argon laser unit (Bo-5, Iran , and the plasma arc unit (Remecure 15, Belgium. The orthodontic adhesive was the same in the three groups (Transbond XT, 3M Unitek. After thermal cycling, the diametral tensilebond strength of specimens was measured using a debonding plier in a Zwick Universal Testing machine (Z/100, Germany.Results: The mean bond strengths was 17.344 MPa (SD=4.567 for halogen 19.172 MPa(SD=6.328 for laser and 19.322 MPa (SD=4.036 for plasma arc groups. No statistically significant difference existed in the mean bond strengths among three groups.Conclusion: Argon laser lights, significantly reducing the curing time of orthodonticbrackets without affecting bond strength, have the potential to be considered as advanta-geous alternatives to conventional halogen light.

  19. Shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets after acid-etched and erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser-etched

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    Shiva Alavi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Laser ablation has been suggested as an alternative method to acid etching; however, previous studies have obtained contrasting results. The purpose of this study was to compare the shear bond strength (SBS and fracture mode of orthodontic brackets that are bonded to enamel etched with acid and erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG laser. Materials and Methods: In this experimental in vitro study, buccal surfaces of 15 non-carious human premolars were divided into mesial and distal regions. Randomly, one of the regions was etched with 37% phosphoric acid for 15 s and another region irradiated with Er:YAG laser at 100 mJ energy and 20 Hz frequency for 20 s. Stainless steel brackets were then bonded using Transbond XT, following which all the samples were stored in distilled water for 24 h and then subjected to 500 thermal cycles. SBS was tested by a chisel edge, mounted on the crosshead of universal testing machine. After debonding, the teeth were examined under Χ10 magnification and adhesive remnant index (ARI score determined. SBS and ARI scores of the two groups were then compared using t-test and Mann-Whitney U test. Significant level was set at P < 0.05. Results: The mean SBS of the laser group (16.61 ± 7.7 MPa was not significantly different from that of the acid-etched group (18.86 ± 6.09 MPa (P = 0.41. There was no significant difference in the ARI scores between two groups (P = 0.08. However, in the laser group, more adhesive remained on the brackets, which is not suitable for orthodontic purposes. Conclusion: Laser etching at 100 mJ energy produced bond strength similar to acid etching. Therefore, Er:YAG laser may be an alternative method for conventional acid-etching.

  20. Bond strengths of brackets bonded to enamel surfaces conditioned with femtosecond and Er:YAG laser systems.

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    Aglarci, Cahide; Demir, Necla; Aksakalli, Sertac; Dilber, Erhan; Sozer, Ozlem Akinci; Kilic, Hamdi Sukur

    2016-08-01

    The aim of this study was to compare femtosecond and Er:YAG laser systems with regard to enamel demineralization and bracket bond strength. Human-extracted premolars were randomized to three groups (n = 17) depending on the conditioning treatment used for the buccal surfaces: 37 % orthophosphoric acid, Er:YAG laser etching (MSP mode 120 mJ, 10 Hz, 1.2 W), and femtosecond laser etching (0.4 W, 800 nm, 90 fs/pulse, 1 kHz). Metal brackets were bonded with Transbond XT to the conditioned surfaces and light cured for 20 s. The samples were thermocycled (5000 cycles, 5-55 °C) and subjected to shear bond strength (SBS) testing using a universal testing machine. Failure types were analyzed under an optical stereomicroscope and SEM. The adhesive remnant index (ARI) was evaluated to assess residual adhesive on the enamel surface. The results revealed no significant differences in SBS between the Er:YAG laser (7.2 ± 3.3 MPa) and acid etching groups (7.3 ± 2.7 MPa; p laser etching group (3.3 ± 1.2 MPa) and the other two groups (p laser conditioning with an Er:YAG system results in successful etching, similar to that obtained with acid. The sole use of a femtosecond laser system may not provide an adequate bond strength at the bracket-enamel interface. PMID:27225386

  1. Assessment of surface friction of self-ligating brackets under conditions of angulated traction Avaliação da fricção superficial apresentada por braquetes autoligáveis em condições de tracionamento sob angulação

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    Roberta Buzzoni; Elias, Carlos N.; Daniel J. Fernandes; José Augusto M. Miguel

    2012-01-01

    OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess resistance to sliding of stainless steel passive self-ligating brackets with 0° and 2.5° angulations and to compare them to active self-ligating brackets at zero angulation. The hypothesis to be tested was that passive self-ligating brackets produce lower frictional forces than active self-ligating brackets. METHODS: Twenty five 0.022 x 0.028-in slot maxillary canine brackets were divided into 5 groups of 5 brackets: Damon SL II (Ormco, CA, USA) ...

  2. Vitalidade pulpar em dentes portadores de brackets ortodônticos: apresentação de uma técnica = Pulp vitality test on teeth having orthodontics brackets: technique presentation

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    Barletta, Fernando Branco

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar a confiabilidade do teste de vitalidade pulpar com o gás refrigerante tetrafluoretano (CS 68 em dentes portadores de brackets ortodônticos. Foram selecionados 37 pacientes de clínica privada, com faixa etária entre 12 e 60 anos de idade. O teste de vitalidade pulpar foi realizado na face palatina ou lingual, na região de terço médio dos dentes, abaixo do cíngulo, nos grupos dentários dos incisivos, caninos e pré-molares superiores e inferiores, totalizando 402 dentes. Quando a resposta de sensibilidade pulpar era negativa ao teste, o mesmo era repetido; confirmando-se o resultado como negativo, realizavase uma tomada radiográfica pela técnica periapical do dente em questão. Os resultados evidenciaram 4 elementos dentários com resposta negativa ao teste de vitalidade pulpar, sendo 3 pré-molares e um incisivo central. A resposta dos demais foi positiva ao teste. Diante dos resultados, verificou-se que a aplicação do teste de vitalidade pulpar pela face palatina em pacientes portadores de brackets ortodônticos constitui-se em uma alternativa segura e confiável

  3. Model analasis on front bracket of semi-trailer suspension%半挂车悬架前支架的模态分析

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    丁华; 商高高; 李辉

    2011-01-01

    A finite element model for the front bracket of semi-trailer suspension is biut by using the three-dime nsional graphics CATIA software ,and the stifftness and strength characteristics of front bracket is simulated with the model,and its stress and deformation under the load is got;Through the model analysis,the dynamic parameters of the front bracket of semi-trailer suspension are obtained%应用三维软件CATIA建立了半挂车悬架前支架的有限元模型,对前支架的刚度和强度特性进行了仿真模拟,获得了前支架的应力应变分布情况;找到了前支架应力集中的部位,在此基础上求得了前支架的固有振动特性.

  4. Dynamics Analysis of Underwater Vehicle Motor Bracket%某水下航行器电机支架的动力学分析

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    刘晓明; 迟毅林; 伍星; 柳小勤

    2012-01-01

    振动噪声是水下航行器的重要指标,水下航行器的电机支架是振动传递的关键,因此以某水下航行器电机支架为研究对象,采用CAD软件Solid Edge建模,用有限元软件ANSYS Workbench对其进行动力学分析,包括模态分析和谐响应分析.通过有限元计算得到电机支架的固有频率和对应的振型,进而计算出结构的频率响应曲线,分析峰值频率对应的应力与变形,找出电机机架的共振频率,最后评估水下航行器电机支架的动态性能,为支架进一步结构设计提供了理论依据.%Noise and vibration is an important indicator for underwater vehicle, motor bracket of underwater vehicle is the key to the vibration transmission, this paper takes motor bracket of some underwater vehicle for research object,model building by the CAD software Solid Edge,dynamic analysis \\which including modal analysis and harmonic response analysis by finite element software ANSYS Workbench. Through finite element analysis, the volun^e got natural frequency and mode shapes of the motor bracket, calculated response curve of the structure under different frequencies, analyzed the stress and deformation at the peak frequency as well as found the resonant frequency of the motor bracket,finally evaluated the dynamic performance of the underwater vehicle motor bracket. The result provides a theoretical basis of further structural design for the bracket.

  5. Does self-ligating brackets type influence the hysteresis, activation and deactivation forces of superelastic NiTi archwires?

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    José Rino Neto

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To compare hysteresis, activation and deactivation forces produced by first-order deformation of Contour 0.014-in NiTi wire (Aditek, Brazil in four brands of self-ligating brackets: Damon MX, Easy Clip, Smart Clip and In-Ovation. METHODS: Activation and deactivation forces were measured in an Instron universal tensile machine at 3 mm/minute speed to a total displacement of 4 mm. Tests were repeated eight times for each bracket/wire combination. Statistical analysis comprised ANOVA and Tukey's multiple comparisons test. RESULTS: Using a 4-mm deformation, mean activation forces increased in the following order: Damon = 222 gf, Easy Clip = 228 gf, In-Ovation = 240 gf and Smart Clip = 306 gf. The same order was observed for mean hysteresis values, i.e., 128 gf, 140 gf, 150 gf and 206 gf, respectively. The respective values of deactivation forces for the Damon, Easy Clip, In-Ovation and Smart Clip brackets were 94 gf, 88 gf, 90 gf and 100 gf. CONCLUSIONS: Brackets with higher activation forces were accompanied by higher hysteresis values, which resulted in clinically similar deactivation forces, regardless of the type of self-ligating brackets used.OBJETIVO: comparar as forças de ativação, desativação e histerese produzidas por deformação de primeira ordem do fio superelástico Contour NiTi 0,014" (Aditek® em quatro modelos de braquetes autoligáveis: Damon MX, Easy Clip, Smart Clip e In-Ovation. MÉTODOS: as forças de ativação e desativação foram medidas em máquina universal de tração Instron com velocidade de 3mm/minuto e deslocamento de 4mm. Em cada combinação braquete/fio foram executadas oito repetições. A análise estatística empregou ANOVA e o Teste de Comparações Múltiplas de Tukey. RESULTADOS: com 4mm de deformação, as forças médias de ativação foram, em ordem crescente, Damon = 222gf, Easy Clip = 228gf, In-Ovation = 240gf e Smart-Clip = 306gf; a mesma ordem foi observada nas histereses médias, cujos

  6. A comparative study of shear bond strength of orthodontic bracket after acid-etched and Er:YAG treatment on enamel surface

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    Leão, Juliana C.; Mota, Cláudia C. B. O.; Cassimiro-silva, Patricia F.; Gomes, Anderson S. L.

    2016-02-01

    This study aimed to evaluate the shear bond strength (SBS) of teeth prepared for orthodontic bracket bonding with 37% phosphoric acid and Er:YAG laser. Forty bovine incisors were divided into two groups. In Group I, the teeth were conditioned with 37% phosphoric acid and brackets were bonded with Transbond XT; in Group II, the teeth were irradiated with Er:YAG and bonding with Transbond XT. After SBS test, the adhesive remnant index was determined. Adhesion to dental hard tissues after Er:YAG laser etching was inferior to that obtained after acid etching but exceeded what is believed to be clinically sufficient strength, and therefore can be used in patients.

  7. Design of inspection and acceptance test methodology for TIG welded aluminum-alloy bracket for camera housings for IRS-1A space craft and executing it

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    Manglik, V. K.; Vaghmare, Rajeev; Shah, A. K.

    1992-10-01

    The Indian Remote Sensing Satellite (IRS) 1A was the first indigenously developed operational remote sensing satellite. The most critical element in the satellite was the remote sensing camera. The camera was mounted on aluminum alloy bracket which was fabricated by TIG welding. The methodology of acceptance and inspection of the TIG welded bracket is presented and discussed. These efforts not only provided the confidence in reliable welded joint but also provided trouble free operation of the camera on board the satellite for its whole life.

  8. Manufacture of 10N thruster bracket of composite materials for satellites%卫星1ON推力器复合材料支架的研制

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    马立; 王敏

    2012-01-01

    文章阐述了卫星10N推力器复合材料支架的技术要求、工艺方案、研制和振动试验.10N推力器支架是封闭的盒形结构,受力状态复杂,尺寸公差要求高.采用缝合-树脂转移成型(RTM)组合工艺,保证了精度;选用水溶性芯模,解决了脱模难题.与原铸镁支架相比,复合材料支架的重量减轻了35%、制造工时缩短了80%、成本节约了20%.产品通过了鉴定级正弦和随机振动试验;振动试验后经超声波无损检测证实,支架无损伤,满足卫星发射阶段的力学环境要求.%This paper discusses the technical requirements,the scheme,the manufacturing process,and the vibration tests for 10 Newton (10 N)thruster bracket made of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) for satellites.The bracket is of a closed-cavity configuration,with complicated mechanical environment.The allowable errors of dimension are very limited.By means of the stitching-resin transfer molding (RTM) technique,the accuracy of the bracket can be ensured.With a water soluble core,the demolding can be done satisfactorily.Compared with the original casting magnesium bracket,the weight of the CFRP bracket is reduced by 35%,the processing time is reduced by 80%,and the cost is reduced by 20%.The bracket has passed the vibration test for the qualification level.The ultrasonic nondestructive test shows that the bracket has no damage after the vibration test,which indicates that the bracket meets the environmental demands of satellites in the launching stage.

  9. Perception of discomfort during initial orthodontic tooth alignment using a self-ligating or conventional bracket system: a randomized clinical trial.

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    Scott, Paul; Sherriff, Martyn; Dibiase, Andrew T; Cobourne, Martyn T

    2008-06-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the degree of discomfort experienced during the period of initial orthodontic tooth movement using Damon3 self-ligating and Synthesis conventional ligating pre-adjusted bracket systems. Sixty-two subjects were recruited from two centres (32 males and 30 females; mean age 16 years, 3 months) with lower incisor irregularity between 5 and 12 mm and a prescribed extraction pattern, including lower first premolar teeth. These subjects were randomly allocated for treatment with either bracket system. Fully ligated Damon3 0.014-inch Cu NiTi archwires were used for initial alignment in both groups. Following archwire insertion, the subjects were given a prepared discomfort diary to complete over the first week, recording discomfort by means of a 100 mm visual analogue scale at 4 hours, 24 hours, 3 days, and 1 week. The subjects also noted any self-prescribed analgesics that were taken during the period of observation. Data were analysed using repeated measures analysis of variance. There were no statistically significant differences in perceived discomfort levels between the two appliances; discomfort did not differ at the first time point and did not develop differently across subsequent measurement times. Overall, this investigation found no evidence to suggest that Damon3 self-ligating brackets are associated with less discomfort than conventional pre-adjusted brackets during initial tooth alignment, regardless of age or gender. PMID:18339656

  10. Streptococcus mutans counts in plaque adjacent to orthodontic brackets bonded with resin-modified glass ionomer cement or resin-based composite

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    Solange Machado Mota

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available This study investigated the number of Streptococcus mutans CFU (colony forming units in the saliva and plaque adjacent to orthodontic brackets bonded with a glass ionomer cement - GIC (Fuji Ortho or a resin-based composite - RC (Concise. Twenty male and female patients, aged 12 to 20 years, participated in the study. Saliva was collected before and after placement of appliances. Plaque was collected from areas adjacent to brackets and saliva was again collected on the 15th, 30th, and 45th day after placement. On the 30th day, 0.4% stannous fluoride gel was applied for 4 minutes. No significant modification in the number of Streptococcus mutans CFU in saliva was observed after placement of the fixed orthodontic appliances. On the 15th day, the percentage of Streptococcus mutans CFU in plaque was statistically lower in sites adjacent to GIC-bonded brackets (mean = 0.365 than in those adjacent to RC-bonded brackets (mean = 0.935. No evidence was found of a contribution of GIC to the reduction of CFU in plaque after the 15th day. Topical application of stannous fluoride gel on the 30th day reduced the number of CFU in saliva, but not in plaque. This study suggests that the antimicrobial activity of GIC occurs only in the initial phase and is not responsible for a long-term anticariogenic property.

  11. Plaque retention by self-ligating vs elastomeric orthodontic brackets: quantitative comparison of oral bacteria and detection with adenosine triphosphate-driven bioluminescence.

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    Pellegrini, P.; Sauerwein, R.W.; Finlayson, T.; McLeod, J.; Covell, D.A.; Maier, T.; Machida, C.A.

    2009-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Enamel decalcification is a common problem in orthodontics. The objectives of this randomized clinical study were to enumerate and compare plaque bacteria surrounding 2 bracket types, self-ligating (SL) vs elastomeric ligating (E), and to determine whether adenosine triphosphate (ATP)-

  12. Perception of discomfort during initial orthodontic tooth alignment using a self-ligating or conventional bracket system: a randomized clinical trial.

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    Scott, Paul; Sherriff, Martyn; Dibiase, Andrew T; Cobourne, Martyn T

    2008-06-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the degree of discomfort experienced during the period of initial orthodontic tooth movement using Damon3 self-ligating and Synthesis conventional ligating pre-adjusted bracket systems. Sixty-two subjects were recruited from two centres (32 males and 30 females; mean age 16 years, 3 months) with lower incisor irregularity between 5 and 12 mm and a prescribed extraction pattern, including lower first premolar teeth. These subjects were randomly allocated for treatment with either bracket system. Fully ligated Damon3 0.014-inch Cu NiTi archwires were used for initial alignment in both groups. Following archwire insertion, the subjects were given a prepared discomfort diary to complete over the first week, recording discomfort by means of a 100 mm visual analogue scale at 4 hours, 24 hours, 3 days, and 1 week. The subjects also noted any self-prescribed analgesics that were taken during the period of observation. Data were analysed using repeated measures analysis of variance. There were no statistically significant differences in perceived discomfort levels between the two appliances; discomfort did not differ at the first time point and did not develop differently across subsequent measurement times. Overall, this investigation found no evidence to suggest that Damon3 self-ligating brackets are associated with less discomfort than conventional pre-adjusted brackets during initial tooth alignment, regardless of age or gender.

  13. 支架复合弯曲模的设计%Design of Composite Bending Die for the Bracket

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    文建平

    2012-01-01

    针对支架零件的结构特点与生产批量要求,对该支架零件进行了冲压成形工艺分析与计算,确定了合理的工艺方案,设计了一次弯曲成形复合模,介绍了模具结构特点及工作过程。经生产实践,该模具结构合理,支架零件质量好。%The structural characteristics of the bracket parts and production volume requirements,the product stamping process analysis and calculation to determine a reasonable process plan,design a bending and forming of the composite die,the die structure characteristics and working principle,production practices showed,the die structure is reasonable,and with good product quality.

  14. From conventional to self-ligating bracket systems: Is it possible to aggregate the experience with the former to the use of the latter?

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    Anderson Capistrano

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Orthodontics, just as any other science, has undergone advances in technology that aim at improving treatment efficacy with a view to reducing treatment time, providing patients with comfort, and achieving the expected, yet hardly attained long-term stability. The current advances in orthodontic technology seem to represent a period of transition between conventional brackets (with elastic ligatures and self-ligating brackets systems. Scientific evidence does not always confirm the clear clinical advantages of the self-ligating system, particularly with regard to reduced time required for alignment and leveling (a relatively simple protocol, greater comfort for patients, and higher chances of performing treatment without extractions - even though the number of extractions is more closely related to patient's facial morphological pattern, regardless of the technique of choice. Orthodontics has recently and brilliantly used bracket individualization in compensatory treatment with a view to improving treatment efficacy with lower biological costs and reduced treatment time. OBJECTIVE: This paper aims at presenting a well-defined protocol employed to produce a better treatment performance during this period of technological transition. It explores the advantages of each system, particularly with regards to reduced treatment time and increased compensatory tooth movement in adult patients. It particularly addresses compensable Class III malocclusions, comparing the system of self-ligating brackets, with which greater expansive and protrusive tooth movement (maxillary arch is expected, with conventional brackets Capelozza Prescription III, with which maintaining the original form of the arch (mandibular arch with as little changes as possible is key to yield the desired results.

  15. The economic benefit analysis of PV station adjustable support brackets%光伏电站可调式支架经济效益分析

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    2013-01-01

    选取几个不同纬度、不同海拔的地点,研究了不同形式支架对光伏系统发电量的影响.通过比较可知,随着海拔高度和纬度的提高,可调支架对提高发电量的影响越加明显.文章还比较了应用可调支架和固定支架对电站前期投入和后期运行维护的成本问题.通过经济性分析,提出了在高纬度、高海拔和土地费用低的地区,宜采用可调支架(1年调整4次),在低纬度、低海拔地区,宜采用最佳角度的固定支架的建议.%Selecting several locations of different latitude and altitude,the influences of support bracket form on the output of photovoltaic power generation system have been researched,the results show that with the increase of altitude and latitude,adjustable bracket shows more obvious impact to improve the capacity.The upfront costs and costs of operating and maintenance between two kinds of brackets installation are compared in this article.Through the comparative analysis,it is advised that the adjustable support bracket,which should be adjusted 4 times a year,is available at a high latitudes,high altitude and low cost area of the land,but the fixed support bracket is available at a low latitudes and low altitude.

  16. Comparative study on the clinical efficiency of Smartclip self-ligating brackets and MBT brackets in the treatment of mild tooth crowding in non-extraction patients%Smartclip自锁矫治器与MBT直丝弓矫治器治疗非拔牙病例临床效果研究

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    姜晓红; 张桂荣; 刘继辉; 李济强

    2011-01-01

    目的 评价Smartclip自锁托槽系统与MBT直丝弓矫治器在排齐和整平牙列过程中的临床应用效果.方法 选取24例上颌牙列轻中度拥挤的非拔牙正畸患者,分别应用Smartclip自锁托槽矫治器与MBT直丝弓矫治器排齐和整平上颌牙列,在T1阶段(即治疗前)和T2阶段(即应用0.018英寸×0.025英寸Ni-Ti方丝结束时)分别拍摄患者头颅侧位X线片并进行测量,同时记录比较两组的疗程以及椅旁操作时间.应用SPSS12.0统计软件进行统计学分析.结果 与T1阶段相比,每组T2阶段U1-SN角、U1-PP角、U1E-RL测量值均显著增大(P<0.05),两组治疗前后差值之间比较差异无统计学意义.Smartclip自锁托槽组较MBT矫治器组平均疗程缩短2.98个月,椅旁操作时间平均减少了171.15 s.结论 在应用Smartclip自锁托槽与MBT托槽矫治器矫治上颌牙列轻中度拥挤的患者中上颌前牙均明显唇倾,Smartclip自锁托槽矫治器较MBT直丝弓矫治器节省了椅旁操作时间.%Objective To compare the clinical efficiency between Smartclip self-ligating brackets and MBT brackets for the initial a-lignment and leveling of arches. Methods A total of 24 non-extraction patients with mild crowding arch were enrolled in this study. All these patients were divided into two groups at random ( n = 12 in each group ), and were treated using self-ligating brackets and conventional MBT brackets,respectively. The cephalometric films were taken and measured immediately before treatment ( T1 ) and at the end of leveling and aligning ( T2 ). The time of chair-side procedure and the treatment course were recorded and compared. All data were analyzed by SPSS12. 0 software. Results The U1 -SN angle,the U1 -PP angle,the U1E-RL distance at T2 were larger than that at T1 in each group( P < 0. 05 ). But the difference before and after treatment was not significant between two groups. The average treatment time of Smartclip self-ligating bracket was 2. 98

  17. Friction between Archwire of Different Sizes, Cross Section, Alloy and Brackets Ligated with Different Brands of Low Friction Elastic Ligatures- An Invitro Study

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    Patil, Bhushan; Patil, Neeraj Suresh; Kerudi, Veerendra Virupaxappa; Chitko, Shrikant Shrinivas; Maheshwari, Amit Ratanlal; Pekhale, Nikhita Popatrao; Tekale, Pawankumar Dnyandeo

    2016-01-01

    Introduction Friction in orthodontic treatment does exist and is thought to reduce the efficiency of orthodontic appliances during sliding mechanics. During sliding mechanics, a friction force is produced at the bracket archwire-ligature unit which tends to counteract the applied force and in turn resists the desired movement. Aim The aim of this invitro study was to determine the friction between archwire of different sizes, cross section, alloy and brackets ligated with different brands of low friction elastic ligatures. Materials and Methods An 0.022-in slot, 10 stainless steel brackets and various orthodontic archwires which were ligated with low-friction ligatures and subjected to evaluate frictional resistance i.e. static friction and dynamic friction. The archwires of 0.014″ and 0.016″ nickel titanium (NiTi), 0.016 × 0.022″ stainless steel (SS), 0.017 × 0.025″ NiTi, 0.017 × 0.025″ SS, 0.017 × 0.025″ titanium molybdenum alloy (TMA), 0.019 × 0.025″ SS were used. Each bracket/archwire combination was evaluated 10 times at room temperature of 27 ± 2°C. The study groups included Group I of conventional round shape module with reduced friction coating i.e. super slick and synergy and Group II contained figure of “8” shape module i.e. Octavia ties and Slide ligature. Result The mean static friction force and dynamic friction force for all 7 types of wires was lower in Group II (C, D) combined compared to Group I (A, B) and the difference was statistically very highly significant (p<0.001). Conclusion Super slick and synergy can be used in the initial and final phase of treatment when full engagement of archwire in the bracket slot is necessary for proper tip and torque expression. Slide and Octavia ties modules can be used in the premolar brackets during en mass retraction when using friction mechanics. PMID:27190944

  18. In vitro comparative study of share bond of light cured composite resins with halogen light and argon laser, using stainless steel brackets on human premolars

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    The aim of this study in vitro was to compare the share bond strength of the light-cured composite resins Transbond XT (Unitek), with halogen light and argon laser. The Adhesive Remmant Index (ARI) was also investigated. The brackets Dyna lock (3M-UNITEK) were bonded to 75 human premolars, divided into 5 groups (15 each) according to time and the polymerization: Group H20, 15 brackets bonded with halogen light for 20s (10s both sides); Group H40, 15 brackets bonded with halogen light for 40s (20s both sides); Group A40, 15 brackets bonded with argon laser for 40s (20s both sides); Group A20, 15 brackets bonded with argon laser for 20s (10s both sides); Group A10, 15 brackets bonded with argon laser for 10s (5s both sides). The pulpal temperature changes were determined during a polymerization, not exceeding 3,5 deg C. After bonding, the teeth were submitted to a thermo cycled of 700 cycles between 5 deg C and 55 deg C, to simulate the consuming that the light cured composite resin would have in a short space of time. The specimens were then placed in PVC ring and embedded in acrylic resin (Aero-Jet). The tensile bond strength test was performed on an Universal Machine set at a crosshead speed of 1,5 mm/min, and for each rupture we registered a graphic and the best load required in Newtons, was converted to MPa and kgf. The share bond strength showed bigger values for the exposure time of 20 seconds, for the Group bonded for halogen light (H20), 7,45 kgf (7,64 MPa) and for argon laser 7,50 kgf (7,69 MPa); lesser values for the exposure time of 40s for the Group with halogen light (H40), 6,15 kgf (6,30 MPa) and argon laser Group (A40), 6,20 kgf (6,35 MPa) 0; and A10, 4,85 kgf (4,97 MPa). In the ARI Index, only A40 Group showed the 1 Index, with statistical results. In this Group, less than half of the remainder adhesive stayed on the surface of the enamel, conferring specimens failed at the enamel-adhesive interface. The results of the in vitro study demonstrate that

  19. Establishment of computer aided bracket positioning system%计算机辅助托槽定位系统的建立

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    兰泽栋; 周丽淑

    2014-01-01

    目的 建立基于3D扫描、打印架构下的计算机辅助托槽定位系统(computer aided bracket placement system,CABPS).方法 通过3D扫描获取3D数字化牙颌模型,利用正畸计算机辅助设计(orthodontics computer aided design,Ortho CAD)技术对数字化模型进行牙齿分离,按照正常咬合六项标准进行牙齿排列;基于临床冠中心法和托槽槽沟平直化原则做计算机辅助托槽定位,计算机对已附带托槽定位标尺的牙齿进行原态模型复位,3D打印,压制托槽定位模板,在模拟(牙合)架上进行托槽间接粘接后模拟矫治,验证矫治效果.结果 在3D扫描、打印架构下,基于Ortho CAD技术建立了CABPS.结论 CABPS可提高托槽定位精度,实现了矫治效果可预期、可视.%Objective The aim of this study was to present a computer aided orthodontic bracket positioning system,which was based on 3D scanning,3D printing and orthodontic computer aided design (Ortho CAD).Methods Digital dental model was obtained by 3D scanning.By the aid of Ortho CAD,digital teeth were separated from virtual model and realigned based on the rule of Andrew's Six Keys.The positions of orthodontic brackets were calculated on individual digital tooth in the center of clinical crown with the diriction according to slot straighthening principle.The virtual teeth were then aligned back to their original position,and created a new dental model with bracket positioning marker by 3D printer.Based on the new dental model,an individual stent was produced for indirect bonding.To test the accuracy of the system,a simulated orthodontic treatment was performed through Typodont procedures.Results the Computer Aided Bracket Positioning System (CABPS) was established based on Ortho CAD,3D scanning and 3D printing.Conclusions CABPS could increase the accuracy of bracket placement and predictability of orthodontic treatment.

  20. Shear bond strength of metal brackets to feldspathic porcelain treated by Nd:YAG laser and hydrofluoric acid.

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    Hosseini, Mohammad Hashem; Sobouti, Farhad; Etemadi, Ardavan; Chiniforush, Nasim; Shariati, Mahsa

    2015-02-01

    Adult orthodontic treatment requires bonding orthodontic attachment to dental restorations. Ceramics are commonly used as esthetic restorative materials for the crowns and bridges. The present study evaluated the shear bond strength of metal orthodontic brackets to the feldspathic porcelain surfaces following conditioning by different powers of neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser and hydrofluoric acid as a conventional method. Seventy-two glazed porcelain samples were prepared and randomly attributed to six equal groups of 12. In the conventional hydrofluoric (HF) group, the specimens were etched by 9.6% hydrofluoric acid for 4 min. In laser groups, samples were conditioned by 0.75-, 1-, 1.25-, 1.5-, and 2-W Nd:YAG laser for 10 s. Metal brackets were bonded to porcelain samples and after being stored in distilled water for 24 h, they were subjected to thermocycling for 500 cycles. The debonding was carried out by a Zwick testing machine. The data were statistically analyzed by ANOVA and Tamhane multiple comparisons tests. The mean ± SD of the shear bond strength in the laser group 0.75, 1, 1.25, 1.5, and 2 W and HF group was 2.2 ± 0.9, 4.2 ± 1.1, 4.9 ± 2.4, 7 ± 1.7, 9.6 ± 2.7, and 9.4 ± 2.5, respectively. Together with the increased power of laser, the mean shear bond strength was increased continuously and no significant differences were found between the HF group and the laser groups with power of 1.5 or 2 W. Also, there was no significant difference between all test groups in ARI scores. There was no significant difference between bond strength of laser groups with power of 1.5 and 2 W and HF-etched group. So, Nd:YAG laser with appropriate parameters can be used as an alternative method for porcelain etching.

  1. Comparative evaluation of the shear bond strength of metal brackets bonded to porcelain using different porcelain surface treatments

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    Eslami Amirabadi GH

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available "nBackground and Aims: The aim of this in vitro study was to compare shear bond strength of metal brackets bonded to dental porcelain on the basis of presence or absence of silane, type of acid [hydrofluoric acid (HF or phosphoric acid (H3PO4] and roughness of porcelain surface (glazed or deglazed within mouth-like environment."nMaterials and Methods: Eighty glazed ceramic disks were randomly divided into 8 groups of 10 disks: group 1 [HF+silane], group 2 [deglazed+HF+silane], group 3 [HF], group 4 [deglazed+HF], group 5 [H3PO4+silane], group 6 [deglazed+H3PO4+silane], group 7 [H3PO4], group 8 [deglazed+H3PO4]. Then the brackets were bonded and thermocycled. After that, shear bond strength test was done using the Zwick device and the type of bond failure was determined under stereomicroscope at 4X magnification. 3-way ANOVA and Kruskal-Wallis were used for statistical analyses."nResults: The shear bond strength for the test groups were as follows: group (1:13.05±7.7 MPa , group (2:25.16±10.66 MPa, group (3:6.7±5.86 MPa, group (4:15.39±8.97 MPa, group (5:12.76±7.91 MPa, group (6:13.57±7.85 MPa, group (7:0.54±0.67 MPa, group (8: 9.34±6.52 MPa. The type of bond failure in all groups was adhesive failure except for group 2. No significant difference in the interaction between (glazed or deglazed, (presence or absence of silane, and type of acid was found (P>0.05."nConclusion: Under the conditions of this study, the best clinical method was the use of 37% phosphoric acid and silane that resulted in the optimal clinical strength and adhesive bond failure.

  2. Delta Force托槽矫治错(牙合)畸形%Orthodontic Treatment with Delta Force Brackets

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    武玉海; 陈建民; 兰泽栋

    2013-01-01

    目的:探讨低摩擦力矫治器(Delta Force矫治器)矫治错(牙合)畸形特点.方法:选择25名患者(其中安氏Ⅰ类9名、安氏Ⅱ类11名、安氏Ⅲ类5名),使用Delta Force矫治器进行正畸治疗.矫治中选择不同类型的结扎方式以减小矫治器系统的摩擦阻力.结果:患者矫治结束后均获得正常覆(牙合)覆盖和后牙尖窝咬(牙合)关系,疗程平均26.2个月.托槽脱落率为6.9%.结论:临床应用Delta Force矫治器可根据牙齿移动和控制的需要选择不同的结扎方式,既有利于牙齿的移动,又可对牙齿移动进行有效控制.%Objective:To investigate the efficiency and effectiveness of orthodontic treatment with a low friction appliance (Delta Force appliance).Methods:Twenty-five patients were selected to participate into this study.Delta Force brackets were used during their orthodontic treatment.Different ligation methods were selected in the treatment to reduce the systematic friction.Results:All of the orthodontic treatments were completed.Normal overbite and overjet and good relationship of posterior teeth were obtained.The average treatment time was 26.2 months.The bracket loss rate was 6.9%.Conclusion:According to the tooth movement and control,different ligation methods may be used in orthodontic treatment with Delta Force appliance in order to enhance the tooth movement and obtain the effective tooth control.

  3. Randomized controlled clinical trial of oral health-related quality of life in patients wearing conventional and self-ligating brackets

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    Mansor, Noorhanizar; Saub, Roslan

    2014-01-01

    Objective The aim of this randomized controlled clinical trial was to compare oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL) of patients treated with conventional, active self-ligating (ASL), and passive self-ligating (PSL) brackets in different therapeutic phases. Methods Sixty patients (mean age 18.3 years; 29 males and 31 females) requiring orthodontic treatment were randomly and equally assigned to receive conventional (Victory Series), ASL (In-Ovation R), or PSL (Damon 3MX) brackets. OHRQoL was measured with a self-administered modified 16-item Malaysian version of the Oral Health Impact Profile for immediate (soon after the visit) and late (just before the subsequent visit) assessments of the bonding and activation phases. Data were analyzed with the Kruskal-Wallis and chi-square tests. Results The PSL and ASL groups showed more immediate and late impacts in the bonding phase, respectively; the conventional group was affected in both the assessments. The first activation phase had similar impacts in the groups. After the second activation, the conventional group showed more immediate impacts, whereas the PSL and ASL groups had more late impacts. The commonly affected domains were "physical disability," "functional limitation," "physical pain," and "psychological discomfort." No significant differences in the prevalence and severity of immediate and late impacts on OHRQoL of the patients were noted in any therapeutic phase. Conclusions No bracket system seems to ensure superior OHRQoL. This information could be useful for explaining the therapeutic phases, especially the initial one, and selecting the optimal bracket system based on the patient's preference. PMID:25133131

  4. Recycling stainless steel orthodontic brackets with Er:YAG laser – An environmental scanning electron microscope and shear bond strength study

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    Chacko, Prince K; Kodoth, Jithesh; John, Jacob; Kumar, Kishore

    2013-01-01

    Aim: To determine the efficiency of erbium: Yttrium aluminum garnet (Er:YAG) laser with Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope (ESEM) and shear bond strength analysis as a method of recycling stainless steel orthodontic brackets and compare with other methods of recycling. Materials and Methods: Eighty samples of extracted premolar teeth bonded to SS brackets were tested for rebonded shear bond strength after recycling by four methods and compared with a control group of 20 samples. These 80 samples were randomized into four groups which were recycled by four methods, namely, sandblasting, thermal method, adhesive grinding by tungsten carbide bur, and Er: YAG laser method. After recycling, ESEM and shear bond strength analysis were used to analyze the efficiency of the recycling methods Results: Er: YAG laser group was found to be having the greatest bond strength among the recycled brackets (8.33±2.51 followed by the sandblasting at 6.12±1.12 MPa, thermal and electropolishing at 4.44±0.95 MPa, and lastly the adhesive grinding method at 3.08±1.07 MPa. The shear bond strength of Er: YAG laser group was found to be having no statistically significant difference with that of the control group (P>0.05 and had statistical signifance with sandblasting, thermal and electropolishing and adhesive grinding groups at P>0.001. ESEM analysis showed complete removal of adhesive from the brackets recycled with Er: YAG laser which mimicked that of the control group. Conclusion: Er: YAG laser (2940 nm) was found to be the most efficient method for recycling, followed by the sandblasting, thermal, and the tungsten carbide methods, which had the least shear bond strength value and is not fit for clinical usage. PMID:24987647

  5. Corrosion Inhibitory Ability of Ocimum Sanctum Linn (Tulsi Rinse on Ion Release from Orthodontic Brack-ets in Some Mouthwashes: An Invitro Study

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    Roopal Patel, Sheron Bhanat, Dolly Patel, Bhadra Shah

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: In the oral environment, orthodontic appliances are exposed to potentially damaging physical and chemical agents which may cause metallic corrosion. Corrosion will occur continuously in mouth, due to release of irons with abrasion by food, liquids etc. The purpose of this study was to measure the amount of metal ion release from orthodontic brackets when kept in different mouthwashes and effect of tulsi rinse on ion release when combined with different mouthwashes. Methods: Three hundred and twenty stainless steel brackets (0.022” were divided randomly into 8 equal groups and immersed in Mouthwash-A and, Mouthwash-B and mouthwash-C and distilled deionized water. These mouthwashes and distilled deionized water were all sepa-rately mixed with tulsi rinse and incubated at 37°C for 45 days. Nickel, Chromium, iron, copper and manganese released from the orthodontic brackets were measured with an inductively coupled plasma spectrometer. Results: Ion release in deionized water was higher (p<0.05 than in the 3 mouthwashes. Higher ion release was also found with Mouthwash-B compared with other 2 mouthwashes. There is no difference (p>0.05 in nickel, chromium, iron and copper ion release in the Mouthwash-A and Mouthwash-C. Tulsi rinse showed significant reduction (p<0.05 in all ion release in 3 mouthwashes used along with distilled deionzed water group. Conclusion: If ion release is concerned, Mouthwash-C mixed with tulsi rinse might be better option than Mouthwash-A as well as Mouthwash-B for orthodontic patients with stainless steel brackets.

  6. The Optimization Design of Door Connecting Rod Bracket Structure of Civil Aircraft%民用飞机舱门连杆支架优化研究

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    袁修起

    2014-01-01

    The cabin latch mechanism of civil aircraft is to prevent the door accidentally open parts. When a jam occurs forced operation, it will produce a greater internal force. The equipment door latch mechanism is all stem shape and load is small except the connecting rod bracket. Connecting rod bracket structure is complex and load is bigger. Based on analyzingresistance load ,using the finite element analysis software HyperMesh and Opti-Struct , three kinds of structure forms of connecting rod bracket are simulated. With comparison and analysis, connecting rod bracket structure satisfied equipment doors functional requirements and prototype test purpose, which provides reference for the follow-up of the real product design.%民用飞机舱门闩机构是防止舱门意外开启的机构部件。当机构发生卡阻且强制操作时,将产生较大的内力。在设备舱门闩机构中除连杆支架外都是杆形件且载荷较小,连杆支架结构形式复杂且载荷较大。在分析机构卡阻载荷的基础上使用有限元分析软件HyperMesh和Opti-Struct对三种结构形式的连杆支架进行了数值模拟。通过对比分析,得到了满足样机设备舱门功能要求和试验目的的连杆支架形式,为后续真实产品的设计提供参考。

  7. Effects of two erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet lasers and conventional treatments as composite surface abrasives on the shear bond strength of metal brackets bonded to composite resins

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    Sobouti, Farhad; Dadgar, Sepideh; Sanikhaatam, Zahra; Nateghian, Nazanin; Saravi, Mahdi Gholamrezaei

    2016-01-01

    Background: Bonding brackets to dental surfaces restored with composites are increasing. No studies to date have assessed the efficacy of laser irradiation in roughening of composite and the resulted shear bond strength (SBS) of the bonded bracket. We assessed, for the 1st time, the efficacy of two laser beams compared with conventional methods. Materials and Methods: Sixty-five discs of light-cured composite resin were stored in deionized distilled water for 7 days. They were divided into fi...

  8. The design of the motor bracket for reduction of structure-borne noise in package air-conditioner

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    Sim, Hyoun Jin; Lee, Sung Jin; Oh, Jae Eung [Hanyang University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kang, Tae Ho [WiniaMando, Asan (Korea, Republic of); Lee, Jung Yoon [Kyonggi University, Suwon (Korea, Republic of)

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    As the economic power is improved and the customer's demand is hard to please, the noise and vibration is the most important yardstick that can determine the quality of the product. Especially, as the air-conditioner's demand increase suddenly, the product of quality and the noise is becoming a decisive factor of determining whether purchase the product or not. Therefore, every manufactory is investing a lot of money and research to cut down the unpleasantness induced from noise and vibration. And they are emphasizing their product's difference by advertising a silence very actively. With these reason, the demand of a silent indoor air-conditioner is the essential research filed when the product is developed. In this study, the noise and vibration is visualized in the space and frequency domain by using experimental methods such as Operational Deflection Shape (ODS), modal testing and sound intensity. Also the location of noise source and its characteristic is analyzed in an acoustical point of view to reduce the structure borne noise that come from the fan motor, and the pertinent control method is suggested. Furthermore, the most suitable shape of the motor bracket is suggested by applying FEM and DOE (Design of Experiments) in the noise and vibration point a view.

  9. Different mandibular first molar shapes according to groove and cusp configuration in relation to suggested bracket position.

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    Park, Doo Eun; Kim, Hong-Kyun; Lim, Young Seol; Nakatsuka, Michiko; Kwon, Ho Beom; Han, Seong Ho; Park, Young-Seok

    2013-12-01

    The aim of this study was to explore the shape differences in the mandibular first molars through orthographic measurements using three-dimensional (3D) virtual models, and study the possibility of new morphologic categories that require more than subjective visual inspection. A total of 164 mandibular first molars with five cusps were selected for classification. Using 3D laser scanning and reconstruction software, virtual casts were constructed. After several linear and angular measurements on the virtual occlusal plane, the teeth were clustered using the partitioning around medoids methods-an unsupervised classification. The cluster analysis presented two clusters that showed statistically significant differences in the measurements over the cusp locations and groove configurations. However, gender differences were not shown in the angular groove and cusp configurations. Two clusters were found in the population of the present study, and this result suggested the existence of a diverse morphologic trait in the mandibular molar even in the same origin and could be considered in positioning orthodontic brackets that have built-in prescriptions. PMID:23364951

  10. The design of the motor bracket for reduction of structure-borne noise in package air-conditioner

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    As the economic power is improved and the customer's demand is hard to please, the noise and vibration is the most important yardstick that can determine the quality of the product. Especially, as the air-conditioner's demand increase suddenly, the product of quality and the noise is becoming a decisive factor of determining whether purchase the product or not. Therefore, every manufactory is investing a lot of money and research to cut down the unpleasantness induced from noise and vibration. And they are emphasizing their product's difference by advertising a silence very actively. With these reason, the demand of a silent indoor air-conditioner is the essential research filed when the product is developed. In this study, the noise and vibration is visualized in the space and frequency domain by using experimental methods such as Operational Deflection Shape (ODS), modal testing and sound intensity. Also the location of noise source and its characteristic is analyzed in an acoustical point of view to reduce the structure borne noise that come from the fan motor, and the pertinent control method is suggested. Furthermore, the most suitable shape of the motor bracket is suggested by applying FEM and DOE (Design of Experiments) in the noise and vibration point a view

  11. Salt Spray Test to Determine Galvanic Corrosion Levels of Electroless Nickel Connectors Mounted on an Aluminum Bracket

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    Rolin, T. D.; Hodge, R. E.; Torres, P. D.; Jones, D. D.; Laird, K. R.

    2014-01-01

    During preliminary vehicle design reviews, requests were made to change flight termination systems from an electroless nickel (EN) connector coating to a zinc-nickel (ZN) plating. The reason for these changes was due to a new NASA-STD-6012 corrosion requirement where connectors must meet the performance requirement of 168 hr of exposure to salt spray. The specification for class F connectors, MIL-DTL-38999, certifies the EN coating will meet a 48-hr salt spray test, whereas the ZN is certified to meet a 168-hr salt spray test. The ZN finish is a concern because Marshall Space Flight Center has no flight experience with ZN-finished connectors, and MSFC-STD-3012 indicates that zinc and zinc alloys should not be used. The purpose of this test was to run a 168-hr salt spray test to verify the electrical and mechanical integrity of the EN connectors and officially document the results. The salt spray test was conducted per ASTM B117 on several MIL-DTL-38999 flight-like connectors mounted to an aluminum 6061-T6 bracket that was alodined. The configuration, mounting techniques, electrical checks, and materials used were typical of flight and ground support equipment.

  12. Control of White Spot Lesion Adjacent to Orthodontic Bracket with Use of Fluoride Varnish or Chlorhexidine Gel

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    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The aims of this study were to compare the effectiveness of fluoride varnish and chlorhexidine gel in controlling white spot lesions (WSLs adjacent to orthodontic brackets and to compare the ability of Quantitative Light-Induced Fluorescence (QLF to measure mineral uptake with that of transverse microradiography (TMR. Thirty premolars with artificially induced WSLs were randomly assigned to three groups: (1 two applications of 5% NaF-varnish (F, with one-week interval, (2 two applications of 2% chlorhexidine gel (CHX, with one-week interval, and (3 control (CO, no treatment. QLF was used to measure changes in fluorescence before and after caries induction, 1 week after each application and 1, 2, and 3 months after the last application of F or CHX. TMR was performed to quantify lesion depth and mineral content after caries induction to evaluate the effects of F, CHX, and CO 3 months after the last application of agents. The data were analyzed by repeated measures ANOVA and Tukey’s test. All treatments increased the mineral content during the experimental period; however, F induced faster remineralization than CHX. The correlation between QLF and TMR was significantly moderate. Two applications of fluoride varnish or 2% chlorhexidine gel at one-week intervals were effective in controlling WSLs.

  13. 自锁托槽矫治技术的临床研究进展%Clinical research progress on seff-ligating brackets in orthodontic treatment

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    田佳灵; 杨彩霞

    2011-01-01

    Self-ligating brackets have developed rapidly and represent the development orientation of straight wire appliance. These bracket systems have a built-in mechanism to close off the edgewise slot, which avoid the need for elastomerics or steel ties. There are two types of self-ligating brackets. One is labeled as active that presses against the archwire, the other is labeled as passive that does not actively press against the archwire. Self-ligating systems were widely used in orthodontic treatment. Because self-ligating brackets make the operate easier, reduce the chair-side time and produce lower friction by obviating ligation. This paper summarized the current studies about the choice of orthodontic force, the treatment time, the treatment efficiency, the control of teeth position, the perception of comfort and the oral hygiene of self-ligating brackets orthodontic treatment. We hope to provide theoretical basis for orthodontic clinical treatment.%自锁托槽自问世以来不断改进发展,代表了直丝弓矫治器的发展方向.自锁托槽通过闭锁结构替代了传统托槽橡皮圈或结扎丝对弓丝的结扎,根据其对弓丝的加力方式主要分为主动自锁托槽与被动自锁托槽.因自锁托槽无需结扎,临床操作方便、快捷,节省椅旁工作时间,摩擦力低,在正畸临床应用中日趋广泛,本文就自锁托槽临床应用中矫治力的选择、矫治时间、矫治效果、对牙齿位置的控制、舒适度以及口腔卫生维护等方面的最新研究进展作一综述,以期对正畸临床治疗提供参考.

  14. Behavior of Poisson Bracket Mapping Equation in Studying Excitation Energy Transfer Dynamics of Cryptophyte Phycocyanin 645 Complex

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    Lee, Weon Gyu; Kelly, Aaron; Rhee, Young Min [Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang (Korea, Republic of)

    2012-03-15

    Recently, it has been shown that quantum coherence appears in energy transfers of various photosynthetic light harvesting complexes at from cryogenic to even room temperatures. Because the photosynthetic systems are inherently complex, these findings have subsequently interested many researchers in the field of both experiment and theory. From the theoretical part, simplified dynamics or semiclassical approaches have been widely used. In these approaches, the quantum-classical Liouville equation (QCLE) is the fundamental starting point. Toward the semiclassical scheme, approximations are needed to simplify the equations of motion of various degrees of freedom. Here, we have adopted the Poisson bracket mapping equation (PBME) as an approximate form of QCLE and applied it to find the time evolution of the excitation in a photosynthetic complex from marine algae. The benefit of using PBME is its similarity to conventional Hamiltonian dynamics. Through this, we confirmed the coherent population transfer behaviors in short time domain as previously reported with a more accurate but more time-consuming iterative linearized density matrix approach. However, we find that the site populations do not behave according to the Boltzmann law in the long time limit. We also test the effect of adding spurious high frequency vibrations to the spectral density of the bath, and find that their existence does not alter the dynamics to any significant extent as long as the associated reorganization energy is changed not too drastically. This suggests that adopting classical trajectory based ensembles in semiclassical simulations should not influence the coherence dynamics in any practical manner, even though the classical trajectories often yield spurious high frequency vibrational features in the spectral density.

  15. Behavior of Poisson Bracket Mapping Equation in Studying Excitation Energy Transfer Dynamics of Cryptophyte Phycocyanin 645 Complex

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    Recently, it has been shown that quantum coherence appears in energy transfers of various photosynthetic light harvesting complexes at from cryogenic to even room temperatures. Because the photosynthetic systems are inherently complex, these findings have subsequently interested many researchers in the field of both experiment and theory. From the theoretical part, simplified dynamics or semiclassical approaches have been widely used. In these approaches, the quantum-classical Liouville equation (QCLE) is the fundamental starting point. Toward the semiclassical scheme, approximations are needed to simplify the equations of motion of various degrees of freedom. Here, we have adopted the Poisson bracket mapping equation (PBME) as an approximate form of QCLE and applied it to find the time evolution of the excitation in a photosynthetic complex from marine algae. The benefit of using PBME is its similarity to conventional Hamiltonian dynamics. Through this, we confirmed the coherent population transfer behaviors in short time domain as previously reported with a more accurate but more time-consuming iterative linearized density matrix approach. However, we find that the site populations do not behave according to the Boltzmann law in the long time limit. We also test the effect of adding spurious high frequency vibrations to the spectral density of the bath, and find that their existence does not alter the dynamics to any significant extent as long as the associated reorganization energy is changed not too drastically. This suggests that adopting classical trajectory based ensembles in semiclassical simulations should not influence the coherence dynamics in any practical manner, even though the classical trajectories often yield spurious high frequency vibrational features in the spectral density

  16. Comparison of shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded using two different hydrophilic primers: An in vitro study

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    M Kumaraswamy Anand

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Context: Salivary control and maintenance of a dry operating field is a prime requisite of orthodontic bonding. Moisture insensitive primer (MIP with a clinical significant bond strength values have a better edge over the conventional hydrophobic bonding systems. Aim: The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of two hydrophilic primers with respect to conventional hydrophobic primer by comparing their shear bond strength (SBS and adhesive-failure locations after contamination with saliva and saliva substitute. Materials and Methods: A total of 150 extracted human premolars were randomly divided into five group s ; Group A (Transbond MIP/saliva substitute, Group B (Opal Primo/saliva substitute, Group C (Transbond MIP/natural saliva, Group D (Opal Primo/natural saliva, control group - Group E (Transbond XT/dry, adhesive-Transbond XT used for all five groups and bonded using stainless steel brackets. Shear forces were applied to the samples with a universal testing machine. SBSs was measured in megapascals. The mode of bond failure was determined using the adhesive remnant index (ARI. Results: The mean SBS produced by Transbond MIP was higher than Opal Primo, which was statistically significant according to one-way analysis of variance. Both the tested groups showed lesser bond strength values than Transbond XT (the control. ARI scores revealed that there was no statistically significant difference in the site of bond failure between study groups. ARI scores were found to be lower for study groups suggesting adhesive failure, compared to higher ARI scores for the control group suggesting cohesive failure. Conclusion: Transbond XT adhesive with Transbond MIP or Opal Primo have clinically acceptable bond strength in wet fields. Opal Primo is a viable option to use as a hydrophilic primer clinically.

  17. In vitro comparative study of share bond of light cured composite resins with halogen light and argon laser, using stainless steel brackets on human premolars; Estudo comparativo in vitro da capacidade adesiva da resina fotoativada pela luz halogena e por laser de argonio, utilizando-se brackets metalicos em pre-molares humanos

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    Carillo, Vitoria Eugenia Bismarck

    2004-07-01

    The aim of this study in vitro was to compare the share bond strength of the light-cured composite resins Transbond XT (Unitek), with halogen light and argon laser. The Adhesive Remmant Index (ARI) was also investigated. The brackets Dyna lock (3M-UNITEK) were bonded to 75 human premolars, divided into 5 groups (15 each) according to time and the polymerization: Group H20, 15 brackets bonded with halogen light for 20s (10s both sides); Group H40, 15 brackets bonded with halogen light for 40s (20s both sides); Group A40, 15 brackets bonded with argon laser for 40s (20s both sides); Group A20, 15 brackets bonded with argon laser for 20s (10s both sides); Group A10, 15 brackets bonded with argon laser for 10s (5s both sides). The pulpal temperature changes were determined during a polymerization, not exceeding 3,5 deg C. After bonding, the teeth were submitted to a thermo cycled of 700 cycles between 5 deg C and 55 deg C, to simulate the consuming that the light cured composite resin would have in a short space of time. The specimens were then placed in PVC ring and embedded in acrylic resin (Aero-Jet). The tensile bond strength test was performed on an Universal Machine set at a crosshead speed of 1,5 mm/min, and for each rupture we registered a graphic and the best load required in Newtons, was converted to MPa and kgf. The share bond strength showed bigger values for the exposure time of 20 seconds, for the Group bonded for halogen light (H20), 7,45 kgf (7,64 MPa) and for argon laser 7,50 kgf (7,69 MPa); lesser values for the exposure time of 40s for the Group with halogen light (H40), 6,15 kgf (6,30 MPa) and argon laser Group (A40), 6,20 kgf (6,35 MPa) 0; and A10, 4,85 kgf (4,97 MPa). In the ARI Index, only A40 Group showed the 1 Index, with statistical results. In this Group, less than half of the remainder adhesive stayed on the surface of the enamel, conferring specimens failed at the enamel-adhesive interface. The results of the in vitro study demonstrate that

  18. A comparative assessment of torque capabilities between lingual and labial brackets using three-dimension finite element%唇舌侧托槽转矩控制性能的有限元对比分析

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    黄思源; 周吉; 黄跃

    2016-01-01

    目的:分析唇舌侧托槽转矩控制性能的差异,同时探讨不同材质不同尺寸的弓丝对舌侧托槽转矩控制的影响规律。方法:建立左上尖牙到右上尖牙的唇舌侧托槽三维有限元模型,在弓丝尺寸及材质不同的情况下,模拟临床左上中切牙转矩加载±20°。结果:随着转矩角度的增大,唇舌侧托槽转矩值逐渐增大,舌侧托槽转矩值为唇侧托槽的3~5倍;0.48 mm ×0.64 mm 弓丝的转矩值大于0.43 mm ×0.64 mm;弓丝尺寸相同时,不锈钢丝(SS),β-钛丝(TMA),镍钛丝(NiTi),转矩值依次减小。结论:唇舌侧托槽转矩均随着转矩角度和弓丝的弹性模量的增大而增大;在相同的转矩角度下,舌侧托槽产生的转矩值大于唇侧托槽;舌侧托槽的转矩值与弓丝尺寸及材质有关。%Objective:To analyse the difference of torque performance between lingual and labial brackets as well as the influence of the archwires of different materials with different dimension on the torque capability of lingual brackets.Methods:The 3D finite mo-del of lingual and labial brackets from the right upper canine to the left upper canine was established,all brackets were with 0.56 mm slot size.The center of the bracket slot of the left upper central incisor was used as the central point and the two brackets were rotated clockwise and counterclockwise with a rotation angle of ±20°along the horizontal axis of bracket slot.The torque load on the left up-per central incisors with different materials and dimensions of the archwires was simulated.Results:The torque force of both lingual and labial brackets increased with the increase of rotation angle and the elastic modulus of archwire.The lingual archwire generated torque force was nearly 3 -5 times more than the labial system under the same torque angle.The torque value generated with 0.48 mm ×0.64 mm archwires was greater than 0.43 mm ×0.64 mm

  19. Effect of moisture, saliva, and blood contamination on the shear bond strength of brackets bonded with a conventional bonding system and self-etched bonding system

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    Prasad, Mandava; Mohamed, Shamil; Nayak, Krishna; Shetty, Sharath Kumar; Talapaneni, Ashok Kumar

    2014-01-01

    Background: The success of bonding brackets to enamel with resin bonding systems is negatively affected by contamination with oral fluids such as blood and saliva. The new self-etch primer systems combine conditioning and priming agents into a single application, making the procedure more cost effective. Objective: The purpose of the study was to investigate the effect of moisture, saliva and blood contamination on shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets bonded with conventional bonding system and self-etch bonding system. Materials and Methods: Each system was examined under four enamel surface conditions (dry, water, saliva, and blood), and 80 human teeth were divided into two groups with four subgroups each of 10 according to enamel surface condition. Group 1 used conventional bonding system and Group 2 used self-etched bonding system. Subgroups 1a and 2a under dry enamel surface conditions; Subgroups 1b and 2b under moist enamel surface condition; Subgroups 3a and 3b under saliva enamel surface condition and Subgroup 4a and 4b under blood enamel surface condition. Brackets were bonded, and all the samples were then submitted to a shear bond test with a universal testing machine with a cross head speed of 1mm/sec. Results: The results showed that the contamination reduced the shear bond strength of all groups. In self-etch bonding system water and saliva had significantly higher bond strength when compared to other groups. Conclusion: It was concluded that the blood contamination showed lowest bond strength from both bonding systems. Self-etch bonding system resulted in higher bond strength than conventional bonding system under all conditions except the dry enamel surface. PMID:24678210

  20. 自锁托槽矫治器的特点、分类及应用前景%The feature, classification and development of self-ligating brackets

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    张丽雯; 徐宝华

    2009-01-01

    自锁托槽自问世以来,经历了几十年的发展,目前这种矫治器以其较低的摩擦力、便利的临床操作、患者的舒适度等优势得到了广大正畸医师的青睐.本文对自锁托槽矫治器的特点、分类及临床常用的几种自锁托槽作一综合概述.%Self-ligating brackets have been developed for decades. Now more and more orthodontists are using self-ligating appliance systems, because they have the following advantages over conventional orthodontic brackets: less friction between the archwires and the brackets;simple clinical operation;comfortable for patients. This review introduces the self-ligating brackets' feature, classification and several self-ligating brackets applied in clinic.

  1. Influence of Friction Resistance on Expression of Superelastic Properties of Initial NiTi Wires in “Reduced Friction” and Conventional Bracket Systems

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    Reznikov, Natalie; Har-Zion, Gilad; Barkana, Idit; Abed, Yosef; Redlich, Meir

    2009-01-01

    Objectives. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of resistance to sliding on expression of superelastic properties of NiTi wires. Methods and Materials. A three-point bending test was performed for 0.014 NiTi wire engaged in self-ligating (Damon, SmartClip, In-Ovation) and conventional brackets (Victory) ligated with regular and reduced friction modules (Slide). The wire was deflected in the buccal direction and allowed to straighten. The maximum load, unloading plateau and unloa...

  2. Research progress on the biomechanics of self-ligating bracket systems%自锁托槽矫治系统相关生物力学的研究进展

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    段沛沛; 张林

    2012-01-01

    Self-ligating brackets are becoming increasingly popular in orthodontic treatment, due to their lower friction in leveling and aligning stage compared with conventional brackets. The article reviewed the recent researches in the rationale and biomechanics of self-ligating bracket systems to provide some useful information for further improvements in orthodontic cares.%与传统托槽矫治相比,自锁托槽正以其排齐整平时低系统摩擦力,而受到越来越多正畸患者及临床医生的青睐.本文将主要就自锁托槽的矫治原理及其生物力学性质,对国内外研究进展进行综述,以期为正畸医生在临床使用中提高工作效率和患者的满意度.

  3. Comparison of periodontal condition between conventional and self-ligating brackets%自锁托槽与传统托槽矫治器对牙周健康影响的比较研究

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    张丽雯; 徐宝华; 周于翔; 武冠英

    2010-01-01

    目的 对比戴用自锁托槽与传统托槽矫治器后牙周指数的变化.材料和方法选取12~18岁正畸患者80例,按矫治器类型分为两组:实验组,40例采用AO公司生产的T3自锁托槽矫正的患者;对照组,采用杭州西湖公司生产的徐氏托槽矫正的患者40例.由同一牙周专科医师分别检测80例患者治疗前和治疗6个月的各项牙周指数(GI,PLI,SBI,PD).结果 治疗6个月后两组间牙周指数(GI,PLI,SBI,PD)差异无显著性.结论 自锁托槽矫治器不会更有利于牙周组织的健康,牙周的健康状况取决于患者的口腔卫生状况.%Objective To compare the periodontal indices between the use of self-ligating brackets and conventional pre-adjusted brackets. Methods Eighty patients (12 to 18 years old) were divided into 2 groups (group A: 40 patients with self-ligating brackets and group B: 40 patients with conventional pre-adjusted brackets). Periodontal indices (GI, PLI, SBI and PD) were examined in both groups. Results No difference was found in the indices recorded between the two groups after 6months of treatment. Conclusions Self-ligating brackets did not have an advantage over conventional brackets with respect to the periodontal status.

  4. Finite element analysis on aqueduct buckle type steel pipe bracket%渡槽扣件式钢管支架有限元分析

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    杨金龙; 晁永莲

    2012-01-01

    以引洮供水一期工程总干渠4号渡槽为工程背景,采用MIDAS有限元分析软件对扣件式钢管支架进行了有限元分析。分析结果表明,渡槽支架构件均满足强度和稳定要求,并具有足够的安全储备,对同类结构的设计与计算工作具有一定理论指导作用。%Taking No.4 aqueduct project of Yinyao water supply project 1 main canal as the background,made finite element analysis on buckle type steel pipe bracket using the MIDAS finite element analysis software,according to the analysis results,aqueduct bracket members met the strength and stability requirements,and had enough emergency capecity.Had a certain theoretical guidance to the design and calculation of similar structures.

  5. Different corrosive effects on hydroxyapatite nanocrystals and amine fluoride-based mouthwashes on dental titanium brackets: a comparative in vitro study

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    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Marco Lelli,1 Olivia Marchisio,2 Ismaela Foltran,1 Annamaria Genovesi,2 Giulia Montebugnoli,1 Massimo Marcaccio,1 Ugo Covani,2 Norberto Roveri11Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna, Department of Chemistry, Bologna, Italy; 2University of Pisa, Istituto Stomatologico Tirreno, Lido di Camaiore, Lucca, ItalyAbstract: Titanium plates treated in vitro with a mouthwash containing amine fluoride (100 ppm F- and another containing zinc-substituted carbonate–hydroxyapatite have been analyzed by scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy to evaluate the modification of the surface roughness induced by treatment with these two different mouthwashes. The treatment with F--based mouthwash produces a roughness characterized by higher peaks and deeper valleys in the streaks on the titanium bracket surface compared with those observed in the reference polished titanium plates. This effect causes a mechanical weakness in the metallic dental implant causing bacterial growth and therefore promotes infection and prosthesis contamination. However, the in vitro treatment with a mouthwash containing zinc-substituted carbonate–hydroxyapatite reduced the surface roughness by filling the streaks with an apatitic phase. This treatment counteracts the surface oxidative process that can affect the mechanical behavior of the titanium dental implant, which inhibits the bacterial growth contaminating prostheses.Keywords: mouthwash, titanium brackets, corrosion, hydroxyapatite, aminic fluoride

  6. Research on semi-solid thixoforming process of AZ91D magnesium alloy brackets for generators in JH70-type motorbikes

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    WANG Kai; LIU Changming; HAN Zhaotang; CAO Jianyong; ZHANG Zonghe

    2005-01-01

    The investment on semi-solid die casting processes of AZ91D magnesium alloy brackets for generators in JH70-type motorbikes is introduced. The processes of low super-heat and cooling slope for the preparation of billets with non-dendritic microstructure, the remelting of billets for thixoforming and the parameters in the process of semi-solid thixoforming have been researched. The results show that primary billets with non-dendritical structures can be prepared by forming great amount of nuclei in melt via the process of low super heat. By optimizing the remelting process through adjusting the current of the induced equipment, semi-solid billets with a structure of spherical grains were obtained from the primary billets with non-dendritical structure. The range of 580℃ to 583℃ is the proper remelting temperatures by which the billets have an expected thixotropy and can be transferred to a die-casting machine. The optimized parameters of semi-solid forming in a die-casting machine are as follows: the area of the ingate in the die is 383.5 mm2, the speed of the pierce of the machine 5 m/s, the shot pressure of the pierce 75 MPa, and the maintenance pressure of the pierce 350 MPa.The castings of brackets for supporting generators in JH70 type motorbikes were formed by adopting the optimized processes and parameters mentioned above.

  7. Dynamic Simulation of Torsion Beam Bracket%扭力梁安装支座动力学仿真分析

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    王亚南; 宋纪侠; 王彦

    2012-01-01

    In the paper,some torsion beam bracket is simulated with the help of dynamics software Adams/ride and Adams/car.According to contrast,we can conclude that the analysis result of torsion beam bracket in rear suspension assembly Adams/car is the same as that in whole vehicle Adams/ride.And then rear suspension assembly is simulated under different work conditions,and then the main cause of carling outrigger breakage is found out.%运用Adams/ride和Adams/car软件对某车型扭力梁安装支座进行动力学仿真分析。对比分析可知,运用Adams/car对后悬架系统进行扭力梁安装支座的受力分析基本能够模拟其在整车状态下Adams/ride的受力分析。进而对后悬架系统在不同工况下进行受力分析,找出纵梁舷外支架开裂的主要原因。

  8. Estudo comparativo da resistência adesiva da interface resina/braquete, sob esforços de cisalhamento, empregando três resinas compostas e três tipos de tratamento na base do braquete Comparative study of the shear bond strength of the resin/bracket interface, using three different resin composites and three different treatments in the base of the bracket

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    Adriano Lia Mondelli

    2007-06-01

    , associado ou não ao jateamento com óxido de alumínio, houve uma queda dos valores de resistência ao cisalhamento. O tratamento com jateamento de óxido de alumínio na base dos braquetes melhorou todos os valores de adesividade para todos os materiais de colagem utilizados nesta pesquisa.AIM: Considering that the adhesion between the brackets and the resin is chemo-mechanical, the aim of this study was to investigate: 1 the efficacy of the method used to assess the bond strength at the resin/bracket interface; 2 the shear bond strength of the resin/bracket interface using three resin composites (Concise orthodontic, Transbond XT and Filtek Z-250; 3 the effect of sandblasting of the base of the metallic bracket with aluminum oxide, associated or not to the application of adhesive. METHODS: Shear bond strength was carried out at a universal testing machine. Data were submitted to analysis of variance and Tukey multiple comparison test. RESULS AND CONCLUSIONS: The occurrence of 12.5% of cohesive failures may be considered minimal, thus indicating that the method is appropriate to assess the bond strength at the resin/bracket interface. The different resin composites (Concise Orthodontic, Transbond XT and Filtek Z-250 used for bonding without any previous surface treatment of the bracket (control groups resulted in similar shear bond strength. The application of adhesive, with or without previous sandblasting of the base of the bracket, improved the shear bond strength for the Concise orthodontic resin composite, when compared to its control group. Sandblasting of the bracket, regardless of the combined use of adhesive, was statistically superior for the Transbond XT resin composite when compared to its control group. The application of the adhesive Single Bond in the base of the bracket, with or without previous sandblasting, promoted a decrease in the shear bond strength for the Filtek Z-250 resin composite. Sandblasting of the metallic bracket with aluminum oxide

  9. Shear strength of orthodontic bracket bonding with GIC bonding agent after the application of CPP-ACPF paste

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    Melisa Budipramana

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Background: White spot lesion is a major problem during fixed orthodontic treatment. This problem can be solved by minimizing white spot lesion before the treatment and using a fluoride-releasing bonding agent. The application of casein phosphopeptidesamorphous calcium phospate fluoride (CPP-ACPF paste as remineralization agent before treatment and GIC as orthodontic bonding agent is expected to overcome this problem as well as to strengthen GIC bonding. Purpose: To measure the shear strength of fix orthodontic appliance using GIC bonding with CPP-ACPF application prior treatment. Methods: In this study, 50 extracted premolars were randomly divided into 2 groups: group 1 as treatment group and group II as control group that was not given CPPACPF pretreatment. After having been cut and put into acrylic device, the samples in group I were given pretreatment with CPP-ACPF paste on enamel surface for 2 minutes twice a day as instructed in product label for 14 days. Orthodontic brackets were bonded with GIC bonding agent on all samples in both groups as instructed in product label. Then, the shear strength was measured by Autograph Shimatzu with crosshead speed 0.5 mm/minute. The data was analyzed with Independent t-test. Results: The mean shear bond strength in treatment group was 19.22 ± 4.04 MPa and in control group was 12.97 ± 3.97 MPa. Independent t-test analysis showed that there was a significant difference between treatment and control group (p<0.05. Conclusion: CPP-ACPF pretreatment could increase GIC orthodontic bonding shear strength.Latar belakang: Lesi putih karies merupakan masalah utama selama perawatan dengan peranti cekat ortodonti. Hal ini dapat diatasi dengan cara mengurangi lesi putih sebelum perawatan dengan menggunakan bahan bonding yang mengandung fluorida. Aplikasi pasta casein phosphopeptides-amorphous calcium phospate fluoride (CPP-ACPF sebagai bahan remineralisasi sebelum perawatan dan bahan bonding GIC diharapkan dapat

  10. 反向预应力张拉托架预压施工技术%Construction Technology of Bracket Prepressing for Reverse Prestressed Tensioning

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    王志军

    2016-01-01

    以资兴高速公路青云大桥为施工背景,当桥梁在高墩或受其它因素影响的情况下无法正常实施传统的砂袋或预制混凝土块预压时,采用将拼装好的挂篮主桁架系统在地面利用千斤顶和钢绞线等张拉设备,运用应力张拉原理进行分级加载预压以达到预压效果。通过建模进行有限元受力分析,分析验证托架系统各受力结构的强度、刚度;通过对托架预压,验证托架实际受力产生的变形,消除非弹性变形,同时为正确设置预拱度提供可靠的数据。%Taking the Qingyun Bridge construction of Ziyuan-Xingan Highway as a background,when the bridge could not be properly implemented the traditional sand bags or prestressed concrete blocks preloading in high pier or affected by other fac-tors,we use the hanging basket main truss system which has already been assembled on the ground with jack and steel strand tensioning device,the stress tension principle is applied to carry on the step by step preloading in order to achieve the effect of preloading.By modeling the finite element stress analysis,the strength and stiffness of each bearing structure of the bracket system are analyzed and verified.By means of the prepressing of the bracket,the deformation of the actual force of the bracket is verified,the inelastic deformation is eliminated,and the reliable data for the correct setting of the pre-camber is provided.

  11. Resistência ao cisalhamento de braquetes metálicos utilizando sistema adesivo autocondicionante Shear bond strength evaluation of metallic brackets using self-etching system

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    Camilo Aquino Melgaço

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a resistência ao cisalhamento de braquetes metálicos colados com sistema autocondicionante utilizado imediatamente e após 2, 5 e 9 dias depois da ativação e armazenagem. MÉTODOS: utilizaram-se 64 dentes bovinos divididos igualmente em quatro grupos e devidamente preparados para receber a colagem dos braquetes. Em T1, realizou-se a ativação de 7 blisters de adesivos autocondicionantes (de acordo com as normas do fabricante e procedeu-se à colagem imediata apenas dos braquetes do grupo I. Os adesivos ativados foram, então, armazenados à temperatura de 4ºC e reutilizados em períodos de 2 dias (T2, 5 dias (T3 e 9 dias (T4 para a colagem dos braquetes dos grupos II, III e IV, respectivamente. RESULTADOS: não se observou diferença estatística quando comparados os valores médios de tensão para resistência ao cisalhamento entre os grupos I, II e III. Entretanto, diferença estatística foi encontrada quando esses valores foram comparados aos do grupo IV. CONCLUSÃO: o armazenamento do adesivo autocondicionante depois de ativado, à temperatura média de 4ºC, por até 5 dias, parece não afetar os resultados quanto às tensões de resistência ao cisalhamento; novos estudos são necessários para avaliação das demais características do material quando de sua utilização por período de tempo prolongado após sua ativação.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the shear bond strength of metallic brackets using the self-etching system after its activation and storage for 2, 5 and 9 day periods. METHODS: A total of 64 bovine teeth were divided in four groups and prepared to receive the brackets. Initially, seven self-etching primer blisters were activated and used to bond the brackets of group I. The blisters were store at a constant temperature of 4ºC for 2, 5 and 9 days and used to bond the brackets of groups II, III and IV, respectively. RESULTS: No statistic difference was found in shear bond strength comparing groups I, II

  12. A comparative study of self-ligating brackets frictional resistances during the orthodontic space closure%自锁托槽对关闭拔牙间隙阶段滑动阻力的影响

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    吴红; 曲虹

    2015-01-01

    Objective To compare the frictional resistance (FR) of two different self-ligating brackets and conventional brackets coupled with the stainless steel archwire during the space closure phase in the orthodontic treatment. Methods The patients with severe crowding malocclusion were treated by two different self-ligating brackets (Damon®,Tomy®) and conventional brackets ligating by elastometric modules and stainless steel ligating wires of size 0.019×0.025 inch.The static and kinetic frictional resistance of each bracket-archwire system was ex-amined in the dry state during the orthodontic space closure phase, and analyzed by ANOVA. Results During the space closure phase, there were significantly differences in these different bracket-archwire systems (P<0.01), and the frictional resistance was as follows:Damon® groupbrackets was significantly lower than that of the conventional bracket during the orthodontic space closure phase, and the frictional resistance of the passive self-ligating bracket was significantly lower than the active self-ligating bracket.%目的:比较在牙齿关闭拔牙间隙过程中不同自锁托槽和传统托槽与不锈钢丝组合所产生的滑动阻力。方法在干燥环境下,分别选择2种自锁托槽(被动Damon®和主动Tomy®)和传统托槽的2种结扎方式(橡皮结扎圈和结扎丝)与0.019×0.025英寸不锈钢丝组合,测量严重牙列拥挤患者在拔牙后排齐整平的下颌模型上关闭拔牙间隙阶段的滑动阻力。采用方差分析的方法对各项测量数据进行统计学处理。结果在关闭拔牙间隙阶段,不同托槽组合、组间的滑动阻力的差异均具有显著的统计学意义(P<0.01),最大静摩擦力和滑动摩擦力由小到大依次为被动Damon组<主动Tomy组<结扎丝结扎组<结扎圈结扎组。结论在关闭拔牙间

  13. Influence of Friction Resistance on Expression of Superelastic Properties of Initial NiTi Wires in "Reduced Friction" and Conventional Bracket Systems.

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    Reznikov, Natalie; Har-Zion, Gilad; Barkana, Idit; Abed, Yosef; Redlich, Meir

    2010-01-01

    Objectives. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of resistance to sliding on expression of superelastic properties of NiTi wires. Methods and Materials. A three-point bending test was performed for 0.014 NiTi wire engaged in self-ligating (Damon, SmartClip, In-Ovation) and conventional brackets (Victory) ligated with regular and reduced friction modules (Slide). The wire was deflected in the buccal direction and allowed to straighten. The maximum load, unloading plateau and unloading capacity were registered. Results. The lowest activation load was required in the active self-ligating group (In-Ovation 2.2 ± 0.4 N) and reduced friction module group (Victory/Slide 2.9 ± 0.4 N), followed by the passive self-ligating systems (Damon 3.6 ± 0.7 N, SmartClip 3.7 ± 0.4 N). Higher activation load was obtained in the conventionally ligated group (Victory/module 4.5 ± 0.4 N). Unloading plateau phase with the load magnitude ranging from 1.27 ± 0.4 N (In-Ovation) to 1.627 ± 0.4 N (Slide) was distinct in all groups but one (Victory). Conclusions. Higher friction at flanking points reduces the net force delivered by the wire. Unloading plateau phase of NiTi load-deflection curve disappears in the conventionally ligated group thus indicating to an incomplete expression of NiTi superelastic properties. A rigid passive bracket clip amplifies resistance to sliding in an active configuration and produces a permanent deflection of the wire. PMID:20981153

  14. Influence of Friction Resistance on Expression of Superelastic Properties of Initial NiTi Wires in “Reduced Friction” and Conventional Bracket Systems

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    Reznikov, Natalie; Har-Zion, Gilad; Barkana, Idit; Abed, Yosef; Redlich, Meir

    2010-01-01

    Objectives. The aim of this study was to assess the influence of resistance to sliding on expression of superelastic properties of NiTi wires. Methods and Materials. A three-point bending test was performed for 0.014 NiTi wire engaged in self-ligating (Damon, SmartClip, In-Ovation) and conventional brackets (Victory) ligated with regular and reduced friction modules (Slide). The wire was deflected in the buccal direction and allowed to straighten. The maximum load, unloading plateau and unloading capacity were registered. Results. The lowest activation load was required in the active self-ligating group (In-Ovation 2.2 ± 0.4 N) and reduced friction module group (Victory/Slide 2.9 ± 0.4 N), followed by the passive self-ligating systems (Damon 3.6 ± 0.7 N, SmartClip 3.7 ± 0.4 N). Higher activation load was obtained in the conventionally ligated group (Victory/module 4.5 ± 0.4 N). Unloading plateau phase with the load magnitude ranging from 1.27 ± 0.4 N (In-Ovation) to 1.627 ± 0.4 N (Slide) was distinct in all groups but one (Victory). Conclusions. Higher friction at flanking points reduces the net force delivered by the wire. Unloading plateau phase of NiTi load-deflection curve disappears in the conventionally ligated group thus indicating to an incomplete expression of NiTi superelastic properties. A rigid passive bracket clip amplifies resistance to sliding in an active configuration and produces a permanent deflection of the wire. PMID:20981153

  15. THE ANALYSIS OF THE INFLUENCE OF THE CHARACTERISTICS OF SUSPENSION BRACKET AND TIRES ON LOADING OF WHEELS OF THE CAR WHEN MOVING ON A MULCH BACKGROUND

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    Oberemok V. A.

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The existing settlement modes of loading of wheels of cars are defined for the conditions which are closest to road service conditions and are reflected in the existing standards. However these standards can't be applied to an assessment of functional qualities of systems of cushioning the cars which are operated in the conditions of agricultural production. The small step of roughnesses, change the cushioned characteristics under the influence of operational factors lead to emergence of the off-design modes of the movement. The purpose of the work was the research of loading of wheels of the car when moving on mulch of grains. For the purpose of obtaining characteristics of the roughnesses influencing car wheels we have recorded a smoothed microprofile of the field and got the statistics, rated autocorrelated function, spectral density of influence of a microprofile. For carrying out the researches the known mathematical model of a car road system was accepted. Influence of speed of the movement, normal rigidity of springs and tires, coefficients of damping of a suspension bracket and tires on vertical fluctuations and loading of wheels of forward and back axes of the car is investigated. The executed researches showed that the movement of the car is followed by fluctuations of indicators of loading of running system with obviously expressed periodic components. The change of the coefficient of damping of a passive suspension bracket and tires in possible limits has no essential impact on loading of wheels. Values of normal roughness of springs of forward and back axes of the car, normal rigidity of tires at which dynamic load of wheels of the car is minimum are established

  16. Comparison of Shear Bond Strength of Orthodontic Brackets Bonded to Enamel Prepared By Er:YAG Laser and Conven-tional Acid-Etching

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    M.H. Hosseini

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The purpose of this study was to compare shear bond strength (SBS of orthodontic brackets bonded to enamel prepared by Er:YAG laser with two different powers and conventional acid-etching.Materials and Methods: Forty-five human premolars extracted for orthodontic purposes were randomly assigned to three groups based on conditioning method: Group 1- conventional etching with 37% phosphoric acid; Group 2- irradiation with Er:YAG laser at 1 W; and Group 3- irradiation with Er:YAG laser at 1.5 W. Metal brackets were bonded on prepared enamel using a light-cured composite. All groups were subjected to thermocycling process. Then, the specimens mounted in auto-cure acryle and shear bond strength were measured using a universal testing machine with a crosshead speed of 0.5 mm per second. After debonding, the amount of resin remaining on the teeth was determined using the adhesive remnant index (ARI scored 1 to 5. One-way analysis of variance was used to compare shear bond strengths and the Kruskal-Wallis test was performed to evaluate differences in the ARI for different etching types.Results: The mean and standard deviation of conventional acid-etch group, 1W laser group and 1.5W laser group was 3.82 ± 1.16, 6.97 ± 3.64 and 6.93 ± 4.87, respectively.Conclusion: The mean SBS obtained with an Er:YAG laser operated at 1W or 1.5W is approximately similar to that of conventional etching. However, the high variability of values in bond strength of irradiated enamel should be considered to find the appropriate parameters for applying Er:YAG laser as a favorable alternative for surface conditioning.

  17. Comparison of the effect of hydrogel and solution forms of sodium ascorbate on orthodontic bracket-enamel shear bond strength immediately after bleaching: An in vitro study

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    Kimyai Soodabeh

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Aim: This study compared the effects of hydrogel and solution forms of sodium ascorbate (SA with two different application times on bracket bond strength subsequent to bleaching. Materials and Methods: A total of 72 sound premolars were randomly divided into six groups (n = 12: An unbleached control group (group one and five experimental groups of carbamide peroxide. Specimens in group two were bonded immediately after bleaching; specimens in groups three and four were bleached, then treated with SA solution for ten minutes and three hours, respectively, and then bonded. In groups five and six, SA hydrogel was used and the specimens were prepared similar to groups three and four, respectively. Following debonding, bond strengths were recorded in MPa. To evaluate the amount of resin left on the enamel surfaces, adhesive remnant index (ARI scores were used. Statistical Analysis: The bond strength data were analyzed with ANOVA and pairwise comparisons were made by Tukey test. The ARI data were subjected to Kruskal-Wallis test and two-by-two comparisons were made by the Mann-Whitney U test. Results: There were significant differences in bond strengths between the groups ( P < 0.0005. However, the differences between groups three, four, five and six were not significant. Furthermore, there were no significant differences between group one and groups four and six, whereas the differences between the other groups were significant ( P < 0.05. Regarding ARI, there were significant differences among the groups ( P = 0.004. Conclusion: Bleaching significantly decreased the bracket bond strength. Compromised bonding was reversed with a three-hour application of both forms of SA.

  18. Preparation of customized typodont model in labial and lingual brackets system%简易个性化唇舌侧矫治技术Typodont模型的制作

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    方志欣; 周嫣; 陈世稳; 黄敏方

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate a simpler method of preparation of customized typodont model in labial and lingual brackets system. Methods Explored a simpler and more precise method of preparation of customized typodont model in labial and lingual brackets system used in the further study of orthodontic mechanics through several test procedures,such as simulating set-up,bonding the labial and lingual brackets,preparing impression with silicon rubber and pouring the typodont models. ResuIts The negative forms suit for preparation of customized typodont model used in comparative research of orthodontic mechanics in labial and lingual brackets system were obtained and the typodont model were made repeatedly. ConcIusion The artificial teeth are very stable in the negative forms and the typodont models can be poured accurately and repeatedly,and be a platform for further comparative research of orthodontic mechanics in labial and lingual brackets system.%目的:探索一种简易个性化唇舌侧矫治技术Typodont模型的制作方法.方法:通过模拟排牙,粘结唇舌侧托槽,制备硅橡胶阴模,灌制Typodont模型等步骤的实验,探索简易且精确的适用于唇舌侧矫治技术矫治力学对比分析研究的Typodont模型的制作方法.结果:获得了适用于唇舌侧矫治技术矫治力学对比分析研究的Typodont模型阴模并多次灌制出其Typodont模型.结论:该方法人工牙在阴模中稳定性好,可多次精确灌制Typodont模型,为后续的力学研究打下了基础.

  19. Comparative study on the clinical efficiency in the treatment of adult periodontitis between Smartclip self-ligating brackets and MBT brackets%Bioquick自锁托槽和MBT托槽矫治器治疗成人牙周炎的临床效果评价

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    姜晓红; 张桂荣; 刘继辉; 洛伟欣; 祝贺

    2014-01-01

    目的:评价自锁矫治器在成人牙周炎患者进行牙周-正畸联合治疗过程中临床应用的效果。方法选取24例前牙呈扇形展开具有散在间隙、需要正畸治疗的成人牙周炎患者,分别应用Bioquick自锁托槽矫治器和MBT托槽矫治器进行矫治,记录牙周治疗前( T0)、牙周治疗后( T1)和正畸矫治后( T2)的牙周指标PLI、PD、SBI、BOP、CAL。应用SPSS13.0统计软件分析各项检测指标。结果与T0阶段相比,Bioquick组和MBT组的T1、T2阶段PLI、SBI、PD、BOP组内比较均有显著性差异( P0.05)。Bioquick组和MBT组两组间各测量指标T2相对T0术前术后改变差值比较均无统计学意义( P>0.05)。结论牙周病患者进行牙周正畸联合治疗有利于牙周组织的改建和愈合;正畸矫治有助于维护牙周炎的长期疗效;自锁托槽相对于传统托槽对牙周组织状况的改善没有显著优势。%Objective To evaluate the clinical effect of self-ligating brackets during periodontal-orthodontic treatment in adult periodontitis patients. Methods Twenty-four adult periodontitis patients with scattering gap of the anterior teeth,who needed orthodontic treatment, were included in the study . The patients were divided into two groups of 12 and treated with Bioquick self-ligating brackets and conventional MBT brackets, respectively. The PLI, PD, BI, OP and AL were recorded before periodontal treatment (T0),after periodontal treatment (T1), and at the end of orthodontic treatment (T2). The data were statistically analyzed. Results Significant difference in PLI, SBI, PD, BOP in each group was found between T0 stage and T1 stage,between T0 stage and T2 stage (P0. 05 ) . The improvement from T2 to T1 was not significant between Bioquick group and MBT group ( P>0. 05 ) . Conclusion Orthodontic and periodontal treatment of periodontitis patients was beneficial to periodontal tissue. Orthodontic treatment can maintain the long-term curative

  20. Changes in Dental Arch and Hard and Soft Tissue Caused by the Self-Ligating Bracket and Conventional Bracket with Non-Extraction Treatment in Maxillary Mild-to-Moderate Crowding Cases%自锁托槽和传统托槽非拔牙矫治上颌轻中度拥挤软硬组织及牙弓变化的研究

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    刘东妮; 高辉; 肖丹娜; 李琴琴

    2014-01-01

    目的:比较Damon Q自锁和3M金属托槽非拔牙矫治轻中度上颌拥挤软硬组织及牙弓变化的研究。方法选择正畸矫治患者87例,以上颌拥挤程度和采用的矫治器种类分为Ⅰ度、Ⅱ度拥挤Damon Q自锁托槽组(41例),Ⅰ度、Ⅱ度拥挤3M金属托槽组(46例)。测量治疗前后头颅侧位片及模型,整理数据采用配对t检验和成组t检验分析。结果非拔牙矫治上颌Ⅰ度、Ⅱ度拥挤时,两种托槽治疗后上颌牙弓宽度和牙弓长度均有增大,但2组间变化量差异无统计学意义。上颌Ⅱ度拥挤时,比较2组软组织测量项目鼻唇角、上唇倾角、上下唇倾角数值减少,且自锁托槽组变化量大于金属托槽组。结论非拔牙矫治上颌轻中度拥挤时,随拥挤度增大,Damon Q自锁托槽对于软组织上唇突度的改变较3M金属托槽略大,在临床应用中要重视托槽及治疗体系的选择。%Objective To compare changes in dental arch and soft and hard tissue produced by the Damon Q self-ligating bracket and 3M metal bracket with non-extraction treatment in maxillary mild-to-moderate crowding cases. Meth-ods Eighty seven patients were selected in our study, who were assigned to 4 groups by the crowding degree of maxillary and appliance type:ⅠandⅡcrowding degree using Damon Q self-ligating bracket groups (41 cases);ⅠandⅡcrowding de-gree 3M metal bracket groups (46 cases). We measured lateral cephalometric radiographs and dental casts at both beginning and end of treatment. Paired t-tests and group t-tests were used in statistical analysis to compare the alteration in dental arch and soft and hard tissue. Results There was significant increase in width and length of maxillary dental arch by non-extraction treatment withⅠandⅡcrowding degree maxillary, but the results of both groups were not of statistical difference. To compare hard and soft tissue in two groups withⅡcrowding degree maxillary

  1. Evaluation of shear bond strength of different treatments of ceramic bracket surfaces Avaliação da resistência ao cisalhamento de diferentes tratamentos na superfície de braquetes cerâmicos

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    Patrícia Helou Ramos Andrade

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the bonding strength of the ceramic bracket and composite resin restoration interface, using four types of treatment on the base of the bracket. METHODOLOGY: 48 photoactivated composite resin discs were used (FiltekTM Z250 contained in specimens and divided into 4 groups of 12 specimens for each group according to the type of treatment performed on the base of the brackets. Once the brackets were bonded, the specimens were subjected to shear stress carried out in a universal testing machine (MTS: 810 Material Test System calibrated with a fixed speed of 0.5 mm / minute. The values obtained were recorded and compared by means of appropriate statistical tests - analysis of variance and then Tukey's test. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: The surfaces of ceramic brackets conditioned with 10% hydrofluoric acid for 1 minute, followed by aluminum oxide blasting, 50µ, after silane application and primer application, was considered the best method to prepare surfaces of ceramic brackets prior to orthodontic esthetic bonding.OBJETIVO: avaliar a resistência à união da interface entre braquete cerâmico e restauração de resina composta, empregando quatro tipos de tratamento na base do braquete. MÉTODOS: foram utilizados 48 discos de resina fotoativada (Filtek® Z250 incluídos em corpos de prova, divididos em quatro grupos, com 12 espécimes em cada grupo, de acordo com o tipo de tratamento realizado na base do braquete. Uma vez colados os braquetes, os corpos de prova foram submetidos à tensão de cisalhamento, realizado numa máquina universal de ensaios (MTS: 810 Material Test System calibrada com velocidade fixa de 0,5mm/min. Os valores obtidos foram registrados e comparados por meio de médias, utilizando-se testes estatísticos adequados (análise de Variância e, posteriormente, teste de Tukey. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: o condicionamento das superfícies dos braquetes cerâmicos com ácido hidrofluorídrico a 10% por 1 minuto

  2. DESIGN AND REALISATION OF MODELLING AND FINITE ELEMENT DIVISION ON SHIP FLANGED BRACKET%船舶折边肘板建模与有限元划分的设计与实现

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    许一敏; 冷文浩; 周炜; 田志峰; 程成

    2013-01-01

    Bracket is a common component for connection in ship structure and other steel structures,and flanged bracket is frequently used in flanged docking for main ship components.In order to enhance the efficiency of modelling flanged bracket,we design the parametric 3D solid modelling process for flanged bracket.According to the modelling process,we discuss the methods of parametric bracket contour generation and flanges information storage,provide the algorithms for coordinate transformation and flange rotation,and study the objectoriented programming and finite element method.Moreover,we import MSC.Patran for mesh division,realise the transformation from CAD model to finite element analysis model,and present PDM integration.Taking AutoCAD as the development platform,VS.Net as the programming environment,and ObjectARX as the development tool,we implement the object-oriented parametric solid modelling system for flanged bracket.%肘板是船舶结构及其它钢结构中常用的连接构件,折边肘板经常用于船舶主构件的折边对接中.为了提高折边肘板建模的效率,设计折边肘板参数化三维实体造型过程;根据造型过程,探讨肘板轮廓参数化生成及折边信息存储方法;给出坐标转换及折边旋转算法;研究面向对象与有限元方法;并导入MSC.Patran进行网格划分,实现CAD模型到有限元分析模型的转化;给出PDM的集成:以AutoCAD为开发平台,VS.Net为编程环境,ObiectARX为开发工具,实现了面向对象的折边肘板参数化实体造型.

  3. Assessment of genotoxicity of herbal medicinal products: application of the "bracketing and matrixing" concept using the example of Valerianae radix (valerian root).

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    Kelber, Olaf; Wegener, Tankred; Steinhoff, Barbara; Staiger, Christiane; Wiesner, Jacqueline; Knöss, Werner; Kraft, Karin

    2014-01-01

    An assessment of genotoxicity is a precondition for marketing authorization respectively registration of herbal medicinal products (HMPs), as well as for inclusion into the 'Community list of herbal substances, preparations and combinations thereof for use in traditional herbal medicinal products' established by the European Commission in accordance with Directive 2001/83/EC as amended, and based on proposals from the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC). In the 'Guideline on the assessment of genotoxicity of herbal substances/preparations' (EMEA/HMPC/107079/2007) HMPC has described a stepwise approach for genotoxicity testing, according to which the Ames test is a sufficient base for the assessment of genotoxicity in case of an unequivocally negative result. For reducing efforts for testing of individual herbal substances/preparations, HMPC has also developed the 'guideline on selection of test materials for genotoxicity testing for traditional herbal medicinal products/herbal medicinal products' (EMEA/HMPC/67644/2009) with the aim to allow testing of a standard range of test materials which could be considered representative of the commonly used preparations from a specific herbal drug according to a 'bracketing/matrixing' approach. The purpose of this paper is to provide data on the practical application of this bracketing and matrixing concept using the example of Valerianae radix, with the intention of facilitating its inclusion in the "Community list". Five extraction solvents, representing the extremes of the polarity range and including also mid-range extraction solvents, were used, covering the entire spectrum of phytochemical constituents of Valerianae radix, thereby including polar and non-polar constituents. Extracts were tested in the Ames test according to all relevant guidelines. Results were unequivocally negative for all extracts. A review of the literature showed that this result is in accordance with the available data, thus

  4. Variação da curvatura da base de braquetes "Straight-Wire": estudo comparativo entre quatro marcas comerciais Straight-wire base brackets curvature: analysis of four differents manufactures

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    Luciana de Paula Gontijo

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho objetivou avaliar as qualidades arquiteturais das bases dos braquetes "Straight-Wire" de quatro marcas comerciais (Morelli, Abzil Lancer, Unitek e A-Company comparando as suas curvaturas médias no sentido oclusogengival e mesiodistal. As curvaturas das bases dos braquetes foram medidas por meio de uma máquina de medidas universais da Société Genevoise D' Instruments de Physique, marca CSIP, modelo MUL-300, e os dados encontrados foram transferidos para um software de desenho AutoCAD 2000, gerando superfícies em ambiente tridimensional, a partir das quais se mediu a curvatura e o raio das bases dos acessórios ortodônticos. Os resultados demonstraram que a curvatura da base de cada braquete variou em sua extensão e que para um mesmo elemento dentário, as curvaturas e seus respectivos raios variaram entre as marcas comerciais analisadas.The objective of this study was to determine the average occlusogingival and mesiodistal curvature of the bases of straight-wire brackets. Brackets from four different manufactures were utilized: Morelli, Abzil Lancer, Unitek and A-Company. The measurements of the curvature of the bases of the brackets were, initially, taken with a universal instrument of the Société Genevoise D'Instruments de Physique, known as CSIP, model MUL-300. The data obtained was transferred to an AUTOCAD 2000 software, which generated a three dimensional image, where the curvature and the radius of the bases were finally measured. The results demonstrated a great variability of these measurements among the four different brands for the same bracket.

  5. The new structure of the leaf spring bracket assembly used in heavy-duty dump truck in%新结构板簧支架总成在重型自卸车中的应用

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    郭鸿瑞

    2015-01-01

    由于重型自卸车承载力大且使用工况恶劣,导致整车后平衡悬架总成在使用过程中出现板簧支架异常磨损或断裂的故障频发,严重影响客户正常使用,且使得售后维修及索赔成本增大。该文针对该失效模式,在原有技术及结构之上,从更换材料和减小摩擦系数考虑,重新设计一种新结构板簧支架总成,从而减少支架的断裂和磨损,降低支架总成故障率,最大程度的提高支架总成使用寿命。%Due to high bearing capacity and bad working condition, abnormal wear or cracks of spring bracket frequently occur during the use of rear balanced suspension assy, which influence on customers’ normal use and cause large maintenance and claim cost. The article aims at failure mode, based on original technology and structure and taking material change and decreased friction coefficient into account, one kind of spring bracket with new structure assy. is re-designed, which can decrease cracks and wear of bracket, reduce failure rate and enhance service life of bracket to large extent.

  6. Evaluation of enamel surface after bracket debonding and polishing Avaliação da superfície do esmalte dentário após a remoção do braquete e polimento

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    Lilian Maria Brisque Pignatta; Sillas Duarte Júnior; Eduardo César Almada Santos

    2012-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Preserving the dental enamel structure during removal of orthodontic accessories is a clinician's obligation. Hence the search for an evidence based debonding protocol. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate and compare, by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), the effects of four different protocols of bracket debonding and subsequent polishing on enamel surface, and to propose a protocol that minimizes damage to enamel surface. METHODS: Twelve bovine permanent incisors were divided int...

  7. Highly antibacterial activity of N-doped TiO2 thin films coated on stainless steel brackets under visible light irradiation

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    In this study, the radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering method was used to prepare a TiO2 thin film on the surface of stainless steel brackets. Eighteen groups of samples were made according to the experimental parameters. The crystal structure and surface morphology were characterized by X-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The photocatalytic properties under visible light irradiation were evaluated by measuring the degradation ratio of methylene blue. The sputtering temperature was set at 300 °C, and the time was set as 180 min, the ratio of Ar to N was 30:1, and annealing temperature was set at 450 °C. The thin films made under these parameters had the highest visible light photocatalytic activity of all the combinations of parameters tested. Antibacterial activities of the selected thin films were also tested against Lactobacillus acidophilus and Candida albicans. The results demonstrated the thin film prepared under the parameters above showed the highest antibacterial activity.

  8. Optimal Design and Study of Structure of Rocket Launcher Bracket%某火箭炮托架结构的优化设计与研究

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    卢云; 张龙

    2014-01-01

    以某火箭炮托架结构为研究对象,在多学科多目标优化软件Isight中建立全自动仿真优化分析平台。采用最优拉丁超立方最优值附近加密的实验设计方法探索设计空间,提出一种改进的EBF神经网络技术构建近似模型,运用多岛遗传算法和序列二次规划法组合优化策略进行优化分析,为机械结构的轻量化提供了一条可行的技术途径和研究方法。%This paper takes a rocket launcher bracket as its subject of research to build a ful y automatic simulation optimization analysis platform in Isight,multidisciplinary and multi-objective optimization software, uses the most advanced experimental designing method of encryption near Latin hypercube optimal value to explore designing space,puts forward an approximation model constructed with an improved EBF neural network technology and performs the optimization analysis by the combinatorial optimization strategy of multiisland genetic algorithm and sequential quadratic programming. A feasible method is provided for researching on the lightweight mechanical structure.

  9. Highly antibacterial activity of N-doped TiO{sub 2} thin films coated on stainless steel brackets under visible light irradiation

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    Cao, Shuai; Liu, Bo; Fan, Lingying; Yue, Ziqi [Department of Orthodontics, School of Stomatology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Liu, Bin [Department of Materials Science, School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China); Cao, Baocheng, E-mail: caobch@lzu.edu.cn [Department of Orthodontics, School of Stomatology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000 (China)

    2014-08-01

    In this study, the radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering method was used to prepare a TiO{sub 2} thin film on the surface of stainless steel brackets. Eighteen groups of samples were made according to the experimental parameters. The crystal structure and surface morphology were characterized by X-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy, respectively. The photocatalytic properties under visible light irradiation were evaluated by measuring the degradation ratio of methylene blue. The sputtering temperature was set at 300 °C, and the time was set as 180 min, the ratio of Ar to N was 30:1, and annealing temperature was set at 450 °C. The thin films made under these parameters had the highest visible light photocatalytic activity of all the combinations of parameters tested. Antibacterial activities of the selected thin films were also tested against Lactobacillus acidophilus and Candida albicans. The results demonstrated the thin film prepared under the parameters above showed the highest antibacterial activity.

  10. 拖拉机轮胎中心位置通用传感器安装支架设计与试验%Design of General Sensor Installation Bracket on Tractor Tire Center Position

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    张小龙; 李亮; 陈彬; 曹成茂

    2012-01-01

    根据拖拉机动力学测试与控制系统开发的需要,确定了在拖拉机轮胎中心位置安装通用传感器的支架设计技术要求,并进行了结构优化设计.设计的支架总质量1.815 kg,轴向尺寸可调节,保证了支架主平面安装时与轮胎旋转平面平行且其旋转中心与轮胎中心对齐.有限元分析表明,在最坏H级路面、车速90 km/h、垂直冲击和旋转载荷输入下支架最大变形量小于0.2mm,不会增加传感器因安装造成的测量误差.设计了道路试验系统,通过试验验证了支架工作的可靠性.为中小规模农田机械化作业中对拖拉机进行导航辅助驾驶,和拖拉机运动特性测试中在轮胎中心安装传感器提供了有效手段.%For effective completion of tractor dynamics test and developing its control units, the technology requirements for general sensor installation bracket on tire center position was firstly determined, then the detailed structure was optimized and processed. The designed mass of bracket was 1. 815 kg and its axial length could be adjusted. The designed structure ensured that the principal plane of bracket was parallel to the tire rotary plane and its rotation center was aligned with the tire rotation center. The finite-element simulation analysis showed that the max deformation of the bracket was less than 0. 2 mm when loaded with vertical and rotation inertial forces at speed of 90 km/h on the worst H level road, so it could not add systematical error on the measurement data. A roadway test system was developed and the reliability of the bracket was verified by the systematical roadway tests. This research provided a general and effective means to study the measurement problem on the rotation tire center, such as tractor assistant driving navigation system for mechanized working in small or medium scale farmland, tractor tire dynamics and so on.

  11. COMPARISON OF PERIODONTAL CONDITION BETWEEN CONVENTIONAL AND SELF-LIGATING BRACKETS%自锁托槽与传统托槽对正畸患者牙周健康影响的比较

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    李永花

    2015-01-01

    Objective To compareto impacts of self‐ligating brackets and conventional brackets on the periondontal health of the patient .Methods 50 patients (12 to 18 years old)were divided into 2 groups(group A :25 patients with self‐ligating brackets and group B :25 patients with conventional pre‐adjusted brackets) . Periodontal indices(GI ,PLl ,SBI and PD)were examined in both groups .Results Before treatment ,there is no significant difference between Group A and Group B .During the process of treatment ,PLI is statistical‐ly different between Group A and Group B ,other periodontal indices (GI ,SBI and PD) are not statistically different .Conclusion Although self‐ligating brackets is more beneficial for keeping oral hygiene ,but no significant difference were discovered on the patient’s periodontal health .%目的:比较自锁托槽与传统托槽对患者牙周健康的影响。方法选取12~18岁正畸患者50例,按矫治器类型分为两组:A组,25例戴用传统托槽矫治的患者;B组,25例戴用自锁托槽矫治的患者。分别于治疗前和治疗中1个月、3个月、6个月时检测两组患者的各项牙周指数(G I , PLI ,SBI ,PD)。结果矫治前,两组患者各项牙周指数无显著性差异( P >0.05);矫治过程中,两组患者的菌斑指数(PLI)有显著性差异( P <0.05),其余牙周指数(GI ,SBI ,PD)无显著性差异( P>0.05)。结论自锁托槽与传统托槽相比,在口腔卫生的维护方面更有优势,但二者对患者其他牙周健康的影响无明显区别。

  12. 氟牙症患者对托槽粘接效果影响的临床研究初探%Clinical studies the affect of bracket bonded on dental fluorosis patient

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    姜国有; 王晓红

    2010-01-01

    目的 探讨影响氟斑牙患者对托槽粘接效果.方法 选取氟斑牙为轻、中、重患者30例,分成A、B、C 3组,年龄在14~20岁的患者,观察托槽粘接效果及时间.结果 轻度氟斑牙A组中轻扫牙面组托槽脱落率明显小于牙面未磨除组;中度氟斑牙B组釉质磨除0.1 mm组托槽脱落率明显小于牙面轻磨除组;重度氟斑牙C组釉质磨除量在0.15 mm以上组托槽脱落率明显小于牙面磨除0.1 mm组.结论 氟斑牙表层釉质的磨除能改变了釉质裘面的物理性状,可提高了粘接效果.%Objective To exploring the effective of patient with the fluorosis to the bracket bonded.Methods Selected 30 cases of patient, age range from 14ys to 20ys old with the dental fluorosis. They were divided into three groups as of A,B,C based on the degrees of mild,sever,and very sever. Observe the time and effect of bracket bonded. Results In mild fluorosis patient ( A group) , the bracket off rate was less in gently grinding dental surface than in non-grinding dental surface patient. In group B, bracket off rate enamel surface grinding 0. 1 mm group was smaller than gently grinding dental surface group; In group C, grinding dental surface in > 0. 15 mm were better than grinding dental surface in 0. 1 mm patient in bracket off rate. Conclusion Grinding the enamel surface of dental fluorosis could be in changing the physical properties of the enamel surface, and enhance the adhesive effect.

  13. Evaluation of the rate of bond failure of Discovery and Smart-Clip self-ligating brackets%Discovery自锁托槽和Smart-Clip自锁托槽脱落率的分析研究

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    陈慧霞; 沈云娟; 秦燕军; 许晓聪; 李媛; 陈文静

    2012-01-01

    目的 分析Discovery自锁托槽和Smart - Clip自锁托槽光固化湿粘接后托槽的脱落率.方法 随机抽取2009-2011年临床应用Discovery自锁托槽及Smart - Clip自锁托槽进行矫治的正畸病例,分别采用3M公司生产的TransbondTM XT光固化粘接剂管装+ TransbondTM MIP耐湿性处理液和APCTMⅡ预置粘接剂托槽+ TransbondTM MIP耐湿性处理液严格按照粘接要求进行粘接,记录其脱落情况,计算脱落率,并分析脱落原冈及其与口腔卫生之间的关系.结果 口腔卫生情况对于托槽脱落率有一定的影响;下颌同名牙托槽脱落率明显高于上颌;托槽脱落再粘接后发生再次脱落者主要集中在下颌.结论 临床应重视自锁托槽的粘接,加强患者口腔卫生保健,以降低托槽脱落率.%Objective To evaluate the rate of bond failure of Discovery and Smart-Clip self-ligating brackets. Methods Patients treated with Discovery or Smart-Clip self-ligating brackets in the year of 2009-2011 were selected randomly. Discovery self-ligating brackets were bonded with Transbond? XT and Transbond? MIP; Smart-Clip self-ligating brackets were bonded with APC? II and Transbond? MIP. The rate of bond failure was calculated. Its causes and its relationship with oral hygiene were analyzed. Results Oral hygiene had an effect on the rate of bond failure;the failure rates of lower teeth were obviously higher than those of upper teeth;the failure of rebonding mainly happened to lower teeth. Conclusions It is of great importance to bond self-ligating brackets properly and improve oral hygiene of patients,so that we can reduce the rate of bond failure.

  14. Investigation into the bond strength of metal brackets to ceramic restoration%瓷修复体与金属托槽粘接强度的实验研究

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    王春晔; 邵玶; 赵媛; 徐实谦; 宋冰

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the influence of different bracket base surfaces ( swallow-tail-backed and mesh-backed ) on the bond strength of metal brackets to porcelain. Methods Methods 80 ceramics specimen were randomly and equally divided into 4 groups according to different conditioning techniques: (A)deglazing by grinding and bonding swallow-tail-backed metal brackets, (B)deglazing by grinding and bonding mesh-backed metal brackets.(C) etching with 9.6% hydrofluoric acid(HF) and bonding swallow-tail-backed metal brackets, (D) etching with 9.6% HF and bonding mesh-backed metal brackets. Each group was further divided into 2 groups randomly and equally: (1) all specimens were stored in artificial saliva at 37t: for 24 hours, (2) untreated. Silane coupling agents and Durafill BondTM adhesive were utilized to bond the bracket onto each sample. The shear bond strength and the Adhesive remnant index (ARI) were determined. Results After artificial saliva bath.the swallow-tail-backed groups resulted in a statistically significant higher bond strength. Deglazing specimens,mesh-backed group in which has a statistically significant higher adhesive remnant index (ARI). Conclusion The swallow-tail-backed groups resulted in a higher bond strength (SBS). The deglazing group had a higher SBS than the group of etching with 9.6% hydrofluoric acid(HF) for 3 min.%目的:研究两种不同形状的底板(燕尾状、网状)对正畸金属托槽与瓷修复体粘接强度的影响.方法:根据瓷面处理方式及所粘接托槽的不同,将80个瓷修复体随机平均分为4组:金刚砂车针打磨+燕尾状底板托槽;金刚砂车针打磨+网状底板托槽;9.6%氢氟酸(hydrofluoric acid,HF)酸蚀+燕尾状底板托槽;9.6% HF酸蚀+网状底板托槽.将粘接后的每组瓷修复体随机平均分为2组:组1用37℃人工唾液水浴24h;组2不予处理.用硅烷偶联剂、杜拉菲勒光固化复合树脂充填材料进行粘接.检测抗剪

  15. Evaluation of the frictional force between domestic ceramic brackets and different arch wires%国产陶瓷托槽与金属弓丝间滑动摩擦力的研究

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    杨力; 封平平; 白玉兴; 王邦康

    2012-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the frictional forces generated between domestic ceramic brackets and arch wires of different shapes and angulation and to provide useful information for the improvement of domestic ceramic brackets. Methods The experiment was conducted with the special device developed by our faculty and Beijing Science and Technology University to measure the frictionale forces generated by domestic ceramic brackets and the arch wires of 0.016, 0.016×0.022, 0.019×0.025 inches stainless steel and wires. The angulations between the slot and the arch wire were 0° and 5°. The control was Crystaline Ⅳ (Tomy, Japan) commonly used in clinic. Each bracket/archwire combination was tested 10 times and each test was performed with a new bracket/wire sample. Results The domestic ceramic brackets exhibited eonsistently higher frictional forces than Crystaline IV and the differences were significant (P <0. 01) except forTitamiumarch wires had higher frictional resistances than stainless steel arch wires. The frictional forces were higher as the wire size inereased and the solt-archwire angulation increased. Conclusion The frictional characteristic of domestic ceramic brackets was not satisfied to be used in clinic.%目的 检测体外条件下国产多晶体氧化铝陶瓷托槽与金属弓丝在不同夹角时的滑动摩擦力,为其改良提供参考信息.方法 利用摩擦力测量装置检测弓丝与槽沟的夹角分别为0°和5°时,国产陶瓷托槽分别与0.016、0.016×0.022、0.019×0.025英寸不锈钢丝和镍钛丝间的滑动摩擦力,每组样本量为10.对照组为临床常用多晶体氧化铝陶瓷托槽(Crystaline IV).结果 国产陶瓷托槽的摩擦力显著高于Crystaline IV,且除0°夹角、0.016英寸不锈钢圆丝和镍钛圆丝及0.016×0.022英寸不锈钢方丝外,其余情况下两种陶瓷托槽间摩擦力的差异有显著性(P<0.01).镍钛丝产生的摩擦力高于不锈钢丝,弓丝尺寸增加,摩擦力增加,

  16. Biodegradação de braquetes ortodônticos: avaliação da liberação iônica in vitro Biodegradation of orthodontic brackets: in vitro ion release

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    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar, in vitro, a biodegradação de aparelhos ortodônticos simulados constituídos de braquetes e fios de aço inoxidável. METODOLOGIA: a amostra foi dividida em 2 grupos, de acordo com a marca dos braquetes usados: grupo A - Dyna-Lock, 3M/Unitek (AISI 303; e grupo B - LG Edgewise Standard, American Orthodontics (AISI 316L. Os corpos-de-prova permaneceram incubados em solução salina (0,05% a 36ºC, sob agitação por um período de até 60 dias. A análise da liberação iônica foi realizada por meio de espectrofotometria de absorção atômica. O peso em massa dos braquetes também foi medido antes e após o experimento. RESULTADOS: os resultados indicaram que o grupo A apresentou maior liberação de íons ferro, níquel e cromo do que o grupo B. Além disso, os braquetes do grupo A também mostraram perda de massa, considerada outro indicativo de corrosão. CONCLUSÃO: concluiu-se que, nas condições deste experimento, os braquetes do grupo A apresentaram maior biodegradação que os acessórios do grupo B, o que pode estar associado à liga metálica e/ou ao processo de fabricação dos mesmos.OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate, in vitro, the biodegradation of simulated orthodontic appliances consisting of stainless steel brackets and wires. MATERIALS AND METHODOS: The sample was divided in 2 groups, according to brackets brand: group A - Dyna-Lock, 3M/ Unitek (AISI 303; and group B - LG Edgewise Standard, American Orthodontics (AISI 316L. The specimens (simulated orthodontic appliances were incubated in saline solution (0.05%, in shake, at 36ºC, for 60 days. The ion release was detected by atomic absorption spectrophotometer. The weight of brackets was also measured before and after the test. RESULTS: The results indicated that group A released more ions iron, nickel and chromium than group B. Moreover, the brackets in group A also presented weight loss, which is considered an indicator of corrosion

  17. Antibacterial and mechanical properties of ceramic orthodontic brackets with nano silver hydroxyapatite coating%纳米银羟基磷灰石涂层正畸陶瓷托槽的抗菌与力学性能

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    周冠军; 杨大鹏; 刘新芳; 胡博

    2015-01-01

    背景:临床口腔正畸过程中,陶瓷托槽存在抗菌性能和力学性能不足的情况,容易导致各种不良事件的出现,影响正畸效果。目的:观察纳米银羟基磷灰石涂层陶瓷托槽的抗菌与力学性能。方法:制备纳米银羟基磷灰石涂层陶瓷托槽,采用扫描电镜观察涂层表面,并进行涂层表面定量抗菌实验。将50颗离体人上颌前磨牙随机分为2组,实验组(n=25)粘接纳米银羟基磷灰石涂层陶瓷托槽,对照组(n=25)粘接普通陶瓷托槽,检测两组抗剪切强度。结果与结论:纳米银羟基磷灰石涂层整体结构有序,均匀致密,羟基磷灰石具有多孔状结构,孔径属于微纳米级别,其中均匀分布大量纳米银颗粒。定量抗菌实验显示,纳米银羟基磷灰石涂层陶瓷托槽对大肠杆菌、白色葡萄球菌有较强的抑制作用,抗菌率均在95%以上。实验组抗剪切强度低于对照组(P <0.05)。表明纳米银羟基磷灰石涂层陶瓷托槽具有良好的抗菌和力学性能,满足临床正畸过程中力学变化的需求。%BACKGROUND:In the clinical orthodontics, ceramic brackets have deficiencies in the aspects of antibacterial and mechanical properties, which easily lead to the emergence of a variety of adverse events and influence the orthodontic effect. OBJECTIVE:To observe the antibacterial and mechanical properties of nano silver hydroxyapatite coating ceramic brackets. METHODS:The nano silver hydroxyapatite coating ceramic brackets were prepared. Scanning electron microscopy was used to observe the coating surface. Coating antibacterial experiment was conducted. Totaly 50 in vitro human maxilary premolars were randomly divided into two groups (n=25 per group): experimental and control groups. Premolars in the experimental group were bonded to nano silver coating hydroxyapatite ceramic brackets, and premolars in the control group were bonded to ordinary ceramic brackets. The

  18. 3B自锁托槽系统和传统直丝托槽系统在排齐与整平阶段上颌牙弓宽度的变化%COMPARISON OF MAXILLARY ARCH CHANGES DURING ALIGNMENT AND LEVELING WITH SELF-LIGATING AND TRADITIONAL BRACKETS

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    蒙红英; 康娜; 欧阳晖; 黎敏; 蒋燕萍; 麦文佳; 黄朝晓

    2013-01-01

    目的:评价3B自锁托槽系统和传统直丝托槽系统在排齐和整平牙列过程中上颌牙弓宽度的变化.方法:选取40例非拔牙的正畸患者,分别应用传统直丝托槽和3B自锁托槽,排齐和整平上颌牙列,在T1阶段和T2阶段(即应用0.018×0.025 NiTi方丝排齐和整平结束时)分别制取患者上颌模型,然后选取尖牙牙尖间的宽度等测量标志点进行多项测量.结果:自锁托槽组与直丝托槽组牙弓宽度变化最显著的是前磨牙区,各自前后差异均有统计学意义(均P<0.05);自锁托槽组的牙弓变化量比直丝托槽组大,但差异无统计学意义(均P>0.05).结论:对于非拔牙正畸的患者,应用3B自锁托槽和传统直丝托槽系统在排齐和整平牙列阶段,均可使上颌牙弓中后段宽度显著增大;自锁托槽组的牙弓变化量比直丝托槽组大,但优势不明显.%Objective:To evaluate the maxillary width change in alignment and leveling dentition process between the 3B self-ligating brackets system and traditional straight wire brackets system. Methods: Forty orthodontic patients were selected, the traditional straight wire brackets and 3B self-ligating brackets were applied for align and level upper dentition. In T1 and T2 stage (i. e. application 0. 018 × 0. 025 inches NiTi square wire) , we made upper jaw models, and then selected index point to a number of measurement. Results :The most significant change of dental arch width bet-ween self-ligating brackets group and straight wire brackets group is premolar area, and the differences have statistical significance. The change in self-ligating brackets group is larger than that in straight wire brackets group, but the difference was not statistically significant. Conclusion: For the dental orthodontic patients, both 3B self-ligating brackets and traditional straight wire brackets system can wide the upper dental arch significantly in alignment and leveling stage; the change in self

  19. Composição química e resistência mecânica da base de braquetes "Straight-Wire" Superficial hardness and the metallographic characteristics of straight-wire base brackets

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    Luciana de Paula Gontijo

    2004-08-01

    Full Text Available Esse trabalho objetivou comparar as durezas superficiais e as características metalográficas das bases de braquetes "straight-wire" de quatro marcas comerciais: Morelli, Abzil Lancer, Unitek e A-Company. As durezas superficiais foram avaliadas por meio de um teste de dureza realizado com o auxílio de um microdurômetro. Os resultados indicaram diferenças entre as marcas comerciais testadas onde os braquetes da A-Company apresentaram os valores mais altos de dureza (314 HV, seguidos da Unitek (325 HV, Abzil (230 HV e Morelli (192 HV. As características metalográficas das bases de braquetes foram avaliadas por meio de um espectrômetro, onde observou-se a presença de elementos de liga como o cromo, o níquel, o silício, o cobre, o alumínio, o enxofre e o nióbio. A quantidade de cada elemento de liga variou entre as marcas, provavelmente devido ao processo de fabricação industrial, mas sem interferir na qualidade final da liga.The objective of this study was to compare the superficial hardness and the metallographic characteristics of the bases of straight-wire brackets. Brackets from four different manufactures were utilized: Morelli, Abzil Lancer, Unitek and A-Company. The superficial hardness test revealed that the A-Company bracket base had the highest value (314 HV followed by Unitek (325 HV, Abzil (230 HV and Morelli (192 HV. The presence of variable amounts of chrome, nickel, silicon, copper, aluminum, sulfur and niobium was detected by the spectrometer. The quantity of each element varied according to the brand tested and did not interfere with the quality of the alloy. This variance was most likely due to differences in the process of the fabrication of each manufactures.

  20. 驻车制动底板支撑座断裂分析%Fracture analysis of parking brake bottom brackets

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    吴双; 黄平; 谭江; 罗敏

    2016-01-01

    Several fracture failure accidents of parking brake bottom brackets occurred in succession during the road test of cars .Reasons of the fracture were studied by means of macroscopic fracture analysis , microstructure analysis , chemical composition analysis and mechanical properties testing of the raw materials and the scene of the production process survey .And corresponding improvement measures were proposed.The results show that the breaking of the supporting seat occurs from the outer surface , and no obvious fatigue characteristics and plastic deformation features observed .The brittle fracture is caused by over high induction heating temperature and over long soaking time , which leads to the appearance of widmanstatten .Widmanstatten can be avoided by regulating hot heading induction heating process and normalizing treatment after heading , therefore , no longer any fracture occurs in the following-up road test .%驻车制动底板支撑座在路试中陆续发生几起断裂失效事故。通过宏观断口分析、金相组织分析、原材料化学成分及力学性能检测以及结合现场生产工艺等分析查找零件失效的原因,并提出了相应的改进措施。结果表明,支撑座断裂起裂点在外表面,无明显疲劳特征和塑性变形特征,属于脆性断裂。这是由于热镦工序感应加热温度过高,时间过长,出现魏氏组织,且后序工艺没有消除该组织造成。通过管控热镦感应加热工序及热镦后正火处理,可消除魏氏组织,经该工艺生产的支撑座在后续路试中均未再发生断裂现象。

  1. Quadratic brackets from symplectic forms

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    Alekseev, A; Alekseev, Anton; Todorov, Ivan

    1994-01-01

    We give a physicist oriented survey of Poisson-Lie symmetries of classical systems. We consider finite dimensional geometric actions and the chiral WZNW model as examples for the general construction. An essential point is that quadratic Poisson bracets appear for group--like variables. It is believed that after quantization they lead to quadratic exchange algebras.

  2. 商用多联机室外机电机支架动力学分析及优化设计%Dynamics analysis and optimization design of outdoor unit’s motor bracket for commercial multi-split air conditioner

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    张浩

    2016-01-01

    利用有限元仿真技术对某商用多联机室外机电机支架进行动力学分析,并利用试验结果证明仿真计算结果的准确性。基于仿真计算结果对电机支架进行优化设计,有效解决电机支架的共振问题。%The motor bracket of one commercial multi-split air conditioner is analyzed using finite element simulation technology,and the accuracy of simulation results is proved by experiment.The optimization design of motor bracket is conducted based on the simula-tion results,and the resonance of motor bracket is solved effectively.

  3. Perioperative managements for patients with heart bracket who undergoing abdominal surgery%围腹部手术期患者伴有心脏支架的处理策略

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    胡祥; 曹亮

    2016-01-01

    美国心脏病学会联合美国心脏协会( ACC/AHA)和欧洲的心脏协会( ESC)相继发布了非心脏手术围手术期心血管评估与治疗指南推荐,对心脏支架患者非心脏手术围手术期的治疗提出指导意见,但是对非心脏手术的时机选择、围手术期抗凝治疗等问题仍有争议。掌握心脏支架患者腹部围手术期的处理相关策略,对减少围手术期心脏相关并发症至关重要。%The guidelines of perioperative cardiovascular evaluation and managements of patients undergoing noncardiac surgery have been published recently by ACC /AHA and European Society of Cardiology(ESC).Guideline proposed recommendations of the treatment of patients with heart bracket who undergoing non-cardiac surgery . However the optimal timing of non-cardiac surgery , perioperative anticoagulation and other issues remained to be controversial .Mastering the therapeutic strategies of patients with heart bracket would be essential to reduce perioperative cardiac complications .

  4. Aseismic Test of Stationary Lead-acid Batteries and Brackets Based on Nuclear Safety Level%核安全级固定型铅酸蓄电池组及支架抗震试验研究

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    杨勇; 宫必宁; 张莹莹

    2011-01-01

    According to the aseismic test of stationary lead acid batteries and the brackets with nuclear safety level,the mathematical model is established to calculate the seismic response of the brackets by using finite element response spectrum method and equivalent static method. Compared with the experimental data, the results show that the response spectrum finite element method has better precision and reasonableness than the equivalent static method, which also has a conservative margin.%基于核安全级固定型铅酸蓄电池组及支架抗震试验,构建了相应数学分析模型,采用反应谱有限元法和等效静力法计算了支架地震响应,并与试验数据进行了对比.结果表明,反应谱有限元计算结果相对于等效静力计算结果相对精确、合理,且有一定保守裕度.

  5. STUDY ON CALCULATION METHOD OF THE BRACKET DESIGNED IN THE RETROFITTING OF BUILDINGS%房屋改造加固中增设粱钢牛腿的计算方法

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    颜鹏; 方有珍

    2012-01-01

    针对实际工程加固改造中增设梁的情况,采用增设钢牛腿来加强节点,使节点满足结构受力性能要求。对钢牛腿的连接节点作法进行力学分析,并结合工程事例加以验算,结果表明:该作法的力学分析方法是安全可靠的,这将为从事建筑结构加固改造的相关设计人员提供了参考。%Combined with the practice of new-built beam in the retrofitting, the bracket was uhized to reinforced the integrity of the joint to meet the requirement of force-transferring behaviour. The mechanical analysis and calculation was conducted on the joint of bracket, then the case in practice was adopted to check the analytical method. The result show the method is safety and reliability, it provide the reference for relevants researcher and designers.

  6. 自锁托槽非拔牙矫治下牙列拥挤的临床研究%Non-extraction treatment with self-ligating and conventional brackets

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    姜若萍; 傅民魁

    2008-01-01

    目的 比较自锁托槽和传统结扎式托槽非拔牙矫治牙列拥挤患者的下牙列变化,探讨自锁托槽解除牙列拥挤的机制.方法 选择26例下牙列拥挤患者,分为自锁组和传统组,每组13例,分别使用自锁托槽(Damon3)和传统托槽(传统结扎式托槽)进行非拔牙矫治.对矫治前后变化进行配对t检验,逐步回归分析拥挤解除机制以及影响下切牙唇倾度改变量的相关因素.结果 矫治前后两组患者下颌尖牙间、前磨牙间牙弓宽度改变量及下切牙唇倾度改变量比较,差异均无统计学意义(P>0.1);矫治后自锁组下颌第一磨牙间牙弓宽度增加1.42 mm、下切牙凸距增加2.66 mm,传统组下颌第一磨牙间牙弓宽度增加0.65 mm、下切牙凸距增加1.57 mm,两组比较,差异有统计学意义(P 0. 1 ). In the self-ligating bracket group, the intermolar width increased by 1.42 nun and the L1-Apo increased by 2. 66 mm. In the conventional appliance group, the intermolar width increased by 0. 65 mm and L1-Apo increased by 1.57 mm. The differences were statistically significant between the two groups ( P < 0. 1 ). Stepwise regression analysis showed that in self-ligating bracket group, the coefficient of determination for the changes of L1-MP was 96.6%. Conclusions In crowding cases treated with non-extraction, there were an overall increase in theproclination of the mandibular incisors and the arch width in both bracket groups. Compared with cases treated with conventional appliances, the cases treated with Damon3 brackets resulted in greater intermolar width increases; In Damon3 bracket group, the change of the lower incisor inclination was influenced not only by the mandibular crowding and the intermolar width before treatment hut also by the patient's skeletalpattern and the changes of the arch width during treatment.

  7. Interferência dos diferentes glazeamentos na colagem de bráquetes ortodônticos em superfícies cerâmicas Effects of the different glazed ceramic surfaces on the bond of orthodontic brackets

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    A. C Dalvi

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas diferentes formas de glazeamento da superfície de porcelana quanto à resistência ao cisalhamento de bráquetes metálicos colados com diferentes cimentos. Quarenta e dois corpos de prova de metalocerâmica foram confeccionados (2 controles e divididos em quatro grupos de acordo com o tipo de glazeamento, com camada extra de glaze (G ou auto-glazeados (AG, e o cimento utilizado, resina fotopolimerizável (r ou ionômero de vidro resinosos (i, formando os seguintes grupos: Gr, Gi, AGr e AGi com 10 corpos de prova cada grupo. Todas as superfícies dos corpos de prova receberam tratamento com ácido fosfórico 35% por 30 s seguidos de uma camada de silano. Quarenta bráquetes metálicos foram colados. Os corpos de prova foram submetidos a termociclagem e ao teste de resistência ao cisalhamento com uma máquina universal de ensaios mecânicos. Uma amostra de cada grupo após descolagem, remoção da resina e polimento, foi avaliado em microscópio eletrônico de varredura. O índice de fratura coesiva da porcelana foi também avaliado. Os resultados mostram valores acima da média aceitável na literatura para todos os grupos, sendo que o grupo AGr apresentou valor menor (10,38 MPa e estatisticamente significativo em relação aos demais. A análise no microscópio eletrônico de varredura mostrou que as superfícies, após polimento, não readquirem as características de antes da colagem, apesar de se apresentarem aceitáveis clinicamente. Houve fratura da porcelana em todos os grupos. Conclui-se que é possível se conseguir colagem adequada de bráquetes metálicos em superfícies metalocerâmicas auto-glazeadas e com camada extra de glaze, preservando-o, não necessitando reconhecer previamente a forma de glazeamento.Different glazing techniques for porcelain surface were evaluated in terms of shear bond strength of metallic brackets bonded with different cements. Forty-two metal-ceramic samples were made (2 controls and then

  8. The Application of the Midas/Civil Software to the Simulation Calculation of Supporting Brackets for Cast-in-Place Beams%Midas/Civil软件在现浇梁支架模拟计算中的应用

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    陶友海

    2012-01-01

    The Tangxun Lake Mega Bridge of the newly-built Wuhan-to-Xianning Inter-city Railway, the upper structure of which,in design,is a dual-unit continuous beam,the lower structure of which is made up of five road-spanning piers,is to span the Jiangxia Avenue at a small angle, and in the process of the construction of which the road-spanning portal pier brackets for capping beams and road-spanning supporting brackets for cast-in-place continuous curved beams have to be built. The establish- ment of a space model by means of the Midas/Civil Software and the process of accurately simulating the calculation of the brackets for cast in-place beams under stress, including the setting of the boundary conditions, handling of loads, structural cluster approach and so on, are dealt with in detail in the paper. The calculated results show that the stability of the supporting brackets along the longitudinal direction of the capping beam is poor, in which case they have to be strengthened ~ the shear force at the bottom chord bar of the beam body bracket for the horizontal Bailey Beam is too large,and thus it has to be reinforced. The thinking ways and thinking processes to solve such problems described in the paper may serve as a useful reference for oth- er similar projects.%新建武汉至咸宁城际铁路汤逊湖特大桥小角度跨越江夏大道,上部结构设计为2联连续梁,下部设计为5座跨路门式墩,施工中搭设跨路门式墩盖梁支架和跨路现浇连续弯梁支架。详细介绍了使用Midas/Civ-il软件建立空间模型、准确模拟受力进行现浇支架计算的过程,包括边界条件的设定、荷载的处理和结构分组办法等。计算结果表明:支架门式墩盖梁梁体长度方向稳定性较差,需要加固处理;梁体支架横向贝雷梁下弦杆剪力偏大,改为加强型。文中的考虑解决问题的方法思路和过程可以为类似的工程提供借鉴。

  9. Assessment of surface friction of self-ligating brackets under conditions of angulated traction Avaliação da fricção superficial apresentada por braquetes autoligáveis em condições de tracionamento sob angulação

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    Roberta Buzzoni

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess resistance to sliding of stainless steel passive self-ligating brackets with 0° and 2.5° angulations and to compare them to active self-ligating brackets at zero angulation. The hypothesis to be tested was that passive self-ligating brackets produce lower frictional forces than active self-ligating brackets. METHODS: Twenty five 0.022 x 0.028-in slot maxillary canine brackets were divided into 5 groups of 5 brackets: Damon SL II (Ormco, CA, USA self-ligating bracket and Gemini (3M/Unitek, CA, USA conventional bracket with angulation of 0 and 2.5° and a group of Speed 2 (American Orthodontics, WI, USA active clip self-ligating system with zero angulation. Twenty five segments of stainless steel 0.020-in archwire (TP Orthodontics, IN, USA were tested and each bracket/wire interface was evaluated at 4 successive points during sliding. Overall, 100 frictional values were analyzed by parametric analysis of variance and Bonferroni tests. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Frictional tests were performed with an Emic DL 10000 testing machine (Emic, Brazil with a load cell of one kilogram. Passive self-ligating brackets produced lower frictional forces than active self-ligating brackets (p OBJETIVO: avaliar a fricção apresentada por braquetes autoligáveis de aço inoxidável com sistema passivo de tampa deslizante sob angulação de 0 grau e 2,5 graus, e comparar o comportamento desse grupo sob angulação nula com o de um grupo de braquetes autoligáveis com sistema ativo de tampa resiliente. MÉTODOS: foram utilizados 25 braquetes de caninos superiores, divididos em 5 grupos - braquetes autoligáveis passivos Damon SL II sob angulação de 0 grau e de 2,5 graus; braquetes convencionais Gemini amarrados com ligaduras elásticas sob as mesmas angulações; e um grupo formado pelo sistema ativo Time 2, sob angulação nula. A hipótese a ser testada é se artefatos autoligáveis com sistema de tampa passiva s

  10. Effects of two erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet lasers and conventional treatments as composite surface abrasives on the shear bond strength of metal brackets bonded to composite resins

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    Sobouti, Farhad; Dadgar, Sepideh; Sanikhaatam, Zahra; Nateghian, Nazanin; Saravi, Mahdi Gholamrezaei

    2016-01-01

    Background: Bonding brackets to dental surfaces restored with composites are increasing. No studies to date have assessed the efficacy of laser irradiation in roughening of composite and the resulted shear bond strength (SBS) of the bonded bracket. We assessed, for the 1st time, the efficacy of two laser beams compared with conventional methods. Materials and Methods: Sixty-five discs of light-cured composite resin were stored in deionized distilled water for 7 days. They were divided into five groups of 12 plus a group of five for scanning electron microscopy (SEM): Bur-abrasion followed by phosphoric acid etching (bur-PA), hydrofluoric acid conditioning (HF), sandblasting, 3 W and 2 W erbium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet laser irradiation for 12 s. After bracket bonding, specimens were water-stored (24 h) and thermocycled (500 cycles), respectively. SBS was tested at 0.5 mm/min crosshead speed. The adhesive remnant index (ARI) was scored under ×10 magnification. SEM was carried out as well. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance (ANOVA), Kruskal–Wallis, Tukey, Dunn, one-sample t-test/Wilcoxon tests, and Weibull analysis (α =0.05). Results: The SBS values (megapascal) were bur-PA (11.07 ± 1.95), HF (19.70 ± 1.91), sandblasting (7.75 ± 1.10), laser 2 W (15.38 ± 1.38), and laser 3 W (20.74 ± 1.73) (compared to SBS = 6, all P = 0.000). These differed significantly (ANOVA P = 0.000) except HF versus 3 W laser (Tukey P > 0.05). ARI scores differed significantly (Kruskal–Wallis P = 0.000), with sandblasting and 2 W lasers having scores inclined to the higher end (safest debonding). Weibull analysis implied successful clinical outcome for all groups, except for sandblasting with borderline results. Conclusion: Considering its high efficacy and the lack of adverse effects bound with other methods, the 3 W laser irradiation is recommended for clinical usage. PMID:26998473

  11. Avaliação da resistência ao cisalhamento de braquetes da técnica lingual colados sobre superfície cerâmica Evaluation of shear strength of lingual brackets bonded to ceramic surfaces

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    Michele Balestrin Imakami

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a resistência ao cisalhamento de braquetes metálicos (American Orthodontics utilizados na técnica lingual, colados em facetas de cerâmica. MÉTODOS: foram utilizados 40 corpos de prova divididos em quatro grupos de 10, de acordo com o material de colagem e do preparo da porcelana: Grupo I -resina Sondhi Rapid-Set e ácido fluorídrico; Grupo II -resina Sondhi Rapid-Set e óxido de alumínio; Grupo III -resina Transbond XT e ácido fluorídrico; e Grupo IV -resina Transbond XT e óxido de alumínio. Previamente à colagem, os braquetes foram preparados com base de resina de carga pesada (Z-250 e as facetas de cerâmica receberam aplicação de silano. O teste de cisalhamento foi realizado por uma máquina de ensaios Kratos à uma velocidade de 0,5mm/min. RESULTADOS: os resultados obtidos foram analisados estatisticamente através do teste de Tukey (pOBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear strength of lingual metal brackets (American Orthodontics bonded to ceramic veneers. METHODS: A total of 40 specimens were divided into four groups of 10, according to bonding material and ceramics preparation: Group I -Sondhi Rapid-Set resin and Hydrofluoric acid, Group II -Sondhi Rapid-Set resin and aluminum oxide, Group III -Transbond XT resin and Hydrofluoric acid, and Group IV -Transbond XT resin and aluminum oxide. Prior to bonding, the brackets were prepared with heavy-duty resin base (Z-250 and the ceramic veneers were treated with silane. The shear test was conducted with a Kratos testing machine at a speed of 0.5 mm/min. RESULTS: The results were statistically analyzed by the Tukey test (p<0.05 and showed a statistically significant difference between groups I (2.77 MPa and IV (6.00 MPa, and between groups III (3.33 MPa and IV. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, the bonding of lingual brackets to ceramic surfaces exhibited greater shear strength when aluminum oxide was used in association with the two resins utilized in

  12. Heishanhu Lake Big Bridge Size Zero Block Construction Bracket Calculation%黑山湖特大桥跨兰新铁路连续梁中跨合龙计算

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    杨勃; 陈艳茹; 张鹏

    2015-01-01

    连续梁悬臂施工分为四个阶段完成,四个阶段为零号段、悬臂浇筑段、支架现浇段、合龙段。合龙段施工悬臂施工的最后一个阶段,合龙是挂篮悬浇箱梁的最后一个关键环节,在合龙过程中,由于受温差、混凝土的收缩及水化热、已完成梁段混凝土的徐变、结构体系的转换及施工荷载等因素影响,合龙截面会产生挠度差和角变位,因此,需采用临时锁定和配重等必要措施,以保证合龙段的质量。所以对合龙段配重与锁定构件的设计计算十分重要,本文结合黑山湖跨兰新铁路立交特大桥,来分析合龙段施工设计计算方法。%The continuous beam cantilever construction is divided into four stages completed, that is, HaoDuan zero, the cantilever segments, support in situ section, fold section. Zero HaoDuan construction the first phase of the cantilever construc-tion, because 0 HaoDuan prestressed reinforcement quantity is very crowded, section size, the largest stress complex, embed-ded parts more, self-respect is bigger, construction difficulty bigger, so to 0 HaoDuan construction directly related to the con-tinuous beam cantilever construction safety and stability. Brack-et method construction 0 HaoDuan construction a kind of effec-tive method, so the bracket design calculation is very important, this paper LanXin Montenegro lake cross railway overpass the big bridge, to the analysis of continuous beam 0 HaoDuan construc-tion bracket design calculation method.

  13. Avaliação do atrito produzido por braquetes cerâmicos e de aço inoxidável, quando combinados com fios de aço inoxidável Evaluation of friction produced by ceramic and stainless steel brackets, combined with stainless steel wires

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    Paulo Eduardo Bággio

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: no presente trabalho, comparou-se o atrito produzido por braquetes cerâmicos policristalinos e de aço inoxidável, quando combinados com fios de aço inoxidável, durante a execução de mecânica de deslize. METODOLOGIA: com essa finalidade desenvolveram-se um simulador e metodologia apropriados. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: os coeficientes de atrito verificados na combinação braquete cerâmico/fio de aço inoxidável foram superiores aos da combinação braquete de aço inoxidável/fio de aço inoxidável. Assim sendo, a execução de mecânica de deslize é facilitada quando são utilizados braquetes de aço inoxidável com fios de aço inoxidável.AIM: to compare the friction produced by ceramic and stainless steel brackets, when combinated with stainless steel wire, during the execution of sliding mechanics. METHODS: a simulator and and appropriate methodology were developed. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: the combination of ceramic bracket with stainless steel wire produced more friction than the stainless steel bracket combinated to stainless steel wire. In conclusion, the execution of sliding mechanics is facilitated when used stainless steel bracket combinated with stainless steel wire.

  14. Evaluation of enamel surface after bracket debonding and polishing Avaliação da superfície do esmalte dentário após a remoção do braquete e polimento

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    Lilian Maria Brisque Pignatta

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Preserving the dental enamel structure during removal of orthodontic accessories is a clinician's obligation. Hence the search for an evidence based debonding protocol. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate and compare, by means of scanning electron microscopy (SEM, the effects of four different protocols of bracket debonding and subsequent polishing on enamel surface, and to propose a protocol that minimizes damage to enamel surface. METHODS: Twelve bovine permanent incisors were divided into four groups according to the instrument used for debonding and removal of the adhesive remnant. In groups 1 and 2, brackets were debonded with a straight debonding plier (Ormco Corp., Glendora, California, USA, and in groups 3 and 4, debonding was performed with the instrument Lift-Off (3M Unitek, Monrovia, California, USA. In groups 1 and 3, the adhesive remnant was removed using a long adhesive removing plier (Ormco Corp., Glendora, California, USA and in groups 2 and 4, residual adhesive was removed with a tungsten carbide bur (Beavers Dental at high-speed. After each stage of debonding and polishing, enamel surfaces were replicated and electron micrographs were obtained with 50 and 200X magnification. RESULTS: All four protocols of debonding and polishing caused enamel irregularities. CONCLUSION: Debonding brackets with straight debonding plier, removal of adhesive remnant with a tungsten carbide bur and polishing with pumice and rubber cup was found to be the protocol that caused less damage to enamel surface, therefore this protocol is suggested for debonding brackets.INTRODUÇÃO: a preservação da estrutura de esmalte após a remoção dos acessórios ortodônticos é obrigação do clínico. Portanto, procura-se um protocolo de descolagem com bases científicas. OBJETIVO: objetivou-se avaliar por microscopia eletrônica de varredura (MEV a influência de quatro protocolos de remoção de braquetes e polimento da superfície do esmalte e propor um

  15. 港机专用橡胶拖令移动软电缆研制与安装敷设%Manufacturing and Installation of the Moving Soft Cable with Rubber Towing Bracket for Port Crane

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    赵爱林; 李永江

    2011-01-01

    In order to raise the working life and safety performance of the cable for port crane, a new high performance moving soft cable with towing bracket dedicated for port crane has been developed. This paper introduces technical performance, product design, production technology and key points for trial-producing. Also it introduces the installation of the cable, which could enlighten the cable users.%为提高港口用电缆的使用寿命和安全性能,开发了新型的高性能港机专用橡胶拖令移动软电缆。介绍了该电缆的技术性能、产品设计、生产工艺和试制要点,并介绍了该电缆的安装敷设,对电缆用户有一定的启迪。

  16. Knoop hardness of enamel and shear bond strength of brackets bonded with composite resin with and without fluoride Dureza Knoop do esmalte e resistência ao cisalhamento de braquetes colados com resina composta com e sem flúor

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    Silvia Amélia Scudeler Vedovello

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the Knoop hardness of enamel, shear bond strength and failure pattern (adhesive, bracket/resin interface or mixed after bonding and debonding brackets, using resin composite with fluoride (Ortho Lite Cure, Ortho Source® and without fluoride (Orthobond, Morelli®. METHODS: Fragments (6 mm x 6 mm of 40 bovine incisor crowns were embedded in acrylic self-polymerizing resin. The Knoop hardness measurements were performed before and after bonding metal brackets. The specimens were divided into two groups, according to composite resin: with fluoride (Ortho Lite Cure, Ortho Source® and without fluoride (Orthobond, Morelli®. After bonding, the specimens were submitted to demineralization and remineralization cycling for 14 days. Shear bond strength testing was performed in a universal test machine (EMIC, at 5 mm/min crosshead speed. RESULTS: There was no significant difference in shear bond strength between Groups I and II. After demineralization and remineralization procedures (DE/RE, the specimens bonded with Ortho Lite Cure showed higher Knoop hardness than Orthobond. For both groups there was predominance of failure at bracket/resin interface. CONCLUSION: specimens bonded with fluoride resin composite showed higher microhardness after DE/RE cycling than those bonded with resin composite without fluoride, although no difference in shear bond strength was found.OBJETIVO: o propósito deste estudo foi avaliar a dureza Knoop do esmalte, resistência ao cisalhamento e padrão de falha (adesiva; interface braquete/resina; e mista após a colagem e descolagem de braquetes, utilizando uma resina composta com flúor (Ortho Lite Cure, Ortho Source® e uma sem flúor (Orthobond, Morelli®. MÉTODOS: fragmentos (6mm x 6mm de 40 coroas de incisivos bovinos foram embutidos em resina acrílica autopolimerizável. A dureza Knoop foi avaliada antes e após a colagem dos braquetes metálicos. Os corpos de prova

  17. 汽车驾驶舱横梁支架成形工艺分析与模具设计%Analysis of forming process and design of die for crossbeam-bracket of automobile cockpit

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    李志红; 罗志伟; 赵军

    2011-01-01

    根据汽车驾驶舱中某横梁支架的结构特点,进行了成形工艺分析,采用2副复合模完成支架的成形,通过在工件弯曲处压成形边翼增加工件的刚度,减少弯曲回弹.生产实践表明:生产的支架尺寸、形状均合符设计要求.%The forming process for a crossbeam-bracket in a cockpit was analyzed based on the product's structural characteristics. Two sets of compound die were developed for the product in which the side wings of the part were formed at the bent position that can increase the rigidity and reduce the bending springback.

  18. Estudo comparativo de seis tipos de braquetes ortodônticos quanto à força de adesão A comparative study of six types of orthodontic brackets with regard to bond strength

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    Leonardo de Aquino Fleischmann

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: a realização de um diagnóstico acurado, assim como a correta seleção de materiais, especificamente dos braquetes, são requisitos importantes para o êxito da terapia ortodôntica. OBJETIVOS: investigar a influência de variados tipos de desenho da base de braquetes na força de adesão. METODOLOGIA: seis modelos foram avaliados mediante ensaio de cisalhamento - Discovery (Dentaurum - metálico com retenções por laser e 13,12mm² de área da base; Monobloc (Morelli - metálico em corpo único com protuberâncias e 10,22mm² de área; Edgewise Standard (Ortho Organizers - metálico com base MIM (Metal Injection Molding e 12,02mm² de área; Illusion Plus (Ortho Organizers - porcelana com sulcos de retenção e 13,49mm² de área; Composite (Morelli - policarbonato com protuberâncias para retenção mecânica e 14,68mm² de área; e Edgewise Standard (Morelli - metálico com tela de retenção e 14,31mm² de área. Os braquetes foram colados em dentes bovinos (incisivos com o sistema adesivo Fill Magic Ortodôntico (Vigodent, para a realização do teste. O ensaio foi executado em uma máquina de ensaios universal (EMIC, e a força de adesão foi computada, no momento da cisão, pelo software TESC, versão 3.01, medida em Newtons (N e em Megapascal (Mpa. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: não houve diferença estatística entre os braquetes testados, sendo que o grupo que apresentou a maior média de força de adesão foi o Discovery com 10,12Mpa.INTRODUCTION: An accurate diagnosis as well as the correct selection of materials, brackets in particular, are important pre-requisites for success in orthodontic therapy. AIM: The aim of this study was to examine the influence of various brackets-base designs on bond strength. METHODS: Six models were evaluated by a test of sheer bond strength: Discovery (Dentaurum - metallic with laser grooves and 13.12mm² of base area; Monobloc (Morelli - metallic one-piece with raised bumps and 10.22mm

  19. Bracket/wire play: what to expect from tipping prescription on pre-adjusted appliances Folga braquete/fio: o que esperar da prescrição para inclinação nos aparelhos pré-ajustados

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    Leopoldino Capelozza Filho

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The opinion on the 'straight-wire' concept has been evolving since its origin, characterized by faithful followers or absolute skepticism. Currently, it seems reasonable to state that most professionals have a more realistic and critical viewpoint, with an attitude that reveals Orthodontics' maturity and greater knowledge on the technique. The most relevant criticisms refer to the impossibility of the both the Straight-Wire and the Standard systems to completely express the characteristics related to the brackets due to mechanical deficiencies, such as bracket/wire play. OBJECTIVES: A critical analysis of this relationship, which is unclear due to lack of studies, was the scope of this paper. METHODS: The compensatory treatment of two patients, using Capelozza's individualized brackets, works as the scenery for cephalometric evaluation of changes in incisor inclination produced by different dimensions of leveling archwires. RESULTS: The evaluation of these cases showed that, while the introduction of a 0.019 x 0.025-in stainless steel archwire in a 0.022 x 0.030-in slot did not produce significant changes in incisor inclination, the 0.021 x 0.025-in archwire was capable of changing it, mainly in mandibular incisors, and in the opposite direction to the compensation. CONCLUSION: Considering compensatory treatments, even when using an individualized prescription according to the malocclusion, the bracket/wire play seems to be a positive factor for malocclusion correction, without undesirable movements. Therefore, it seems reasonable to admit that, until a bracket system can have absolute individualization, the use of rectangular wires that still have a certain play with the bracket slot is advisable.INTRODUÇÃO: a opinião sobre o conceito Straight-Wire tem evoluído desde sua origem, caracterizada por seguidores fiéis ou ceticismo absoluto. Atualmente, parece razoável acreditar que a maioria dos profissionais tem uma visão mais

  20. Influência da secção transversa de fios ortodônticos na fricção superficial de braquetes autoligados Influence of the cross-section of orthodontic wires on the surface friction of self-ligating brackets

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    Roberta Buzzoni

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: o objetivo do presente trabalho foi determinar a força de atrito estático entre braquetes de aço inoxidável autoligados com sistema de fechamento resiliente e fios ortodônticos redondos e retangulares do mesmo material. MÉTODOS: empregaram-se 30 braquetes referentes aos caninos superiores divididos em 6 grupos formados por braquetes autoligados Smartclip, In-Ovation R e convencionais Gemini amarrados com ligaduras elásticas. A hipótese testada neste trabalho foi quanto à possibilidade dos braquetes autoligados ativos serem suscetíveis à elevação da força de atrito com o aumento e alteração da secção transversal dos fios ortodônticos. Os ensaios foram realizados com tração de 30s em fios de aço inoxidável 0,020" e 0,019"X0,025" na máquina de ensaios Emic DL 10000, com uma célula de carga de 20 newtons. Cada conjunto braquete/fio foi responsável pela geração de quatro corpos de prova, totalizando 120 leituras. As comparações entre as médias foram realizadas através da Análise de Variância (one way ANOVA com correções pelo coeficiente de Bonferroni. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÃO: os braquetes autoligados apresentaram maior força de atrito do que os braquetes convencionais amarrados com ligaduras elásticas. O grupo Smartclip foi o mais efetivo no controle do atrito (pOBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess the surface friction produced by self-ligating stainless steel brackets equipped with a resilient closure system and compare the friction generated during traction of round and rectangular orthodontic wires made from the same material. METHODS: Thirty maxillary canine brackets were divided into six groups comprising SmartClip and In-Ovation R self-ligating brackets, and conventional Gemini brackets tied with elastomeric ligatures. This investigation tested the hypothesis that self-ligating brackets are susceptible to increases in friction that are commensurate with increases and changes in the

  1. Avaliação da superfície de braquetes de titânio após a aplicação de fluoreto de sódio Evaluation of titanium brackets surface after immersion in sodium fluoride

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    Luciane Macedo de Menezes

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar o efeito da aplicação do fluoreto de sódio (NaF 1,23% sobre a superfície de braquetes de titânio e de aço inoxidável. METODOLOGIA: foram utilizados 15 braquetes de titânio, divididos em três grupos: A grupo controle, composto por braquetes não submetidos a qualquer tipo de tratamento; B braquetes imersos por 60 segundos em fluoreto de sódio e lavados com 20ml de água destilada por trinta segundos; C braquetes imersos por 60 segundos em fluoreto de sódio e posteriormente submetidos à escovação por 15 segundos, sendo então lavados com 20ml de água destilada por trinta segundos. Para efeito comparativo, foram utilizados 15 braquetes de aço inoxidável, divididos em três grupos (Grupos A1, B1, C1 e submetidos aos mesmos procedimentos descritos. Todos os braquetes, antes e após o experimento, foram avaliados por inspeção visual e analisados ao microscópio eletrônico de varredura (Philips, modelo XL 30. RESULTADOS: a inspeção visual revelou uma mudança da coloração dos braquetes de titânio submetidos ao fluoreto de sódio (grupos B e C, apresentando-se escurecidos quando comparados aos acessórios do grupo A. Os braquetes de aço inoxidável não sofreram alteração cromática em nenhum dos grupos. CONCLUSÃO: através da análise por microscópio eletrônico de varredura, não foram constatadas alterações topográficas e químicas na superfície dos braquetes de titânio, assim como nos braquetes de aço inoxidável.AIM: to assess and compare the effects of fluoride (NaF 1.23% on titanium and stainless steel brackets. METHODS: Fifteen titanium brackets, divided in 3 groups were used: A control group (no treatment on its surface, B brackets immersed in NaF (60 seconds and washed with distilled water (30 seconds, C brackets with similar treatment to group B and submitted to brushing (15 seconds. Fifteen stainless steel brackets were used for comparative effects, divided in 3 groups, and submitted to

  2. 不同处理方法对树脂面与托槽粘接强度的影响%Effects of different surface treatments on shear bonding strength between brackets and resin veneers

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    陈湘涛; 朱红; 梁凤林; 陈琳

    2009-01-01

    背景:树脂表面不同处理方法对金属托槽和树脂面的粘接强度可能有直接影响.目的:观察不同表面处理方法对金属托槽与光固化复合树脂修复体粘接抗剪切强度的影响.设计、时间及地点:对比观察实验,于2006-05/2007-04佳木斯大学口腔生物材料实验室完成.材料:制作20个双面充光固化复合树脂的长方块,共计40个树脂面,随机分为乙醇组、打磨组、酸蚀组、酸蚀+硅烷组,每组10个树脂面.方法:乙醇组:用蘸有体积分数为75%乙醇溶液的棉球擦拭树脂面,自然晾干.打磨组:使用钨钢麻花钻打磨树脂面中央使粘接面粗糙,打磨面积稍大于托槽底面积,用无油水气枪冲洗15 s,吹干.酸蚀组:9.6%氢氟酸酸蚀树脂面2 min,酸蚀面积稍大于托槽底面积,蒸馏水冲洗20 s,吹干.酸蚀+硅烷组:9.6%氢氟酸酸蚀处理同上,再在酸蚀的树脂面上均匀涂布一层硅烷偶联剂.在处理过的树脂面上均匀涂布一薄层光固化复合树脂底胶光固化灯照射20 s,将适量复合树脂置于托槽底部,以均匀适当的压力将托槽就位去除托槽周围多余的树脂,用光固化灯从托槽的近远中方向分别照射40 s使其固化粘接.主要观察指标:所有样品储存在37℃水中24 h后,5~55℃冷热循500次.将样品置于电子万能试验机下进行抗剪切强度的测试.并在10倍放大镜下观察树脂面破坏情况.结果:打磨组、酸蚀+硅烷组的抗剪切强度明显高于乙醇组和酸蚀组(P0.05).结论:氢氟酸酸蚀+硅烷偶联剂联合使用可提高金属托槽与光固化复合树脂修复体粘接的抗剪切强度,硅烷偶联剂的使用增加了托槽与树脂面的粘接强度.%BACKGROUND: Surface preparation of resin can directly influence the shear strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to resin surface.OBJECJIME: To compare the effects of various surface treatments on the shear bonding strength between metal brackets and resin

  3. Avaliação do atrito em braquetes autoligáveis submetidos à mecânica de deslizamento: um estudo in vitro Evaluation of friction in self-ligating brackets subjected to sliding mechanics: an in vitro study

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    Mariana Ribeiro Pacheco

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: o atrito gerado na interface braquete/fio durante a mecânica de deslizamento pode reduzir a eficiência da movimentação ortodôntica. O método de ligação do fio ao braquete exerce importante papel na determinação desse atrito. MÉTODOS: o presente estudo comparou a força de atrito gerada por quatro tipos de braquetes autoligáveis (Time®; Damon 2®; In-Ovation R® e Smart Clip® com um grupo de braquetes ortodônticos convencionais (Dynalock® associados a ligaduras elásticas tradicionais (Dispens-A-Stix®, que serviu como grupo controle. A força de atrito estático foi mensurada através da máquina universal de ensaios EMIC® DL 500 com dois fios de aço inoxidável com secção transversal 0,018" e 0,017" x 0,025". RESULTADOS: a análise de variância ANOVA e o teste de Tukey mostraram baixos níveis de atrito nos quatro braquetes autoligáveis associados ao fio 0,018" (PINTRODUCTION: Friction generated at the bracket/archwire interface during sliding mechanics can reduce the efficiency of orthodontic movement. The ligation method employed to tie the archwire to the bracket plays an important role in determining this friction. METHODS: This study compared the frictional force generated by four different types of self-ligating brackets (Time™, Damon 2™, In-Ovation R™ and Smart Clip™ with a group of conventional orthodontic brackets (Dynalock™ that require the use of traditional elastomeric ligatures (ExDispens-A-Stix™, which served as the control group. Static friction force was measured using an EMIC DL™ 500 universal testing machine using stainless steel round 0.018-in and rectangular 0.017x0.025-in archwires. RESULTS: ANOVA and Tukey's test showed low levels of friction in the four self-ligating brackets in tests with the 0.018-in wire (P <0.05. However, the results noted when the self-ligating brackets were tested using 0.017x 0.025-in archwires showed high resistance to sliding in the self

  4. 胫骨粉碎性骨折的微创内固定支架固定疗效分析%Tibial comminuted fracture of minimally invasive internal ifxation bracket curative effect analysis

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    智建勋

    2015-01-01

    ABSTRACT:Objective To observe the tibia comminuted fracture of minimally invasive internal fixation bracket of technology in the treatment of comminuted fracture curative effect, to explore the surgical technique and advantages. Methods From 2009 to 2013 treated 114 cases of tibial comminuted fracture patients were randomly divided into fixed stent technology of minimally invasive internal fixation treatment group (observation group) and traditional open reduction and internal fixation group (control group), each group of 57 cases, compared two groups of clinical curative effect. Results Follow-up for 3~12 months, an average of eight months, minimally invasive internal fixation bracket (observation group) technology treatment, fracture had 1 case to heal, the others all healing. the rate of good clinical curative effect was 96.3%. traditional open reduction and internal fixation treatment (control group), the healing of 51 patients, 6 cases were treated. 2 cases of patients with postoperative incision surrounding skin necrosis, osteomyelitis in 1 case , Clinical curative effect was 62.7%, the rate of good curative effect of two groups of patients and the difference between the average healing time was statistically significant (P <0.05). Conclusion Tibial comminuted fracture bracket technology of minimally invasive internal fixation treatment of fracture is a kind of safety, less injury, high fracture healing rate, fewer complications, and the minimally invasive treatment of fixed and reliable.%目的:观察胫骨粉碎性骨折的微创内固定支架固定技术治疗粉碎性骨折的临床疗效,探讨该手术的技巧、优点。方法将2009至2013年间收治的114例胫骨粉碎性骨折患者随机分为微创内固定支架固定技术治疗组(观察组)和传统切开复位内固定组(对照组),每组各57例,比较两组临床疗效。结果均获3~12个月随访,平均8个月,微创内固定支架固定技术

  5. O efeito do jateamento do esmalte na força de adesão na colagem de braquetes The effect of air abrasion in enamel adhesion of orthodontic bracket

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    Carla D'Agostini Derech

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: o propósito deste estudo in vitro foi avaliar o efeito do jateamento com óxido de alumínio na adesão de braquetes ortodônticos e compará-lo à tradicional técnica de condicionamento ácido do esmalte. METODOLOGIA: foram utilizados 80 dentes bovinos distribuídos aleatoriamente entre quatro grupos, sendo que a superfície do esmalte foi tratada da seguinte maneira: grupo 1 (somente jateamento com óxido de alumínio, grupo 2 (profilaxia com pedra-pomes e condicionamento com ácido, grupo 3 (jateamento com óxido de alumínio e condicionamento ácido e grupo 4 (somente condicionamento ácido. Após, foi aplicado sistema adesivo e o braquete colado com resina. Os corpos-de-prova foram submetidos ao teste de cisalhamento e análise do IAR. Aos resultados foram aplicados o teste de variância múltipla (ANOVA e a comparação entre pares (Tukey. Para a análise do IAR foi aplicado o teste Qui-quadrado. RESULTADOS: o grupo 1 apresentou a menor resistência ao cisalhamento (3,6MPa e o 3 a maior (13,27MPa. A análise Qui-quadrado do IAR demonstrou que o tratamento da superfície do esmalte tem influência sobre a quantidade de remanescente de resina sobre o esmalte e os grupos 3 e 4 apresentaram a maior quantidade de resina aderida. CONCLUSÕES: o jateamento de óxido de alumínio não deve ser o único procedimento utilizado no preparo da superfície do esmalte na colagem de braquetes, porém, quando associado ao condicionamento ácido, mostrou-se eficaz no aumento da retenção entre esmalte e resina. Novos estudos são necessários visando menor dano do esmalte e adesão satisfatória.AIM: The purpose of this study in vitro was to evaluate the effect of the air abrasion with Al-oxide in the adhesion of orthodontic brackets and compare with traditional technique of acid conditioning of the enamel. METHODS: Eighty bovine teeth distributed randomly between four groups had been used and the surface of the enamel was prepared in the

  6. Avaliação da superfície da porcelana após a descolagem de braquetes ortodônticos Porcelain surface evaluation after debonding of orthodontic brackets

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    André Moreira Mattos

    2006-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar a influência do tempo de condicionamento ácido em superfície de porcelana e o estado desta após a descolagem de braquetes ortodônticos. METODOLOGIA: foram utilizadas 20 amostras de porcelana feldspática para esmalte (Duceram-LFC divididas em 2 grupos de acordo com o tempo de condicionamento com ácido fluorídico 10% (15 segundos e 1 minuto. Após o ataque ácido, foi aplicado silano (3M Scotchbond, adesivo resinoso (Optibond Solo Plus e resina (Fill Magic nestas superfícies. A descolagem foi realizada através de força de cisalhamento numa máquina universal de ensaios (DL 500 - EMIC calibrada com velocidade fixa de 0,5mm/minuto. O índice do adesivo remanescente (ARI nas superfícies cerâmicas e o estado destas após a remoção dos braquetes foram avaliados através de fotos digitais. RESULTADOS: no grupo 15 segundos, a força de adesão média foi de 3,63MPa, significantemente inferior à do grupo 1 minuto, que foi de 7,18MPa (pAIM: the aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of acid conditioning time in porcelain surface and its characteristics after debonding of orthodontic brackets. METHODS: twenty samples of feldspathic porcelain for enamel (Duceram-LFC were divided in 2 groups according with the amount of time of acid conditioning with hydrofluoric acid 10% (15 seconds and 1 minute. After acid etching, it was applied silane (3M Scotchbond, adhesive (Optibond Solo Plus and resin (Fill Magic in these surfaces. The debonding was done with shear strength through a universal testing machine (DL 500 - EMIC calibrated with a fixed speed of 0.5mm/minute. The adhesive remnant index (ARI in the porcelain surfaces and their characteristics after removal of the brackets were evaluated through digital pictures. RESULTS: in the 15 seconds group, the mean bond strength was 3.63Mpa, significantly lower than the 1 minute group, that was 7.18Mpa (p<0.0001. All fractures during debonding

  7. Analysis of Remote Weapon Station Bracket Stiffness,Strength and Fatigue Life Based on Virtual Prototype%基于虚拟样机的遥控武器站托架刚强度与疲劳寿命分析

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    毛保全; 梁博巍; 宋鹏

    2015-01-01

    Aiming at the practical problem that remote weapon station bracket which in fire system is under high load and measuring difficulties,based on remote weapon station virtual prototype,we explored analy-sis method of remote weapon station bracket stiffness,strength and fatigue life,and practiced it on a cer-tain type of remote controlled weapon station bracket,finally we got key problems of the analysis of remote weapon station bracket stiffness,strength and fatigue life. The analysis method could provide the theory reference on other core component.%针对遥控武器站火力系统中托架承受载荷较强与测量困难的实际问题,在遥控武器站虚拟样机的基础上,研究了遥控武器站托架的刚强度与疲劳寿命的分析方法,并实践于某型遥控武器站托架,最终得到了遥控武器站刚强度与疲劳寿命分析时应注意的重点问题。提出了适用于武器站托架的分析方法。分析方法可为其他关重件的刚强度校核与寿命分析提供理论参考与借鉴。

  8. A study in vitro on radiation effects by Er:YAG laser combined with the fluorine therapy in the acid resistance of the dental enamel submitted to orthodontical brackets

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    Several researches have been demonstrating an increase in the resistance acid of the enamel surface when irradiated by some lasers types as Nd:YAG, C02, Er:YAG, and others, mainly when combined with the fluoride therapy after the irradiation of the laser. This study in vitro used the laser of Er:YAG which density of energy of 8.1 J/cm2 on the enamel about of orthodontical brackets of teeth extracted pre-molars. These teeth were then submitted to a rich way in S. mutans for twenty one days. The cases were analyzed: (1) enamel surface without any treatment, (2) enamel surface without any irradiation laser, but with therapy with acidulated phosphate fluoride, (3) enamel surface irradiated with laser of Er:YAG and (4) enamel surface irradiated by laser of Er:YAG and with application of acidulated phosphate fluoride. The results were analyzed through optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The morphologic changes observed to the scanning electron microscopy suggest increase in the acid resistance of the enamel surface. However, to the optical microscopy, it was still possible to visualize undesirable white stains in the surface of the enamel. (author)

  9. Lightweight Design of Balancing Suspension Bracket Based on Casting Defects and Structure Strength CAE%基于铸造缺陷和结构强度CAE的平衡悬架支架轻量化设计

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    张建振; 吴晓涛; 刘兆英; 常连霞; 朱明

    2014-01-01

    以节能减排为目的,以平衡悬架支架为研究对象进行轻量化设计。运用面向制造与装配的方法,借助铸造模拟MAGMA和结构优化及分析工具(OPTISTRUCT、ABAQUS)进行设计,使产品质量减轻40%,安全系数提高25%,成本降低5%。经台架试验验证了该轻量化方法的可行性,同时产品质量得到改善,开发周期也相应缩短。%For the purpose of energy saving and emission reduction, lightweight design is carried out for balanced suspension bracket. Using the method named DFMA ( Design for Manufacturing and Assembly), with the aid of casting simulation tool MAGMA, structure optimization tool OPTISTRUCT and topology optimization tool ABAQUS, the final product is lightened by 40%, safety factor of which is increased by 25%, and cost is reduced by 5%. Data from bench test of proves feasibility of the lightweight design plan, meanwhile the product quality is improved and development time is shortened.

  10. 基于 CAE 支架的浇注系统与冷却系统的优化设计%CAE-based optimal design of feed system and cooling system in mould for bracket

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    谢金林; 盛希龙; 王小新

    2014-01-01

    CAE analysis was made to accurately predict the distribution of melting line of a coffee machine bracket formed in a mould with different feed system design in order to prevent the appearance of melting line on the high gloss surface of the product. Through CAE verification analysis on the mould cooling system, the heat collector zone was found out and optimized to meet the requirements for the product quality and production cycle.%以咖啡机支架为研究对象,通过CAE分析,准确预测了不同浇注系统的熔接痕分布情况,避免熔接痕在塑件的高亮外观面上产生,通过对模具冷却系统的CAE验证分析,发现了塑件的集热区域,并对冷却系统进行优化以满足塑件质量和生产周期的要求。

  11. 自主型草地修整机器人六向碰撞检测安装架的创新设计%Creative design on the six direction collision detection mounting bracket of the lawn trimming robot

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    刘宁发; 周骥平; 高龙琴; 柯钟煜

    2014-01-01

    为提高草地修整机器人工作的安全性能,避免检测碰撞的压力开关分布散、安装繁琐的弊端,在利用了球关节连接自由度高和弹簧力复位特性的基础上,创新设计了一款集6个方向碰撞检测于一体的压力开关安装架,使得草地修整机器人的整体结构更加紧凑,不仅节约了生产成本,还提高了市场竞争力。%Security is the premise of lawn trimming robot's work.How to detect the collision is the key problem of the lawn trimming robot's safety.In order to avoid the scattered distribution and complicated installation of the collision detection pressure switch, this paper innovatively designs a set of pressure switch mounting bracket in the integration of six direction collision detection.This method can save the production cost of lawn trimming ro-bot and improve the market competitiveness.

  12. 散货船底部纵骨防倾肘板节点疲劳优化研究%Fatigue Optimization Research of the Bottom Longitudinal Connection Detail with Tripping Bracket for Bulk Carrier

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    潘希颖

    2014-01-01

    A serial of connection details are researched for rising fatigue life of bottom longitudinal connection at tripping brackets under CSR ( BC) rule.The comparing of the stress concentration factors between them is applied by FEM analysis . Some of cutting details are proved to be very effective for rising fatigue life .The corresponding geometric stress concentration fac-tors are provided for these cuttings based on CSR ( BC) fatigue simplified calculation method .%为了提高CSR( BC)规范下散货船底部纵骨在防倾肘板连接处的疲劳寿命,采用有限元法比较几种不同切口形式在热点处的应力集中系数,确定其中有效的几种形式,使用共同规范的直接计算法予以证明,为便于使用,针对这些切口形式给出在CSR( BC)简化计算法中可以参照使用的系数。

  13. 高硅钼涡轮壳支架的凝固模拟和铸造工艺研究%Research on Solidification Simulation and Casting Process for Turbine Housing Bracket of High-Si-Mo Ductile Iron

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    袁海; 王今胜; 高顺

    2012-01-01

    高硅钼涡轮壳支架结构类似于排气管.根据高硅钼球铁的技术要求,制定了合理的熔炼工艺参数,但在AMF造型线生产时,缩松导致的报废率很高.为了消除缩松缺陷实现大批量生产,提出了4种工艺改进方案,并用MAGMA软件对凝固过程进行模拟,最终确定的方案不但能解决缩松缺陷,还能简化工艺流程,提高生产效率.%The structure of turhine housing bracket was similar to an exhaust. According to the technical requirements of high silicon molybdenum ductile iron, the reasonable melting process parameters were drafted, but the shrinkage led to a low qualified rate when produced in AMF moulding line. In order to eliminate the shrinkage defects to achieve massive production, four kinds of process improvement program was presented, and their solidification processes were simulated by MAGMA software and the position of shrinkage was predicted. Finally the chosen scheme can eliminate the shrinkage defect, simplify process and improve production efficiency.

  14. Avaliação do Índice de Remanescente Adesivo utilizando braquetes com e sem tratamento na base e a interação com três sistemas de colagem Evaluation of Adhesive Remnant Index using conventional mesh bases and sandblasted orthodontic bracket bases and three bonding systems

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    Lilian Maria Brisque Pignatta

    2009-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar o Índice de Remanescente Adesivo (IRA em dentes bovinos após a descolagem de braquetes com e sem tratamento na base. METODOLOGIA: foram utilizados três sistemas de colagem ortodôntica para os dois padrões de base. Os dentes bovinos foram divididos em seis grupos de 40, de acordo com a base do braquete e o sistema de colagem. Vinte e quatro horas após a colagem foram realizados os testes de compressão em uma máquina de ensaios. A avaliação do IRA foi realizada em um estereomicroscópio por três examinadores calibrados. Foi utilizado o teste não paramétrico de Kruskal-Wallis, seguido do método de Dunn, para fazer as comparações múltiplas entre todos os grupos. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: observou-se que o tratamento das bases dos braquetes com óxido de alumínio não foi determinante para o aumento da adesividade entre o braquete e o adesivo. O grupo em que se utilizou braquetes com tratamento na base e adesivo TXT (3M-Unitek + Transbond Plus SEP (3M-Unitek apresentou a maior parte das fraturas na interface dente-adesivo (escore 4.AIM: To assess the Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI in bovine teeth after debonding mesh bases and sandblasted orthodontic bracket bases. METHODS: Were used three bonding systems for the two standards of base. The bovine teeth were divided into 6 groups of 40, according to the bracket base and to the bonding system. Twenty four hours after bonding they had been carried through shear bond strength tests in a universal testing machine. The assessment of ARI was performed in a stereomicroscopy by three calibrated examiners. It was used the non-parametric Kruskall-Wallis test, followed by Dunn's method, to do the multiple comparisons among all groups. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: It was observed that the aluminum oxide sandblasting bracket bases was not determinative to the increase of the adhesiveness between bracket and adhesive. The group where it was used sandblasted orthodontic bracket bases and

  15. Avaliação do coeficiente de atrito de braquetes metálicos e estéticos com fios de aço inoxidável e beta-titânio Evaluation of the friction coefficient of metal and esthetic brackets with stainless steel and beta-titanium wires

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    Cristine Pritsch Braga

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Um fator importante que define a eficácia dos aparelhos ortodônticos fixos é o atrito existente entre as superfícies de fios e braquetes. Assim, este estudo teve como objetivo investigar o coeficiente de atrito estático entre fios de aço inoxidável e beta-titânio (TP Orthodontics e braquetes de aço inoxidável (Dynalock® - Unitek, braquetes estéticos com slot de aço inoxidável (Clarity® - Unitek e estéticos convencionais (Allure® - GAC. Para tanto, construiu-se um equipamento no Departamento de Engenharia Mecânica e Mecatrônica da PUCRS. Antes de serem iniciados os testes, foi quantificado o erro de método e constatou-se que não houve interferência significante (p>0,05 do fator operador nas medições. Então, pôde-se calcular o valor do coeficiente de atrito, obtido pela divisão da força de atrito pela carga normal. O método estatístico utilizado neste estudo foi Análise de Variância (ANOVA e teste de Comparações Múltiplas (Tukey. Constatou-se que: 1 a combinação com menor coeficiente de atrito foi composta pelo fio de aço inoxidável e braquete Dynalock® e a que apresentou maior coeficiente foi a do braquete Allure® com o fio de beta-titânio; 2 o fio de beta-titânio apresentou coeficiente de atrito significativamente maior do que o fio de aço inoxidável; 3 o braquete Dynalock® não apresentou diferenças significativas em relação ao coeficiente de atrito do braquete Clarity® quando o fio utilizado foi de beta-titânio. No entanto, quando o fio testado foi de aço inoxidável, apresentou coeficiente de atrito significativamente menor. O braquete Clarity® apresentou coeficiente de atrito significativamente menor do que o braquete Allure®.An important factor that defines the effectiveness of the appliances is the friction between the surfaces of wires and brackets. Thus, that study was developed in order to investigate the static friction coefficient between stainless steel and beta-titanium wires (TP

  16. Application Analysis of No Bracket Invisible Orthodontic Technology in Orthodontics%无托槽隐形矫治技术在口腔正畸中的应用分析

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    2015-01-01

    Objective To explore the application effect of invisible bracketless technique in orthodontics. Methods Selected 15 cases of adopt bracketless invisible orthodontic technique in treatment of dental exist clearance patients clinical date were retrospective analysis, compared patients’ mandible, changes in alveolar tissue and soft tissue changes before and after. Results Before and after receiving treatment in patients with upper and lower jaw, no changes of alveolar tissue, P>0.05, had no difference statistically significance, compared the soft tissue changes, P<0.05, had difference statistically significance. Conclusion Applications without brackets stealth technology in orthodontic treatment process can obtain a more ideal treatment effect.%目的:探讨无托槽隐形矫治技术在口腔正畸中的应用效果。方法选取采用无托槽隐形矫治技术治疗的15例牙齿间存在间隙患者的临床资料进行回顾性分析,比较矫治前后患者上下颌骨、牙槽组织变化情况及软组织变化情况。结果接受矫治前后患者上下颌骨、牙槽组织变化情况比较,P>0.05,差异不具有统计学意义,软组织变化情况对比,P<0.05,差异具有统计学意义。结论在口腔正畸过程中应用无托槽隐形矫治技术可获取更为理想的矫治效果。

  17. 自锁托槽结合平面导板在安氏Ⅱ类2分类错牙合畸形中的应用研究%Clinical comparative study on the self-locking brackets combined with occlusal guide for angle classIIdivision 2 malocclusion

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    李渤; 黄家全; 柏钢; 骆秋郧

    2015-01-01

    目的:通过临床验证自锁矫治体系的作用效果,为临床高效、合理地选择矫治体系提供参考。方法:临床选取不需拔牙的安氏Ⅱ类2分类错牙合畸形患者20例,随机分为两组,每组10例。实验组接受自锁矫治系统,对照组接受直丝弓矫治系统,均戴入上颌平面导板打开咬合。矫治前后分别拍摄 X线头颅定位片,制取记存石膏模型。选取X线硬组织和石膏模型指标分析测量,配对检验,比较两种方法矫治前后牙颌组织的变化有无统计学差异。结果:两种方法矫治前后上、下牙弓宽度和牙弓长度均增加,但两组间差异无统计学意义(>0.05);两种方法基骨弓宽度均略有增加,两组间的差异有显著性(<0.05);两种方法上颌基骨弓长度治疗前后未见明显增加,下颌基骨弓长度治疗前后均有明显增加,上下前牙唇倾度均有明显改善,但两组间,无明显差异。治疗完成时间实验组比对照组缩短,两组间有显著性差异。结论:自锁系统能够扩展牙弓和基骨弓宽度,唇倾前牙,有利于三维方向解除闭锁,在扩展基骨弓宽度上,略优于直丝弓,配合平面导板,可防止托槽脱落、快速打开咬合,缩短治疗时间,特别适合用于安氏II类2分类错牙合畸形的矫治。%Objective To evaluate the clinical effects of the self- ligating bracket system. As a clinical reference for choosing bracket system efficiently and reasonablely. Methods Twelve patients diagnosed as class II division 2 were selected in the study.They all received non- extraction treatment.The patients were assigned to 2 groups:group 1 received non- extraction treatment with a self- ligating bracket and the other group with a conventional bracket.They were combined with occlusal guide to open bit.Lateral cephalometric radiographs and dental casts obtained at the beginning and the end of treatment were

  18. Comparative study of frictional forces generated by NiTi archwire deformation in different orthodontic brackets: In vitro evaluation Estudo comparativo da força de atrito produzida pela deformação de arco NiTi em diferentes braquetes ortodônticos: avaliação in vitro

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    Gilberto Vilanova Queiroz

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to compare the frictional forces between 0.014-in NiTi wires (Aditek with 4 mm horizontal deflection and brackets with different archwire ligation systems. METHODS: Four types of self-ligating brackets (Damon MX, Easy Clip, Smart Clip and In-Ovation, a triple bracket (Synergy and a twin bracket with 8-shaped ligature (Tecnident were tested. Twin brackets with conventional elastomeric ligatures (Morelli were used as control group. Tests were repeated 10 times for each bracket/archwire combination. Frictional forces were measured in an Instron universal tensile machine at 3 mm/minute speed and a total displacement of 6 mm. Statistical analysis comprised ANOVA and Dunnett's multiple comparison post hoc test. RESULTS: Deflection-induced frictional (DIF forces increased in the following order: Synergy, Damon, 8-shaped Ligature, Easy Clip, In-Ovation, Smart-Clip and conventional ligatures. The differences among groups were significant, with the exception of the 8-shaped ligature groups which was equal to the Damon and Easy Clip groups. CONCLUSIONS: Compared to conventional ligatures, all ligation systems tested reduced frictional forces. However, such reduction varied according to the ligation system employed.OBJETIVO: o objetivo desse trabalho foi comparar as forças de atrito entre fios NiTi 0,014" (Aditek com deformações horizontais de 4mm, e braquetes com diferentes sistemas de ligação dos arcos. MÉTODOS: foram testados 4 tipos de braquetes autoligáveis (Damon MX, Easy Clip, Smart Clip e In-Ovation, um braquete triplo (Synergy e um braquete gêmeo com amarrilho 8 (Tecnident. Como grupo controle, foi utilizado braquete gêmeo com ligadura elástica convencional (Morelli. Foram executadas 10 repetições em cada combinação arco/braquete. As forças de atrito foram medidas em máquina de tração universal Instron, com velocidade de 3mm/minuto e deslocamento total de 6mm. Para análise estat

  19. 亚历山大托槽与传统托槽矫治器矫治初期对牙周健康影响的比较研究%Comparison of perioldontal condition between conventional and Alexander brackets during the early alignment

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    王碧娟

    2015-01-01

    Objective To compare the periodontal indices and the proportion of Porphyromonas gingivalis(P.gingivalis)between conventional pre-adjusted brackets and Alexander brackets during the early alignment. Methods Forty patients(10 to 18 years old)were divided into 2 groups(group A:20 patients with Alexander brackets and group B:20 patients with conventional pre- adjusted brackets).Periodontal indices (GI,PLI,SBI and PD)and the proportion of P.gingivalis in the total bacteria in subgingival plagues were examined in both groups,using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method. Results No significant difference was found in the indices recorded and the proportion of P.gingivalis between Groups A and B after 3 months of treatment. Conclusion Alexander brackets P.gingivalis did not have an advantage over conventional bracket with respect to the periodontal status during the early alignment.%目的:对比亚历山大托槽与传统托槽矫治器排齐阶段牙周指数及龈下菌斑中牙龈卟啉单胞菌(P. gingivalis)的发展变化。方法:选取10~18周岁接受正畸治疗的患者40例,按矫治器类型分两组。实验组20例,采用ORMCO公司生产的ALEXANDER托槽;对照组20例,采用杭州新亚生产的直丝托槽。由同一医生分别检测40例患者在矫治器戴入前,戴入后3个月检查牙周临床指标(包括牙龈指数、菌斑指数、龈沟出血指数、探诊深度),同时采集龈下菌斑样本,利用荧光实时定量聚合酶链反应检测样本P.gingivalis和总细菌的数量,计算P.gingivalis在总细菌的构成比。分析牙周临床指标和P.gingivalis的构成比在矫治前后的变化情况。结果:治疗3个月后两组间牙周指数(GI、PLI、SBI、PD)及P.gingivalis在总细菌的构成比差异无显著性。结论:ALEXANDER托槽不会更有利于牙周组织的健康,牙周的健康状况取决于口腔卫生状况。

  20. 自锁与传统矫治错(牙合)畸形初始疼痛及溃疡发生情况比较%PAIN AND ULCER DURING INITIAL ORTHODONTIC TOOTH ALIGNMENT USING CONVENTIONAL VERSUS SELF-LIGATING BRACKET

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    李冬梅; 刘新强; 赵志荣; 陈杰; 范存晖; 杨茜; 许涛

    2012-01-01

    Objective To compare the pain and ulcer in patients underwent self-ligating and conventional bracket system. Methods Self-ligating bracket was used in 29 patients, and 36 patients treated with conventional straight wire bracket. Pain and discomfort as well as stimulus to mucous membrane within seven days of initial orthodontic tooth alignment were observed and compared between the two therapies. Results No significant differences were demonstrated in the extent of pain and discomfort between the two groups (P>0. 05); But the difference was significant between them in terms of incidence of ulcer (;j2 = 11. 23, P<0. 05). Conclusion Although the intensity of pain was similar in the two groups, there is an outstanding advantage of self-ligating bracket in lowering the incidence of ulcer.%目的 比较自锁与传统矫治错(牙合)畸形初始疼痛及溃疡发生情况.方法 采用Damon 3MX自锁托槽矫治的病人29例,采用传统直丝矫治病人36例.观察并比较初戴矫治器7d内两组疼痛不适的强度以及对黏膜的刺激情况.结果 自锁组与传统组病人在初戴矫治器7d内疼痛不适的强度比较差异无显著性(P>0.05);自锁组的溃疡发生率低于传统组,差异有显著性(x2 =11.23,P<0.05).结论 自锁组与传统组病人初始疼痛表现相似,但自锁矫治在降低溃疡发生率方面有着突出优势.

  1. Composição química e aspecto superficial do slot de braquetes metálicos Elemental composition and superficial aspect of metallic brackets slot

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    Tatiana Féres Assad-Loss

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a composição química e rugosidade do fundo do slot de 90 braquetes metálicos divididos em 9 grupos: grupo 1- aço inoxidável (Equilibrium 2 - Dentaurum; grupo 2 - titânio (Equilibrium ti - Dentaurum; grupo 3- cromo-cobalto (Topic- Dentaurum; grupo 4 - aço inoxidável (Standard -TP Orthodontics; grupo 5 - aço inoxidável (Serie light - American Orthodontics; grupo 6 - aço inoxidável (Kirium Line - Abzil Lancer; grupo 7 - aço inoxidável livre de níquel (Monobloc - Morelli; grupo 8 - aço inoxidável (Convencional- Morelli e grupo 9 - aço inoxidável livre de níquel (Monobloc Golden - Morelli. METODOLOGIA: a composição química foi analisada pela Espectroscopia de Energia Dispersiva. A avaliação qualitativa do fundo do slot foi realizada através do MEV classificada de 0 a 8, correspondente às características da superfície. RESULTADOS: composição química - grupo 1 = titânio puro; grupo 9 = recoberto por nitreto de titânio em 99,48%; grupo 3 = cromo-cobalto; grupo 8 = aço inoxidável livre de níquel. Os demais grupos são compostos de aço inoxidável. Avaliação da superfície - grupo 1 = valor 2 (superfície mais polida; grupos 2, 5 e 7 = valor 3 (aspecto de polimento; grupos 3, 8 e 9 = valor 6 (menor polimento; grupo 4 = valor 6,5 (maior rugosidade e o grupo 6 = valor 5 (características intermediárias de polimento. CONCLUSÕES: os braquetes metálicos são compostos de diferentes ligas e estão disponíveis com baixo conteúdo ou ausência de níquel. Os braquetes de titânio apresentaram polimento semelhante aos de aço inoxidável, porém os recobertos por nitreto de titânio e os de cromo-cobalto mostraram superfície mais irregular ou menos polida.AIM: To evaluate the elemental composition and the slot roughness of 90 metallic brackets divided into 9 groups: group 1 - stainless steel (Equilibrium 2 - Dentaurum; group 2 - titanium (Equilibrium ti - Dentaurum; group 3 - chromium-cobalt (Topic

  2. Effects of sandblasting on the bond strength of rebonded ceramic brackets with different base designs%喷砂处理对不同底面设计陶瓷托槽再粘接影响的实验研究

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    林艺翚; 史建陆; 官玉芹

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨喷砂处理对不同底面设计的陶瓷托槽再粘接抗剪切强度的影响。方法:选取90颗因正畸拔除的健康前磨牙,随机抽取30颗用于制备脱落陶瓷托槽,其余60颗用于粘接实验。将60颗牙根据不同底面设计分成3大组:微隐窝底面组(A组)、微晶体底面组(B组)、树脂底面组(C组),每大组分成2小组:新托槽组(n)、喷砂组(sb),每组10颗牙。陶瓷托槽粘接于未经酸蚀处理的微湿的离体牙上,然后用去托槽钳小心取下,形成脱落托槽,对托槽底面进行喷砂处理,并在底面常规涂硅烷偶联剂。离体牙经常规牙面处理后,分别粘接新托槽及处理后的托槽,测定并比较各组抗剪切强度。结果:三组托槽初次粘接及再次粘接抗剪切强度分别为(12.4733±3.4326)Mpa和(9.1612±1.3261) Mpa;(12.7374±3.8999)Mpa和(6.7152±3.1876)Mpa;(9.5022±1.8801)Mpa和(6.6281±2.1187)Mpa,其中A组的抗剪切强度大于B组和C组的抗剪切强度,差别有统计学意义(P<0.05);B组和C组两者的抗剪切强度有差别,但无统计学意义(P>0.05)。结论:三组陶瓷托槽再粘接抗剪切强度明显下降,但高于正畸临床所需的最低抗剪切强度值。其中微隐窝底面与微晶底面和聚合体网底相比,抗剪切强度下降最少,更适合喷砂处理。%Objective:The purposes of this study was to evalute the effects of sandblasting on shear bond strength (SBS)of rebonded ceramic brackets with different base designs. Method:90 human premolars extracted for orthodontic purpose were collected and divided randomly into two parts:one part (60 teeth)for the bond strength test;the other part(30 teeth) for getting debonded ceramic bracksts. For experimental part:60 human premolars were divided randomly into three groups according to different base designs:(A) round pits base

  3. The effect of individualized nursing on the losing rate of bracket in adolescents%个性化护理措施对固定正畸矫治的青少年患者托槽脱落率的影响研究

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    李立营; 彭佳; 武冠英; 张丽雯; 马俐丽

    2014-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of individualized nursing on the failure rates of bracket in adolescents treated by fixed appliances.Methods 120 adolescents treated by fixed appliances were randomly assigned to 4 groups (A,B,C and D).30 females in group A and 30 males in group B were treated by individualized nursing (that is,nurses using language,illustration and texts to help patients in recognition,mentality,behavior) ; 30 females in group C and 30 males in group D were treated by routine nursing.The failure rates of bracket of the four groups were calculated after one month.And it was compared between group A and B,group C and D,group A and C,and group B and D.Results After one month,the failure rates of bracket were 0.20%,0.40%,1.57% and 1.76%,respectively.Significant differences were not found between group A and B and group C and D (P>0.05),but were found between group A and C and group B and D (P<0.05).Conclusions During the orthodontic treatment of adolescents,gender has little effect on the failure rates of bracket.Individualized nursing could improve compliance,thus reduce the failure rates of bracket.%目的 探讨个体化护理措施对接受固定正畸矫治的青少年患者托槽脱落率的影响.方法 将正畸门诊接受固定矫治的120例青少年患者按性别随机均分为四组,A组女患者30例,B组男患者30例,以上两组患者采用个体化护理措施(由专职护士运用语言、示范、文字等教育相结合的方式,从认知、心理、行为、家庭四个方面进行护理),C组女患者30例,D组男患者30例,采用常规正畸护理健康宣教.分别记录四组患者佩戴固定矫治器1个月时托槽脱落的情况,计算托槽脱落率.将A组与C组、B组与D组、A组与B组、C组与D组,分别进行统计分析.结果 佩戴固定矫治器1个月时,四组患者托槽脱落率分别为o.20%、0.40%、1.57%、1.76%,A组与C组比较、B组与D组比较均

  4. To explore the clinical value of Smart Clip self-ligating bracket in patients with Angle ClassⅠ malocclusion by the non-ex- traction orthodontic treatment%Smart Clip自锁托槽在非拔牙矫治安氏Ⅰ类错牙合中的临床价值分析鄢

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    韩红娟; 吴浩; 任小华; 黄飞; 牟雁东

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To explore the clinical value of smart Clip self-ligating bracket in patients with mild/moderate crowding angle classⅠmalocclusion by the non-extraction orthodontic treatment. Method: Selected 86 cases with mild /moderate crowding angle classⅠmalocclusion in my hospital oral section for orthodontic treatment during march 2012 to January 2014, according to different treatment, were divided into self-ligating group (used smart Clip self-ligating bracket, 40 cases) and traditional group (used MBT straight-wire bracket, 46 cases), and compared the correct effect between two groups. Result: First premolares space, first molares space, UI-NA space and UI-SN angle increased in two groups after treatment,and the change value before and after treatment in self-ligating group were obviously greater than those in tradi-tional group (P<0.05);total correction time and chair operation time in self-ligating group were obviously shortened, com-pared traditional group(P<0.05);the score of Zung's depression-anxiety assessment in self-ligating group were obviously de-clined, compared traditional group (P<0.05). Conclusion:The correct effect of smart Clip self-ligating bracket is superior to traditional MBT straight-wire bracket in patients with mild/moderate crowding angle classⅠmalocclusion, helps to improve the dentist efficiency, and it is worth spreading.%目的:探讨Smart Clip自锁托槽对轻中度拥挤安氏Ⅰ类错牙合畸形患者进行非拔牙矫治的临床应用价值。方法:选择2012年3月~2014年1月收治的轻中度拥挤安氏Ⅰ类错牙合患者86例,根据所采用矫治技术的不同,分为自锁组(采用Smart Clip自锁托槽矫治器治疗,共40例)和非自锁组(采用MBT直丝弓托槽矫治器治疗,共46例),并对两组间的治疗效果作对比分析。结果:两组患者经矫治后的第一前磨牙间距、第一磨牙间距、UI-NA距以及UI-SN角均较治疗前增大,自锁组患者治疗前

  5. Estudo comparativo de diferentes prescrições de braquetes pré-ajustados em modelos virtuais pelo Método de Elementos Finitos Comparative study of different pre-adjusted brackets prescriptions on virtual models, by Finite Elements Method

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    Murilo Fernando Neuppmann Feres

    2009-08-01

    comprised of an upper left central and lateral incisors, and a upper left cuspid. These elements were subjected to force vectors which simulated tip and torque pre-adjustments of Alexander, Andrews, Capelozza, MBT, Ricketts, and Roth brackets. After the referred simulation, data concerning the spatial displacement of the incisal and apical points were registered in order to determine the position newly assumed by the teeth long axis, as well as its constituent points. RESULTS: Most of the prescriptions reacted similarly to the simulation, regarding to the evaluated parameters. However, significant differences were found. Ricketts' lateral incisor presented the smallest buccal inclination of its long axis. Moreover, Ricketts' upper left cuspid presented the greatest mesial and buccal inclination of its long axis. A qualitative analysis performed with the upper central incisor indicated that there was a larger distal movement of the apical points for the prescriptions whose authors advocated the greatest tip values (Andrews, Capelozza, Roth and Alexander. Furthermore, it was observed pronounced crown buccal displacements for the prescriptions whose authors indicated greatest torque values (Ricketts, MBT, Alexander and Roth.

  6. Avaliação da resistência ao cisalhamento de braquetes colados com resinas ortodônticas fluoretadas Evaluation of shear bond strength of brackets bonded with orthodontic fluoride-releasing composite resins

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    Marcia Cristina Rastelli

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a resistência ao cisalhamento de braquetes metálicos colados com resinas que contêm flúor, comparando-as a uma resina convencional; e analisar a quantidade de adesivo remanescente na superfície do esmalte. MÉTODOS: sessenta pré-molares foram divididos aleatoriamente em 3 grupos: Grupo I - Concise (3M, Grupo II - Ultrabond (Aditek do Brasil e Grupo III - Rely-a-Bond (Reliance. Após a colagem dos braquetes, as amostras foram termocicladas (500 ciclos nas temperaturas de 5°C e 55°C. Após 48 horas, foram submetidas aos ensaios mecânicos de cisalhamento na direção oclusocervical, com velocidade de carga de 0,5mm/min, em uma máquina MTS 810. RESULTADOS: foram observadas resistências médias ao cisalhamento de 24,54±6,98MPa para o Grupo I, de 11,53±6,20MPa para o Grupo II e de 16,46±5,72MPa para o Grupo III. A Análise de Variância determinou diferença estatística entre as médias de resistência ao cisalhamento entre os grupos (p OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the shear bond strength of stainless steel brackets bonded with fluoride releasing composite resins, comparing them with a conventional resin and to analyze the amount of resin left on the enamel surface. METHODS: Sixty premolars were randomly divided into three groups: Group I - Concise (3M, Group II - Ultrabond (Aditek do Brasil and Group III - Rely-a-Bond (Reliance. After bonding, the samples were thermocycled (500 cycles at 5ºC and 55ºC temperatures. After 48 hours they were subjected to shear bond strength testing, in the occluso-gingival direction, using an MTS 810 Universal Testing Machine with load speed of 0.5 mm/min. RESULTS: The results demonstrated a mean shear bond strength of 24.54 ± 6.98 MPa for Group I, 11.53 ± 6.20 MPa for Group II, and 16.46 ± 5.72 MPa for Group III. Analysis of Variance (ANOVA determined a statistical difference in the mean shear bond strengths between groups (p < 0.001. The Tukey test evidenced that the averages of the

  7. Prediction of crack growth of surface crack at bracket toe of ship under random wave loading condition%肘板趾端表面裂纹在随机波浪载荷作用下的疲劳扩展预报

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    武锐锋; 黄小平

    2012-01-01

    The bracket toe is one of the fatigue hot spots in ship and ocean structures. In this paper, the SIFs of surface cracks at bracket toe are analyzed by 3D FEA and compared with the results of SIF magnification factors of the same size surface crack at T joints calculated by equations recommended in BS7910. Results show that the SIF magnification factor of surface crack at bracket toe at deepest point is close to that of T-butt joints, while the results at surface point are quite different when the crack length is larger than the bracket thickness. The fatigue crack growth of a surface crack at bracket toe in bottom plate of a Ro-Ro passenger ship was predicted by generating series stress amplitude with zero mean stress which the long-term stress range distribution obey Weibull distribution, the stress intensity factors were calculated by FEA results and the T-joint formula in BS7910 respectively, the unique crack growth rate curve model is employed. The welded residual stress effect is considered in the equivalent stress intensity factor amplitude. It shows thai the predicted fatigue lives of the SIF of surface crack at bracket toe calculated by FEA and by the T-joint formula are very close. The formula for calculating the SIF of surface crack at weld toe of T joint are recommended to the SIF calculation of the surface crack at bracket toe. The unique crack growth rate curve model is recommended in prediction of the fatigue crack propagation life of weld toe of ship hull under random wave loads.%肘板趾端是船舶与海洋结构的疲劳热点.文章用三维有限元分析了趾端表面裂纹应力强度因子修正系数的变化规律,并与BS7910推荐的典型节点表面裂纹应力强度因子公式计算结果作了对比,结果表明趾端表面裂纹应力强度因子沿深度方向的放大系数和T型节点相差很小,而表面端点应力强度因子修正系数则当裂纹长度在肘板厚度范围内时和T型节点相差很小,超出后

  8. 自锁托槽和传统托槽与切牙牙根外吸收的临床对比研究%A clinical study of external apical root resorption of maxillary incisors in patients treated with conventional or self-ligating brackets

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    杨一可; 朱正宏

    2012-01-01

    目的:评价运用自锁托槽和传统托槽在正畸治疗中对牙根外吸收的影响.方法:选取南京同仁医院口腔科32例非减数治疗安氏Ⅰ类均角错畸形患者,分为自锁托槽组和传统托槽组,两组患者治疗前后分别拍摄全颌曲面断层片,牙根形态按等级分级,统计分析治疗后各等级频数分布以及根吸收增加量变化.结果:两组病例在治疗后牙根吸收等级分布频数均增大,自锁组上颌切牙牙根吸收增加量略大于传统组,但差异无统计学意义.结论:自锁托槽与传统托槽均可造成切牙根吸收,自锁托槽对非减数安氏Ⅰ类错颌畸形治疗过程中牙根吸收的影响与传统托槽相比有增加趋势,但差异无统计学意义.%Objective;To comparatively investigate the amount of external apical root resorption (EARR) of maxillary incisors between conventional and passive self- ligating brackets. Methods: Thirty-two patients wereselected from a pool of patients satisfying the following inclusion criteria: class I Malocclusion without extraction, normal mandbular plane angle. Patients received treatment with either a passive self- ligating bracket system or a conventional edgewise appliance, both with a 0. 022- in slot. EARR of the maxillary incisors was evaluated on panoramic radiographs, taken before and after orthodontic treatment measured by Levander & Malmgren system. The result of EARR in different treatment groups was analysed with SPSS 17. 0. Results; Straight wire treatment could cause apical root resorption of incisor. Overall, no difference was found in the amount of EARR between appliance systems. Conclusion; No difference should be expected for root resorption between conventional and passive self-ligating brackets.

  9. Structure Response Analysis of Skirt Board Brackets of High Speed Train under Aerodynamic Load Based on FSI Method%基于流固耦合的高速列车裙板支架气动载荷响应分析

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    2016-01-01

    本文旨在探究高速列车裙板支架疲劳开裂现象的原因.阐述将流固耦合技术应用于研究列车构件在气动载荷作用下响应的方法,建立能够同时求解列车车外流场、设备舱内流场、裙板及其支架动载荷响应的流固耦合计算模型,并进行数值模拟.计算结果表明:流场结构的周期性变化是裙板所受周期性气动载荷的产生原因.裙板内外表面的最大压差可达300~400 Pa,压力差变化频率为1.55~2.15 Hz.裙板所受气动载荷的幅值沿车长方向增加,且随车速的提升而增加;而气动载荷的频率沿车长变化较小,随车速的提升略有增加.裙板支架的筋板连接处为应力集中区域,该区域的交变应力对疲劳破坏有重要影响.%This article aims to reveal the causes of cracks on the skirt board brackets of high speed train.A cal-culation method was discussed where flow structure interaction(FSI)technique was applied to the study of structure response of train components under aerodynamic load.An FSI model was established to simulate the flow field outside the train and inside the equipment bay,as well as the structure response of the skirt boards and their brackets simultaneously. The simulation results showed that periodic variations of the fluid flow caused periodic aerodynamic load.The maximal pressure difference between inside and outside surfaces of skirt boards was 300~400 Pa while the frequency of pressure difference variation was around 1.55~2.15 Hz.The amplitude of the aerodynamic load on the skirt boards increased with vehicle length and velocity,while the cor-responding frequency was independent of vehicle length but increased slightly with vehicle velocity.Stress con-centration was noted at rib plate connections of skirt board brackets.The alternating stress of this area had significant influence on fatigue fracture.

  10. 树脂加强型玻璃离子结合不同牙面酸蚀方法对托槽粘接效果的影响%Effects of different management combined with resin-modified glass ionomer on orthodontic brackets bonded to tooth enamel

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    徐小兵

    2011-01-01

    目的:观察比较自酸蚀和全酸蚀处理牙面时,树脂加强型玻璃离子粘接剂粘接托槽的临床效果.方法:随机选择牙列完整的40例非拔牙固定正畸矫治患者的上颌患牙400颗,分为实验组:自酸蚀封闭剂(self-etching primer,3M 公司)配合树脂加强型玻璃离子粘固剂(resin-modified glass ionomer cement,RMGIC);对照组:37%磷酸配合加强型玻璃离子粘固剂粘接托槽,观察比较正畸治疗期间两组患者MBT托槽的脱落情况.结果:树脂加强型玻璃离子结合使用自酸蚀与传统的酸蚀方法粘接MBT托槽的脱落率比较,差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论:①全酸蚀配合树脂加强型玻璃离子正畸粘接剂的粘接强度更好;②RMGIC作为一种新型的正畸粘接材料,结合了传统玻璃离子和复合树脂的优点,具有临床操作可控性强、MBT托槽准确率较高的优点,满足了临床需求,可以选择应用.%Objective: To observe and compare the effects of different management combined with resin-modified glass ionomer on orthodontic brackets bonded to tooth enamel by self-etching primer (SEP) or totaletching adhesives. Methods: 400 maxillary teeth from 40 patients free of teeth extracted when receiving fixed orthodontic treatment were recruited and randomly allocated to groups of treatment and controls. The treatment group received management of SEP with resin-modified glass ionomer cement(RMGIC) and the controls were dealt with 37% phosphoric acid plus reinforced glass ionomer cement for comparison of the MBT bracket bonding failure. Results: No statistical difference was found between the two groups( P > 0.05 ). Conclusion: Total-etching adhesives with SEP might produce better bracket bonding effects on the tooth enamel, and yet, RMGIC, a new orthodontic material, if combined with SEP, could also be favorable to clinical use for its adequate strength exerted by MBT bracket bonding.

  11. Avaliação da força de tração em braquetes colados pela técnica indireta com diferentes sistemas de adesão Evaluation of tensile strength of brackets bonded by indirect technique

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    André Tortamano

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: o objetivo do presente estudo foi avaliar a resistência à tração de braquetes ortodônticos colados pela técnica indireta e pela técnica direta convencional. METODOLOGIA: foram utilizados 50 pré-molares humanos íntegros, recém-extraídos por motivos ortodônticos. Esses dentes foram divididos em 5 grupos, nos quais foram colados braquetes ortodônticos metálicos (Abzil-Brasil com as resinas compostas ortodônticas Concise (3M-Unitek-EUA e Transbond XT (3M-Unitek-EUA - utilizadas em ambas as técnicas, direta e indireta - e Transbond Sondhi (3M-Unitek-EUA - desenvolvida exclusivamente para a técnica indireta. O grupo I (controle I foi objeto de colagem direta com Transbond XT; no grupo II (controle II procedeu-se à colagem direta com Concise o grupo III recebeu colagem indireta com Concise; o grupo IV foi submetido à colagem indireta com Transbond XT e no grupo V foi realizada colagem indireta com Transbond Sondhi. Na técnica direta, o braquete foi colado diretamente sobre o esmalte após condicionamento ácido e aplicação de adesivo. Na técnica indireta, os braquetes foram colados primeiramente sobre modelo de gesso e depois transferidos para o dente, com o auxílio de moldeira individualizada. Os corpos-de-prova foram submetidos a testes de tração (Instron 4400 e os resultados foram objeto de testes estatísticos de análise de variância e de Tukey a 1%. RESULTADOS: os grupos III e V revelaram resultados significantemente menores que os dos dois grupos controles. CONCLUSÃO: a força obtida na colagem indireta com a resina Transbond XT não difere da força obtida na colagem direta com as resinas Concise e Transbond XT.AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the bonding strength of brackets for direct and indirect bonding techniques. METHODS: Were used 50 human premolars recently extracted for orthodontic reasons. These teeth were divided in 5 groups and metalic orthodontic brackets (Abzil-Brazil were bonded

  12. A força de atrito em braquetes plásticos e de aço inoxidável com a utilização de quatro diferentes tipos de amarração Frictional forces in stainless steel and plastic brackets using four types of wire ligation

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    Vanessa Nínia Correia Lima

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: a finalidade deste estudo in vitro foi avaliar e comparar a resistência friccional em braquetes de aço inoxidável e de policarbonato compósito amarrados com fio metálico e elastômeros. MÉTODOS: foram utilizados quatro braquetes de aço inoxidável e quatro de policarbonato compósito (PC para pré-molares levados à máquina universal de ensaio mecânico para a tração de um segmento de fio de aço inoxidável 0,019" x 0,025" na velocidade de 0,5mm/min, com 8mm de deslocamento total. A forma de amarração variou entre as seguintes possibilidades: amarração metálica com pinça de Steiner, metálica com pinça Mathieu, elastômero da marca Morelli e elastômero da marca TP Orthodontics. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: os módulos elastoméricos geraram mais atrito do que os metálicos e a amarração com pinça Mathieu provocou menor atrito quando comparada a todas as situações avaliadas. Os braquetes de PC geraram menor atrito do que os metálicos, porém, na escolha do material a ser utilizado na clínica, outras variáveis - tais como a resistência ao cisalhamento e à fratura, a estabilidade de cor e a aderência por microrganismos - devem ser consideradas.OBJECTIVE: This in vitro study evaluated and compared the frictional resistance of stainless steel and polycarbonate (PC composite brackets tied with metal wire and elastomeric ligation. METHODS: Four stainless steel and four polycarbonate composite brackets for premolars were placed in a universal testing machine for the traction of a piece of 0.019 x 0.025-in wire at 0.5 mm/min and total displacement of 8 mm. Ligations were performed according to the following alternatives: metal ligation with Steiner tying pliers; metal ligation using Mathieu tying pliers; Morelli™ elastomeric ligation; and TP Orthodontics™ elastomeric ligation. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Elastomeric modules generated more friction than the metal ligations, and the ligation with the Mathieu tying

  13. 两种不同处理方法对牙釉质结构及正畸托槽粘接强度的影响%Effects of two different treatments on enamel structure and bond strength of orthodontic brackets

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    高杨; 张明; 宫春梅

    2015-01-01

    背景:当前临床托槽黏结前处理牙釉质的方法有酸蚀与喷砂两种,但将喷砂技术直接用于未处理牙釉质面的研究较少。  目的:观察酸蚀、喷砂处理方法对牙釉质表面的损伤程度,并比较两种不同牙釉质表面处理方法下金属托槽粘接强度的差异。  方法:将9颗人正畸拔除前磨牙随机均分为3组,分别进行喷砂、酸蚀与抛光清洁处理,扫描电镜下观察牙体表面粗化效果。将40颗人正畸拔除前磨牙随机均分为2组,分别进行喷砂、酸蚀处理,粘接托槽24 h后,利用材料力学实验机测定剪切强度,并统计粘接剂残留指数。  结果与结论:扫描电镜观察发现,抛光清洁处理组牙釉质表面光滑,无破坏;喷砂组与酸蚀组牙釉质遭到破坏,表面粗糙,并且喷砂组牙釉质的破坏程度更大。喷砂组粘接强度显著高于酸蚀组(P 0.05)。表明相对于酸蚀处理,喷砂处理可提高牙釉质与托槽的粘接强度,但对牙釉质的破坏程度更大。%BACKGROUND:There are two ways to treat the enamel before bracket bonding: etching and sandblasting, but the few studies focus on the direct use of sandblasting technology on untreated enamel surface. OBJECTIVE:To observe the damage of etchingversus sandblasting to the enamel surface, and to compare the bonding strength of metal brackets adhesive to isolated teeth with these two kinds of surface treatments. METHODS:(1) Nine premolar teeth removed for orthodontic treatment were randomized into three groups: sandblasting, acid etching and polishing treatment groups. Surface roughening effects of these three kinds of treatments were observed under scanning electron microscope. (1) Another 40 premolar teeth removed for orthodontic treatment were randomized into two groups: sandblasting and acid etching groups. At 24 hours after bracket bonding, the shear strength was detected using mechanical testing machine

  14. Auricle reconstruction with expanded auricle posterior flap on mastoidea and auto rib cartilage bracket for repair of congenital microtia%皮肤扩张及自体肋软骨支架法全耳廓成形术矫正先天性小耳畸形

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    于仁义; 刘顺利; 陈铭锐; 刘本立; 卞东会; 武铠

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨耳后乳突区皮肤扩张及自体肋软骨支架法全耳廓成形术矫正先天性小耳畸形的临床效果.方法 21例先天性小耳畸形患者,分3期进行手术治疗.Ⅰ期:患侧耳后乳突区皮下埋置50 ml肾形扩张器,术后定期注水,扩张皮肤3~4个月,平均注水(80.51±3.87) ml,达预定量后稳定养护1个月.Ⅱ期:取自体肋软骨,雕刻成由4层软骨构成的耳支架,整体为倒立的海螺样外观,将扩张皮瓣覆盖于整个自体肋软骨支架表面,再造耳廓.Ⅲ期:Ⅱ期术后3个月对成形耳进行细节性修整.结果 21例患者手术均获成功,成形耳廓大小、外形均与健侧相似,医患双方满意.结论 耳后乳突区皮肤扩张法所扩张的皮肤,可覆盖于整个自体肋软骨支架表面,术后耳廓外形逼真,立体感强.%Objective To explore the clinical effect of auricle reconstruction with expanded auricle posterior flap on mastoidea and auto rib cartilage bracket for repair of congenital microtia.Methods Twenty-one eligible patients with congenital auricle malformation and defect were recruited into this study and three-stage operation was performed.A 50 ml kidney-shaped expander was implanted at mastoid process area to expand skin in stage Ⅰ surgery,followed by a regular affusion to expand skin for 3 to 4 months.The average total waterflood was (80.51 ± 3.87) ml.The volume remained stable for 1 month,once up to the predetermined amount.In stage Ⅱ surgery autogenous costal cartilage was taken and carved into inverted conch shape.Auricle was reconstructed with the expanded flap to cover the auto rib cartilage bracket.The stage Ⅲ surgery was performed for details dressing of the auricle after 3 months.Results All 21 cases underwent operation successfully.Reconstructed ear auricles were similar to uninjured sides in size and shape.Both doctors and patients were contented with the auricles.Conclusions Expanded auricle posterior flap on mastoidea can cover

  15. 自锁托槽在伴有牙列缺失的轻中度牙周炎患者的临床应用效果观察%To Observe the Self-locking Brackets in Patients with Edentulous Patients with Mild to Moderate Periodontitis Patients in Clinical Application

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    刘靖

    2014-01-01

    To investigate the self-locking brackets in mild to moderate periodontitis patients,with teeth or dentition orthodontic treatment before restoration effect of lack of.Methods:42 adult patients,randomly divided into control group and observation group.Observation group were treated with self ligating bracket orthodontic treatment, control group mainly used the straight wire traditional full scale bracket orthodontic treatment.Results:The observa-tion group aligned teeth to repair requirements will need to move to the position of the teeth was (4.3 ± 1.2)months, the control group (6.5 ± 2.3)months;patients in the observation group the cure rate was 100.0%.The cure rate of the control group was 75.0%,including 3 cases with periodontitis aggravates give orthodontic treatment,2 cases for a long time,foreign body sensation and give up treatment,a failure rate of 25.0%.Conclusion:Mild to moderate peri-odontitis patients were repaired with self-locking brackets in edentulous patients before clinical effect is good,and can also improve the periodontal health,after the appearance of patients and masticatory function could significantly in-crease the appropriate post orthodontic prosthetic treatment.%目的:探讨自锁托槽在轻中度牙周炎,伴有牙或牙列缺失修复前的正畸治疗中的疗效。方法:选择成人患者42列,随机分对照组和观察组。观察组主要采用自锁托槽正畸治疗,对照组主要采用传统的直丝弓全程序化托槽正畸治疗。结果:观察组排齐牙齿到按修复要求将牙齿移动到需要位置的时间为(4.3±1.2)个月,对照组为(6.5±2.3)个月;观察组患者治愈率为100.0%,对照组治愈率为75.0%,其中3例因牙周炎情况加重放弃正畸治疗,2例因时间长、异物感强而放弃治疗,失败率为25.0%。结论:自锁托槽对伴有牙列缺失的轻中度牙周炎患者修复前临床效果良好,并且还能够改善牙周组织健康,正畸后选择合适的修复治

  16. Study on the short-term effect of maxillary expansion using self-ligating brackets in patients with cleft lip and palate%自锁托槽对唇腭裂腭扩展短期效果的研究

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    曾飞煌; 钱玉芬; 潘晓岗

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨自锁托槽对单侧完全性唇腭裂患者上颌腭扩展的短期治疗效果。方法选取5例恒牙期单侧完全性唇腭裂(UCLP)患者,未行牙槽突裂骨移植手术,上颌牙齿粘贴自锁托槽(AO, Time2),放置高弹性镍钛弓丝,采集患者治疗前和腭扩展6~17个月后的牙颌模型、头颅定位后前位片进行测量,分析上颌腭扩展前后患者的牙弓、牙槽骨、腭穹窿以及颌骨的形态变化。结果牙颌模型测量结果提示:第一前磨牙区牙弓宽度明显增大,其次为尖牙区牙弓宽度,第一磨牙区牙弓宽度增加最少,第二磨牙区宽度减小。牙弓长度变化不明显。第一磨牙近中颊向扭转。腭部宽度增加,深度减小。头影测量结果提示:鼻腔宽度、上颌基骨宽度和上颌磨牙宽度稍有增加。结论唇腭裂自锁托槽腭扩展后上颌牙颌形态在横向宽度的变化较矢状向的变化明显。短期腭扩展治疗效果以牙齿移动和牙槽改建为主。%Objective To assess the short-term effects of maxillary palatal expansion using self-ligating brackets in patients with unilateral complete cleft lip and palate. Methods Five unilateral cleft lip and palate patients (UCLP) with severe maxillary constriction and without alveolar bone transplant were included in this study. Self-ligating brackets (AO, Time2) with superelastic nickel-titanium archwires were used during expan-sion. Tooth and jaws models and head positioning X-ray before treatment and after expansion for 6~17 months were gathered and measured to analyze the morphological changes of dental arch, alveolar bone, palatal vault, and jaw through digital cephalometric and model analysis methods. Result The model analysis demonstrated that a significant increase on arch width appeared especially at the area of first premolar, followed by the area of canine, and the area of first molar was the least, while the width of the area of second

  17. A influência da variação da curvatura da base do braquete em uma união ortodôntica submetida a diferentes cargas, através do método dos elementos finitos The influence of the variation of the bracket base curvature in a bonded orthodontic attachment submitted by different load cases using the finite element method

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    Cláudio Pereira Viana

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho procurou avaliar, através do Método dos Elementos Finitos, a resistência ao deslocamento de quatro diferentes bases de braquetes "straight-wire" (Morelli, Unitek, A-Company e Abzil-Lancer na aplicação de forças de torção e cisalhamento, correlacionando essa resistência à melhor adaptação das bases à superfície vestibular dentária. As curvaturas das bases de braquetes utilizados no presente estudo foram descritas em um estudo prévio, enquanto o contorno dentário foi obtido a partir do escaneamento e cálculo da curvatura média vestibular do canino inferior de uma amostra de 30 indivíduos brasileiros. Empregou-se a análise tridimensional por Elementos Finitos da interface esmalte vestibular/cimento/base do braquete para cada marca testada. Forças de 1N, promovendo deslocamento lateral e torção, foram aplicadas no centro da base do braquete e observou-se a distribuição desses esforços sobre os modelos assim como as tensões normais e de cisalhamento geradas. Os resultados mostraram que a base que melhor se adaptou à superfície vestibular construída foi a da marca Unitek, seguida pela marca A-Company, Abzil-Lancer e Morelli. As deformações sofridas pelos braquetes foram inversamente proporcionais à adaptação à superfície dentária. Os maiores picos de tensão localizaram-se nas proximidades do ponto de aplicação da força. A interface adesivo/esmalte foi mais sujeita à falha na adesão que a interface braquete/adesivo. A força de cisalhamento demonstrou ser mais provável de causar falha na adesão quando comparada à força de torção.The objective of this study was to evaluate the adaptability of the four straight-wire brackets bases (Morelli, Unitek, A-Company and Abzil-Lancer to facial surface of a lower canine. The lower canine facial curvature data to be used in the three-dimensional finite element model were established by 30 Brazilian adult individuals and the brackets bases curvature

  18. 剖宫产产妇腰麻后应用低血压综合征预防托架对新生儿脐血血气指标的影响%Effect of the application of bracket for preventing supine hypotention syndrome on umbilical blood gas of fetus during cesarean section

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    姚翔燕; 孟凡民; 张加强; 杜献慧; 齐艳艳

    2012-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effect of the application of bracket for preventing supine hypotention syndrome on umbilical blood gas of fetus(hereinafter referred to as uterine bracket) after spinal anesthesia during cesarean section. Method 120 ASA I or D parturients underwent cesarean section under spinal anesthesia and were randomly divided into two groups. The control group of pregnant women after spinal anesthesia made operating table ISO left-leaning, experimental group after spinal anesthesia applicated the bracket. Umbilical blood was taken before the first time of new-born breath for blood gas analysis. The time intervals from spinal anesthesia to skin incision and from uterine incision were recorded. Results In experimental group,pH,PO2,PCO2,BE,HCO3- were 7.28 ±0.06,(15.93 ±4.41)mmHg, (47.25 ±8.52)mm-Hg,( -4.05 ±2.50)mmol/mL,(23.13 ±4.28)mmol/mL in umbilical artery; and (7.31 ±0.06) ,(21.28 ±4.24)mm-Hg, (42.59 ±7.72)mmHg, ( -4. 73 ± 1.93)mmol/mL,(21. 90 ±3. 46)mmol/mL in umbilical vein;but 7. 24 ±0. 08, (14.57±5.08)mmHg,(51.01 ±12.49)mmHg,( -5.03 ±2.00)mmol/mL, (23. 62 ±8.60)mmol/mL in umbilical artery of control group. The control group of pH <7.15 were seven cases, but uterine bracket group were zero( P <0.05). Conclusion The application of uterine bracket after spinal anesthesia for cesarean section can make umbilical blood gas of newborns be less affected.%目的 观察剖宫产产妇术中腰麻后应用仰卧位低血压综合征预防托架(以下简称托架)对新生儿脐血血气的影响.方法 选择ASAⅠ~Ⅱ级120例择期在腰麻下行剖宫产的产妇,随机分为观察组和实验组,各60例.对照组孕妇麻醉后手术床左倾150,实验组麻醉后应用托架.胎儿娩出尚未出现第1次呼吸之前用两把血管钳钳夹一段脐带,抽取脐动脉、脐静脉血行血气分析.结果 实验组脐动脉血pH、PO2、PCO2、BE、HCO3-分别为7.28±0.06、(15.93±4.41) mmHg、(47.25 ±8.52) mmHg、(-4.05±2

  19. 自锁托槽和传统托槽对上颌切牙牙根外吸收影响的回顾性研究%A retrospective study of external apical root resorption of maxillary incisors in patients treated with conventional or self-ligating brackets

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    杨一可; 彭友俭

    2012-01-01

    Objective: The aim was to retrospective investigate the amount of external apical root resorption (EARR) of maxillary incisors between conventional and passive self-ligating brackets. Method: 72 patients were selected from a pool of 346 patients satisfying inclusion criteria , Patients received treatment with either a passive self-ligating bracket system or a conventional edgewise appliance. Demographic and clinical characteristics were investigated with conventional descriptive statistics. EARR of the maxillary incisors was evaluated on panoramic radiographs and Pretreatment dental casts,Statistical comparisons of EARR between appliance type,age,sex, extraction treatment. And duration of treatment were investigated with univariate and multivariate regression modeling. Result: no difference was found in the amount of EARR between appliance systems (P =0.06). Age,sex,and extraction treatment were not reliable predictors of EARR,but a positive association between EARR and duration of treatment was observed. Conclusion: No difference should be expected for root resorption between conventional and self-ligating brackets.%目的:评价自锁托槽和传统托槽在正畸治疗中对牙根外吸收的影响.方法:选取南京同仁医院口腔科矫治结束的固定正畸患者72例为研究对象,36例采用自锁托槽,36例采用传统托槽.对不同托槽组的临床资料进行描述性分析,并根据正畸治疗前后全颌曲面断层片和记存模型,测量计算出不同托槽的牙根外吸收量,进一步以牙根外吸收量为因变量,对临床相关因素包括托槽的类别、疗程、性别、减数与否、年龄进行回归分析.结果:两组患者间的疗程、性别、减数与否、年龄的临床统计资料,其两组间分布无差异;治疗疗程对牙根外吸收的影响有显著意义,自锁托槽在对牙根外吸收的影响方面与传统托槽相比有增加的趋势,但无统计学差异(P =0.06).结论:无论是自锁托槽还

  20. Avaliação dos efeitos de três métodos de remoção da resina remanescente do braquete na superfície do esmalte Effects evaluation of remaining resin removal (three modes on enamel surface after bracket debonding

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    Karine Macieski

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: é fundamental, para alcançar a correta técnica de descolagem, a seleção adequada do instrumental para remover o braquete e a resina remanescente. OBJETIVO: avaliar a superfície do esmalte com Microscópio Eletrônico de Varredura (MEV após a utilização de três métodos de remoção da resina remanescente da descolagem do braquete. MÉTODOS: foram selecionados 18 incisivos bovinos, divididos em três grupos (A, B e C, contendo 6 dentes cada. Previamente à colagem do braquete, os dentes foram moldados com silicone de adição e preenchidos com resina epóxi, para o registro das características do esmalte, assim formando o Grupo Controle. Os métodos de remoção da resina remanescente utilizados foram: Grupo A - Soflex granulações grossa e média; Grupo B - broca Carbide em baixa rotação; Grupo C - broca Carbide em alta rotação. Polimento com Soflex granulações fina e ultrafina no Grupo A, pontas de borracha nos grupos B e C, e pasta de polimento para esmalte nos três grupos. Após cada etapa de remoção da resina remanescente e polimento, os dentes foram novamente moldados, duplicados e as réplicas analisadas em MEV. Foram, então, comparadas as características do esmalte inicial (Grupo Controle com o aspecto do esmalte após as etapas de remoção de resina, assim possibilitando avaliar o método que gerou menor abrasão ao esmalte. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÃO: a remoção do remanescente adesivo com broca Carbide multilaminada em baixa rotação, polimento com pontas de borracha, e polimento final com pasta de polimento é o procedimento que ocasiona menor dano ao esmalte.INTRODUCTION: To achieve the correct debonding technique, it's essential the appropriate instruments selection to remove the bracket and the remaining resin. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the enamel surface in a Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM after the utilization of three methods for removing the remaining resin after debonding the bracket

  1. Fricção em braquetes gerada por fios de aço inoxidável, superelásticos com IonGuard e sem IonGuard Friction force on brackets generated by stainless steel wire and superelastic wires with and without IonGuard

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    Luiz Carlos Campos Braga

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: o objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a fricção no braquete (Roth, Composite, 10.17.005, 3,2mm, largura 0,022" x 0,030", Torque -2° e angulação +13°, Morelli®, Brasil, utilizando fios ortodônticos retangulares de 0,019" x 0,025" de aço inoxidável (Morelli®, Brasil e de níquel-titânio superelásticos Bioforce com IonGuard e sem IonGuard (Bioforce, GAC®, EUA. MÉTODOS: foram utilizados 24 conjuntos braquetes/segmento de fio, divididos em 3 grupos de acordo com o fio. Cada conjunto braquete/segmento de fio foi testado 3 vezes e obtida uma média. Os ensaios foram realizados em máquina universal de ensaios EMIC DL2000®. Os dados foram submetidos à Análise de Variância com significância de 95%. RESULTADOS: o fio retangular Bioforce com IonGuard apresentou fricção significativamente menor que o Bioforce sem IonGuard, porém sem diferença do fio de aço inoxidável. Entretanto, o coeficiente de variação dos fios Bioforce com e sem IonGuard foi menor que o do fio de aço inoxidável. CONCLUSÃO: os fios retangulares de 0,019" x 0,025" Bioforce com IonGuard apresentam menor fricção que o fio Bioforce sem IonGuard, sem diferença para o fio de aço inoxidável.OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the friction forces on brackets (Roth, Composite, 10.17.005, 3.2 mm, width 0.022" x 0.030 ", Torque -2° and angulation +13°, Morelli®, Brazil, with stainless steel orthodontic rectangular wire (Morelli®, Brazil and nickel titanium superelastic Bioforce wires with and without IonGuard (Bioforce, GAC®, USA. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four brackets/wire segment combinations were used, distributed into three groups according to the orthodontic wire. Each bracket/wire segment combination was tested three times. The tests were performed in a universal testing machine Emic DL2000®. The data was submitted to ANOVA one way followed by Tukey's post hoc test (p<0.05. RESULTS: The rectangular orthodontic Bioforce wire

  2. Avaliação do efeito de tratamentos superficiais sobre a força de adesão de braquetes em provisórios de resina acrílica Assessment of the effect of different surface treatments on the bond strength of brackets bonded to acrylic resin

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    Deise Lima Cunha Masioli

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a influência do tratamento de superfície de resinas acrílicas na resistência ao cisalhamento de braquetes colados com resina composta. MÉTODOS: foram confeccionados 140 discos de resina acrílica autopolimerizável (Duralay®, divididos aleatoriamente em 14 grupos (n=10. Em cada grupo, os corpos de prova receberam um tipo diferente de tratamento de superfície: grupo 1 = sem tratamento de superfície (controle; grupo 2 = silano; grupo 3 = jato de óxido de alumínio (JOA; grupo 4 = JOA + silano; grupo 5 = broca diamantada; grupo 6 = broca diamantada+ silano; grupo 7 = ácido fluorídrico; grupo 8 = ácido fluorídrico + silano; grupo 9 = ácido fosfórico; grupo 10 = ácido fosfórico + silano; grupo 11 = monômero de metilmetacrilato (MMA; grupo 12 = MMA + silano; grupo 13 = Plastic conditioner (Reliance®; grupo 14 = Plastic conditioner (Reliance® + silano. Após o preparo de superfície, os corpos de prova foram analizados através da rugosimetria. Posteriormente, foram colados braquetes (Morelli® de incisivo central "standard edgewise" com resina fotopolimerizável Transbond XT®; de acordo com as instruções do fabricante. RESULTADOS: o agente umectante à base de silano não teve um efeito estatisticamente significativo sobre os valores de força de adesão; os tratamentos com JOA e broca produziram maiores mudanças topográficas na superfície da resina acrílica, bem como os maiores valores de rugosidade; observou-se uma correlação não linear entre a força de adesão e a rugosidade de superfície; tratamentos com monômero e JOA resultaram nas maiores forças de adesão. CONCLUSÕES: o silano não foi capaz de aumentar a força de adesão entre braquete e resina acrílica. Sugere-se mais estudos sobre este tema, pois a força de adesão obtida foi muito baixa.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of the surface treatment of acrylic resins on the shear bond strength of brackets bonded with composite resin

  3. A study in vitro on radiation effects by Er:YAG laser combined with the fluorine therapy in the acid resistance of the dental enamel submitted to orthodontical brackets; Um estudo in vitro sobre os efeitos da irradiacao pelo laser de Er:YAG combinado com a terapia com fluor na resistencia acida do esmalte de dentes submetidos a aparelho ortodontico fixo

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    Yoshiyasu, Roseli Y.A

    2001-07-01

    Several researches have been demonstrating an increase in the resistance acid of the enamel surface when irradiated by some lasers types as Nd:YAG, C0{sub 2}, Er:YAG, and others, mainly when combined with the fluoride therapy after the irradiation of the laser. This study in vitro used the laser of Er:YAG which density of energy of 8.1 J/cm{sup 2} on the enamel about of orthodontical brackets of teeth extracted pre-molars. These teeth were then submitted to a rich way in S. mutans for twenty one days. The cases were analyzed: (1) enamel surface without any treatment, (2) enamel surface without any irradiation laser, but with therapy with acidulated phosphate fluoride, (3) enamel surface irradiated with laser of Er:YAG and (4) enamel surface irradiated by laser of Er:YAG and with application of acidulated phosphate fluoride. The results were analyzed through optical microscopy and scanning electron microscopy. The morphologic changes observed to the scanning electron microscopy suggest increase in the acid resistance of the enamel surface. However, to the optical microscopy, it was still possible to visualize undesirable white stains in the surface of the enamel. (author)

  4. Form and Meaning of the Wood-Grain of the Dou in Dougong Bracket-Analysis of the Crosscut Dou in the Main Hall of Baoguo Temple%斗拱的斗纹形式与意义——保国寺大殿截纹斗现象分析

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    张十庆

    2012-01-01

    The main hall of Baoguo Based on a thorough survey, Temple in Ningbo of Zhejiang was built in the Northern Song dynasty. the author finds out that all the Dou (the square block in the Dougong bracket system of Chinese wooden building) in this hall are crosscut their front surfaces are all transverse sections, thus the annual rings of the wood can be seen from the front view. By contrast, all the Dou in the wooden buildings in northern China are cut in the direction of the wood-grain during the Tang through Song dynasties. These two different techniques reflect characteristics of two traditions of workmen from different areas. The tradition of crosscut Dou not only passed down in wooden buildings of the Song through Yuan dynasties in the Jiangnan area, but also was transmitted to other countries of eastern Asia, appearing in the architecture of Japan and Korea.%一江南斗型与斗纹 1.保国寺大殿的截纹斗 以往关于古代建筑斗拱的研究较多偏重于形制方面,而对于斗、拱的制作加工则较少关注。通过对保国寺大殿全面精细的勘察分析发现.其斗的制作加工有一个特点:

  5. Estudo in vivo e in vitro com e sem termociclagem, da resistência ao cisalhamento de braquetes colados com fonte de luz halógena In vivo and in vitro study, with or without thermocycling, of shear bond strength of brackets bonded with halogen light

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    Sérgio Milton Martins de Oliveira Penido

    2008-06-01

    ão-termociclado. Não houve relação entre tensão de ruptura e tipo de falha.OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this research was to assess the strength of metallic brackets bonded to human teeth, with lightcuring resin with halogen light, by means of mechanical tests of shear bond strength. METHODS: In vivo tests with a portable digital dynamometer and in vitro tests with Universal testing machine were performed, with and without thermocycling, complemented by Adhesive Remaining Index (ARI. Edgewise standard brackets (Abzil were bonded using Transbond Plus Self Etching Primer (SEP and Transbond XT resin. Three groups of ten teeth each have been formed. In GI the brackets were bonded to second premolars in the patients’ mouths. In GII and GIII the brackets were bonded to first premolars extracted for orthodontic reasons. The mechanical tests of GI were performed 24 hours after the polymerization, directly in the patients’ mouths with a portable digital dynamometer. In GII the specimens were stored in distilled water and taken to sterilizer at 37ºC for 24 hours and afterwards, submitted to thermocycling with 1000 cycles at 5 and 55º C. In GIII the specimens were stored in distilled water at room temperature for 24 hours, and then submitted to mechanical tests. RESULTS: The average values of the shear strength in Megapascal were: GI=4.39; GII=7.11 and GIII=7.35. Pictures of the bonding areas in both in vivo and in vitro samples were taken after the tests and they were amplified 5 times to be better visualized. The images obtained were analyzed, classified according to IAR and it was verified, by means of dispersion graphs, the relation between the shear bond strength and this index. CONCLUSION: The average of the in vivo mechanical tests was statistically lower than the in vitro tests. There were no differences in the in vitro shear bond strength between the thermocycled and non-thermocycled groups. There was no relation between shearing stress and kind of failure.

  6. Avaliação da resistência adesiva e do padrão de descolagem de diferentes sistemas de colagem de braquetes associados à clorexidina Evaluation of the bond strength and debonding pattern of different bracket bonding systems associated with chlorhexidine

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    Jorge Luís de Oliveira Ribeiro

    2008-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: o objetivo deste estudo in vitro foi avaliar a resistência adesiva e o padrão de descolagem de diferentes sistemas de colagem de braquetes (Sistema Transbond XT / 3M-Unitek e Sistema Enlight / Ormco cujos respectivos adesivos foram pré-misturados ao verniz de clorexidina (Cervitec / Ivoclar-Vivadent. METODOLOGIA: a amostra utilizada foi constituída por 60 pré-molares humanos, extraídos por indicações ortodônticas, incluídos em cilindros de PVC e divididos aleatoriamente em quatro grupos: grupo 1 - Sistema Transbond XT conforme prescrito pelo fabricante; grupo 2 - Sistema Transbond XT associado a verniz de clorexidina; grupo 3 - Sistema Enlight conforme prescrito pelo fabricante; grupo 4 - Sistema Enlight associado a verniz de clorexidina. A resistência adesiva foi avaliada pelo teste de cisalhamento na máquina de ensaios universal EMIC (0,5mm/min; o padrão de descolagem foi avaliado, através da lupa estereoscópica STEMI 2000-C / Zeiss (20x, pela observação do Índice de Adesivo Remanescente (IAR na superfície do esmalte dentário, após a descolagem dos braquetes. RESULTADOS: não houve diferença estatisticamente significante (p AIM: The objective of this in vitro study was to evaluate the bond strength and the debonding pattern of different bracket bonding systems (Transbond XT System / 3M-Unitek and Enlight System / Ormco whose respective adhesives were pre-mixed with chlorhexidine varnish (Cervitec / Ivoclar-Vivadent. METHODS: The sample used consisted of sixty human pre-molars extracted for orthodontic purposes, included in PVC cylinder and randomly divided in four experimental groups: group 1 - Transbond XT System according to the manufacturer’s instructions; group 2 - Transbond XT System combined with chlorhexidine varnish; group 3 - Enlight System according to the manufacturer’s instructions; group 4 - Enlight System combined with chlorhexidine varnish. The bond strength evaluation was obtained through

  7. Study on the effects of enamel treatments on losing ratio of orthodontic brackets bonding to different degree of dental fluorosis%不同氟斑牙程度及临床处理方法对正畸托槽脱落率的影响研究

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    董晶

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the effects of different enamel treatments on losing ratio of orthodontic brackets bonding to different degree of dental fluorosis. Methods A total of 30 patients with fluorosis were selected.They were divided into mild,moderate and severe degree groups according to Dean's criteria.Patients within each group were randomly assigned to 2 subgroup. Different methods including bonding after extending the etching time and bonding after microabrasion and normal acid etching were used respectively in the 2 subgroups of each group.The losing ratio of brackets was observed.The main effect and interaction effect of the degree of fluorosis and enamel treatments on losing ratio were analyzed. Results There was significant difference in the losing ratio between severe dental fluorosis and mild,moderate dental fluorosis in both treatments.The losing ratio of severe dental fluorosis was higher.There was no significant difference in the losing ratio between two treatments in the condition of mild dental fluorosis.There was significant difference in the losing ratio between two treatments in the condition of moderate and severe dental fluorosis.The method of bonding after microabrasion and normal acid etching was superior to the method of bonding after extending the etching time in the condition of moderate and severe dental fluorosis. Conclusion The main effect and interaction effect of the degree of fluorosis and enamel treatments on losing ratio are significant.The specific degree of dental fluorosis should be considered during the course of selecting appropriate treatment methods.%目的:探讨不同氟斑牙程度及处理方法对临床正畸托槽脱落率的影响.方法:选择需进行正畸治疗的氟斑牙患者共30例,按Dean氏法分为轻度、中度、重度3个组,各组内随机分为2个分组,分别采用延长酸蚀时间后粘结和磨除后常规酸蚀粘结的临床操作方法.观察托槽脱落率,并分析氟斑程度和处理

  8. Influência do agente clareador peróxido de carbamida a 10% na resistência mecânica da colagem de braquetes ortodônticos Influence of 10% carbamide peroxide gel on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets

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    Edgard Norões R. da Matta

    2005-04-01

    Full Text Available O propósito deste estudo in vitro foi determinar a influência do agente clareador peróxido de carbamida a 10% na resistência mecânica da colagem de braquetes ortodônticos. Foram estudados três grupos denominados G1 (não submetido ao clareamento, G2 (com clareamento e colagem realizada 1 semana após e G3 (com clareamento e colagem realizada 24h após. O teste de cisalhamento foi conduzido na máquina de ensaios mecânicos Emic, com a velocidade de deformação de 0,5 mm/min.A resitência ao cisalhamento em relação à área de colagem foi calculada para cada dente e expressa em MPa. Os resultados mostraram aumento estatisticamente significante (pThe purpose of this in vitro study was to determine the influence of 10% carbamide peroxide gel on the shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets. Three group were studied: G1 (without bleaching, G2 (bleaching and bonding after 1 week and G3 (bleaching and bonding after 24h. The shear test was conduced in a Emic testing machine with a crosshead speed of 0,5 mm/min. The shear bond strength was calculated for each tooth and expressed in MPa. The results show enhance statistical significant (p<0,001 on the shear bond strength after bleaching and encreased with the time interval between bleaching and bonding, significantily.

  9. Study on the wear resistance of the surface sealing layer with flowable composite resin on the enamel bonded with bracket%粘接托槽牙面流动复合树脂封闭层抗磨耗的实验研究

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    张兆德; 李梅; 曹军

    2010-01-01

    Objective To study the wear resistance of the layer of the surface sealing with flowable composite resin and the surface sealing improve the wear resistance of the enamel bonded with bracket. Methods Forty extracted premolars were chosen for the study. They were divided into four groups, ten premolars in each group: undemineralizing group, self-etching group, direct demineralizing group, demineralizing after surface sealing group. The teeth in the later two groups were demineralized by 0.1M lactic acid gelatin for 48h after thermostat water bathing and thermocycling.The microstructure of the buccal surface of the enamel and the change of the surface sealing layer were observed through scanning electron microscope after the toothbrush wear testing 31,000 times.Results After wearing, the brush mark couldn't be seen in the undemineralizing group. The brush mark was deeper in the self-etching group and the direct demineralizing group. In the demineralizing after surface sealing group, the layer of surface sealing with flowable composite resin was still on the buccal surface of the sealed teeth. The average thickness of the layer of the flowable composite resin was 167.58±6.38μm、140.93±7.88μm between before and after wear. The average wear quantity was 26.85±4.48μm. After the paired samples T test, the thickness of the layer of the flowable composite resin between before and after wear revealed statistically significant differences. Conclusion Demineralization decreases the wear resistance of the enamel bonded with bracket. Some flowable composite resin was removed after wear, but the layer of surface sealing with flowable composite resin was still on the buccal surface of the sealed tooth to improve the wear resistance of the enamel bonded with bracket.%目的 观察流动复合树脂表面封闭层的耐磨性及其在提高粘接托槽牙面抗磨耗性能方面的作用.方法 40颗离体前磨牙随机分为未脱矿组、自酸蚀组、直接脱矿组、

  10. Influência do tempo pós-fixação na resistência ao cisalhamento de bráquetes colados com diferentes materiais Influence of post-fixation time on shear bond strength of brackets fixed with different bonding materials

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    Lourenço CORRER SOBRINHO

    2002-03-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo avaliou a resistência ao cisalhamento da união, nos tempos pós-fixação de 10 minutos e 24 horas, de quatro materiais para colagem de bráquetes e os tipos de falhas na fratura. Foram utilizados 64 pré-molares humanos recém-extraídos embutidos em resina. As faces vestibulares de 32 pré-molares foram condicionadas com ácido fosfórico a 35%, por 30 segundos e em 16 deles, os bráquetes foram colados com Concise Ortodôntico (3M e nos demais com resina composta Z100 (3M. Em 32 dentes, os bráquetes foram colados sem condicionamento do esmalte, com ionômeros de vidro Fuji I (GC e Fuji Ortho LC (GC. Após a fixação, 32 corpos-de-prova foram armazenados em água destilada a 37ºC, por 10 minutos e o restante por 24 horas e submetidos ao teste de cisalhamento numa máquina com velocidade de 0,5 mm/min. Os resultados submetidos à ANOVA e ao teste de Tukey (5% mostraram que os maiores valores de resistência ao cisalhamento aos 10 minutos e 24 horas foram observados com o Concise Ortodôntico, com diferença estatística significativa em relação ao Fuji Ortho LC, Z100 e Fuji I. Nenhuma diferença estatística foi observada entre Fuji Ortho LC, Z100 e Fuji I. Os autores concluíram que o Concise Ortodôntico apresentou maiores valores de resistência ao cisalhamento em relação aos outros materiais, nos tempos de 10 minutos e 24 horas, os valores obtidos no período de 24 horas foram superiores em relação aos de 10 minutos, para todos materiais e um grande número de falhas adesivas foi observada para o Fuji I, Concise Ortodôntico e Z100.The purpose of this study was to evaluate the shear bond strength of four bonding materials for brackets, 10 minutes and 24 hours after their fixation, as well as the kinds of fracture observed. The buccal surfaces of 32 premolars were etched for 30 seconds with 35% phosphoric acid, and brackets were bonded using Orthodontic Concise (3M and Z100 (3M. In other 32 premolars, brackets were

  11. Assessment of setup error in orthogonal megavoltage X-ray film for whole breast radiation with breast bracket immobilized%乳腺托架固定下全乳调强放疗摆位误差兆伏X线验证平片测定分析

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    王健仰; 王淑莲; 黄鹏; 张涛; 李晔雄; 金晶; 王维虎; 刘新帆; 余子豪

    2013-01-01

    目的 用兆伏(MV)X线平片测定乳腺托架固定下全乳放疗摆位误差,探讨自由呼吸状态下临床靶体积(CTV)外扩至计划靶体积(PTV)的边界.方法 选取2010-2012年本科行保乳术后调强放疗的29例乳腺癌患者,其中17例行全乳照射,12例行全乳和锁骨上淋巴引流区照射.均采用乳腺托架体位固定,利用放疗计划系统数字重建图像与治疗期间拍摄正交MV验证平片比较,确定摆位误差.对接受锁骨上淋巴引流区照射与未照射的误差比较行成组t检验.结果 全体患者共获得正交MV验证平片图像127套,平均每人(4.4±1.2)套.全组患者左右、上下、前后方向摆位误差分别为(0.9±3.1)、(0.7±3.0)、(1.2±2.1)mm,摆位误差的系统误差分别为3.1、3.0、2.1 mm,随机误差分别为2.7、3.3、3.5 mm;做与未做锁骨上淋巴引流区照射者的摆位误差无差异(t=0.02、0.20、0.20,P=0.98、0.85、0.85).CTV至PTV边界左右、上下、前后方向分别为9.6、9.8、7.7 mm.结论 用乳腺托架固定全乳调强放疗的CTV外放PTV在左右、上下、前后方向上应至少分别为9.6、9.8、7.7 mm.%Objective To quantify the setup errors measured with orthogonal megavoltage X-ray film in breast cancer patients immobilized in breast bracket.To probe into the margins from clinical target volume (CTV) to planning target volume (PTV) in 3 directions.Methods Repeat orthogonal megavoltage X-ray films were acquired for routine of fine setup verification in 29 breast cancer patients after conserving surgery,17 received whole breast radiation and 12 received both whole breast and supraclavicular node radiation.All patients were immobilized in the supine position with both arms raised over their heads,using a personalized α-cradle (breast bracket).Registrations of the bony anatomy for megavoltage X-ray films to digitally reconstructed-radiographs from the planning CT were compared.Systematic and random setup errors were quantified

  12. Avaliação da atividade antimicrobiana de adesivo ortodôntico associado a verniz de clorexidina e timol na colagem de braquetes Evaluation of antimicrobial activity of orthodontic adhesive associated with chlorhexidine-thymol varnish in bracket bonding

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    Carolina Freire de Carvalho Calabrich

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: avaliar a atividade antimicrobiana da associação de um adesivo ortodôntico com um verniz de clorexidina e timol. MÉTODOS: foram utilizados 32 pré-molares humanos divididos em 4 grupos. O grupo 1 consistiu do grupo controle, no qual o adesivo utilizado para a colagem do braquete não estava associado a nenhum agente antimicrobiano. Os grupos 2, 3 e 4 foram colados com um sistema adesivo associado a um verniz de clorexidina e timol. Os grupos 3 e 4 foram armazenados em água por 7 dias e 30 dias, respectivamente, enquanto os corpos de prova do grupo 2 foram, logo depois da colagem, colocados em ágar semeado com Streptococcus mutans por 48h a 37ºC. RESULTADOS: os grupos experimentais, com exceção do grupo controle, apresentaram atividade antimicrobiana com tendência de redução do seu potencial de ação com maior tempo de imersão em água. CONCLUSÃO: a associação do verniz de clorexidina a um sistema adesivo utilizado em Ortodontia apresenta-se vantajosa pela sua atividade antimicrobiana.OBJECTIVE: To assess the antimicrobial activity resulting from the association of an orthodontic adhesive with chlorhexidine-thymol varnish. METHODS: Thirty-two extracted human premolars were used, divided into four groups. In Group 1, the control group, the adhesive used to bond the bracket was not associated with any antimicrobial agent. Groups 2, 3 and 4 were bonded with an adhesive system associated with chlorhexidine-thymol varnish. Groups 3 and 4 were stored in water for 7 days and 30 days, respectively, while the specimens from group 2 were, soon after bonding, placed on agar seeded with Streptococcus mutans for 48 hours, at 37º C. RESULTS: The experimental groups, with the exception of the control group, showed antimicrobial activity whose action tended to decline commensurately with the amount of time that they remained immersed in water. CONCLUSIONS: The association of chlorhexidine-thymol varnish with an adhesive system used in

  13. Brackets and black boxes: research on water users' associations

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    2004-01-01

    This paper reviews the current state of research on Water Users' Associations in canal irrigation. It argues that, while it makes several important contributions to our understanding of water institutions, collective action and local governance, it suffers from several weaknesses. Technology is trea

  14. Three-dimensional analysis of dental and dental arch changes in maxillary crowding patients treated with self-ligating brackets%自锁托槽解除上颌牙列拥挤后牙弓与牙齿的三维变化研究

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    陈上; 厉松

    2016-01-01

    Objective The purpose of this study was to evaluate the three dimensional changes of dental and dental arch after self-ligating treatment.Methods 16 Angle Class Ⅰ patients with moderate crowding were treated with DamonQ self-ligating brackets.The before and after CBCT records were analyzed by Amira ResolveRT software.Results Basal bone widths,alveolar widths and cusp widths were expanded with greater changes in anterior arch segment.Good correlation was found between the changes of basal bone widths and alveolar widths.The tooth inclinations were observed with various degrees except the first molars.Conclusions The anterior basal bone widths were expanded after self-ligating treatment,while the widths of posterior arch were maintained.The alveolar bone widths expansion builds on basal bone widths change.Self-ligating system could expand the arch widths by compensatory teeth inclination in patients with narrow basal bone arch.%目的 探讨自锁托槽解除牙列拥挤后牙弓与牙齿的三维变化.方法 通过DamonQ自锁托槽系统对16例安氏Ⅰ类中度拥挤患者行不拔牙矫治,在上颌牙列排齐前后分别拍摄CBCT,运用Amira ResolveRT软件进行三维重建并测量牙弓和牙齿的三维变化.结果 运用自锁托槽系统排齐后,上颌的基骨弓宽度、牙槽嵴宽度和牙尖宽度有不同程度的增宽,牙弓前段的增宽量大于牙弓后段;牙槽部的宽度与基骨弓的宽度相关性较高;除第一磨牙外,上颌牙齿均发生不同程度颊倾.结论 在牙弓前段,自锁托槽可能体现出少量基骨弓扩大的效果,越靠近牙弓后段,基骨弓的宽度基本维持;牙槽部宽度的变化以基骨弓的宽度为基础,对于牙槽部较窄的个体,自锁托槽系统可能将通过牙齿的倾斜代偿使牙弓宽度在一定程度上增加.

  15. Assessment of shear bond strength of brackets bonded by direct and indirect techniques: an in vitro study Avaliação da resistência ao cisalhamento de braquetes colados pelas técnicas direta e indireta: estudo in vitro

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    Roberto Hideo Shimizu

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: This in vitro study was designed to evaluate the shear bond strength (SBS of orthodontic metal brackets bonded by direct and indirect techniques. METHODS: Thirty healthy human maxillary premolar teeth were used. The teeth were divided into three groups of 10 teeth each: Group I - indirect bonding with SondhiTM Rapid-Set system (3M/Unitek, Group II - indirect bonding with TransbondTM XT adhesive system (3M/Unitek and Group III - direct bonding with TransbondTM XT adhesive system (3M/Unitek. After bonding and obtaining the specimens for the study, the specimens were subjected to SBS testing in a universal testing machine (Emic, model DL-500. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was applied to ascertain that the data had a normal distribution and the Bartlett test to check whether there was homogeneity of variance. One-factor analysis of variance was performed and, subsequently, Tukey's test for paired means. A 5% significance level was adopted. RESULTS: The results of Group I were 67.6 (N and 5.9 (MPa; Group II, 68.9 (N and 6.1 (MPa and Group III (control, 92.5 (N and 8.1 (MPa. CONCLUSION: It can therefore be concluded that the means for Group III were significantly higher compared with Groups I and II in both Newton (N and Megapascal (MPa values. The means attained by the indirect bonding technique used in Groups I and II, however, exhibited no statistically significant differences.OBJETIVO: objetivou-se com esse trabalho avaliar, em um estudo realizado in vitro, a resistência ao cisalhamento de braquetes metálicos ortodônticos colados pelas técnicas direta e indireta. MÉTODOS: foram utilizados 30 dentes pré-molares superiores humanos hígidos. Os dentes foram divididos em três grupos de 10 dentes: Grupo I - colagem indireta com sistema Sondhi Rapid-Set (3M/Unitek; Grupo II - colagem indireta com sistema Transbond XT (3M/Unitek; e Grupo III - colagem direta com sistema Transbond XT (3M/Unitek. Após realização das colagens e confec

  16. Avaliação da resistência à tração de artifícios ortodônticos - braquete, botão e tela - colados em pré-molares com resina autopolimerizável. estudo "in vitro" Evaluation of the resistance to traction of orthodontic devices - bracket, bouton and frame - bonded in premolar with autopolimerizable resin. "in vitro" study

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    Walter Leal de Moura

    2004-06-01

    aesthetics and function. Therefore, the direct bonding of orthodontic bracket and bouton for retained teeth traction became the preferred technic for, besides more clear, it demands smaller surgical amplitude and tissue removal to grant access to the dental crown. The research intended analyse the intensity of applied force to the entirety teeth/device/tie-wire, tractioning through, and to observe the splot rupture. Maked use of 45 premolar, conserved in 0.9%¹ physiological serum, that was divided into three groups (15 with brackets, 15 with boutons and 15 with frames. The tooth was filled in PVC pipe filled with acrylic resin and the devices was bonded to the teeth with autopolimerizable resin. After the bonding realization of the orthodontic devices, the tooth was be preserved in physiological serum and the tests was be realized after 72 hours of the bonding by means of a computer program. The bracket endured to medium force of 36,0N, being the junction wire-device the spot less resistant; the bouton endured to medium force of 41,2N, the juncion wire-bouton was the plot less resistant and the frame was endured to medium force of 28,8N, being the junction teeth/frame the plot less resistant.

  17. Three-dimensional finite element analyses of stress distribution on upper lateral incisor and periodontal in early treatment by self-ligating brackets%自锁托槽矫治器矫治初期上颌异位侧切牙及牙周组织应力的三维有限元分析

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    王波; 张桂香; 石晶; 彭惠; 张莹

    2015-01-01

    -dimensional element model of maxilla, dentitions, periodontal membrane, self-ligating and edgewise appliance. Simulation the engagement of archiwire into brackets. Regarding the prestress of edgewise to proposed method could get the real-time lateral incisor orthodontic force and movement. Results   In the early orthodontic treatment, root stress was mainly root central 1/3 and at the junction of root tip, periodontal membrane stress was mainly for tooth neck, the stress of the alveolar bone is relatively complex, tooth movement for the tilt movement. Conclusion  The model has high biological similarity and reasonable mesh with finite element software. In the process of clinical treatment, the main stress of periodontal tissue clusters is the weak area stress, prone to disease, in the course of treatment should avoid these areas. According to the displacement of the tooth root, the teeth is tilt movement. The dentist should rationally take all these parameters into account in the clinical treatment.

  18. Morse potential, symmetric Morse potential and bracketed bound-state energies

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    Znojil, Miloslav

    2016-04-01

    For the needs of non-perturbative quantum theory, an upgraded concept of solvability is proposed. In a broader methodical context, the innovation involves Schrödinger equations which are piecewise analytic and piecewise solvable in terms of special (in our illustrative example, Whittaker) functions. In a practical implementation of our symbolic-manipulation-based approach, we work with a non-analyticity in the origin. A persuasive advantage is then found in the both-sidedness of our iterative localization of the energies.

  19. Fluoride level in saliva after bonding orthodontic brackets with a fluoride containing adhesive

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    Ogaard, B; Arends, J; Helseth, H; Dijkman, G; vanderKuijl, M

    1997-01-01

    The fluoride level in saliva is considered an important parameter in caries prevention. Elevation of the salivary fluoride level by a fluoride-releasing orthodontic bonding adhesive would most likely be beneficial in the prevention of enamel caries. In this study, the fluoride level in saliva was me

  20. Silicic ash beds bracket Emeishan Large Igneous province to y. at ~ 260 Ma

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    Huang, Hu; Cawood, Peter A.; Hou, Ming-Cai; Yang, Jiang-Hai; Ni, Shi-Jun; Du, Yuan-Sheng; Yan, Zhao-Kun; Wang, Jun

    2016-11-01

    Claystone beds directly below and above the Emeishan basalts in SW China formed around the Guadalupian-Lopingian (G - L) boundary. Zircons from both levels give U-Pb ages of ~ 260 Ma, and are identical within-error to ages reported for the Emeishan Large Igneous Province (LIP). The claystones lack Nb - Ta anomalies on primitive mantle normalized elemental diagrams; zircons from these claystones have a geochemical affinity to within-plate-type magmas. These features, combined with the strong negative Eu anomalies in the zircons and high Al2O3/TiO2 ratios, indicate that claystones around the G - L boundary have a silicic volcanic component related to Emeishan LIP. Zircons from the underlying claystone bed have much higher U/Yb and Th/Nb ratios and lower εHf(t) values than those overlying the LIP, suggesting that early-stage silicic volcanic rocks had a higher crustal contamination or assimilation during magmatic processes. In terms of stratigraphic correlation, our data demonstrate that silicic eruptions occurred not only at the end, but also at the beginning of the Emeishan LIP, and the overall duration of the main basaltic phase was short (y).

  1. A novel method to bracket the corotation radius in galaxy disks: vertex deviation maps

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    Roca-Fàbrega, Santi; Figueras, Francesca; Valenzuela, Octavio; Romero-Gómez, Mercè

    2014-01-01

    We map the kinematics of stars in simulated galaxy disks with spiral arms using the vertex deviation of the velocity ellipsoid. We use test particle simulations including, for the first time, fully self-consistent and high resolution N-body models. We compare our maps with the analytical predictions of the Tight-Winding Approximation (TWA) model. We see that, independently of the model, when the spiral arms are non-corotant the vertex deviation parameter values are related with the position of density peaks of overdense and underdense regions. We also find that if the spiral arms do not corotate with the disk, the sign of the vertex deviation changes from negative to positive when crossing the spiral arms in the direction of rotation, in the places where the spiral arms are in between corotation and the Outer Lindblad Resonance (OLR). By contrast, when they are inside the corotation radius and outside the Outer Lindblad Resonance, l$_v$ changes from negative to positive. We propose that measurements of the ve...

  2. Characterization of enamel surface after orthodontic brackets debonding: an in vitro study

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    Peixoto, A; Mesquita, M. F.; H.N. Costa; Carvalho, P.A.; Manso, A.(Nikhef, National Institute for Subatomic Physics, Amsterdam, Netherlands)

    2013-01-01

    Poster presented at the SPMicros Congress “Microscopy in Research” - XLVII Annual Congress of the Portuguese Society for Microscopy. Egas Moniz, Monte de Caparica, 9-10 December 2013 PEst-OE/CTM-UI0084/2011 grant (Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia)

  3. Nonparametric Bounds in the Presence of Item Nonresponse, Unfolding Brackets and Anchoring

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    Vazquez-Alvarez, R.; Melenberg, B.; van Soest, A.H.O.

    2001-01-01

    Household surveys often suffer from nonresponse on variables such as income, savings or wealth.Recent work by Manski shows how bounds on conditional quantiles of the variable of interest can be derived, allowing for any type of nonrandom item nonresponse.The width between these bounds can be reduced

  4. Nonparametric Modeling of the Anchoring Effect in an Unfolding Bracket Design

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    Vazquez-Alvarez, R.; Melenberg, B.; van Soest, A.H.O.

    1999-01-01

    Household surveys are often plagued by item non-response on economic variables of interest like income, savings or the amount of wealth. Manski (1989,1994, 1995) shows how, in the presence of such non-response, bounds on conditional quantiles of the variable of interest can be derived, allowing for

  5. The resolution of the bracket powers of the maximal ideal in a diagonal hypersurface ring

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    Kustin, Andrew R; Vraciu, Adela

    2010-01-01

    Let $k$ be a field. For each pair of positive integers $(n,N)$, we resolve $Q=R/(x^N,y^N,z^N)$ as a module over the ring $R=k[x,y,z]/(x^n+y^n+z^n)$. Write $N$ in the form $N=a n+r$ for integers $a$ and $r$, with $r$ between $0$ and $n-1$. If $n$ does not divide $N$ and the characteristic of $k$ is fixed, then the value of $a$ determines whether $Q$ has finite or infinite projective dimension. If $Q$ has infinite projective dimension, then value of $r$, together with the parity of $a$, determines the periodic part of the infinite resolution. When $Q$ has infinite projective dimension we give an explicit presentation for the module of first syzygies of $Q$. This presentation is quite complicated. We also give an explicit presentation the module of second syzygies for $Q$. This presentation is remarkably uncomplicated. We use linkage to find an explicit generating set for the grade three Gorenstein ideal $(x^N,y^N,z^N):(x^n+y^n+z^n)$ in the polynomial ring $k[x,y,z]$. The question "Does $Q$ have finite projectiv...

  6. The Bracket Polynomial of Links%环链的尖括号多项式

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    韩友发; 李阳

    2000-01-01

    利用Temperley-Lieb代数讨论环链的Kauffman多项式,给出了某些环链Kauffman多项式的递推公式.设B是一个复的向量空间,它是由环链在平环上的简单闭曲线生成.若α是B的一个生成元,αm表示在平环中的m条平行闭曲线(非零伦的).因此B是一个多项式代数C[α].对于任意环链投影图D,通过计算其Kauffman多项式诱导一个多重线性映射ΦD:B×B×...×B→C.我们应用映射ΦD给出了Ti+j,(Xm)i,Xm的Kauffman多项式的计算公式.

  7. Lesiones de la mucosa oral en pacientes en tratamiento ortod??ncico con brackets de baja fricci??n Damon

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    Ruiz Rodr??guez, Juana Mar??a

    2012-01-01

    La ortodoncia es una especialidad estomatol??gica que cada vez es m??s demandada entre la poblaci??n. Existen una gran variedad de aditamentos, fijos y removibles, para la correcci??n de las maloclusiones y el principal problema, especialmente en los casos de ortodoncia fija, es que estos aditamentos deben llevarse cementados un tiempo aproximado de un a??o y medio o dos. Esto produce un roce continuo con la mucosa, que seg??n los casos puede producir m??s o menos lesi??n. A este problema hay...

  8. Estudio comparativo de la fricción entre un bracket trapezoidal y uno de arco recto rectangular.

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    Cobo Díaz, Teresa

    2015-01-01

    Un tratamiento ortodóncico se caracteriza por la aplicación de fuerzas a dientes con la intención de moverlos a una posición deseada predeterminada. Para establecer eficientemente el movimiento dental, las fuerzas aplicadas sobre los dientes deben encontrarse dentro de un cierto intervalo: unas fuerzas demasiado elevadas pueden originar un movimiento dental rápido, doloroso o una anquilosis, mientras que unas fuerzas demasiado bajas resultan en un movimiento dental lento o inexistente. Est...

  9. 26 CFR 1.63-1 - Change of treatment with respect to the zero bracket amount and itemized deductions.

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    2010-04-01

    ..., DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (CONTINUED) INCOME TAX (CONTINUED) INCOME TAXES (CONTINUED) Definition of Gross... claim for credit or refund of tax. (c) Special requirements if spouse filed separate return—(1... which the death occurs. (d) Inapplicable if tax liability has been compromised. The taxpayer may...

  10. A Lectin Purified from Blood Red Bracket Mushroom, Pycnoporus sanguineus (Agaricomycetidae), Mycelium Displayed Affinity Toward Bovine Transferrin.

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    Albores, Silvana; Moros, Maria; Cerdeiras, Maria Pia; de la Fuente, Jesus Martinez; Grazu, Valeria; Fraguas, Laura Franco

    2016-01-01

    Fungal lectins constitute excellent ligands for development of affinity adsorbents useful in affinity chromatography. In this work, a lectin was purified from Pycnoporus sanguineus (PSL) mycelium using 3 procedures: by affinity chromatography, using magnetic galactosyl-nanoparticles or galactose coupled to Sepharose, and by ionic exchange chromatography (IEC). The highest lectin yield was achieved by IEC (55%); SDS-PAGE of PSL showed 2 bands with molecular mass of 68.7 and 55.2 kDa and IEC displayed 2 bands at pi 5.5 and 5.2. The lectin agglutinates rat erythrocytes, exhibiting broad specificity toward several monosaccharides, including galactose. The agglutination was also inhibited by the glycoproteins fetal calf fetuin, bovine lactoferrin, bovine transferrin, and horseradish peroxidase. The lectin was then used to synthesize an affinity adsorbent (PSL-Sepharose) and the interaction with glycoproteins was evaluated by analyzing their chromatographic behaviors. The strongest interaction with the PSL-derivative was observed with transferrin, although lower interactions were also displayed toward fetuin and lactoferrin. These results indicate that the purified PSL constitutes an interesting ligand for the design of affinity adsorbents to be used (i.e., in glycoprotein purification). PMID:27279446

  11. Comparative histology of some craniofacial sutures and skull-base synchondroses in non-avian dinosaurs and their extant phylogenetic bracket.

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    Bailleul, Alida M; Horner, John R

    2016-08-01

    Sutures and synchondroses, the fibrous and cartilaginous articulations found in the skulls of vertebrates, have been studied for many biological applications at the morphological scale. However, little is known about these articulations at the microscopic scale in non-mammalian vertebrates, including extant archosaurs (birds and crocodilians). The major goals of this paper were to: (i) document the microstructure of some sutures and synchondroses through ontogeny in archosaurs; (ii) compare these microstructures with previously published sutural histology (i.e. that of mammals); and (iii) document how these articulations with different morphological degrees of closure (open or obliterated) appear histologically. This was performed with histological analyses of skulls of emus, American alligators, a fossil crocodilian and ornithischian dinosaurs (hadrosaurids, pachycephalosaurids and ceratopsids). Emus and mammals possess a sutural periosteum until sutural fusion, but it disappears rapidly during ontogeny in American alligators. This study identified seven types of sutural mineralized tissues in extant and extinct archosaurs and grouped them into four categories: periosteal tissues; acellular tissues; fibrous tissues; and intratendinous tissues. Due to the presence of a periosteum in their sutures, emus and mammals possess periosteal tissues at their sutural borders. The mineralized sutural tissues of crocodilians and ornithischian dinosaurs are more variable and can also develop via a form of necrosis for acellular tissues and metaplasia for fibrous and intratendinous tissues. It was hypothesized that non-avian dinosaurs, like the American alligator, lacked a sutural periosteum and that their primary mode of ossification involved the direct mineralization of craniofacial sutures (instead of intramembranous ossification found in mammals and birds). However, we keep in mind that a bird-like sutural microstructure might have arisen within non-avian saurichians. While synchondroseal histology is relatively similar in archosaurs and mammals, the microstructural differences between the sutures of these two clades are undeniable. Moreover, the current results suggest that the degree of sutural closure can only accurately be known via microstructural analyses. This study sheds light on the microstructure and growth of archosaurian sutures and synchondroses, and reveals a unique, undocumented histological diversity in non-avian dinosaur skulls.

  12. 工装托架线性静力分析及变形计算%Deformation Calculation and Linear Static Analysis of Tooling Bracket

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    甘露

    2009-01-01

    基于ANSYS的有限元技术对工装托架横梁进行线性静力分析,得到不同姿态情况下横梁的变形;根据分析结果,用拉格朗日插值法构造横梁的变形方程,对横梁的形状函数进行校正.

  13. A bracket approach to improve the stability and gas sorption performance of a metal-organic framework via in situ incorporating the size-matching molecular building blocks.

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    Chen, Di-Ming; Tian, Jia-Yue; Liu, Chun-Sen; Du, Miao

    2016-06-28

    Incorporating the in situ formed size-matching molecular building blocks (MBBs) into the open channels will remarkably improve the robustness and gas sorption performance of an evacuated metal-organic framework. As a result, such MBBs can transfer the open metal sites from the framework walls to the channel centers and separate the large channels into multiple smaller voids, leading to a molecular sieving effect and high-performance gas-separation of the modified material. PMID:27301546

  14. Application Analysis on FRP Composite Material Cable Bracket%玻璃钢复合材料电缆支架的应用分析

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    马昀涛; 李凌睿; 朱萍

    2013-01-01

    针对金属电缆支架易锈蚀等问题,介绍一种新型玻璃钢复合材料电缆支架,分析其存在优势和应用情况,认为玻璃钢复合材料电缆支架替代金属电缆支架切实可行。%Because metal cable support is easy to rust,propo-ses a new composite cable support,analyzes the advantages of FRP composite material cable support and application, considers that it is feasible to replace metal cable support with FRP composite material cable support.

  15. A comparative evaluation of the retention of metallic brackets bonded with resin-modified glass ionomer cement under different enamel preparations: A pilot study

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    Padmaja Sharma; Ashima Valiathan; Ankit Arora; Sachin Agarwal

    2013-01-01

    Introduction: For orthodontists, the ideal bonding material should be less moisture-sensitive and should release fluoride, thereby reducing unfavorable iatrogenic decalcification. Resin-Modified Glass Ionomer Cements (RMGICs), due to their ability to bond in the presence of saliva and blood can be a very good bonding agent for orthodontic attachments especially in the areas of mouth, which are difficult to access. Moreover, their fluoride releasing property makes them an ideal bonding agent f...

  16. TOPOLOGY DESIGN OF EXHAUST-BRAKE BRACKET FOR EIGENVALUE OPTIMIZATION%发动机排气制动阀支架的频率优化设计

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    曾金玲; 雷雨成; 李康

    2007-01-01

    以某发动机排气制动阀支架为例,阐述动态拓扑优化技术在工程上的应用.该支架在使用过程中由于共振产生断裂,故根据有限元分析和模态分析结果建立合理的拓扑优化模型,加以工艺制造约束和模态追踪控制.在保证结构质量不增加的前提下,利用拓扑优化技术实现了发动机排气系统固有频率的优化设计.优化后的支架不仅可以避开原系统的共振区域,降低支架重量,而且可以简化支架的加工工艺,既能降低生产成本,又能减少冲压过程中形成弯角褶皱的风险.

  17. QnrB19 gene bracketed by IS26 and 40 kb IncR plasmid from an Escherichia coli isolated from a veal calf

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    Hordijk, J.; Bosman, A.B.; Essen-Zandbergen, van, A.; Veldman, K.T.; Dierikx, C.M.; Wagenaar, J. A.; Mevius, D.J.

    2011-01-01

    qnrB19 genes have been reported in Escherichia coli, Escherichia hermannii, Salmonella enterica, and Klebsiella spp., located on IncN, IncL/M (human isolates), and ColE-like (both human and chicken isolates) plasmids (2, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 16). This study describes the characterization of the genetic environment of a plasmid-mediated qnrB19 gene identified in E. coli isolated from a veal calf in the Netherlands.

  18. Comparative histology of some craniofacial sutures and skull-base synchondroses in non-avian dinosaurs and their extant phylogenetic bracket.

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    Bailleul, Alida M; Horner, John R

    2016-08-01

    Sutures and synchondroses, the fibrous and cartilaginous articulations found in the skulls of vertebrates, have been studied for many biological applications at the morphological scale. However, little is known about these articulations at the microscopic scale in non-mammalian vertebrates, including extant archosaurs (birds and crocodilians). The major goals of this paper were to: (i) document the microstructure of some sutures and synchondroses through ontogeny in archosaurs; (ii) compare these microstructures with previously published sutural histology (i.e. that of mammals); and (iii) document how these articulations with different morphological degrees of closure (open or obliterated) appear histologically. This was performed with histological analyses of skulls of emus, American alligators, a fossil crocodilian and ornithischian dinosaurs (hadrosaurids, pachycephalosaurids and ceratopsids). Emus and mammals possess a sutural periosteum until sutural fusion, but it disappears rapidly during ontogeny in American alligators. This study identified seven types of sutural mineralized tissues in extant and extinct archosaurs and grouped them into four categories: periosteal tissues; acellular tissues; fibrous tissues; and intratendinous tissues. Due to the presence of a periosteum in their sutures, emus and mammals possess periosteal tissues at their sutural borders. The mineralized sutural tissues of crocodilians and ornithischian dinosaurs are more variable and can also develop via a form of necrosis for acellular tissues and metaplasia for fibrous and intratendinous tissues. It was hypothesized that non-avian dinosaurs, like the American alligator, lacked a sutural periosteum and that their primary mode of ossification involved the direct mineralization of craniofacial sutures (instead of intramembranous ossification found in mammals and birds). However, we keep in mind that a bird-like sutural microstructure might have arisen within non-avian saurichians. While synchondroseal histology is relatively similar in archosaurs and mammals, the microstructural differences between the sutures of these two clades are undeniable. Moreover, the current results suggest that the degree of sutural closure can only accurately be known via microstructural analyses. This study sheds light on the microstructure and growth of archosaurian sutures and synchondroses, and reveals a unique, undocumented histological diversity in non-avian dinosaur skulls. PMID:27111332

  19. β-(1→3)-Glucan of the Southern Bracket Mushroom, Ganoderma australe (Agaricomycetes), Stimulates Phagocytosis and Interleukin-6 Production in Mouse Peritoneal Macrophages.

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    de Melo, Renan Henrique; do Amaral, Alex Evangelista; Menolli, Rafael Andrade; Ayala, Thais Soprani; de Cassia Garcia Simao, Rita; de Santana-Filho, Arquimedes Paixao; Sassaki, Guilherme Lanzi; Kadowaki, Marina Kimiko; da Conceicao Silva, Jose Luis

    2016-01-01

    Ganoderma australe was studied to determine the composition of the cell wall, and polysaccharide fraction SK5 was obtained after freeze-thawing an aqueous 5% potassium hydroxide extraction. The monosaccharide composition of the SK5 fraction revealed by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry showed 81.3% glucose, and analyses by 13C nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy confirmed a β-glucan with glycosidic links of the (1→3)-β type and most likely 4-O substituted. In addition, the biological effect of the β-glucan from G. australe was evaluated via in vitro cell cultures of peritoneal macrophages isolated from Swiss mice. Biological assays were assessed for toxicity and cell activation, interleukin-6 cytokine concentrations, and the ability to stimulate phagocytic activity. There was an increase in interleukin-6 by approximately 111% with 1.0 µg/mL of polysaccharide, and phagocyte activity was increased in all concentrations examined, obtaining 52.3% with 0.25 µg/mL polysaccharide. The results indicate that a β-(1→3)-glucan isolated from G. australe can be classified as a biological response modifier. PMID:27481297

  20. 书名号与括号的次序%The Sequence of a Punctuation Mark for the Title of a Book and a Bracket

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    王元祥

    2006-01-01

    当需要用括号对书名号所标示的文本的性质特点等进行序问题.注释书名号所标示的文本的括号,应该放在书名号的后一半的后边,即书名号的外面;注释书名、篇名、报刊名本身或其中的某个词语的括号,应该放在书名号的后一半的前边,即书名号的里面.

  1. 半挂车悬架前支架的有限元分析%Finite element on front bracket of semi-trailer suspension

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    商高高; 李辉; 丁华

    2010-01-01

    应用三维软件CATIA建立了半挂车悬架前支架的有限元模型,对前支架的刚度和强度特性进行了仿真模拟,获得了前支架的应力应变分布情况;在此基础上对前支架做了电测实验;找到了前支架应力集中的部位,最后提出了结构改进措施.

  2. Comparative Study on the Treatment Efficiency Between LF Bracket and Conventional Pre-adjusted Bracket to the Treating Angle Class Ⅰ Non-extraction Cases%LF托槽与传统直丝弓托槽对非拔牙安氏1类病例的临床对比

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    孙洁; 张在德; 廖颖晖

    2011-01-01

    目的 比较LF托槽与传统直丝弓托槽对非拔牙安氏1类病例矫治的治疗时间、复诊次数、托槽脱落率及对牙周健康的影响.方法 随机选择40例12~16岁安氏1类非拔牙病例,分为LF托槽组(s组)与传统直丝弓托槽组(d组),分别记录矫治的总疗程时间、总复诊次数、托槽的总脱落率、及治疗1、3、6个月下切牙的牙龈指数(GI).结果 LF托槽组在矫治的总疗程、复诊次数、托槽总脱落率及牙龈指数明显低于传统直丝弓托槽组,经统计学分析其差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 LF托槽比传统直丝弓托槽对安氏1类非拔牙病例能更快地完成矫治,并更有利于牙周组织健康.

  3. 自锁托槽和传统直丝弓托槽在牙列排齐整平阶段的对比研究%Comparative study on the treatment efficiency between self-ligating brackets and conventional pre-adjusted brackets during the initial alignment and leveling stage

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    袁东辉; 刘远航; 陈萍; 李立国; 薛毅

    2010-01-01

    目的:比较Quick自锁矫治器与传统结扎式矫治器在初期牙列排齐整平阶段的治疗时间、复诊次数和椅旁弓丝结扎与去结扎时间.方法:选取采用Quick自锁托槽矫治器(S组)和传统MBT金属托槽矫治器(C组)治疗的患者各40例,分别纪录自戴入矫治器至上下牙列完全排齐整平、0.019"×0.025"的不锈钢丝能够顺利入槽所经历的时间和复诊次数,分别测量每位患者全口弓丝结扎及去结扎的时间,并进行统计学分析.结果:排齐整平时间,S组为(4.8±1.7)月,C组为(7.7±2.1)月;复诊次数,S组为(4.2±1.5)次,C组为(7.2±1.1)次;全口弓丝结扎时间,S组为(25.1±3.7)s,C组为(679.6±35.3)s;全口去结扎时间,S组为(31.4±2.4)s,C组为(256.5±13.6)s.S组的排齐整平时间、全口结扎去结扎时间明显短于C组,排齐整平所需的复诊次数也明显少于C组,经统计学分析其差异具有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论:使用自锁托槽能更快地排齐整平牙列,同时减少了患者的复诊次数和椅旁操作时间,提高了临床医师的工作效率.

  4. Aplicación del láser de femtosegundo en esmalte: análisis morfológico y mejora de la eicacia adhesiva Bracket-Esmalte

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    Lorenzo Luengo, María Cruz

    2014-01-01

    [ES] La continua evolución de la tecnología láser ha supuesto el desarrollo de innumerables aplicaciones en todos los sectores tecnológicos incluyendo los relacionados con el ámbito biomédico. Dentro de la gran variedad de sistemas láser existentes, unos cuantos, por sus especiales características a la hora de interaccionar con los tejidos biológicos, han despertado un enorme interés en el campo de la odontología. Entre estos sistemas, aquellos basados en la tecnología de pulsos ultracort...

  5. The Improved FOA Algorithm Applied in the Shaft Bracket Structure Optimization Design Optimization Design%改进的 FOA 算法在通用桥式起重机轻量化设计中的应用

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    刘彬; 蒋惠波; 吴晓路

    2015-01-01

    针对传统FOA算法全局收敛能力差、易陷入局部极值的缺陷,提出了具有混沌映射及协同进化功能的改进果蝇算法。首先利用Logistic混沌映射功能在整个收敛域范围内搜索并初始化果蝇种群,保证算法的全局计算能力,然后根据当前果蝇个体的位置赋予搜索的方向与距离,以期全面提高算法的计算速度。采用两个优化函数测试改进后算法优化的特性,优化计算的结果显示了该算法具有良好的全局优化能力,在通用桥式起重机金属结构轻量化设计中的成功应用,体现了该算法在结构设计轻量化方面的优越性。%In view of the poor global convergence ability of traditional Fruit Fly Optimization Algorithm (FOA algorithm), and it is easily trapped in local minima, an improved FOA algorithm is proposed which has the function of chaotic mapping and cooperative co-evolution. Firstly, using the function of Logistic chaotic mapping for searching and initialize the drosophila population within the entire domain of convergence, to ensure the global computing ability of the algorithm, then taking advantage of the position of current flies to confirm the search direction and distance, so that the global computing ability of the algorithm can be confirmed. The improved algorithm is tested by two optimization function, the testing result shows that the algorithm has good global optimization ability. The successful application for the a-frame structure proves that the algorithm can be conducted to comprehensive promotion in the if eld of mechanical optimization design.

  6. Stduy on the machining precision of the boring spindle bracket for CNC floor-type milling-boring machine%数控落地铣镗床镗轴托架加工精度研究

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    崔凤有; 陈雪芳; 孔凡武; 李德刚

    2014-01-01

    数控落地铣镗床镗轴精度是影响机床精度的关键因素,而镗轴托架是影响镗轴轴向窜动精度的关键件.镗轴托架加工精度要求十分严格,两端轴承孔同轴度要求在0.01 mm以内,轴承孔内端面跳动要求在0.005 nun以内.从设计原理和加工工艺方面分析以确定加工方案,满足精度要求.

  7. 有关Nijenhuis算子和形变Lie括号的几个充要条件%Some Necessary and Sufficient Conditions on Nijenhuis Operators and Deformed Lie Brackets

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    刘宝康

    2002-01-01

    给出了Lie代数下上的线性变换成为Nijenhuis算子的充要条件,Lie代数g上的线性变换N所诱导的C∞(g)上的线性变换N′成为Lie代数(C∞(g),μ′={,}μ)(μ′为g的Lie括号μ所决定的g上的Lie-Poisson结构)上的Nijenhuis算子的充要条件,形变Lie括号仍为Lie括号的充要条件.

  8. Evaluation on the effect of an U-shaped arm support bracket in the fowler’ s position during surgery%U型支手板在半坐卧位手术中的应用效果

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    汪丽萍; 陈勤勤

    2015-01-01

    目的:探讨新旧型支手板在半坐卧位手术中的应用效果。方法对2013年使用旧式普通支手板的患者进行回顾性分析,总结2014年29例半坐卧位手术患者使用U型支手板的运用效果及安全性评价。结果 U型支手板经临床使用效果满意。结论 U型支手板两侧采用弧形设计,符合人体解剖和人体力学原理,且在手术体位变更过程中能妥善固定,保障患者安全,提高患者舒适度,有效减少神经损伤等术后并发症的发生,具有较好的实用性、先进性、科学性。

  9. Bracket/wire play: what to expect from tipping prescription on pre-adjusted appliances Folga braquete/fio: o que esperar da prescrição para inclinação nos aparelhos pré-ajustados

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    Leopoldino Capelozza Filho; Fabricio Monteiro de Castro Machado; Terumi Okada Ozawa; Arlete de Oliveira Cavassan; Mauricio de Almeida Cardoso

    2012-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: The opinion on the 'straight-wire' concept has been evolving since its origin, characterized by faithful followers or absolute skepticism. Currently, it seems reasonable to state that most professionals have a more realistic and critical viewpoint, with an attitude that reveals Orthodontics' maturity and greater knowledge on the technique. The most relevant criticisms refer to the impossibility of the both the Straight-Wire and the Standard systems to completely express the char...

  10. Comparison of Orthodontic Bracket Shear Bond Strengths Achieved with 3 Self-etching Primers.%3种自酸蚀粘结剂粘结托槽的剪切强度比较

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    浦彦; 李健

    2008-01-01

    目的:比较3种自酸蚀粘结剂粘结正畸托槽时的剪切粘结强度.方法:将36颗人前磨牙随机均分为3组,分别用3种自酸蚀粘结剂:改良一步法自酸蚀粘结系统Adper Prompt L-Pop Self Etch Adhesive (组1)、释氟抗菌型自酸蚀粘结系统Clearfil Protect Bond(组2)、释氟型自酸蚀粘结系统Transbond Plus Self Etching Primer(组3)粘结金属托槽,用万能应力测试机测试其剪切粘结强度,在体式显微镜下评价各组牙齿表面的剩余粘结剂指数,并进行统计学分析.结果:单因素方差分析显示各组间的剪切粘结强度有显著性差异(P<0.05),组2的剪切粘结强度最高,组1和组3间的剪切粘结强度差异无统计学意义.Kruskal-Wallis检验表明各组的剩余粘结剂指数无差别(P>0.05). 结论:3种自酸蚀粘结剂粘结托槽的剪切粘结强度存在一定的差异,但均能满足正畸临床治疗的需求.

  11. 重型卡车排气制动阀支架失效有限元分析%Vibration Characteristics and Failure Analysis of a Heavy-Duty Truck Exhaust Brake Bracket Using Finite Element Technique

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    韩云涛; 刘柯军; 张义和

    2013-01-01

    针对某重型卡车排气制动阀支架在固定螺栓孔周围或是菱形垫片周围发生开裂问题,对失效件进行了宏观观察、断口形貌观察和零件材料理化检验,并运用有限元分析技术对失效件的受载情况进行了模拟分析;考虑到零件的结构特点对零件的振动特性进行了分析.综合分析认为:排气制动阀支架材料与设计要求一致;排气制动阀支架主要承受气缸工作载荷和机械振动载荷的弯扭复合作用,且菱形垫片没有起到有效的加强作用,导致发生疲劳断裂;机械振动对导致零件失效起的作用更大一些,进行零件改进时应关注零件结构的振动稳定性.

  12. Optimized Design of Injection Mould of Vacuum Cup Bracket Based on CAE Technique%基于CAE技术的强吸式塑料置物架注射模具的优化设计

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    李菊丽; 郭华锋; 周元凯

    2011-01-01

    根据塑件的结构特点,基于Moldflow软件进行了模流分析,确定了注射模具的最佳方案,保证了塑件质量,利用PRO/E软件设计出了整副模具.结果表明,利用CAD/CAE技术可以加快模具设计进程,规避设计缺陷,提高生产效率.%According to the structure characteristics of plastics, mould flow analysis was done based on the Moldflow software. The best solution was determined; the quality of the surface was guaranteed. The whole mold was designed based on PRO/E software. The results show that the mould design process could be accelerated by using CAD/CAE technology, the design flaws could be avoided, production efficiency could be improved.

  13. Resistência à remoção de braquetes ortodônticos sob ação de diferentes cargas contínuas Shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets using different static loading application

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    Carla Giannini; Paulo Afonso Silveira Francisconi

    2008-01-01

    OBJETIVO: testar se existe alteração na resistência adesiva de dois cimentos utilizados na colagem de acessórios ortodônticos ao esmalte dentário bovino, sendo um de polimerização química (Concise ortodôntico) e outro fotopolimerizável (Transbond XT), após a aplicação de cargas contínuas. METODOLOGIA: foram utilizados para este estudo 80 dentes bovinos e 80 braquetes metálicos. O esmalte bovino foi condicionado com ácido fosfórico a 37% por 1 minuto e depois lavado e seco. A aplicação dos ade...

  14. O efeito do jateamento do esmalte na força de adesão na colagem de braquetes The effect of air abrasion in enamel adhesion of orthodontic bracket

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    Carla D'Agostini Derech; Juliana da Silva Pereira; Margareth Maria Gomes de Souza

    2008-01-01

    OBJETIVO: o propósito deste estudo in vitro foi avaliar o efeito do jateamento com óxido de alumínio na adesão de braquetes ortodônticos e compará-lo à tradicional técnica de condicionamento ácido do esmalte. METODOLOGIA: foram utilizados 80 dentes bovinos distribuídos aleatoriamente entre quatro grupos, sendo que a superfície do esmalte foi tratada da seguinte maneira: grupo 1 (somente jateamento com óxido de alumínio), grupo 2 (profilaxia com pedra-pomes e condicionamento com ácido), grupo ...

  15. Damon3矫治器对正畸患者牙周组织影响的临床研究%Periodontal implication of Damon3 self-ligating brackets

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    邓怡; 张晓蓉

    2011-01-01

    目的 研究Damon3矫治器对正畸患者牙周组织健康的影响.方法 选择2008-2010年在昆明医学院附属口腔医院正畸科治疗的安氏I类错硆青少年患者30例,随机分为试验组和对照组,各15例.试验组患者戴用Damon3矫治器,对照组戴用Gemini MBT金属托槽娇治器.戴用娇治器后3、6个月检测牙龈指数(GI)、菌斑指数(PLI)及简化口腔卫生指数(OHI-S),并进行比较分析.结果 固定矫治前,试验组与对照组间各牙周指标(GI、PLI、OHI-S)差异无统计学意义((P>0.05).戴矫治器后,2组牙周指标均随时间的延长而升高,且试验组在戴矫治器后3、6个月GI、PLI、OHI-S均明显低于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 与传统结扎式托槽娇治器相比,自锁托槽矫治器更有利于牙周组织健康.

  16. 中型电机壳体碳刷座孔专用加工设备设计%Designing on Special Processing Equipment of Hole of Carbon Brush Bracket with Medium-size Electrical Machine

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    贾秋红; 杨翔宇; 廖林清; 李志立; 王黎明

    2011-01-01

    通过分析特定中型电机壳体的结构特点,结合待加工碳刷座孔的空间位置,提出电机壳体碳刷座孔加工用专用设备的设计方案,并对专用加工设备机械结构和液压系统进行设计,以满足电机壳体碳刷座孔的精度和性能等要求.

  17. MBT brackets-curing adhesive curing and chemical bonding in clinical application%MBT托槽光固化粘接与化学固化粘接的临床应用比较

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    徐瑛; 瞿百玲; 凡明

    2008-01-01

    目的 比较光固化复合树脂与京津釉质粘接剂临床粘接MBT托槽的效果.方法 选择牙列完整的20例非拔牙固定正畸矫治患者的患牙400颗,将2种粘接剂分别用于同一患者的左上颌和右下颌区以及右上颌和左下颌区,比较正畸治疗期间MBT托槽脱落情况.结果 使用光固化复合树脂和京津釉质粘接剂粘接MBT托槽的脱落率无统计学意义.结论 光固化复合树脂与京津釉质粘接剂粘接强度基本相同,但光固化复合树脂具有临床操作可控性强、MBT托槽粘接准确率高等优点,值得临床广泛应用.

  18. Report of a Class I bimaxillary dental protrusion case with extraction of first premolars treated with Clarity™ SL MBT appliances

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    Hugo Trevisi; Renata Trevisi; Lars R Christensen

    2013-01-01

    Bimaxillary protrusion cases are common in orthodontic practice. For the best facial outcome, the biomechanics can often be challenging. A class I bimaxillary protrusion case is presented below illustrating the careful application of extractions and bracket prescription. The case highlights how self-ligating brackets and high precision bracket positioning can reduce the need for additional anchorage.

  19. GENERIC model for multiphase systems

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    Sagis, L.M.C.

    2010-01-01

    GENERIC is a nonequilibrium thermodynamic formalism in which the dynamic behavior of a system is described by a single compact equation involving two types of brackets: a Poisson bracket and a dissipative bracket. This formalism has proved to be a very powerful instrument to model the dynamic behavi

  20. 76 FR 19721 - Airworthiness Directives; 328 Support Services GmbH (Type Certificate Previously Held by AvCraft...

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    2011-04-08

    ... an incorrect installation of the fixation brackets may have occurred. * * * ] If the orientation of... sufficient depth. An incorrect installation, if not detected and corrected, could lead to an in-flight... helicoil inserts on the fixation bracket may be incorrect. If the orientation of the fixation bracket...

  1. Comments on Social Insurance and the Optimum Piecewise Linear Income Tax

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    Lundholm, Michael

    1999-01-01

    Using Varian´s social insurance framework with a piecewise linear two bracket income tax, where t_1 is the tax rate in the lower bracket and t_1+t_2 is the tax rate in the upper bracket, Strawcynski (1998) claims that optimal requires t_1^*

  2. Report of a Class I bimaxillary dental protrusion case with extraction of first premolars treated with Clarity™ SL MBT appliances

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    Hugo Trevisi

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Bimaxillary protrusion cases are common in orthodontic practice. For the best facial outcome, the biomechanics can often be challenging. A class I bimaxillary protrusion case is presented below illustrating the careful application of extractions and bracket prescription. The case highlights how self-ligating brackets and high precision bracket positioning can reduce the need for additional anchorage.

  3. FRICTION-BOON OR BANE IN ORTHODONTICS

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    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: Most fixed appliance techniques involve some degree of sliding between brackets and arch wires. A sound knowledge of the various factors affecting the magnitude of friction is of paramount importance to the clinician. The present study was performed to evaluate and compare the frictional resistance and characteristics between self-ligating brackets and pre-adjusted edgewise brackets with different types of ligation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tidy's frictional test design was used to simulate retraction of tooth along with artificial saliva to simulate wet conditions in oral cavity. The jig with this assembly was mounted on the Instron machine with the cross head moving upwards at a speed of 5mm/min. The movable bracket was suspended from the load cell of the testing machine, while the jig was mounted on cross head of machine and the load cell readings were recorded on digital display. Following wires are used 0.016 HANT, 0.019X 0.025HANT, 0.019X 0.025 SS, 0.021X 0.025 SS wires are used. The brackets used were 0.022 slot Damon, 0.022 Smart clip and 0.022 slot MBT system. RESULTS: Self ligating brackets were shown to produce lesser friction when compared to the conventional brackets used with modules, and stainless steel ligatures. Damon self-ligating brackets produce a least friction of all the brackets used in the study. Stainless steel ligatures produced the least friction compared to elastomeric. CONCLUSION: Self ligation brackets produce lesser friction than the conventional brackets ligated with elastomeric modules and stainless steel ligature. Damon self-ligating brackets produce a least friction of all the brackets used in the study width of the bracket was also found to be directly proportional to the friction produced 0.0016HANT with elastomeric modules produce more friction due increase in flexibility of wire.

  4. Incomplete Dirac reduction of constrained Hamiltonian systems

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    Chandre, C., E-mail: chandre@cpt.univ-mrs.fr

    2015-10-15

    First-class constraints constitute a potential obstacle to the computation of a Poisson bracket in Dirac’s theory of constrained Hamiltonian systems. Using the pseudoinverse instead of the inverse of the matrix defined by the Poisson brackets between the constraints, we show that a Dirac–Poisson bracket can be constructed, even if it corresponds to an incomplete reduction of the original Hamiltonian system. The uniqueness of Dirac brackets is discussed. The relevance of this procedure for infinite dimensional Hamiltonian systems is exemplified.

  5. Incomplete Dirac reduction of constrained Hamiltonian systems

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    First-class constraints constitute a potential obstacle to the computation of a Poisson bracket in Dirac’s theory of constrained Hamiltonian systems. Using the pseudoinverse instead of the inverse of the matrix defined by the Poisson brackets between the constraints, we show that a Dirac–Poisson bracket can be constructed, even if it corresponds to an incomplete reduction of the original Hamiltonian system. The uniqueness of Dirac brackets is discussed. The relevance of this procedure for infinite dimensional Hamiltonian systems is exemplified

  6. Quantization of soluble classical constrained systems

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    Belhadi, Z. [Laboratoire de physique et chimie quantique, Faculté des sciences, Université Mouloud Mammeri, BP 17, 15000 Tizi Ouzou (Algeria); Laboratoire de physique théorique, Faculté des sciences exactes, Université de Bejaia, 06000 Bejaia (Algeria); Menas, F. [Laboratoire de physique et chimie quantique, Faculté des sciences, Université Mouloud Mammeri, BP 17, 15000 Tizi Ouzou (Algeria); Ecole Nationale Préparatoire aux Etudes d’ingéniorat, Laboratoire de physique, RN 5 Rouiba, Alger (Algeria); Bérard, A. [Equipe BioPhysStat, Laboratoire LCP-A2MC, ICPMB, IF CNRS No 2843, Université de Lorraine, 1 Bd Arago, 57078 Metz Cedex (France); Mohrbach, H., E-mail: herve.mohrbach@univ-lorraine.fr [Equipe BioPhysStat, Laboratoire LCP-A2MC, ICPMB, IF CNRS No 2843, Université de Lorraine, 1 Bd Arago, 57078 Metz Cedex (France)

    2014-12-15

    The derivation of the brackets among coordinates and momenta for classical constrained systems is a necessary step toward their quantization. Here we present a new approach for the determination of the classical brackets which does neither require Dirac’s formalism nor the symplectic method of Faddeev and Jackiw. This approach is based on the computation of the brackets between the constants of integration of the exact solutions of the equations of motion. From them all brackets of the dynamical variables of the system can be deduced in a straightforward way.

  7. 自锁托槽与传统结扎翼托槽对牙根吸收影响的系统评价%Root resorption associated with self-ligating versus conventional ligating orthodontic bracket systems: a systematic review

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    卢璐; 李贺; 闫艺; 郭泾

    2014-01-01

    目的 系统评价正畸治疗过程中,自锁托槽与结扎翼托槽对牙根吸收程度的影响.方法 计算机检索中国期刊全文数据库、万方数据库、中文科技期刊数据库(VIP)、中国生物医学文献数据库、Cochrane library临床随机对照试验库、Medline数据库、PubMed、Embase数据库,筛选出比较自锁托槽组与结扎翼托槽组对牙根吸收影响的文献,检索时间均从建库至2013年6月30日.由两位研究者独立评价纳入研究的质量并提取资料,采用RevMan5.2.1软件进行Meta分析.结果 最终纳入3个研究.Meta分析结果显示,自锁托槽组与传统结扎翼托槽组的根外吸收量在上颌中切牙[MD=-0.20,95% CI(-1.45~1.05),P=0.75]、上颌侧切牙[MD =0.53,95% CI(-0.50~1.56),P=0.31]、下颌中切牙[MD=-0.01,95% CI(-0.22 ~0.20),P=0.92]和下颌侧切牙[MD=-0.31,95%CI(-1.33 ~0.71),P=0.55]均差异无统计学意义.结论 矫治器类型可能并不是影响牙根吸收的主要因素,正畸医生可根据自锁托槽和传统结扎翼托槽各自的优缺点并结合患者错(牙合)畸形的具体情况选用托槽.

  8. Preliminary application of digital integrated modeling in DamonQ self-ligating brackets in indirect bonding system%数字化整合模型技术在DamonQ自锁托槽间接粘接中的初步应用研究

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    万贤凤; 张文斌; 章锦才; 张治勇; 陈爱华; 段培佳

    2013-01-01

    目的 探索应用数字化整合模型进行托槽虚拟定位,利用计算机辅助制造托槽间接粘接转移托盘,并试用于临床.方法 应用激光扫描的牙冠与CBCT重建的牙根和颌骨整合,建立包括牙冠、牙根和颌骨在内的三维数字化牙颌模型,在整合模型上利用OrthoRx软件进行托槽虚拟定位,并制作托槽间接粘接转移托盘,在临床上通过转移托盘粘接托槽进行矫治.结果 OrthoRx软件的托槽虚拟定位,其排牙效果良好,计算机辅助制造产生的间接粘接转移托盘可将托槽转移至患者口中,且托槽粘接稳固.结论 OrthoRx软件可进行托槽在牙面上的虚拟定位,并可呈现排牙后的效果,通过计算机辅助可设计出用于托槽定位的个体化转移托盘,可应用于临床上.

  9. Constituent ratio of children entering school at different age bracket among children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder%儿童注意缺陷-多动障碍不同入学年龄段构成比研究

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    马骏

    2013-01-01

    [Objectives] To explore the difference of the constituent ratio between children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) entering the primary school at the different age.[Methods] The constituent ratio by grades among the primary school children with ADHD was calculated with the three categories of school entrance age:from 6 years to 6 years and 5 months,from 6 years and 6 month to 6 years and 11 months,7 years and above.Pearson's chi-square test was used to examine whether the difference of the constituent ratio existed between thress categories.The change of the constituent ratio with increasing grade was observed.[Results] There was significant statistical difference of the constituent ratio between three categories children with ADHD during 1 to 3 grade(x2 =50.883,P<0.0001).The relative ratio was 1.656,95 %CI was 1.434~ 1.913.The difference of constituent ratio was decreasing with the grade increasing.It showed no significant statistical difference in the fourth grade and later.[Conclusions] The constituent ratio of those entering into the primary school at the younger age among children with ADHD is relatively higher.This phenomenon is salient in the lower grade.It is postulated that the school readiness is deficient in the relatively younger children so that more children entering the primary school at the younger age would develop the symptoms of ADHD.%[目的]探讨小学一至六年级在上海儿童医学中心发育行为儿科被诊断为注意缺陷-多动障碍(attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder,ADHD)的儿童在不同入学年龄段的构成比方面有无差异. [方法] 对2005年1月-2008年1月在上海儿童医学中心发育行为儿科被明确诊断为ADHD的小学儿童,依其三种不同入学年龄段(6岁0个月~6岁5个月;6岁6个月~6岁11个月;7岁及以上)分年级计算其人数构成比,采用x2检验前两种年龄段人数构成比之间有差异无统计学意义,并观察构成比随年级增长的变化趋势. [结果]一至三年级ADHD儿童在6岁0个月~6岁5个月入学人数构成比和6岁6个月~6岁11个月入学人数构成比比较差异有高度统计学意义(x2=50.883,P<0.000 1),其相对比为1.656,95%CI为1.434~1.913.随年级增加,这种人数构成比差异不断减小,至四年级及以后已无统计学差异. [结论]在儿童ADHD中入学年龄较小者构成比较大,低年级这种现象尤为明显,提示年龄偏小儿童入学准备不足问题更严重,间接可能导致较多儿童出现ADHD.

  10. Avaliação do atrito produzido por braquetes cerâmicos e de aço inoxidável, quando combinados com fios de aço inoxidável Evaluation of friction produced by ceramic and stainless steel brackets, combined with stainless steel wires

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    Paulo Eduardo Bággio; Carlos de Souza Telles; João Baptista Domiciano

    2007-01-01

    OBJETIVO: no presente trabalho, comparou-se o atrito produzido por braquetes cerâmicos policristalinos e de aço inoxidável, quando combinados com fios de aço inoxidável, durante a execução de mecânica de deslize. METODOLOGIA: com essa finalidade desenvolveram-se um simulador e metodologia apropriados. RESULTADOS E CONCLUSÕES: os coeficientes de atrito verificados na combinação braquete cerâmico/fio de aço inoxidável foram superiores aos da combinação braquete de aço inoxidável/fio de aço inox...

  11. Avaliação do coeficiente de atrito de braquetes metálicos e estéticos com fios de aço inoxidável e beta-titânio Evaluation of the friction coefficient of metal and esthetic brackets with stainless steel and beta-titanium wires

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    Cristine Pritsch Braga; Guilherme Drumond Vanzin; Ernani Menezes Marchioro; João Carlos P. Beck

    2004-01-01

    Um fator importante que define a eficácia dos aparelhos ortodônticos fixos é o atrito existente entre as superfícies de fios e braquetes. Assim, este estudo teve como objetivo investigar o coeficiente de atrito estático entre fios de aço inoxidável e beta-titânio (TP Orthodontics) e braquetes de aço inoxidável (Dynalock® - Unitek), braquetes estéticos com slot de aço inoxidável (Clarity® - Unitek) e estéticos convencionais (Allure® - GAC). Para tanto, construiu-se um equipament...

  12. Influência da secção transversa de fios ortodônticos na fricção superficial de braquetes autoligados Influence of the cross-section of orthodontic wires on the surface friction of self-ligating brackets

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    Roberta Buzzoni; Elias, Carlos N.; Daniel J. Fernandes; José Augusto M. Miguel

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: o objetivo do presente trabalho foi determinar a força de atrito estático entre braquetes de aço inoxidável autoligados com sistema de fechamento resiliente e fios ortodônticos redondos e retangulares do mesmo material. MÉTODOS: empregaram-se 30 braquetes referentes aos caninos superiores divididos em 6 grupos formados por braquetes autoligados Smartclip, In-Ovation R e convencionais Gemini amarrados com ligaduras elásticas. A hipótese testada neste trabalho foi quanto à possibilida...

  13. Avaliação do atrito em braquetes autoligáveis submetidos à mecânica de deslizamento: um estudo in vitro Evaluation of friction in self-ligating brackets subjected to sliding mechanics: an in vitro study

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    Mariana Ribeiro Pacheco; Dauro Douglas Oliveira; Perrin Smith Neto; Wellington Correa Jansen

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: o atrito gerado na interface braquete/fio durante a mecânica de deslizamento pode reduzir a eficiência da movimentação ortodôntica. O método de ligação do fio ao braquete exerce importante papel na determinação desse atrito. MÉTODOS: o presente estudo comparou a força de atrito gerada por quatro tipos de braquetes autoligáveis (Time®; Damon 2®; In-Ovation R® e Smart Clip®) com um grupo de braquetes ortodônticos convencionais (Dynalock®) associados a ligaduras elásticas tradicionai...

  14. Fricção em braquetes gerada por fios de aço inoxidável, superelásticos com IonGuard e sem IonGuard Friction force on brackets generated by stainless steel wire and superelastic wires with and without IonGuard

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    Luiz Carlos Campos Braga; Mario Vedovello Filho; Mayury Kuramae; Heloísa Cristina Valdrighi; Sílvia Amélia Scudeler Vedovello; Américo Bortolazzo Correr

    2011-01-01

    OBJETIVO: o objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a fricção no braquete (Roth, Composite, 10.17.005, 3,2mm, largura 0,022" x 0,030", Torque -2° e angulação +13°, Morelli®, Brasil), utilizando fios ortodônticos retangulares de 0,019" x 0,025" de aço inoxidável (Morelli®, Brasil) e de níquel-titânio superelásticos Bioforce com IonGuard e sem IonGuard (Bioforce, GAC®, EUA). MÉTODOS: foram utilizados 24 conjuntos braquetes/segmento de fio, divididos em 3 grupos de acordo com o fio. Cada conjunto br...

  15. A força de atrito em braquetes plásticos e de aço inoxidável com a utilização de quatro diferentes tipos de amarração Frictional forces in stainless steel and plastic brackets using four types of wire ligation

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    Vanessa Nínia Correia Lima; Maria Elisa Rodrigues Coimbra; Carla D'Agostini Derech; Antônio Carlos de Oliveira Ruellas

    2010-01-01

    OBJETIVO: a finalidade deste estudo in vitro foi avaliar e comparar a resistência friccional em braquetes de aço inoxidável e de policarbonato compósito amarrados com fio metálico e elastômeros. MÉTODOS: foram utilizados quatro braquetes de aço inoxidável e quatro de policarbonato compósito (PC) para pré-molares levados à máquina universal de ensaio mecânico para a tração de um segmento de fio de aço inoxidável 0,019" x 0,025" na velocidade de 0,5mm/min, com 8mm de deslocamento total. A forma...

  16. Remoção de braquetes cerâmicos com alicate de How associado à broca diamantada: avaliação da topografia do esmalte Removal of ceramic brackets with How-type pliers in association with diamond drill: a topographic evaluation of the enamel

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    Matheus Melo Pithon; Márlio Vinícius de Oliveira; Antônio Carlos de Oliveira Ruellas

    2008-01-01

    OBJETIVO: avaliar a topografia do esmalte dentário após a descolagem de braquetes cerâmicos Allure (GAC/Dentsply) através de dois diferentes métodos. METODOLOGIA: foram utilizados 20 incisivos inferiores permanentes bovinos divididos em dois grupos (n = 10). Em ambos os grupos foram feitas colagens de braquetes cerâmicos Allure utilizando-se Concise (3M Unitek) seguindo as recomendações do fabricante. Após a colagem, os espécimes foram mantidos em estufa, a 37°C por 24 horas, para completa po...

  17. Avaliação dos efeitos de três métodos de remoção da resina remanescente do braquete na superfície do esmalte Effects evaluation of remaining resin removal (three modes) on enamel surface after bracket debonding

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    Karine Macieski; Roberto Rocha; Arno Locks; Gerson Ulema Ribeiro

    2011-01-01

    INTRODUÇÃO: é fundamental, para alcançar a correta técnica de descolagem, a seleção adequada do instrumental para remover o braquete e a resina remanescente. OBJETIVO: avaliar a superfície do esmalte com Microscópio Eletrônico de Varredura (MEV) após a utilização de três métodos de remoção da resina remanescente da descolagem do braquete. MÉTODOS: foram selecionados 18 incisivos bovinos, divididos em três grupos (A, B e C), contendo 6 dentes cada. Previamente à colagem do braquete, os dentes ...

  18. Air quality and emergency pediatric care for symptoms of bronchial obstruction categorized by age bracket in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Qualidade do ar e atendimentos pediátricos de emergência por sintomas de obstrução brônquica categorizados por faixas etárias no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

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    Marisa Moura

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to estimate the association between levels of air pollutants and respiratory symptoms in children. An ecological time-series study was conducted between April 2002 and March 2003 with daily data on PM10, SO2, CO, NO2, and O3 and paediatric care in emergency rooms due to symptoms indicating bronchial obstruction. The potential confounding factors considered were: time trend, seasonality, meteorological variables, respiratory infections and the effects of weekends and holidays. A semi-parametric Poisson regression was used to model the time series. Splines (data smoothing functions, indicator variables and cubic polynomials were used to adjust the effects of the confounding variables. A 5% significance level was adopted for the study. A statistically significant increase of 6.7% in paediatric visits of children of less than 2 years of age was associated with PM10. A 3% positive association with O3 showed borderline significance (p O objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar a associação entre os níveis dos poluentes atmosféricos e sintomas respiratórios em crianças. Foi realizado um estudo ecológico de séries temporais, entre abril de 2002 e março de 2003, com dados diários de PM10, SO2, CO, NO2 e O3 e dos atendimentos pediátricos de emergência ocasionados por sintomas de obstrução brônquica. As variáveis de confusão foram: tendência temporal, sazonalidade, fatores meteorológicos, infecções respiratórias e os efeitos dos finais de semana e feriados. Regressão de Poisson semiparamétrica foi usada para modelar as séries temporais. Curvas suaves, splines, variáveis indicadoras e polinômios cúbicos foram empregadas para corrigir os efeitos dos fatores de confundimento. Foi adotado o nível de significância de 5%. Um incremento estatisticamente significativo dos atendimentos, de 6,7%, esteve associado com PM10 nas crianças menores do que dois anos. Associação positiva com o O3, em torno de 3%, nessa faixa etária, teve significado estatístico limítrofe (p < 0,06. Esses resultados evidenciam um problema de saúde pública não reconhecido no Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, que reforça a necessidade de identificação das principais fontes de poluição.

  19. Visit to Minsk in NCPHEP institute and Mzor company

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    Pascal Petiot

    2001-01-01

    This visit was planed to check and witness some mechanical test on the brackets which will attach the HE calorimeter on the YE1 (end cap nose). These tests will define a protocol which will be applied on all other brackets to validate them through our quality assurance system.

  20. A section of a spiral coal chute

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    Bakhtin, V.N.; Gorodilov, N.N.

    1981-01-01

    A section of a spiral coal chute includes a housing with support brackets. It differs in that to decrease the amount of work necessary for assembly, each support bracket is made with a guide slot and equipped with a pull-out cantilever in the shape of a fork which covers the slot from the lateral sides.