Orthodontic cements have been used to enhance retention between the band and the crown, however, unfavorable properties found in many of these cements may contribute to cement failure between band and crown’s surface and leading to unsuccessful application of orthodontic forces. The aim of this study was to evaluate the shear strength of the Orthobite composite (FGM) using the Single Bond adhesive system (3M). The sample consisted of 30 bovine incisors divided in 2 groups (n=15). All teeth were submitted to prophylaxes with pumice stone and etching with phosphoric acid. In Group I the Orthobite was used conventionally. Group II was similar to Group I, however, the Single Bond adhesive system was applied after conditioning. The samples were stored in distilled water in incubator at 37 ºC for 24 h and submitted to the shear strength test at a speed of 0.5 mm/minute speed. Data were submitted to the Student T test (5 %). The results (MPa) showed no statistically significant differences between the groups, regardless of surface treatment. Thus, all groups exhibited adequate adhesive bond strength for clinical use.
KEY WORDS: shear strength, orthodontics, dentistry.
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MARANHÃO, K. M.; NEVES, F.; REIS, A. C.; MARANHÃO, P.; GATTI, J.; BRANDÃO, G.; KLAUTAU, E. & AZEVEDO, D. Evaluation of the shear strength of orthodontic bands cemented with new composite using adhesive system. Int. J. Odontostomat., 12(4):407-411, 2018.