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Intervention Protocol

Enamel etching for bonding fixed orthodontic braces

  1. Qingsong Ye1,*,
  2. Zou Shujuan1,
  3. Zhang Qifeng1,
  4. Zhao Zhihe1,
  5. Shi Zongdao2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Oral Health Group

Published Online: 19 OCT 2005

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005516


How to Cite

Ye Q, Shujuan Z, Qifeng Z, Zhihe Z, Zongdao S. Enamel etching for bonding fixed orthodontic braces (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD005516. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005516.

Author Information

  1. 1

    West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Department of Orthodontics, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

  2. 2

    West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China

*Qingsong Ye, Department of Orthodontics, West China College of Stomatology, Sichuan University, No 14, 3rd Section, Renmin Nan Road, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, 610041, China. cochrane@126.com. xyzqs2003@163.com.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: Edited (no change to conclusions)
  2. Published Online: 19 OCT 2005

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

(1) To compare the effectiveness of different dental etchants for bonding fixed orthodontic appliances.

(2) To compare the effectiveness of self etching primers (Transbond Plus Self Etching Primer, 3M Unitek, Monrovia, Califi, etc) with conventional etchants (phosphoric acid, polyacrylic acid, maleic acid, etc) for bonding fixed orthodontic appliances.

Null hypotheses

H1: There is no difference in the effectiveness of different etchants for bonding orthodontic brackets to teeth in terms of whether of how often the brackets come off during treatment.
H2: There is no difference in the effectiveness of self etching primers, compared with conventional etchants, for bonding orthodontic brackets to teeth in terms of whether of how often the brackets come off during treatment.