Comparison of debonding resistance and failure type of three orthodontic band cements


  • Liliana Andrea Piedra-Sarmiento Universidad Militar Nueva Granada
  • María Claudia Ariza-Salas Universidad Militar Nueva Granada
  • Humberto José Guzmán-Báez Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Fernando Zárate-Cadena Fundacion Universitaria UniCIEO



Dental cement, Orthodontic bands, Debonding


Introduction: the objective of this study was to compare the debonding resistance and failure type observed in three materials used for band cementation by means of the universal testing machine and a stereomicroscope. Methods: 72 third lower molars were collected from patients who needed extractions; metal bands were cemented on them with a pre-soldered tube and internal etching (Bracket USED, OrthoUSA, USA). The samples were randomly sorted out in three groups, forming a control group (zinc phosphate) and two pilot groups (resin-modified glass ionomer and polyacidmodified composite resin). All samples were subjected to a process of 2000 thermal cycles, and later to a debonding resistance test in the universal testing machine (Instron 3367 class 0.5, with 0-30 Kn load cell, USA) at a speed of 2 mm/min. The data were calculated in megapascals, taking into account the surface area of bands (mm2). Finally, to determine failure type, a visual inspection was conducted using a stereomicroscope (Stemi 2000C, Carl Zeiss, Göttingen, Germany AXIOCAM Carl Zeiss Microimaging, Göttingen, Germany). Results: no statistically significant differences were found among the three study groups in terms of debonding resistance (p value = 0.119). The most predominant failure type in the three cements occurred at the cemento-enamel interphase, with 61.1%, showing a statistically significant difference. Conclusion: zinc phosphate, resin-modified glass ionomer and polyacid-modified composite resin showed similar debonding resistance values and the most predominant failure type in the three band cementing
materials occurred at the cemento-enamel interface; however, the resin-modified glass ionomer showed a lower percentage.

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Author Biographies

Liliana Andrea Piedra-Sarmiento, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada

DMD, School of Dentistry, Institución Universitaria Colegios de Colombia. Colegio Odontológico. Graduate intern in Orthodontics, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Fundación CIEO, Bogotá, Colombia

María Claudia Ariza-Salas, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada

DMD, School of Dentistry of Fundación Universitaria San Martín. Graduate intern in Orthodontics, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, Fundación CIEO, Bogotá, Colombia 

Humberto José Guzmán-Báez, Universidad Nacional de Colombia

DMD, School of Dentistry, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. MSc in Biomaterials and Oral Rehabilitation: Indiana University, Indianapolis, United States. Honorary Professor at Universidad Nacional de

Fernando Zárate-Cadena, Fundacion Universitaria UniCIEO

DMD, School of Dentistry, Colegio Odontológico Colombiano. Orthodontist and Professor at CIEO-UNICIEO, Bogotá, Colombia. Specialist in University Teaching, Universidad Militar Nueva Granada. Bogotá, Colombia 


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Piedra-Sarmiento, L. A., Ariza-Salas, M. C., Guzmán-Báez, H. J., & Zárate-Cadena, F. (2016). Comparison of debonding resistance and failure type of three orthodontic band cements. Revista Facultad De Odontología Universidad De Antioquia, 28(1), 95–111.

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