In Vitro Comparison of Shear Bond Strength Between Clarity Bracket and Transcend Ceramic Bracket
Ceramic brackets were introduced because of increasing aesthetic demands. Objective: The purpose of the present research was to find out and do comparison of the shear bond strength and bond failure location of clarity ceramic and Transcend brackets. Setting: This comparative study was conducted at department of Orthodontics, de’Montmorency College of dentistry, Lahore. Methodology: Fifty brackets of each type were bonded to 100 extracted first premolar teeth with the similar bonding system. Each bracket type was tested on a Schimadzu testing machine to investigate the debonding force levels. Optical stereo microscope was used to evaluate the Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI). Conclusion: It was concluded that Shear bond strength and ARI scores differences between the Clarity and Transcend ceramic brackets are insignificant.