Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002885
Title: Complications of ceramic brackets
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Review Article
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    An expectation of beautiful smiles at the end of orthodontic treatment is a primary concern to each patient but is also equally concerned with appearance while undergoing treatment. Many attempts have been made by manufacturers to meet this demand. It includes by making metal brackets smaller, developing lingual or “invisible” brackets, making plastic brackets, and finally, introducing translucent ceramic brackets. Ceramic brackets are now popular as esthetic appliances which could withstand orthodontic forces and resist staining better than plastic brackets. Several clinical complications may arise from the use of ceramic brackets. The effects are enamel damage during debonding, attrition of teeth occluding with ceramic brackets, and increased friction in the orthodontic appliance. Solutions to these problems are discussed which indicate the need for careful selection of the teeth to be bonded with ceramic brackets. This article will help clinicians about the potential hazards and clear contraindications to the use of ceramic brackets. Apart from offering esthetics, ceramic brackets exhibit excellent biocompatibility. There has been much concern regarding the allergic and cytotoxic effects induced by constituents and the corrosion products of the stainless steel brackets. Nickel and chromium are the most common causes of metal-induced allergic contact dermatitis in man. Nickel has recently been reported to be moderately cytotoxic. Hence, the advantages offered by the ceramic brackets, namely excellent esthetics, biocompatibility, corrosion resistance, stability in the oral environment, and non-toxic nature, have made them an integral part of the orthodontists’ armamentarium. The aim of this review is to gain a clear knowledge about the potential hazards of ceramic brackets due to its properties.

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    S. Priyanka1 , A. Sumathi Felicita2 , L. Leelavathi 3 *

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    1 Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Orthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: L. Leelavathi, Department of Public Health Dentistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    S. Priyanka1 , A. Sumathi Felicita2 , L. Leelavathi 3 *

    Title:Complications of ceramic brackets
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (November [ Special Issue 3 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (3411-3416)
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    Methodology:Biocompatibility, Corrosion, Cytotoxic,
    Research Materials:Ceramic brackets

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Armamentarium Biocompatibility Corrosion Cytotoxic Friction Hazards

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