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Special Issue "Orthodontic Materials and Adhesive Interfaces"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2020.
Unit of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry – Section of Dentistry - Department of Clinical, Surgical, Diagnostic and Paediatric Sciences – University of Pavia – Italy
Interests: orthodontics; adhesive dentistry; dental materials
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Orthodontics is a specialty of dentistry that studies the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of malpositioned jaws and teeth. Orthodontic fixed therapy moves the patient’s teeth, usually with brackets and wires. During orthodontic treatment, bonding between the bracket and the enamel has to be strong enough to withstand masticatory stresses and shear forces. Bracket failure is a common problem in orthodontics that is disturbing for both the clinicians and patients. Moreover, bond failures can influence treatment duration, total costs, and chair time. Unwanted bracket detachment can be due to bracket base characteristics, masticatory forces, bonding technique, or enamel contamination.
As the current technologic improvements face clinicians with new materials and techniques, adhesive properties should be continuously studied and tested. In vivo and in vitro investigations could help orthodontists to increase their knowledge about material behaviour.
Materials is preparing a Special Issue focused on Orthodontic Materials and Adhesive Interfaces.
We kindly invite researchers, investigators, and clinicians to contribute with original research articles as well as in vitro studies, reviews, clinical trials, and case reports that could improve the understanding of bonding mechanism, interactions, and the development of strategies to enhance bond strength.
Manuscripts investigating adhesion in the orthodontic field will be considered for publication in the Issue. Possible research topics include but are not limited to:
-bracket base designs
-interface characteristics and other connected variables.
Before submission, authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines.
Prof. Maria Francesca Sfondrini
Dr. Andrea Scribante
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