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Comparison of Shear Bond Strength of MIM Technology Brackets with Conventional and Rail-Shaped Mesh Bases: An In Vitro Study

Francisco Molina1, Karina Maria Salvatore Freitas2, 3, *, Maria Cristina Rockenbach Binz Ordóñez4, Emerson Flamarion Cruz5, Rafael Pinelli Henriques6, Guillermo Mauricio Aguirre Balseca4
1 Department of Orthodontics, FACOP, Bauru, SP, Brazil
2 Department of Orthodontics, Uninga University Center, Maringa, PR, Brazil
3 Department of Orthodontics, FACOP, Bauru, SP, Brazil
4 Facultad de Odontologia, Universidade dos Hemisférios, Quito, Ecuador
5 Department of Finance, FACOP, Bauru, SP, Brazil
6 Department of Foreign Student Care, FACOP, Bauru, SP, Brazil



The objective of this study was to evaluate in vitro the shear bond strength of two types of MIM (Metal Injection Molding) technology brackets, one with conventional mesh base and the other with rail-shaped mesh base.

Materials and Methods:

Forty human premolars received the bonding of 2 types of brackets: Group 1- 20 Synergy metal brackets (Rocky Mountain) with conventional mesh base and Group 2-20 H4 brackets (OrthoClassic) with rail-shaped mesh base. Both brackets were bonded with Resilience photopolymerizable resin (OrthoTechnology). The specimens were coupled to a Tinius Olsen universal test machine where the shear test was performed using a chisel. In addition, the amount of remaining resin in tooth crown with the ImageJ program was evaluated and the Adhesive Remnant Index (ARI). Intergroup comparison was performed by the independent t test and Chi-square test.


There was no statistically significant difference between the groups for any of the measures evaluated indicating that the mesh type of the brackets’ base with MIM technology did not influence the shear bond strength of the brackets (shear bond strength, p=0.191; maximum load registered, p=0.244). There was also no difference between the percentage (p=0.602) and area of remaining resin in the teeth (p=0.805) and IRA (p=0.625) between the Synergy and H4 groups.


Shear bond strength was similar in the two types of brackets with MIM technology evaluated. In addition, the remaining resin in the dental enamel of two types of brackets were also similar.

Keywords: Orthodontic, Bonding, Shear bond strength, Bracket, Conventional mesh base, Rail-shaped mesh base.

Article Information

Identifiers and Pagination:

Year: 2019
Volume: 13
First Page: 255
Last Page: 260
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-13-255
DOI: 10.2174/1874210601913010255

Article History:

Received Date: 24/04/2019
Revision Received Date: 11/06/2019
Acceptance Date: 15/07/2019
Electronic publication date: 31/07/2019
Collection year: 2019

© 2019 Molina et al.

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