Purpose: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the ormocer Admira Flow for bonding brackets. Materials and methods: Forty-five extracted human premolars were used. They were divided into two groups: 1) Transbond XT, and 2) Admira Flow. Shear bond strength was measured with an universal test machine. The adhesive remnant on the tooth after debonding was quantified using image analysis equipment. Results: No significant differences were observed in bond strength for Transbond XT and that of Admira Flow, nor were there significant differences in the quantity of adhesive remnant left on the tooth after debonding (p > 0.05). Conclusions: Admira Flow could be an alternative to traditional bracket bonding. Nevertheless, in vivo studies are necessary to confirm these results.
(Rev Esp Ortod. 2007;37(1):019-024)