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orthotown.com // townie clinical Composite and Bonding If you’re looking to switch from non-flowable composite to flowable, first see what the Orthotown.com community has to say about it. Orthotown.com Message Boards > Clinical Topics > Clinical Orthodontics > Best Flowable Composite? drgscott Member Since: 03/09/09 Post: 1 of 17 t Best Flowable Composite? What is the best, strongest and most durable flowable composite for bonding lower 3x3s to cuspids? I have been using non-flowable because I found Flow-Tain to be too weak over time. I would like to return to using a flowable. Any suggestions? n MAR 20 2013 Str8edge Member Since: 07/17/11 Post: 2 of 17 Light bond thin paste from Reliance. I’ve used it forever for 3x3s and it never fails. You probably already know this, but roughen up the lingual enamel a bit (I use green stone) and etch for a full minute. n MAR 20 2013 zxzxzx Member Since: 02/28/03 Post: 3 of 17 jkglenos Member Since: 04/10/03 Post: 4 of 17 Transbond LR. It barely flows but just enough. n MAR 20 2013 We’ve had very good success with an inexpensive product from GAC called Ideal Adhesive. Since it is meant to be used for brackets and I want it to be more “flowable,” I have the staff mix it with a drop of sealant and place it in a centrix syringe tip. We can do about 2.5 lingual arches (12-18) teeth with each tip. We store it in the dark, of course, between uses. Very few bond failures considering the many hundreds out there but I have noticed it wears away in some cases after three to five years. I just add to it from time to time if the patient returns and it no longer covers the twisted .0195 wire. n MAR 20 2013 Str8edge Member Since: 07/17/11 Post: 5 of 17 I have the same issue with the Invisalign attachment material that I really like. It’s not “flowy” enough – so we make a ‘double boiler” out of a coffee mug filled with hot water from the Insta-hot and a small cup that sits inside the hot water, put composite tips inside the inner cup and it warms up and flows much better. I think they have composite warmers out there as well, but this is so quick and easy that we never looked into it. The issue I see with “diluting” the composite with unfilled resin (which I used to do) is that you are weakening the structural integrity of the material. n MAR 20 2013 bracketdude Member Since: 02/15/09 Post: 6 of 17 drgscott Member Since: 03/09/09 Post: 7 of 17 Transbond LR is very nice for this. It is perfect for lingual retainers. I used to use FlowTain, but LR has superior handling. Give it a try, and you won’t regret it. n MAR 20 2013 Thanks for all the suggestions. I will get some Transbond LR. I only bond the cuspids and I found the Flow-Tain would get thin after a few years and occasionally break. I need it to last at least another 10 years until I retire. n MAR 20 2013 continued on page 24 22 JUNE 2013 // orthotown.com http://www.orthotown.com http://www.Orthotown.com http://www.Orthotown.com http://www.orthotown.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Orthotown June 2013

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Wired for Success: Incorporating Laser Treatments into Routine Orthodontic Practice
I Am So Tired
The Latest Technologies Advancing Ortho Care
Why Ever Do a 4 Bi in a Class II Case?
Best Flowable Composite?
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Office Visit: Self-made in Manhattan
Orthodontic Practice Rescue – Becoming the Pre-eminent Orthodontist
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