Removal of remnant of resin cement after removal of fixed orthodontic braces

Valter Scalco
- Mestre em Odontologia Restauradora; - Professor de Pós-Graduação em Odontologia Estética.

Female patient, 25.

COMPLAINT

Removal of fixed braces and need for elimination of cement residues.

INITIAL APPEARANCE

Patient completed orthodontic treatment with metal brackets still installed.


 

CLINICAL/X-RAY EXAM

Patient presented fixed metal braces, with healthy teeth and indication for removal of the braces.

 

TREATMENT

The brackets were removed, and then, with the aid of a UV light source (Cobra LED Ultravision, Gnatus), the cement adhering to the enamel was removed selectively.