Townie® Poll

Indirect Bonding

Poll conducted from 12/17/2008 To 1/27/2009

Do you use an indirect system for bracket placement?
82 total votes
37%
a. Yes
63%
b. No
How long have you been using indirect bonding?
27 total votes
15%
a. Less than one year
26%
b. One to two years
30%
c. Two to five years
30%
d. More than five years
How difficult was it to start indirect bonding?
20 total votes
35%
a. It was easy because of in-office training by the supplier
15%
b. We struggled even after in-office training.
50%
c. We had to re-train ourselves after in-office training.
What is the best feature of indirect bonding?
26 total votes
46%
a. More accurate bracket placement.
27%
b. Saves chair time for full appliance placement.
27%
c. Minimizes doctor time.
0%
d. Easier on the patient.
0%
e. Easier on the staff.
What was the major reason you decided to do indirect bonding?
24 total votes
71%
a. Direct bonding took too much doctor time.
13%
b. Staff could not place brackets without doctor involvement.
0%
c. Staff bracket placement inaccurate.
17%
d. Recommended by a colleague or speaker.
What is your experience with bonding molars?
27 total votes
41%
a. We have had a great experience so far.
19%
b. It took some time to adjust to it.
19%
c. It is the weakest part of indirect bonding.
22%
d. I don't bond molars, I still band them.
Do you indirect bond second molars?
26 total votes
27%
a. Yes, on all my cases.
35%
b. No, they are not always erupted when we bond.
19%
c. Not initially, but before the end of treatment.
19%
d. I prefer bands for second molars.
Have you used more than one indirect bonding system?
27 total votes
19%
a. No, I still use the first one I tried.
37%
b. I have used two systems.
33%
c. I have used more than two systems.
7%
d. I tried them all.
4%
e. I am trying different systems but haven't decided on one.
Which indirect bonding system do you now use?
25 total votes
8%
a. OrthoCad
4%
b. Insignia
0%
c. E-Model
16%
d. Other
72%
e. My staff does it in-office
What is the major advantage of in-office indirect bonding?
24 total votes
4%
a. No virtual set-up time for doctor.
38%
b. The doctor has more control in training the staff.
8%
c. We have fewer de-bonds and re-bonds with in-office.
50%
d. In-office is more economical.
Will you try 3-D imaging for indirect bonding?
26 total votes
27%
a. No, it will be too expensive.
27%
b. It depends on the cost.
12%
c. It depends on how the 3-D images need to be obtained.
12%
d. Not if I have to buy a 3-D machine.
23%
e. Yes, it is the future of indirect bonding.
Are you using indirect bonding but are considering returning to direct bonding?
25 total votes
24%
a. Yes
76%
b. No

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