Townie® Poll

Bonding

Poll conducted from 7/25/2016 To 8/19/2016

In an ideal situation (no crowns, etc.) do you bond all of your brackets or do you use some bands?
43 total votes
67%
Bond all
33%
Some bands
If not which teeth do you not bond?
23 total votes
22%
Upper 6s
9%
Upper 7s
48%
Lower 6s
9%
Lower 7s
13%
Other
Do you do indirect bonding?
37 total votes
19%
Yes
81%
No
If you do not do indirect bonding, why not?
29 total votes
48%
Too much time/lab work
14%
Too much cost
38%
Doesn't make anything better
If so, do you digitally scan or make impressions?
23 total votes
26%
Digital
74%
Impression
Do you use a third party system or set brackets in house.
15 total votes
20%
Third party
80%
In house
Do you use light cure or paste/paste systems?
29 total votes
90%
Light cure
10%
Paste/paste
What percentage of your bonding fails?
33 total votes
55%
1 to 3 percent
39%
4 to 5 percent
6%
5 to 10 percent
0%
More than 10 percent
Failure is mainly a/an
32 total votes
88%
Operator error
13%
Material error
Who usually applies the bracket to the tooth in your practice?
36 total votes
86%
Doctor
14%
Assistant

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