Removal of Invisalign retention attachments: a new minimally invasive method.

Jose Luis Ruiz, Werner J. Finger, Hiromi Sasazaki, Masahi Komatsu

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    Removal of Invisalign resin retention buttons without damaging underlying enamel is a major challenge. To date, the use of tungsten carbide burs is the most common and fastest--yet a risky-ablation method. Stainbuster, a fiber-reinforced resin bur, has been introduced for removal of surface stains and resin remnants from tooth surfaces. This comparative in vitro and in vivo study proved that a combined technique, using multifluted tungsten carbide burs for fast removal of the bulk of resin followed by Stainbuster grinding for gentle removal of the final resin layer, is a safe and minimally invasive procedure for removing composite buttons from enamel.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)634-636, 638, 640 passim
    JournalCompendium of continuing education in dentistry (Jamesburg, N.J. : 1995)
    Issue number9
    Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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