Removal of remaining cement and bonding agents

After detachment of all the bands and brackets, the remaining cement may be removed using scalers or band-removal pliers, and then high-speed flame-finishing burs, without a water spray. Teeth may be polished using conventional rubber cups and pumice or a proprietary polishing agent. In instances where there is considerable gingival enlargement at the time of appliance removal, part of the residual cement and bonding agent may be temporarily left on the teeth. After a month of good plaque control, the gingival condition will then normally allow a clear field for final cleaning and polishing.

Fig. 11.7 It is important to minimize the possibility of decalcification marks on the teeth.

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