chapter  8
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Fixed appliances

Despite the advent of direct bonding, conventional bands are still widely used for second bicuspid, first and second molar teeth. Brackets bonded to second bicuspid teeth particularly in the mandibular arch, have a high failure rate. While a number of orthodontists currently bond all teeth including second molars, the reliability of well-banded molars still provides the clinician with a comfort zone knowing that all molar attachments are well secured throughout treatment.