: A 74% response rate was obtained. In more than 80% of cases, BMTs were used on first and second permanent molars
by 52% and 33% of orthodontists respectively. BMT usage was adopted by 97% of respondents in the previous decade. Direct
bonding was used by all for BMT placement. Etch times for molars, compared to other teeth, increased from 15 to 30 seconds
by 51% of orthodontists. Of the respondents, 97% used light-cured adhesives and 17% used self-etching primers. Molar tube
holders were preferred by 54% for placement. Only with a history of epilepsy, were bands preferred to BMTs. BMTs were
regarded as more cost-effective than molar bands by 66% of responding clinicians.