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The meta-analysis of the data collected in the years 1939-1993 clearly shows an increasing incidence of hypodontia. The disorder is characterized by a congenital absence of deciduous or permanent teeth. It is a significant esthetical and functional problem, which may negatively affect the patient's psychosocial development.
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Name: Dental and medical problems
Because of the high rate of agenesis and supernumerary teeth in orthodontic patients and the lack of studies in Lebanon that document the prevalence of those anomalies, the aim of this study was to de...
The study aimed to evaluate differences in tooth size between patients with hypodontia and those with normal complement of permanent teeth using three-dimensional geometric morphometric analysis. The ...
Patients presenting with severe hypodontia can be challenging to manage. They often present with significant spaces within the dental arches and the lack of permanent teeth can make anchorage control ...
Patients with a cleft lip and/or palate may require multiple episodes of orthodontic treatment, e.g. before alveolar bone grafting, upper arch alignment, orthodontic camouflage and in combination with...
This cross-sectional study aimed to explore the level of knowledge and expectations people deciding on a future orthodontic treatment have about post-orthodontic retention and to investigate the influ...
This study aims to provide information on the frequency of hypodontia in children cancer survivors receiving chemotherapy before 4 years of age.Patients who met the eligibility criteria wi...
Aim: to search for reasons for seeking orthodontic treatment, compliance during orthodontic treatment, drop-out from orthodontic treatment and success of orthodontic treatment. Methods: e...
This study attempts to assess the effect of orthodontic treatment on the stability of pre-orthodontic recession coverage by connective tissue graft- a randomized controlled clinical trial ...
The purpose of this study is to test whether the two MMPs can be up-regulated during orthodontic treatment. Alveolar bone samples will be collected from partially impacted third molars aft...
This study aims to assess adolescent's compliance after the end of orthodontic treatment using either thermoplastic or Hawley retainers in the upper arch, with the aid of TheraMon microsen...
Attachment of orthodontic devices and materials to the MOUTH area for support and to provide a counterforce to orthodontic forces.
Orthodontic appliances, fixed or removable, used to maintain teeth in corrected positions during the period of functional adaptation following corrective treatment. These appliances are also used to maintain the positions of the teeth and jaws gained by orthodontic procedures. (From Zwemer, Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p263)
A dental health survey developed to evaluate a patient's orthodontic treatment need and priority for orthodontic care. The index is based on an assessment of degree of MALOCCLUSION and the potential aesthetic and dental health benefit of the treatment under consideration.
Orthodontic movement in the coronal direction achieved by outward tension on the PERIODONTAL LIGAMENT. It does not include the operative procedure that CROWN LENGTHENING involves.
Small metal or ceramic attachments used to fasten an arch wire. These attachments are soldered or welded to an orthodontic band or cemented directly onto the teeth. Bowles brackets, edgewise brackets, multiphase brackets, ribbon arch brackets, twin-wire brackets, and universal brackets are all types of orthodontic brackets.
Dentistry is the study, management and treatment of diseases and conditions affecting the mouth, jaw, teeth and their supporting tissues (Oxford Medical Dictionary) The work of a dentist ranges from regular patient check-up to orthodontics and surgery....
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