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The purpose of this study is to investigate rapidity of tooth alignment in a randomised clinical trial of orthodontic patients allocated randomly into two different appointment intervals groups. First group will be reviewed every two weeks to adjust their braces while the second group will be reviewed every 8 weeks.
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry concerned primarily with the correction of dental crowding or tooth malalignment. The first phase of fixed appliance orthodontic treatment is concerned with tooth alignment and relies upon a rapid and predictable response of the appliance system to the forces applied by the aligning archwire. The appropriate length of time between orthodontic appointments, generally called the 'appointment interval', has been the subject of debate for many years. Doctors all have their own preferences, based either on what they were taught in their orthodontic specialty programs or on community norms. Little evidence has been presented in the orthodontic literature to support these biases. The appointment interval may influence tooth alignment rates and treatment time along with other variables, such as periodontal status. Accelerating orthodontic tooth movement can significantly reduce treatment duration and the risk of side-effects.
Not yet recruiting
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-08-14T18:29:38-0400
Fixed orthodontic braces are routinely used to straighten teeth and correct the bite of individuals. Once the braces are fit, the patient is recalled every few weeks to adjust or tighten t...
This study is designed to determine if the preemptive use of a combination of acetaminophen and ibuprofen is more effective in reducing pain following orthodontic tooth movement when compa...
This study is intended to investigate the optimum interval between micro-osteoperforations to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement. Overall, the investigator will be comparing the rate of...
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...
A cohort of 15 patients starting orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances will receive EXD-952 Ceramic Self-ligating brackets on all mandibular incisors and a different type of brackets...
To identify if lower incisor movements after orthodontic treatment are due to the relapse of the orthodontic treatment or due to natural growth.
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...
The development of gingival recessions has been associated with orthodontic treatment; however, a clear etiology is still unknown. The aim of the present study was to further clarify potential associa...
Peripheral serotonin continuously reveals its unexpected involvements in many organ functions. In bone tissue, there is an increasing evidence for a local serotonergic system affecting the cellular an...
To investigate inequalities in three aspects of access to orthodontic care: uptake of orthodontic treatment, normative need and subjective need in England.
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 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)
Wires of various dimensions and grades made of stainless steel or precious metal. They are used in orthodontic treatment.
Attachment of orthodontic devices and materials to the MOUTH area for support and to provide a counterforce to orthodontic forces.
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.
In a clinical trial or interventional study, participants receive specific interventions according to the research plan or protocol created by the investigators. These interventions may be medical products, such as drugs or devices; procedures; or change...
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....