Gingival response to relief and non relief removable orthodontic appliances
Al-Rafidain Dental Journal,
Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 103-107
AbstractThe gingival state of thirty seven young patients (mean
age 11.6 years) wearing simple removable orthodontic appliances
was assessed and followed at monthly intervals for 3
months. For 17 of the patients, intentional relief of the appliance
was carried out in the upper right area. Statistically, the
plaque index levels were similar in both “relief” and “non relief”
groups and reached a similar score at 2 and 3 months.
The gingival index was significantly higher in the “relief” group.
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