Ahu Güngör Acar

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The aim of this study was to compare the effects on root resorption of continuous and discontinuous force application. The experimental material consisted of 22 first premolars that were to be extracted as part of orthodontic treatment. Prior to extraction, a 100 g tipping force was applied to the experimental teeth by means of elastics. One side was(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate cephalometrically the effects of open bite treatment with NiTi arch wires and anterior elastics. The study group comprised of 17 patients who displayed a high angle skeletal pattern, along with an anterior open bite. After initial leveling, 0.016 x 0.022 inch upper accentuated-curve and lower reverse-curve arch wires(More)
It was claimed that, skeletal maturity could be determined by using anatomical changes of the cervical vertebrae observed on the lateral cephalometric radiographs. In this method of assessment cervical vertebrae C2, C3, and C4 are observed and each patient is placed in a cervical vertebrae maturation index (CVMI). Fishman developed a system of hand-wrist(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the incidence of bacteremia after orthodontic banding. The study was conducted on 40 healthy orthodontic patients with good oral hygiene. Venous blood samples were obtained with a strict aseptic technique before and after fitting of a molar band in each patient. Microbiologic evaluation of the samples revealed a(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the prevalence of bacteremia after orthodontic debanding and debonding. The study group comprised 30 patients (10 men, 20 women). All were treated using the Edgewise technique. Patients with acceptable oral hygiene and fixed appliances in both jaws were included in the study group. Blood samples were obtained using a(More)
An adult female patient who presented with a severe Class II division 1 malocclusion was treated by en masse retraction of upper anterior teeth against zygomatic anchorage. This case report describes the surgical and orthodontic procedures followed during the treatment. En masse retraction of the six anterior teeth by using zygomatic bone anchorage proved(More)
Most orthodontic brackets and archwires made from stainless steel or nickel (Ni)-titanium (Ti) alloys can release metal ions into the saliva. This study measures the amounts of metal released from simulated fixed orthodontic appliances. Sixty simulated fixed orthodontic appliances were manufactured in different ways and divided into four equal groups as(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate whether a relationship exists between the anterior component of occlusal force (ACF) and postretention crowding in the mandibular incisor area. The study group comprised 32 adults who had undergone fixed orthodontic treatment in the department clinic at Marmara University in Istanbul, Turkey. In 13 subjects, the(More)
Impaction of maxillary canines is a frequently encountered clinical problem the treatment of which usually requires an interdisciplinary approach. Surgical exposure of the impacted tooth and the complex orthodontic mechanisms that are applied to align the tooth into the arch may lead to varying amounts of damage to the supporting structures of the tooth,(More)
This study investigates the prevalence of bacteremia after orthodontic banding and debanding, following the application of a 0.2% chlorhexidine gluconate mouthwash. The banding and debanding groups were each composed of 40 young adult patients. In the banding group, patients were asked to rinse their mouth with chlorhexidine gluconate for 60 seconds just(More)