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Incidence of caries lesions among patients treated with comprehensive orthodontics.
INTRODUCTION Dental caries, specifically decalcified white-spot lesions (WSL), is a well-known side-effect of orthodontic treatment. The incidence of labial incipient caries lesions and itsExpand
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In-vitro evaluation of various treatments to prevent demineralization next to orthodontic brackets.
INTRODUCTION One common negative side effect of orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances is the development of incipient caries lesions around brackets, particularly in patients with poor oralExpand
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Pain and orthodontic treatment.
OBJECTIVE To explore whether patients' pain experiences and orthodontists' assessments of their patients' pain levels are consistent and whether orthodontists are aware of their patients' use of painExpand
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Hydration with sodium bicarbonate does not prevent contrast nephropathy: a multicenter clinical trial.
BACKGROUND Radiographic contrast media exposition can cause acute renal function impairment. There is limited and conflicting evidence that hydration with sodium bicarbonate prevents contrast-inducedExpand
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Effect of 5% fluoride varnish application on caries among school children in rural Brazil: a randomized controlled trial.
OBJECTIVES To determine the efficacy of 5% sodium fluoride (NaF) varnish application in reducing caries increments in the permanent dentition of rural Brazilian school children over the course of 12Expand
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Editor's Comment and Q&A: In-vitro evaluation of various treatments to prevent demineralization next to orthodontic brackets
Introduction One common negative side effect of orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances is the development of incipient caries lesions around brackets, particularly in patients with poor oralExpand
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White-Spot Lesions in Orthodontics: Incidence and Prevention
The most common negative effect of orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances is the development of incipient carious lesions around brackets. The objectives of this chapter are to present some ofExpand
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Adolescent patients' treatment motivation and satisfaction with orthodontic treatment. Do possible selves matter?
OBJECTIVE To determine whether adolescents' satisfaction with orthodontic treatment outcomes is correlated with the degree to which (1) the adolescents focused on and (2) were energized by imaginingExpand
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Pediatric patients' orthodontic treatment need, quality of life, and smiling patterns -- an analysis of patient, parent, and provider responses.
OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study is to explore the relationship between pediatric patients' orthodontic treatment need, the patients' assessments of their smile-related quality of life (QoL),Expand
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Occlusal indexes as judged by subjective opinions.
  • Airton O. Arruda
  • Medicine
  • American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial…
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INTRODUCTION An orthodontic index is validated by comparing its scores with a gold standard, commonly the consensus opinion of a group of experienced orthodontists. The purpose of this investigationExpand
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