Margarita Makou

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The purpose of this study was to assess quantitatively the roughness of the enamel surface following debonding using two resin removal methods. The enamel surface of 30 premolar crowns was covered with black tape with a 3 mm window on the middle buccal third to standardize the area of analysis. The initial enamel surfaces were subjected to profilometry,(More)
INTRODUCTION Our objective was to assess the hypothesis that there are variations of the proportion of articles reporting a significant effect, with a higher percentage of those articles published in journals with impact factors. METHODS The contents of 5 orthodontic journals (American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Angle(More)
The purpose of this study was to qualitatively and quantitatively characterize the substances released from orthodontic brackets and nickel-titanium wires and to comparatively assess the cytotoxicity of the ions released from these orthodontic alloys. Two full sets of stainless steel brackets of 20 brackets each (weight 2.1 g) and 2 groups of 0.018 x 0.025(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of treatment of mandibular crowding with self-ligating and conventional brackets on dental arch variables. Fifty-six patients were selected from a pool of subjects satisfying the following inclusion criteria: non-extraction treatment in the mandibular or maxillary arches, eruption of all mandibular(More)
AIM This was to record the oral health profile and more specifically the prevalence of carious and hypoplastic lesions in children and adolescents with cleft lip and palate (CLP). STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS The study group consisted of 41 children and adolescents (4-18 years-old) with CLP group while a similar number of non-cleft persons (HLP) matched for(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the effect of bracket type on the labiopalatal moments generated by lingual and conventional brackets. Incognito™ lingual brackets (3M Unitek), STb™ lingual brackets (Light Lingual System; ORMCO), In-Ovation L lingual brackets (DENTSPLY GAC), and conventional 0.018 inch slot brackets (Gemini; 3M Unitek) were bonded on(More)
The aim of the present study was the determination of the levels of osteoprotegerin and soluble RANKL in blood serum and in gingival crevicular fluid relative to the degree of orthodontic root resorption in a rat model. Blood samples and gingival crevicular fluid were collected from fourteen 6-month-old male Wistar rats weighing 350-500 g. A 25-g closed(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of bracket type (conventional and self-ligating) on the levels of Streptococcus mutans and total bacterial counts in whole saliva of orthodontic patients. Thirty-two male and female patients were selected using the following inclusion criteria: adolescents (mean age 13.6 years, range 11-17 years),(More)
Color alteration of adhesive during treatment and after debonding may be implicated in long-term enamel discoloration. The aim of this study was to assess the color stability of light-cured and chemically cured adhesives subjected to artificial photoaging. Disk-shaped specimens of adhesives were colorimetrically evaluated before and after artificial(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this article was to assess the effect of wire adaptation on the lingual surfaces of mandibular anterior teeth with 3 types of lingual retainers on the development of vertical and labiolingual forces. METHODS Ten retainers (canine to canine) were constructed from each of the following wires: Wildcat 0.0195-in heat-treated 3-strand(More)