Maria Angélica de Almeida

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Orthodontic brackets were bonded to 180 faces of 45 porcelain cubes that were divided into three groups according to their surface preparation. In group I, the glaze had been removed with a sandpaper disk, whereas in group II, it was maintained. A solution of acidulated phosphate fluoride (APF) gel was applied to the samples in groups I and II for 5 minutes(More)
The clinical performance of a glass ionomer cement for direct bonding of orthodontic brackets was compared with a composite resin routinely used in this procedure. Brackets were bonded, using both materials, in alternate quadrants of 16 patients of the Orthodontic Clinic of the State University of Rio de Janeiro. A total of 225 teeth, 112 in the glass(More)
The reliability of using the oblique cephalometric radiograph for early prediction of the mesiodistal widths of unerupted lower canines and premolars was investigated. Mandibular models and oblique cephalometric radiographs were obtained for 40 Brazilian children (20 boys and 20 girls), in the mixed dentition phase. Further models were obtained for the same(More)
Patients with sickle cell anemia (Hb SS) or sickle cell trait (Hb AS) may present several types of renal dysfunction; however, comparison of the prevalence of these abnormalities between these two groups and correlation with the duration of disease in a large number of patients have not been thoroughly investigated. In a cross-sectional study using(More)
To determine whether the positions of the palatal rugae were affected by orthodontic therapy, pre- and posttreatment maxillary dental casts of 57 adult patients treated in the graduate orthodontic clinic at the University of North Carolina were evaluated. The orthodontic extraction group (n = 27) was composed of patients whose treatment included the(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate clinically a bonded space maintainer, which would reduce chair-side time and cost. Sixty appliances were fabricated from 0.7 mm stainless steel round wire and bonded using light-cured composite to the two teeth adjacent to the site of extraction of a posterior primary tooth. Twenty males and sixteen females (age range(More)
The aims of this study were to evaluate the changes in the facial profile related to maxillary incisor retraction and to check for correlations between changes in the lip and changes in the positions of the teeth and alveolar bone during orthodontic treatment. Initial and final lateral cephalometric radiographs of 25 nongrowing Brazilian patients were(More)
The aim of this investigation was to compare the clinical performance of a glass ionomer cement (GIC) with a composite resin when used for direct bonding of standard edgewise orthodontic brackets. Fourteen patients (10 females, four males), in whom 242 teeth were bonded with brackets, were divided into two groups: GIC (121 teeth) and composite (121 teeth).(More)
The aim of this study is to determine whether or not skeletal and/or dental asymmetries were presented in patients with Class II division 1 subdivision malocclusions. Frontal cephalometric radiographs and dental arch casts were obtained from thirty Brazilians from Rio de Janeiro; the mean age of the sample was 11.6 years. Nine bilateral triangles were(More)