Maria Bernadete Sasso Stuani

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In the rat experimental model, molar tooth movement induced by Waldo's method is known to cause a temporally and spatially defined pattern of brain neuronal activation. Since orthodontic correction usually involves the entire dental arch, we used a spring-activated appliance to extend the investigation to incisors, and we included brain regions related to(More)
Any alteration in blood flow or vascular pressure caused by a trauma may damage the pulp tissue. The aim of this study was to evaluate the vascular changes during the initial period of tooth movement. These alterations were assessed in coronal molar pulp tissue of 20 male Wistar rats, 90 days of age, submitted to mesial inclination movement by a closed coil(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the osteoblastic activity of cells derived from the midpalatal suture upon treatment with low-level laser therapy (LLLT) after rapid maxillary expansion (RME). A total of 30 rats were divided into two groups: experimental I (15 rats with RME without LLLT) and experimental II (15 rats with RME + LLLT). The rats were(More)
This study evaluated pulp changes in molars of rats submitted to tooth movement by application of a 0.4 N force. Twenty-five adult male Wistar rats (Rattus norvegicus, albinus) were randomly assigned to 5 groups (n=5), being one control group not submitted to force application, and four study groups of 6, 12, 24 and 72 h of force application. The study(More)
OBJECTIVES To describe the microscopic pulpal reactions resulting from orthodontically induced tooth movement associated with low-level laser therapy (LLLT) in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-five young male Wistar rats were randomly assigned to three groups. In group I (n = 20), the maxillary right first molars were submitted to orthodontic movement(More)
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) have been used for pain relief in orthodontics, but clinical studies reported that they may reduce tooth movement (TM). By other side, TM seems to activate brain structures related to nociception, but the effects of NSAIDs in this activation have not been studied yet. We analyzed the effect of short-term(More)
Ten male young adult gerbils Meriones unguiculatus weighing 55g were divided in two groups: experimental (n=5) animals submitted to exodontia of the left upper molars, and sham-operated were used as control (n=5) group. The aim of the present study was to investigate the ultrastructural effects of occlusal alteration induced by unilateral exodontia on(More)
Morphological effects on the medial pterygoid muscle were evaluated in 20 male gerbils (average weight, 55 g) after occlusal alterations induced by extraction of left side molar teeth. Controls were only submitted to surgical stress. Sixty days after surgery, the groups were divided into two subgroups for the following studies: (1) observation of(More)
The aim of this research was to verify, in vitro, the effect of various porcelain surface treatment on the shear strength of orthodontic brackets bonded to porcelain and the mode of fracture after debonding. Eighty-eight samples of metallic supported feldspathic porcelain were randomly divided into four groups according to their surface preparation as(More)
Open bite malocclusion is frequently discussed in orthodontics; diagnosis, treatment, and retention can be difficult because this malocclusion has numerous correlated etiological factors. The earlier this malocclusion is corrected, the better the prognosis will be, especially when the problem is skeletal. This article presents a patient with skeletal open(More)