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Heliosit-orthodontic, a visible light cured adhesive, has been compared with Right-on, a chemically activated adhesive, on 122 patients for a mean period of 12 months with a range 3-18 months. The overall bond failure rate was 20 per cent. Heliosit-orthodontic had a 23 per cent failure rate compared with a 16 per cent failure rate for Right-on.(More)
The aim of this investigation was to compare the repeatability of measuring enamel demineralization surrounding an orthodontic bracket using two techniques: computerized image analysis from digitally converted photographic slides and quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF). Fifteen human molars were halved and shaped to look like incisors. The teeth(More)
Gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) was collected from around canine teeth before orthodontic treatment, during retraction, and in retention. The aim was to investigate the changes in the flow of GCF and its glycosaminoglycan (GAG) components at these three stages of orthodontic treatment, and relate them to tooth movement, gingival inflammation, and other(More)
OBJECTIVES This study compares the use of QLF with digital imaging in the detection and quantification of the development and removal of stain on teeth. METHODS Two experimental phases, tooth staining and tooth whitening, conducted in vitro on labial 12 mm(2) enamel windows made on ten extracted bovine teeth, developed stains in 6-min cycles (2 min in(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the validity and reproducibility of a method of morphometric assessment of enamel demineralisation. METHODS An in vitro investigation was carried out on 22 human teeth. One investigator coated the crowns of the teeth with an acid-resistant varnish, leaving a small window on the buccal surface. This was incrementally occluded by(More)
INTRODUCTION Our aim was to determine predictors for the presence and degree of demineralization during orthodontic treatment. This study was a post-hoc analysis of recruits for a randomized controlled trial. Two hundred thirty patients were included in this study and assessed for demineralization at debond by using quantitative light-induced fluorescence(More)
The reproducibility of measuring artificial enamel white spot lesions from captured photographic images using computerised image analysis was assessed. Enamel lesions were induced on the buccal surface of 22 human teeth over periods of 3, 7 and 14 days. Standardised photographs were taken from above and below the occlusal plane. These were repeated after 2(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the use of computerised image analysis to measure the area of demineralisation on the buccal surface of a tooth and to analyse the effect on that measurement of varying the angle at which a photographic image of the buccal surface of a tooth is taken. METHODS Twenty-two teeth with areas of incremental demineralisation on the(More)
This is Part 2 of an in vitro study investigating two techniques for recording and quantifying demineralization surrounding orthodontic brackets. In Part 1 the repeatability of computerized image analysis from digitally converted photographic slides and quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF) was explored. In Part 2 of the investigation the validity(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare detection of enamel and dentinal caries by dental students' and faculty members' visual inspection and by quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF). The overall aim was to determine whether QLF is an appropriate technique for use in clinical skills laboratories as a teaching aid for dental undergraduates to(More)