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The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of 820-nm diode laser on osteoclastic and osteoblastic cell proliferation-activity and RANKL/OPG release during orthodontic tooth movement. Thirty-eight albino Wistar rats were used for this experiment. Maxillary incisors of the subjects were moved orthodontically by a helical spring with force of 20 g. An(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) and surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) on nasal volume using acoustic rhinometric methods. Two groups of subjects were used in the study. Group 1 consisted of 10 subjects (mean age 12.30 +/- 0.82 years) who were treated with RME, and group 2 consisted(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of fixed appliances on oral malodor. METHODS Forty-one patients participated in this study. They were randomized into 2 groups: treated with fixed orthodontic appliances and untreated controls. Oral malodor measurements and the gingival and plaque indexes were recorded in each group by(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of nickel in orthodontic treatment-induced gingival hyperplasia. The nickel concentration in gingival tissues with and without overgrowth, histopathology of gingival overgrowth, and epithelial cell proliferation response to different nickel concentrations were analysed. Ten patients receiving orthodontic(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the effects of rapid maxillary expansion (RME) and surgically assisted rapid maxillary expansion (SARME) on dentoalveolar structures following orthodontic treatment, as well as stability at 2-year follow-up. MATERIALS AND METHODS Two groups of subjects were used in the study. Group 1 consisted of 14 subjects (mean age, 12.7 +/- 1.4(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the shear bond strength (SBS) of two different light sources under different thermal cycle frequencies. METHODS Ninety human premolar teeth were divided into six groups, in which three groups consisted of halogen groups - Group I was cured with halogen without thermocycle, Group II cured with halogen with(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of antimicrobial pretreatments [chlorhexidine gluconate (CHX), Clearfil Protect Bond (CPB), and potassium-titanyl-phosphate (KTP) laser] on microleakage under metal orthodontic brackets. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty freshly-extracted human premolars were randomly assigned to four equal groups:(More)
The aim of this study was to determine the relationship of orthodontic malocclusion with periodontal status, dental caries, and sociodemographic status. Our study population consisted of a sample of 836 school children (384 male and 452 female, aged 11-14 years). Four experienced orthodontists and two experienced periodontists performed the clinical(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim was to evaluate the effects of the use of mandibular advancement appliances on mandibular growth in growing rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-four 8-week-old male Wistar albino rats were randomly divided into two experimental groups (12 rats each): Group I was a control group, and Group II was the mandibular advancement appliance group.(More)
BACKGROUND Psychosocial consequences and post-operative anxiety in patients after fixed orthodontic treatment are important parameters that must be evaluated by clinicians not to effect patient and their parent's psychosocial mood negatively. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the changes in depression and anxiety levels of orthodontic(More)