[Risk of caries in orthodontics: descriptive study on 155 patients].

@article{Bourzgui2010RiskOC,
  title={[Risk of caries in orthodontics: descriptive study on 155 patients].},
  author={Farid Bourzgui and Mourad Sebbar and Mouna Hamza},
  journal={Revue de stomatologie et de chirurgie maxillo-faciale},
  year={2010},
  volume={111 5-6},
  pages={
          276-9
        }
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of this survey was to study the prevalence of tooth decay, to assess oral hygiene control, to analyze the different risk factors for caries in orthodontics, and to determine recommendations. PATIENTS AND METHODS We studied 155 patients managed in the unit, for three months and 19 days. The main indicators used were: the DMF index; Loe and Silness's gingival index, and Silness and Loe's plate index. RESULTS The plate index ranged between 0.08 and 2.4, with a mean of 1.12… CONTINUE READING
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