Effect of orthodontic treatment on saliva, plaque and the levels of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus.

@article{LaraCarrillo2010EffectOO,
  title={Effect of orthodontic treatment on saliva, plaque and the levels of Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus.},
  author={Edith Lara-Carrillo and Norma-Margarita Montiel-Bastida and Leonor S{\'a}nchez-P{\'e}rez and Jorge Alan{\'i}s-Tavira},
  journal={Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal},
  year={2010},
  volume={15 6},
  pages={e924-9}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify changes in the oral environment with clinical, salivary and bacterial risk markers after placement of fixed orthodontic appliances on permanent dentition. MATERIAL AND METHODS With ethical approval, we used different techniques to analyzed clinical, salivary and bacterial risk markers in 34 patients (mean age, 16.7+5.2 years), 14 males and 20 females; before starting orthodontic treatment and 1 month after. Clinical risk markers (decayed… CONTINUE READING

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