Oral Comfort, Function and Hygiene in Patients with Lingual Brackets

  title={Oral Comfort, Function and Hygiene in Patients with Lingual Brackets},
  author={Dr. med. dent. Ariane Hohoff and Didier Fillion and Thomas Stamm and Gerhard Goder and Cristina Maria Sauerland and Ulrike Ehmer},
  journal={Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics / Fortschritte der Kieferorthop{\"a}die},
Oral comfort, speech, mastication and swallowing, as well as oral hygiene were to be evaluated in a prospective longitudinal study before and after insertion of lingual brackets. 22 patients (five male, 17 female, mean age 34.7 years, SD 10.4) were enrolled in the study and filled in a standardized questionnaire directly before placement of lingual brackets (T0), within 24 hours thereafter (T1), and 3 months (± 1 week) later (T2). At both T1 and T2, treatment was confined to the upper arch. In… CONTINUE READING


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