Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Quantitative light induced fluorescence


QUANTITATIVE LIGHT-INDUCED FLUORESCENCE (QLF) IN ORTHODONTICS – A REVIEW

Ravi S; Ferin Fathima; Pradeep S; I.Girish kumar; Bosy Thankam Mathew

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 3, Pages 303-312

Oral hygiene maintenance is usually more strenuous in patients undergoing orthodontic therapy as food lodgement occurs in between bands and brackets . Within a month of treatment this can lead to loss of mineral content of enamel. Preventive measures along with reinforcement and clinical evaluation is necessary. Mineral loss can occur before a white spot becomes visible on the enamel surface. Loss of minerals usually diagnosed by the clinicianwith visual evaluation alone cannot identify the mineral loss. This article attempts to identify and evaluate QLF as a diagnostic apparatus to detect white spot lesions and as a oral hygiene reinforcement reinforcement tool. A QLF apparatus consists of a DSLR camera along with filters and lighting to produce images