Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : fixed orthodontic treatment


IMPACT OF DENTAL NEGLECT SCORE ON ORAL HEALTH AMONG PATIENTS RECEIVING FIXED ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

Dr. Amit Kumar Khajuria, Dr. Parul Singh, Dr. Gaurav Agarwal

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 2080-2084

Objective: For individuals receiving orthodontic treatment, maintaining strict oral hygiene routines is essential to prevent periodontal health from declining. Thus, using the dental neglect scale (DNS) questionnaire, the current study was started to evaluate dental neglect and oral health condition among individuals receiving orthodontic treatment.
Materials and Methods: The 80 patients receiving fixed orthodontic treatment were the subject of the current cross-sectional study, which was designed and conducted. Two questionnaires were used in the study; one was a closed-ended one that asked about patients' practises for maintaining oral health, and the other was a DNS that was followed by an assessment of oral hygiene status using the Oral Hygiene Index Simplified. Chi square test was performed to statistically examine the data, with P <0.05 being considered a statistically significant value. The data were then subjected to analysis using SPSS version 20.
Results: According to the current study, 63% of the orthodontic patients were daily brushers, 26% were twice daily brushers, and 11% were three times daily brushers. Only 9% of the respondents reported utilising interdental assistance, while about one-fourth of them used a brush with soft bristles. With a P value of <0.05, the data showed a positive connection between DNS and the oral hygiene index simplified score.
Conclusion: According to the results of the current study, orthodontic patients' reduced frequency of brushing, mouth washing, and eating sticky and hard food can be ascribed to self-neglect.

EVALUATION OF CORRELATION FOR ALL 4 EXTRACTIONS IN ORTHODONTIC PRACTICE IN CASE OF DISHED IN FACES: AN ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Dr. Afreen Kauser; Dr. Hitesh Ramdas Sawant; Dr. Sayali Jain; Dr. R. Arvinth Vishnu; Dr. Monal Nandkumar Karkar; Dr. Swati Kapoor

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 6599-6605

Aim: Purpose of our research was to assess the outcome as well as correlation after extraction of four premolar teeth for orthodontic treatment and will it result in dished in facial profile. Methodology: Pretreatment and posttreatment records of 73 patients were chosen at random from completed cases in the practice of one experienced orthodontist. Eighteen involved the extraction of upper first premolars, and 55 involved the extraction of upper second premolars. Of these 55, 29 involved the extraction of upper first premolars and 26 involved the extraction of upper second premolars. In the upper first premolar group, however, all 18 involved the extraction of upper first premolars. Pretreatment factors that recommended a foundation for the extraction
option in this group of patients who had incisal overjet, molar relationship, and fundamental upright facial outline.