Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Esthetics


CLEAR ALIGNER THERAPY- A REVIEW

Dr. G.NIDHYA VARSHINI; Dr. M.S. KANNAN

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 1689-1693

Orthodontic treatment involving clear polyurethane aligners has started dominating the market. Although it has existed for almost two decades now, it is not indicated for all type of patients. Controversies exists in the aligners treatment indications. Some indicate that they should be used in orthodontic cases without skeletal disharmonies with mild crowding, whereas others have suggested that Invisalign may be suitable for even moderately complex orthodontic cases. In this review, a basic idea of the aligners and recent advances are discussed.

A review on Conceptual methods of Smile evaluation

Dr.Kalai Selvi. A; Dr. M.S. Kannan

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 4, Pages 1658-1661

Esthetics in orthodontics has been defined mainly in terms of profile enhancement, but if you ask lay people what an orthodontist does, their answers will usually include something about creating beautiful smiles. This article is an overview of smile esthetics and its analysis in orthodontics.

MANDIBULAR ARCH FORMS IN CLASS II DIVISION 1 MALOCCLUSION

Anubhav Das; Ravindra Kumar Jain

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 1851-1857

The dental arch form is defined as the shape formed by the configuration of the bony ridge of the jaw. Arch form dimension and variations have been studied by several authors. Consideration of the arch form is of utmost importance, because it is crucial that the arch form should be examined before starting upon the treatment as this gives valuable information about the position into which teeth can be moved if they are to be stable following treatment. Different methods have been developed to describe the dental arch morphology ranging from simple classification of arch shape through combinations of linear dimensions to complex mathematical equations.This study is a cross sectional retrospective study which has been undertaken in a university setting. Case records of 300 class II division 1 malocclusion patients in the age group of 12- 40years were included for the study and an analysis was done on different dental arch forms prevalent in class II division 1 malocclusion. Descriptive statistical analysis was performed for association of arch form with gender, age group of the included records in SPSS software by IBM. Chi- square test was performed,frequency distribution was performed. No significant statistical association between gender and arch form , age group and arch form in class II div 1 malocclusion was seen.

DISTRIBUTION OF AGE AND GENDER FOR FIXED DENTAL PROSTHESIS AMONG PATIENTS IN A UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL SETTING- A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY

M. Ovia; Revathi Duraisamy; Adimulapu Hima Sandeep

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 194-200

included patient’s details were collected by assessing the report from the data of 86,000 patients between June 2019 and March 2020 .The inclusion criteria were : Patient’s name, age, gender and PID and Patient’s who underwent Fixed Dental Prosthesis.From this we obtained 932 patients who underwent Fixed Dental Prosthesis.Data was tabulated in Excel and imported to SPSS.The type of statistical analysis used in this study was Correlation and Association. From this, we observed people of age range 31-40years received FPD at a higher rate (34.05%) and people of 20-30 years (26.96%),
>50years (20.62%), 41-50yrs (18.37%) which was lesser comparatively.Males received FPD at a higher rate (53.60%) than females (46.19%) and transgenders (0.21%).The association between the gender and age of patients who received FPD was done by Chi square test (Chi-square value - 46.955a; P-value : 0.000). Since, P(<0.05) there was a higher significance between the age and gender of patients who received FPD.The prevalence rate of Fixed Dental Prosthesis was found to be 1% since out of 86,000 patients visited dental college 932 patients had Fixed Dental Prosthesis. This study shows that as age increases people show less preference for prosthetic restoration to replace missing teeth no matter what the reason, maybe. Steps should be taken to educate every possible patient about the importance of replacement of missing teeth since it can affect general health and can also cause damage to the adjacent tooth.