Frequencies of Root Canal Treatment and Deep Caries in Clear Aligner compared To Conventional Orthodontic Treatment: A Retrospective Cohort Study
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 8218-8223
AbstractThe impact of orthodontic forces on human pulpal tissues has been the subject of interest with an unpredictable result. These changes range from an inconsequential alteration in the pulp vasculature to a deplete in the respiration rate of the pulpal tissue. Moreover, the nature, direction and expanse of orthodontic appliances forces exerted during tooth movement, the maturity of root apices and patient’s age may all influence a change on human pulpal tissues.
Purpose of the study was to determine which orthodontic appliance has higher frequencies of root canal treatment and deep caries that affect pulp vitality during the
Materials and Methods
A retrospective study using the patient electronic files (pre-operative and post-operative radiographs including patient treatment records).
It can be observed from the findings that there was no statistically significant difference between Invisalign and conventional orthodontic treatment as far as caries incidence was concerned.
The overall prevalence of caries among orthodontic patients was 24% but there was no significant difference between Invisalign and conventional orthodontic treatments.
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