Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002487
Title: Comparison of oral hygiene and gingival health response in patients wearing two types of orthodontic retainers
Category: Pharmacology
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    Background: The use of retainers either bonded to the lingual/palatal tooth or a removable type after completion of orthodontic treatment is a common practice that can affect gingival health. Objective: The aim of the present study was to compare the oral hygiene and gingival health response in patients wearing Begg’s removable retainers and lingual bonded retainers. Methods: A total of 5 patients wearing Begg’s removable retainers and 7 patients wearing lingual bonded (fixed) retainers were followed up for the gingival response over a period of 3 months from a baseline time of debonding and placement of the retainers. Gingival response was measured based on modified gingival index. Results: Mild gingivitis was more prevalent on the lingual interdental region in fixed lingual retainers than removable retainers. However, the magnitude of the inflammatory response was not significantly high. Conclusion: According to this study, the clinical observation of an increased tendency for calculus formation around fixed retainers was confirmed. However, a comparable limited gingival inflammation was found in the presence of both the types of retainers.

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    Sunayna Chowdhary1 , Ravindra Kumar Jain1 , M. P. Santhosh Kumar2 *

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    1 Department of Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthopaedics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. M. P. Santhosh Kumar, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Sunayna Chowdhary1 , Ravindra Kumar Jain1 , M. P. Santhosh Kumar2 *

    Title:Comparison of oral hygiene and gingival health response in patients wearing two types of orthodontic retainers
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (September )
    Year:2018
    Page No: (1790-1792)
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    Methodology:Gingival health, Lingual bonded retainer, Oral hygiene, Removable retainers
    Research Materials:5 patients

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Gingival health Lingual bonded retainer Oral hygiene Removable retainers

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