Objective. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of fixed orthodontic appliances on the salivary flow rate, pH and buffer capacity after 1 year from bracket placement. Material and methods.The study population consisted of 20 healthy patients (mean age 16.5 ± 4 years) scheduled for fixed orthodontic treatment. Salivary samples were taken just before bracket placement (T0; baseline assessment) and after 1 year of treatment (T1; treatment assessment) using the GC Saliva-Check Kit (GC Corp., Belgium). Results. No statistically significant differences were detected for all the examined salivary properties between T0 and T1. Conclusions. Fixed orthodontic appliances did not have any effect on the flow rate, pH and buffer capacity of saliva after 1 year of fixed orthodontic treatment in the study sample.

Effect of fixed orthodontic appliances on salivary properties

ALESSANDRI BONETTI, GIULIO;INCERTI PARENTI, SERENA;GATTO, MARIA ROSARIA;CHECCHI, LUIGI
2013

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Objective. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of fixed orthodontic appliances on the salivary flow rate, pH and buffer capacity after 1 year from bracket placement. Material and methods.The study population consisted of 20 healthy patients (mean age 16.5 ± 4 years) scheduled for fixed orthodontic treatment. Salivary samples were taken just before bracket placement (T0; baseline assessment) and after 1 year of treatment (T1; treatment assessment) using the GC Saliva-Check Kit (GC Corp., Belgium). Results. No statistically significant differences were detected for all the examined salivary properties between T0 and T1. Conclusions. Fixed orthodontic appliances did not have any effect on the flow rate, pH and buffer capacity of saliva after 1 year of fixed orthodontic treatment in the study sample.
2013
Alessandri Bonetti G; Incerti Parenti S; Garulli G; Gatto MR; Checchi L
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