FREQUENCY OF CARIES IN LOWER ANTERIOR TEETH BONDED WITH FIXED ORTHODONTIC RETAINER
Objective was to determine the frequency of caries in lower anterior teeth bonded with fixed orthodontic retainer. It was a randomized controlled trial. This study was carried out at Department of Dentistry, Faryal Dental College, Sheikhupura from February 2022 to July 2022. Total 120 patients having age 15 to 25 years (permanent dentition) & orthodontically treated were enrolled in this study. Patients in Group I received bonded canine-to-canine retainers for their lower front teeth following orthodontic treatment. Group II comprised of patients who had removable retainers. Collected data was entered in SPSS for data analysis.
The results demonstrated an increased frequency of caries among our research participants for central (38.33%) and lateral incisors (31.66%) in Group I when compared to Group II (20.0% & 18.33%) respectively.
It may be stated that the experimental group’s mandibular central and lateral incisors experienced an equivalent amount of caries compared to one another but more frequently than canines.
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