Year: 2019 | Month: June | Volume 6 | Issue 1
Feasibility of Different Methods after Debonding of Orthodontic Brackets: An In Vivo Study
Danish U. Z. Khan3
Aim: This study aims to evaluate and compare the discomfort levels during debonding using different three methods and adhesive remnant index (ARI) scores compared. Materials and Methods: Sample comprised 50 female patients from single clinic of an average age of 24 years and 5 months. Three methods used were lift-off debonding instrument (LODI), straight cutter, and Howe plier. At the end of debonding in each quadrant, discomfort levels were assessed using visual analog scale (VAS). Remaining adhesive on enamel surface was studied with the help of ARI. Results: Pain scores were significantly higher for SC method. LODI group showed least discomfort. ARI showed significantly different results with three methods used. Conclusion: Patients showed least discomfort when LODI method was used.
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