Maintaining periodontal health during adult orthodontic treatment
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In this article we describe a method for maintaining periodontal health that we have used in a quasi-systematic fashion in our orthodontie treatment of patients with chronic Periodontitis. Taking charge of their periodontal care and stabilizing their teeth are obligatory first steps in their orthodontic therapy. Then we ask them to initiate careful brushing by mechanical or sonic techniques.
During the course of orthodontic treatment these adult patients have routine monthly visits for essential periodontal therapy that consists of plaque removal and smoothing of the root surfaces of all teeth and implants with Vector Pro® and its carbon and composite inserts associated with hydroxylapatite and hydrogen peroxide. These monthly visits for periodontal care together with mechanical or sonic tooth brushing at home have effectively contributed to the long term stability of our results, from both orthodontic and periodontal perspectives.
Key words: Periodontal maintenance / Orthodontic maintenance / Maintenance of implants
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