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The multi-detector computed tomographical analysis of bone density in impacted maxillary canines

Authors: Nidhal H. Ghaib نضال حسين غايب --- Nadia B. Al-Ansari
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2013 Volume: 25 Issue: 3 Pages: 165-167
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Maxillary canines are important aesthetically and functionally, but impacted canines are more difficultand time consuming to treat, the aim of this study is to investigate with multi-detector computed tomography thecorrelation between the bone density and the upper canine impaction.Material and method: A sample of Unilaterally impacted maxillary canines from 24 patients (19 female, 5 male) whowere referred to accurately localize the impacted canines at al- Karkh general hospital were evaluated by avolumetric 3-d images by the multi-detector computed tomography to accurately measure the bone density of themaxillary cortical palate of the maxillary impacted canine side and compare it with the other side of the normallyerupted canine.Results: The statistical descriptive analysis showed that the ratio of the maxillary canine impaction was higher infemales than in males, also the it revealed that the mean bone density of the cortical bone was greater in themaxillary impacted canine side (affected side) than in the control side (the side of the normally erupted canine), theWilcoxon signed ranks test showed a significant difference in the mean bone density between the affected side andthe control side.Conclusions: The increased bone density of the maxillary cortical plate could be an obstructive factor that causemaxillary canine impaction


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Effect of orthodontic tooth movement on salivary levels of Interleukin-1beta, Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha, and Creactive protein

Authors: Noor Saadi --- Nidhal H. Ghaib نضال حسين غايب
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2013 Volume: 25 Issue: 4 Pages: 120-125
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Orthodontic force is considered to stimulate cells in the periodontium to release many mediators suchas cytokines which play a responsible role for periodontal and alveolar bone remodeling, bone resorption and newbone deposition. Aim of this study was carried out to estimate changes of the (interleukin-one beta, tumor necrosisfactor – alpha and C-reactive protein) levels in unstimulated whole saliva during the leveling stage of orthodontictooth movement.Materials and methods: The sample consisted of thirty adult patients (12 males and 18 females) with ages ranges (19-23) years. Each sample had Class I and Class II malocclusion dental classification and required bilateral extraction oftheir maxillary first premolars, underwent a session of professional oral hygiene and received oral hygiene instructionsbefore and during the period of study, one month later fixed orthodontic appliance were placed in the upper archby using 0.014 nickel titanium arch wire. The unstimulated whole saliva was taken from each sample immediatelybefore placement of the appliance (baseline), and at (after1hour, after one week and after two week) followingplacement of the fixed orthodontic appliance. In addition the plaque index and gingival index were recordedduring the interval periods of this study to assess oral cleanliness. The interleukin – one beta and tumor necrosis factoralphawere determined by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, while the C-reactive protein was determined bylatex agglutination.Results: The results of the present study found the mean value of both salivary (interleukin-one beta and tumornecrosis factor -alpha) were highest at (after1hour) followed by at (after one week) then at (after two week) thanthe baseline with highly statistical significant differences (P< 0.01) among males, females and total samples, inaddition there were no statistical significant differences between males and females (P>0.05). While the mean valuesof C-reactive protein were higher at (after 1hour) only with highly significant differences (P< 0.01) among femalesand total samples while only significant difference (P<0.05) for males, in addition there were no statistical significantdifferences between males and females. Regarding the correlation between salivary (interleukin – one beta andtumor necrosis factor -alpha), there were positive correlation between them at all periods of study. Moreover therewere positive correlation between salivary (interleukin – one beta and tumor necrosis factor -alpha) and salivary Creactiveprotein. On the other hand there were no association between the salivary (interleukin – one beta andtumor necrosis factor -alpha and C-reactive protein) and clinical parameter (plaque index and gingival index).Conclusion: From this clinical study we conclude that orthodontic force induces increasing the levels of (interleukin –one beta, tumor necrosis factor -alpha, C-reactive protein) in unstimulated whole saliva during orthodontic toothmovement.


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Evaluation of frictional forces generated by different brackets and orthodontic wires

Authors: Khulood A. Almakhzomi خلود المخزومي --- Nidhal H. Ghaib نضال حسين غايب
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2013 Volume: 25 Issue: special issue 1 Pages: 126-131
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Sliding mechanics is widely used during orthodontic treatment. One of the disadvantages of thismechanics is the friction generated at the bracket/archwire interface, which may reduce the amount of desiredorthodontic movement obtained. The aim of the present in vitro study was to evaluate and compare the staticfrictional forces produced by two passive self-ligating brackets stainless-steel and hybrid and two conventionalbrackets stainless-steel and monocrystal ligated with stainless-steel ligature wire at two degrees of torque(zero andtwenty) under dry condition.Materials and method: One hundred and sixty brackets were used in this study divided into four groups each groupconsisted of forty brackets these are: Two self-ligating (stainless-steel and Hybrid) while the two conventional typesare the (stainless-steel and monocrystal).twenty of each group examined with 0.016"x0.022"archwire, ten at 0˚ torqueand ten at 20˚ torque while the other twenty of each group examined with 0.019"x0.025", ten at 0˚ torque and ten at20˚ torque.Results: There was a significant different between all groups except in case when self-ligating brackets (both types)ligated to both wires at 0˚torque there was no significant difference.Conclusions: The self- ligating brackets produce significantly lower static friction than the conventional types at bothdegrees of torque. There was no significant different between both self-ligating brackets at0˚torque while at 20˚torque the stainless- steel self –ligating produce lower static friction than the clear self-ligating type

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static --- friction --- self-ligating --- conventional --- torque

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