Anjali Anna Thomas

Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


  • Research   
    Slot Dimension Changes of New and Retrieved Damon Q Passive Self Ligating Brackets
    Author(s): Anjali Anna Thomas* and Harish Babu

    Introduction: In clinical orthodontics, the proper fit between the bracket slot and the archwire is of great importance. Geometry of the bracket slot plays a major role in efficient three−dimensional tooth movement during the orthodontic treatment. Materials and methodology: Damon Q second premolar brackets with 0.022 × 0.028−inch slot size were used in this study. The study consisted of 2 groups and each group had 10 samples group1 - as received Damon Q brackets, group2 - retrieved Damon Q brackets. These retrieved Damon Q brackets were used along with damon CuNiTi archwires in the oral cavity for a period of 32 weeks. Paired t test was done to compare the mean difference in the slot dimensions (height and depth) between the as received and retrieved Damon Q brackets. Results: Paired t test showed significant difference in the slot dimensions between the as received.. Read More»

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