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01.12.2015 | Research article | Ausgabe 1/2015 Open Access

BMC Oral Health 1/2015

Braces versus Invisalign®: gingival parameters and patients’ satisfaction during treatment: a cross-sectional study

Zeitschrift:
BMC Oral Health > Ausgabe 1/2015
Autoren:
A. Azaripour, J. Weusmann, B. Mahmoodi, D. Peppas, A. Gerhold-Ay, C. J. F. Van Noorden, B. Willershausen
Wichtige Hinweise

Electronic supplementary material

The online version of this article (doi:10.​1186/​s12903-015-0060-4) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

Competing interests

The authors report no conflicts of interest and no extrenal funding for this study. The authors only are responsible for the content and writing of the article.

Authors’ contribution

AA, DP and JW carried out the study. Statistical analysis was performed by AA, AGA and BM. AA, CJFVN and BW conceived the study and participated in its design and coordination. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.

Abstract

Background

Fixed orthodontic appliances (FOA) temporarily interfere with periodontal health of patients, as the appliance complicates oral hygiene. The use of aligners in orthodontic therapy increased strongly during the last decade. In the literature, the reports about effects of aligner treatment on oral hygiene and gingival conditions are scarce. This cross-sectional study evaluated oral hygiene and patient’s satisfaction during orthodontic treatment of patients with FOA or Invisalign®.

Methods

100 patients (FOA = 50, Invisalign® = 50) were included who underwent orthodontic treatment for more than 6 months. Clinical examinations were performed to evaluate patients’ periodontal condition and were compared with clinical data at the beginning of the orthodontic treatment. Oral hygiene, patients’ satisfaction and dietary habits were documented by a detailed questionnaire. For statistical analysis, the Mann–Whitney U-Test and Fisher’s Exact Test were used; as multiple testing was applied, a Bonferroni correction was performed.

Results

At the time of clinical examinations, patients with FOA were in orthodontic therapy for 12.9 ± 7.2 months, whereas patients with Invisalign® were in orthodontic therapy for 12.6 ± 7.4 months. Significantly better gingival health conditions were recorded in Invisalign® patients (GI: 0.54 ± 0.50 for FOA versus 0.35 ± 0.34 for Invisalign®; SBI: 15.2 ± 7.6 for FOA versus 7.6 ± 4.1 for Invisalign®), whereas the amount of dental plaque was also less but not significantly different (API: 37.7 % ± 21.9 for FOA versus 27.8 % ± 24.6 for Invisalign®). The evaluation of the questionnaire showed greater patients’ satisfaction in patients treated with Invisalign® than with FOA.

Conclusion

Patients treated with Invisalign® have a better periodontal health and greater satisfaction during orthodontic treatment than patients treated with FOA.
Zusatzmaterial
Additional file 1: Patient questionnaire.
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