Removable orthodontic appliances: frequency and cleaning agents used by students and recommended by dentists

  • Rita Regina Souza Lamas Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas Dental School, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
  • Mabel Miluska Suca Salas Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas Dental School, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
  • Tatiana Pereira Cenci Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas Dental School, Area of Prosthetic Dentistry, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
  • Marcos Britto Corrêa Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas Dental School, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
  • Rafael Guerra Lund Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas Dental School, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Pelotas, RS, Brazil

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the prevalence and hygiene habits of 13-19 years-old adolescent users of removable orthodontic appliances (ROA) and to determine hygiene methods for the appliances prescribed by dentists, in the city of Pelotas. Methods: The study had two stages. The first stage was a telephone interview with dentists. Dentists were interview by telephone calls in order to obtain information regarding the hygiene methods for cleaning acrylic appliances. Second stage was a cross-sectional study performed with schoolchildren. Children from public and private schools with secondary level were included in the sample. A questionnaire was applied to the students using any type of ROA. Questionnaires included demographic information and behavioral characteristics. Data collected were subjected to Chi-square test and logistic regression. Results: The prevalence of children using ROA was 5.4%. Students (89.7%) and dentists (47.2%) reported to prefer mechanical methods to clean their ROA. Cleaning with soup, hydrogen peroxide or effervescent tabs were less used. High frequency of use was associated with higher frequency of hygiene on the ROA. Conclusions: The prevalence of schoolchildren using removable appliances was low. The common cleaning method used by children and prescribed by dentists was mechanical. Hygiene frequency was significantly associated with the routine of use of the appliance and with the type of hygiene method.

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Author Biographies

Rita Regina Souza Lamas, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas Dental School, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Possui graduação em Odontologia pela Universidade Federal de Pelotas (1989). Atualmente é livre - Clínica Odontológica Rita Lamas. Tem experiência na área de Odontologia, com ênfase em Ortopedia Funcional dos Maxilares. Mestranda em dentística da Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade Federal de Pelotas.
Mabel Miluska Suca Salas, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas Dental School, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Bacharel em Odontologia (2000). Titulo profissional Cirurgião Dentista, Universidade Católica de Santa Maria (2001) Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG). Mestrado em Ciências, área de concentração Dentistica , PPGO-Universidade Federal de Pelotas (2005). Doutorado em Saúde Publica, Universidade Nacional San Agustín (2009). Doutorado em Odontologia área de concentração Dentística com ênfase em Epidemiologia na Universidade Federal de Pelotas. Atualmente Pós-doutoranda na UFPel- FO. Atuação acadêmica profissional: Atual Professora Adjunta da UFJF; Campus Governador Valadares.
Tatiana Pereira Cenci, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas Dental School, Area of Prosthetic Dentistry, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Professora Associada, Departamento de Odontologia Restauradora da Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade Federal de Pelotas. Graduada em Odontologia pela FOB - USP (2001), Especialista em Prótese Dentária pelo Hospital de Reabilitação de Anomalias Craniofaciais - USP (2004), Mestre (2006) e Doutora (2008) em Clínica Odontológica, Prótese Dental - UNICAMP. Realizou Doutorado-sanduíche PDEE-CAPES no Academisch Centrum Tandheelkunde Amsterdam (Nov/2006 a Out/2007). Tem experiência na área de Odontologia, com ênfase em Prótese Dentária, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: biofilme, ensaios clínicos randomizados e revisões sistemáticas.
Marcos Britto Corrêa, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas Dental School, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Professor Adjunto da Faculdade de Odontologia da Universidade Federal de Pelotas, Docente Permanente do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Odontologia (CAPES conceito 6) e Docente Colaborador do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Epidemiologia (CAPES conceito 7), ambos da UFPel. Doutor e Mestre em Odontologia, Área de concentração em Dentística, pelo Programa de Pós Graduação em Odontologia da Universidade Federal de Pelotas. Realizou Pós-Doutorado em Epidemiologia pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Epidemiologia da UFPel. Tem experiência na área de Odontologia atuando principalmente na área de estudos epidemiológicos e condições de saúde bucal das populações.
Rafael Guerra Lund, Universidade Federal de Pelotas – UFPel, Pelotas Dental School, Department of Restorative Dentistry, Pelotas, RS, Brazil
Graduado em Odontologia pela Universidade Federal de Pelotas (2003), técnico industrial em Química pelo Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica (1997), especialista em Produtos Naturais (Fitoquímica) (2006) e mestrado e doutorado em Odontologia / Dentística (2008) pela Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel). Também foi bolsista PRODOC-CAPES nas áreas de Dentística e Cariologia pelo Programa de Pós-Graduação em Dentística da UFPel. Atualmente é professor Adjunto IV da Universidade Federal de Pelotas, professor permanente dos Programas de Pós-Graduação em Odontologia (áreas de Concentração em Dentística e Materiais Dentários) e do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Bioquímica e Bioprospecção da UFPel e é chefe do Laboratório de Microbiologia Oral desta mesma instituição. 

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Published
2016-10-13
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Lamas, R. R. S., Salas, M. M. S., Cenci, T. P., Corrêa, M. B., & Lund, R. G. (2016). Removable orthodontic appliances: frequency and cleaning agents used by students and recommended by dentists. Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, 15(1), 21-26. https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v15i1.8647093
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