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Journal of Stomatology
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5/2018
vol. 71
 
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An overview of the alteration of orthodontic treatment results with a removable orthodontic appliance using Little’s Irregularity Index: preliminary study of the Dental Hospital Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Integration Clinic Patients

Beattie Rahayu
1
,
Nada Ismah
1
,
Widya Kusumadewy
1
,
Krisnawati, Krisnawati
1

1.
Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
J Stoma 2018; 71, 5: 406-411
Online publish date: 2019/05/21
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Introduction
The complexity of malocclusions, such as anterior dental irregularity, is important in determining the outcome of treatment with a removable orthodontic appliance. Little’s Irregularity Index is used to assess alterations of anterior teeth.

Material and methods
This was a descriptive study done on 47 patients’ dental casts before and after treatment using a removable or-thodontic appliance, between 2013 and 2017. Measurements were made using Little’s Irregularity Index.

Results
Patients who presented most often for removable orthodontic appliance treatment had minimal and moderate ante-rior dental irregularity. After treatment completion, the condition of the patients’ anterior teeth was altered to hav-ing either no or minimal irregularities, and no further patients had severe irregularities.

Conclusions
The condition of patients’ maxillary and mandibular anterior teeth improved after under­going removable ortho-dontic appliance treatment provided by dental students at our dental hospital between 2013 and 2017. Thus, the treatment given can be considered appropriate and in accordance with removable ortho­dontic appliance indi-cations and functioning.

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removable orthodontic appliance, Little’s Irregularity Index, treatment result

 
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