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P-ISSN: 2394-7489, E-ISSN: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

2022, Vol. 8 Issue 1, Part H

A comparative analysis of efficiency between passive-self ligating brackets and conventional bracket system

AUTHOR(S): Jobin Baby, Mohammed Ribin Melethil and Jan Mohd Bhat
ABSTRACT:Background: One main difference between self ligating brackets and conventional brackets is elastic ligature, it is not used in self ligating brackets. The present study was conducted to know and compare efficiency between passive self-ligating bracket and conventional bracket system.
Materials & Methods: Study was conducted on 30 patients. Two groups were formed. 15 patients of both gender in each group. Patients selected were of moderate dental crowding. First group patients (group I) was treated with self-ligating pre-adjusted edgewise brackets (MBT 0.022) and second group (group II) with conventional pre-adjusted edgewise brackets (MBT 0.022).
Results: Among the 30 patients 17 females and 13 males were selected. In group I male female ratio was 7:8 and in group II it was 6:9. Irregularity index (mm) in maxilla at T0 in group I was 2.65 and in group II was 3.15, at T1 was 0.56 in group I and 1.04 in group II and at T2 was 0.0 in both groups. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Irregularity index (mm) in mandible at T0 in group I was 3.62 and in group II was 4.76, at T1 was 1.18 in group I and 1.72 in group II and at T2 was 0.0 in both groups. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: We found in our study that self-ligating pre-adjusted edgewise brackets were superior to conventional pre-adjusted edgewise brackets
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How to cite this article:
Jobin Baby, Mohammed Ribin Melethil, Jan Mohd Bhat. A comparative analysis of efficiency between passive-self ligating brackets and conventional bracket system. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2022;8(1):555-557. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2022.v8.i1h.1662
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