Dental Monitoring Application: it is a valid innovation in the Orthodontics Practice?
The aim of research is to show the effectiveness of 0.014X0.025 CuNiTi wires in self-ligating straight-wire appliance in the working time of 10 weeks, the treatments are monitored with the Dental Monitoring® Applications. A statistical significance analysis of the correspondence between the results of the first phase of fixed orthodontic treatment (alignment), according to the type of wires used, compared to the time (about 8 weeks) suggested by the manufactory house is therefore useful to fully understand the power of these arches in the orthodontic treatment.
Material & Methods
The study provides for the recruitment of 35 cooperating patients with different degrees of crowding, all treated with Damon System(ORMCO), monitoring them through pictures, taken in the Dental Monitoring(DM®) sequence technique, as follows: Time0: Arch-Wire Insertion (0.014x0.025CuNiTi), Time1: Four Weeks, Time2: Eight Weeks, Time3: Ten Weeks.
The results obtained will be compared with records reported by manufactory house. Our results showed that the manufacture information does not correspond to the real efficiency of the device tested. Statistical Analyses performed by T test student.
In Our experience, applying DM Application with self-ligating technique has reduced in term of number of appointments for each patient from 3 appointments in 10 weeks to 2 appointments, when the indirect bonding was effectuated and when we have inserted a 014X025 CuNiTi. This means that there is a reduction in the mean period of chair time, of material ‘costs, number of visits; moreover, there is an increase in term of frequency of patient’ s monitoring, resulting in a more precise evaluation of treatment by orthodontist. The limits of the present study are presented by the variable patient’s compliance and by the small number of patients. This device is an instrument advantageous for the orthodontist’s work. In literature, there are few articles inherent to Digital application Mobile, we will hope that this our experience represents a valid support to a major use of this application in the clinical practice.