Introduction. Protocols which contribute to the long-term success of orthodontic treatment, in both adult and young patients, and which establish a proper routine for oral hygiene at home, must be personalized and followed strictly. Materials and methods. Our protocol includes the following steps: before orthodontic treatment (initial examination, initial preparation and reassessment); during orthodontic treatment (first session, treatment session in association with oral hygiene check-ups, recall, if oral hygiene is insufficient); after orthodontic treatment (postreatment support). The differences in treatment and approach necessary when dealing with adults or children and with removable appliance or fixed appliance are also highlighted.

An oral hygiene instruction program for orthodontic patients

LUCCHESE , ALESSANDRA;
2001

Abstract

Introduction. Protocols which contribute to the long-term success of orthodontic treatment, in both adult and young patients, and which establish a proper routine for oral hygiene at home, must be personalized and followed strictly. Materials and methods. Our protocol includes the following steps: before orthodontic treatment (initial examination, initial preparation and reassessment); during orthodontic treatment (first session, treatment session in association with oral hygiene check-ups, recall, if oral hygiene is insufficient); after orthodontic treatment (postreatment support). The differences in treatment and approach necessary when dealing with adults or children and with removable appliance or fixed appliance are also highlighted.
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