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Laser Application in Prevention of Demineralization in Orthodontic Treatment

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Author(s): Hooman Sadr Haghighi | Mahsa Skandarinejad | Amir Ardalan Abdollahi

Journal: Journal of Lasers in Medical Sciences
ISSN 2008-9783

Volume: 4;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 107;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: laser | demineralization | orthodontic

ABSTRACT
One common negative side effect of orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances is the development of incipient caries lesions around brackets, particularly in patients with poor oral hygiene. Different methods have been used to prevent demineralization such as fluoride therapy and application of sealant to prevent caries. The recent effort to improve the resistance against the demineralization is by the application of different types of lasers. The purpose of this review article is discussing the effects of laser in prevention of demineralizationin orthodontic patients.
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