Volume 28, Issue 2 (7-2015)                   jdm 2015, 28(2): 138-145 | Back to browse issues page

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  Background and Aims: The aim of this descriptive longitudinal study was to determine the type of teeth that were more prone in accidental bracket debonding and also to investigate the relationship between broken bracket bond and intervening factors such as age, type of malocclusion and sex.

  Materials and Methods: We used a pilot study to determine the correct sample size for this study. According to the pilot study which consisted of 20 records of patients, it was concluded that 576 patient’ records was needed. The mean time for a bracket before it fails was also measured using Kaplan-Meier method. Cox regression analysis was done to examine the effect of age, gender, and class of malocclusion on each tooth with broken bracket. Data were analyzed using the software SPSS 20.

  Results: Results showed that the percentage of unexpected broken bracket bond for each tooth varied and they were significantly related only in second premolars in both jaws with malocclusion that was different for each tooth (P=0.037, P=0.004).

  Conclusion: Maxillary second premolars and mandibular second premolars had the highest rate of unexpected broken bracket bond in CL II CL I malocclusion respectively. Age, gender and malocclusion had no effect on the unexpected broken bracket bond for other teeth.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: general
Received: 2015/07/22 | Accepted: 2015/07/22 | Published: 2015/07/22

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