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Dr. Satnam Singh, M.D.

S(Orthodontics)
Senior Lecturer
Department of Orthodontics
Institute of Dental Sciences (IDS), Sehora, Jammu (India)
e-mail- satnam82_singh@yahoo.com

Dr. Poonam Bali, M.D.S(Prosthodontics)


Reader
Department of Prosthodontics
Teerthanker Mahaveer Dental college , Moradabad , Uttar Pradesh (India)
e-mail- poonam_4wd@yahoo.co.in

Dr. Shally Mahajan, M.D.S (Orthodontics)


Reader
Department of Orthodontics
Chandra Dental College and hospital,Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh (India)
e-mail- drshally23@gmail.com

AbstractThe incidence of allergies in general is on the increase. An allergic reaction can also occur during
any dental and orthodontic treatment. However, the allergic potential of orthodontic appliances is
frequently overestimated. Nickel is the most common metal to cause contact dermatitis in
orthodontics. Chromium and Nickel containing metal alloys are widely used in orthodontic
appliances. An allergic reaction to methylmethacrylate self-curing acrylic resin during
orthodontic treatment also had been noticed. A localized hypersensitive reaction appeared on the
palate after an orthodontic retainer was placed. In general, the most significant human exposure
to nickel, chromium and titanium occurs through the diet, atmosphere, drinking water, clothing
fasteners, jewelry and iatrogenic uses of articles containing these metals. Since, the oral
environment is particularly ideal for the biodegradation of these metals due to its ionic, thermal,
microbiologic and enzymatic properties, some level of patient exposure to the corrosion products
of these alloys could be assumed, if not assured.

IntroductionAn increasing concern with the biocompatibility of dental materials might be due to an increase
in the frequency of allergic reactions to materials or to an increase in awareness of adverse
effects of these materials. Orthodontic bands, brackets and wires universally made of austenitic
stainless steel containing approximately 18% chromium and 8% nickel. Nickel is the most
common cause of metal induced allergic contact dermatitis in man and second in frequency is
chromium.
According to Rahilly. G1, nickel is the most common metal to cause contact dermatitis in
orthodontics. Nickel-titanium alloys may have nickel content in excess of 50 per cent and can
thus potentially release enough nickel in the oral environment to elicit manifestations of an
allergic reaction.
Another study by Lilian Staerjkaer2 stated that the nickel is the most common contact allergen
affecting females in Europe and the USA. Nickel-containing metal alloys are extensively used
for dental prostheses and orthodontic appliances. The findings of this study did not indicate that
nickel sensitive persons are at greater risk of developing discomfort in the oral cavity when
wearing an intraoral orthodontic appliance.
The average dietary intake of the three metals have been estimated to be 200 to 300 ug/day for
nickel, 280ug/day for chromium and 300 to 2000 ug/day for titanium. Nickel concentrations in
drinking water generally measures below 20ug/L. 0.43ug/L are reported to be average chromium
level in drinking water and for titanium levels are reported to range from 0.5 to 15 ug/L. 3
According to Faribroz.A4 the mean salivary nickel (Ni) content in subjects with and without a
fixed orthodontic appliance was 18.5 13.1 and 11.9 11.4 ng/ml, respectively. The mean
salivary chromium (Cr) ion level recorded was 2.6 1.6 ng/ml in the study group and 2.2 1.6
ng/ml in the control group. Within the limits of this in vivo study, it is concluded that the
presence of fixed orthodontic appliances leads to an increased concentration of metal ions (Ni
and Cr) in salivary secretions.
Ramandan5 determined the effect of chromium and nickel on gingival tissues during orthodontic
treatment and concluded that the patients showed allergic reaction after 3 months of appliance
placement and this had disappeared by 1 month after appliance removal. The allergy to either to
nickel or chromium is not a serious medical problem; oral hygiene measures in at risk patients
should be optimal, with use of fluoride free tooth paste and mouth rinse.

To find the incidence of hypersensitivity to orthodontic metals, the patch tests were carried out
before and 2 months after the placement of orthodontic appliances in a study by Luciana MM6 .
Statistically significant positive reactions were observed for nickel sulfate (21.1%), potassium
dichromate (21.1%), and manganese chloride (7.9%). Reactions to nickel sulfate had the greatest
intensity and even the potassium dichromate. No differences were observed between the
reactions before and after placement of orthodontic appliances. The incidence of allergies in
general is on the increase. An allergic reaction can also occur during any dental and orthodontic
treatment. However, the allergic potential of orthodontic appliances is frequently overestimated.
The incidence of suspected allergic reactions during fixed appliance therapy was determined by
questionnaire in which more extraoral (45%) than intraoral (17%) skin changes were registered,
with both intraoral and extraoral changes being observed in 38%. Skin changes occurring in the
course of orthodontic treatment should be examined and verified if necessary by a dermatologist.
Gold plating and other coatings (titanium nitride) of the metal elements even encourage
corrosion after a brief protection period. Soldering should be avoided7.
An allergic reaction to methylmethacrylate self-curing acrylic resin during orthodontic treatment
was also noticed. A localized hypersensitive reaction appeared on the palate after an orthodontic
retainer was placed. The residual monomer content was between 0.745% and 0.78%, which did
not exceed international standards for this material. Patch tests were performed with several
methylmethacrylate resin samples showed positive reactions. Despite this many alternative
products available, self-curing acrylic resin remains widely used because of its low cost, ease of
use, and diversity of indications8.
According to Sidney AK9 , dietary deficiency of chromium has been associated with-impaired
growth and fertility, a diabetic like state connected to impaired glucose tolerance,
hyperinsulinemia , hypercholesterolemia , enhanced atherogenesis. Human chromium deficiency
has been indisputably proved in protein calorie malnutrition and in patients receiving total
parenteral- nutrition (TPN) devoid of chromium supplements.
Chromium salts were identified as human contact allergens between the two world wars10.

Toxicodynamic considerations
Iatrogenic exposures to chromium, nickel and titanium can occur from joint prostheses, dental
implants, orthopedic plates and screws, surgical clips and steel sutures, pacemaker leads,
prosthetic heart valves, dental alloys and orthodontic appliances.

It has been reported that in vitro release rate for full mouth orthodontic appliances to be 36ug/day
for chromium and 40ug/day for nickel. Nickel release from dental alloys has been reported as 4.2
ug/cm2 per day. Heat treated stainless steel orthodontic archwires showed the release rate for
nickel to be 0.26ug/cm2 per day3.
In a study in which cultured human cells were used, nickel was reported to be moderately
cytotoxic while chromium was considered to have little cytotoxicity injury to skin from
mechanical, physical or chemical agents followed by intimate contact with sensitizing allergens
favoring the development of allergic eczematous dermatitis11.
Diagnosis and detection of chromium allergyBy following the patients history such as previous allergic response after wearing earring or
metal watch strap, appearance of allergy symptoms shortly after the initial insertion of
orthodontic component containing nickel and chromium and even confined extraoral rash
adjacent to head gear studs, provides allergic response history.
According to Bukhard Summer12, a study was done to assess the ion release from Cobalt
Chromium Molybdenum alloy (CoCrMo) alloy and stainless steel in vitro and the cutaneous
reactivity to it by patch test. They concluded that there was low nickel ion release from stainless
steel and CoCrMo discs into different elution media. With concomitant eczematous reaction
upon patch testing it was found that 5 patients were Cobalt allergic and 3 also of nickel and
chromium allergic.
The standard assay for the detection of chromium sensitization , the patch test, does not allow
discrimination between patients with and without clinical symptoms of allergy. A study by
Lindemann.M13 aimed to prove whether cellular in vitro tests are predictive of chromium
allergy. Chromium sensitized volunteers with and without clinically manifested allergy and nonsensitized healthy control were analyzed by cellular in vitro methods using tri and hexavalent
chromium (chromium chloride and potassium dichromate) as stimuli. Sensitized individuals
with an allergy displayed significantly higher lymphocyte transformation test (LTT) responses
than volunteers without allergy and controls. Combining the results of chromium chloride and
potassium dichromate LTT, a positive reaction to at least one of stimuli was highly predictive of
allergy.
Another study on chromium contact allergy by D.Tio14 utilized capillary tube leukocyte
migration (LMT) inhibition assay as an in vitro method for the demonstration of chromium
hypersensitivity on clinically proven or suspected chromium allergy individuals. LMT has found
wide employment in immunopathology and denotes delayed type immunity in man. The results
of this study were not influenced by skin allergic reactivity to compounds other than chromium
and the method was found to be of practical clinical value for diagnosing chromium allergy.

Biology of reaction
Metallic dental appliances consist of dental amalgams (usually in fillings), solid solution
chromium alloys (usually in partial plates) and wrought stainless steel wiring (usually in
orthodontic or complex bridge work)15. Chromium elicits contact dermatitis which is delayed
hypersensitive immune response. No symptoms at initial exposure, but subsequent exposure lead
to more visible reaction.
Signs and symptomsThe reaction would be stomatitis from mild to severe erythema , loss of taste, tongue soreness,
angular cheilitis, allergic contact dermatitis, wide spread eczema and exacerbation of pre-existing
eczema.
Many substances used by dental laboratory technicians (occupational toxic risks) can cause
either irritation or allergic reactions. Exposure to chromium can cause16:
(1)Eczematoid dermatitis with edema and pruritus particularly in forearm (chromium
bracelet) . (2)Mucocutaneous ulcerations (chromium holes or tanners ulcers). The most
frequent cutaneous localization is on the palm of the hands, while the most frequent mucous
localization is the nasal septum due to contamination of hands.(3) chronic rhinitis, pharyngitis,
laryngitis and sometimes bronchitis. (4) asthma in workers exposed to chromic acid fumes and
hexavalent chromium derivatives.
Alternatives to prevent chromium allergy in orthodontics would be the use of Teflon coated
(Tooth-colored epoxy resin ) wires, Optifelx archwires, Fibre reinforced composite archwires,
Beta III Titanium , CNA Beta Titanium and TMA wires. These wires also prevent allergic
reactions from nickel. Ceramic brackets , polycarbonate brackets, polycrystalline brackets, single
crystal sapphire and zirconia brackets, gold plated brackets and titanium brackets are also helpful
to avoid allergic reactions to chromium and nickel. Plastic coated headgears and glass fibre
buccal tubes are also an aid to avoid contact dermatitis 1.
ConclusionWhile the sensitivity to any of these elements like chromium, nickel, titanium, acrylic or any
other dental material may not present an extreme medical risk, the orthodontist must be aware of
the problem, possess a basic understanding in occurrence rate, gender predilection, signs and
symptoms of allergic reaction. The orthodontist must be familiar with the best possible
alternative treatment modalities to provide the safest, most effective care possible in these cases,
maintaining optimal oral hygiene.
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longitudinal study.World J orthod 2004;5:230-235
Lucaine MM. Hypersensitivity to metals in orthodontics .Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop.
2004; 126(1)
Schuster. Allergies induced by orthodontic alloys: incidence and impact on orthodontic
treatment. Journal of orofacial orthopedics 2004;48-59(12)
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Kromium Alergi di orthodonsi: review


Dr. Satnam Singh, M.D.S(Orthodontics)
Dosen senior
Departemen ortodontik
Institut gigi ilmu (IDS), Sehora, Jammu (India)
e-mail-satnam82_singh@yahoo.com

Dr Poonam Bali, M.D.S(Prosthodontics)


Pembaca
Departemen Prosthodontik
Teerthanker gigi Mahaveer college, Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh (India)
e-mail-poonam_4wd@yahoo.co.in

Dr Shally Mahajan, M.D.S (orthodonsi)


Pembaca
Departemen ortodontik
Chandra gigi College dan rumah sakit, Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh (India)
e-mail-drshally23@gmail.com

AbstrakKejadian alergi pada umumnya adalah pada peningkatan. Reaksi alergi juga dapat terjadi selama
pengobatan gigi dan orthodontic. Namun, potensi Alergi Ortodonti peralatan sering berlebihan.
Nikel adalah logam yang paling umum untuk menyebabkan dermatitis kontak di orthodonsi.
Kromium dan nikel paduan logam yang mengandung secara luas digunakan di peralatan
orthodontik. Reaksi alergi terhadap methylmethacrylate resin acrylic menyembuhkan diri selama
perawatan orthodontik juga telah melihat. Reaksi hipersensitif lokal muncul di langit-langit
setelah punggawa Ortodonti ditempatkan. Secara umum, paling signifikan pemaparan manusia
nikel, Kromium dan titanium terjadi melalui diet, suasana, air minum, pengencang pakaian,
perhiasan dan iatrogenik penggunaan Artikel mengandung logam ini. Sejak, lingkungan mulut
sangat ideal untuk biodegradasi logam ini karena sifat ionik, termal, microbiologic dan enzim,
beberapa tingkat paparan pasien korosi produk paduan ini bisa diasumsikan, jika tidak yakin.

PengenalanKeprihatinan yang meningkat dengan biokompatibilitas gigi bahan mungkin disebabkan


peningkatan frekuensi reaksi alergi bahan atau peningkatan kesadaran terhadap efek dari bahanbahan. Ortodonti band, tanda kurung, dan kabel Universal terbuat dari baja stainless steel
mengandung sekitar 18% Kromium dan 8% nikel. Nikel adalah penyebab paling umum logam
dermatitis kontak alergi disebabkan manusia dan kedua di frekuensi adalah kromium.
Menurut Rahilly. G1, nikel adalah logam yang paling umum untuk menyebabkan dermatitis
kontak di orthodonsi. Paduan nikel-titanium mungkin memiliki nikel konten lebih dari 50 persen
dan justru itu berpotensi dapat melepaskan cukup nikel di lingkungan mulut untuk menimbulkan
manifestasi dari reaksi alergi.
Studi lain oleh Lilian Staerjkaer2 menyatakan bahwa nikel terhadap alergen kontak paling umum
yang mempengaruhi perempuan di Eropa dan Amerika Serikat. Yang mengandung nikel paduan
logam secara luas digunakan untuk prostesis gigi dan orthodontic peralatan. Temuan-temuan dari
studi ini tidak menunjukkan bahwa nikel sensitif orang berada pada risiko lebih besar terkena
ketidaknyamanan di rongga mulut ketika memakai alat Ortodonti intraoral.

Asupan makanan rata-rata tiga logam telah diperkirakan menjadi 200 sampai 300 ug/hari untuk
nikel, 280ug/hari untuk Kromium dan 300-2000 ug/hari untuk titanium. Nikel konsentrasi di
minum air secara umum langkah-langkah di bawah ini 20ug/L. 0.43ug / L dilaporkan menjadi
Kromium rata-rata tingkat dalam air minum dan untuk titanium tingkat dilaporkan ke kisaran 0,5
untuk 15 ug/L. 3
Menurut Faribroz.A4 mean kelenjar ludah nikel (Ni) konten dalam mata pelajaran dengan dan
tanpa alat Ortodonti tetap adalah 18.5 13.1 dan 11,9 11.4 ng/ml, masing-masing. Ion berarti
kelenjar ludah Kromium (Cr) tingkat direkam adalah 2,6 1.6 ng/ml dalam kelompok studi dan
2.2 1.6 ng/ml dalam kelompok kontrol. Dalam batas-batas studi ini di vivo, disimpulkan bahwa
kehadiran peralatan Ortodonti tetap mengarah ke peningkatan konsentrasi ion logam (Ni dan Cr)
dalam sekresi kelenjar ludah.
Ramandan5 ditentukan Efek kromium dan nikel pada jaringan gingiva selama perawatan
orthodontik dan menyimpulkan bahwa pasien menunjukkan reaksi alergi setelah 3 bulan alat
penempatan dan ini telah hilang dengan 1 bulan setelah penghapusan alat. Alergi ke salah satu
nikel atau Kromium bukanlah masalah medis serius; kebersihan mulut tindakan di pasien risiko
harus optimal, dengan penggunaan pasta gigi gratis fluorida dan bilas mulut.

Untuk menemukan insiden hipersensitif terhadap Ortodonti logam, tes patch dilakukan sebelum
dan 2 bulan setelah penempatan Ortodonti peralatan dalam sebuah studi oleh Luciana MM6.
Reaksi positif yang signifikan secara statistik yang diamati nikel sulfat (21.1%), kalium
dichromate (21.1%) dan mangan klorida (7,9%). Reaksi terhadap nikel sulfat memiliki intensitas
terbesar dan bahkan dichromate kalium. Ada perbedaan yang diamati antara reaksi sebelum dan
setelah penempatan Ortodonti peralatan. Kejadian alergi pada umumnya adalah pada
peningkatan. Reaksi alergi juga dapat terjadi selama pengobatan gigi dan orthodontic. Namun,
potensi Alergi Ortodonti peralatan sering berlebihan.
Kejadian reaksi alergi yang dicurigai selama tetap alat terapi ditentukan oleh kuesioner di mana
lebih extraoral (45%) daripada intraoral (17%) perubahan kulit yang terdaftar, dengan perubahan
intraoral dan extraoral yang sedang diamati di 38%. Kulit perubahan-perubahan yang terjadi
dalam perawatan orthodontik harus diperiksa dan diverifikasi jika diperlukan oleh dokter kulit.
Emas plating dan coatings (titanium nitrida) elemen logam bahkan mendorong korosi setelah
periode singkat perlindungan. Solder harus avoided7.
Reaksi alergi terhadap methylmethacrylate resin acrylic menyembuhkan diri selama perawatan
orthodontik juga memperhatikan. Reaksi hipersensitif lokal muncul di langit-langit setelah
punggawa Ortodonti ditempatkan. Monomer sisa konten adalah antara 0.745% dan 0.78%, yang
tidak melebihi standar internasional untuk bahan ini. Patch tes dilakukan dengan beberapa
methylmethacrylate resin sampel menunjukkan reaksi positif. Meskipun ini banyak alternatif
produk yang tersedia, Self curing acrylic resin tetap secara luas digunakan karena biaya rendah,
kemudahan penggunaan, dan keragaman indications8.

Menurut Sidney AK9, Diet kekurangan Kromium telah dikaitkan dengan gangguan pertumbuhan
dan kesuburan, diabetes seperti negara yang terhubung ke gangguan toleransi glukosa,
hyperinsulinemia, Hiperkolesterolemia, ditingkatkan aterogenesis. Kekurangan Kromium
manusia telah disangkal terbukti protein kalori malnutrisi dan pada pasien yang mendapat
total-nutrisi parenteral (TPN) tanpa Kromium suplemen.
Kromium garam diidentifikasi sebagai manusia alergen kontak antara dua dunia wars10.

Pertimbangan ToxicodynamicIatrogenik eksposur ke kromium, nikel, dan titanium dapat terjadi dari prostesis bersama, implan
gigi, ortopedi piring dan sekrup, bedah klip dan baja jahitan, alat pacu jantung mengarah, katup
jantung palsu, paduan gigi dan orthodontic peralatan.
Telah dilaporkan bahwa dalam vitro rilis tingkat untuk mulut penuh Ortodonti peralatan
36ug/hari untuk Kromium dan 40ug/hari untuk nikel. Nikel rilis dari paduan gigi telah
dilaporkan sebagai ug/cm2 4.2 setiap hari. Panas diperlakukan stainless steel Ortodonti archwires
menunjukkan tingkat rilis nikel menjadi 0.26ug / cm2 per day3.
Dalam sebuah studi di mana sel-sel manusia yang berbudaya digunakan, nikel dilaporkan
menjadi cukup sitotoksik sementara Kromium dianggap memiliki sedikit cytotoxicity cedera
kulit dari mekanis, fisik atau bahan kimia yang diikuti dengan kontak intim dengan membuat
peka alergen memihak perkembangan Alergi eczematous dermatitis11.
Diagnosis dan deteksi Kromium AlergiDengan mengikuti sejarah pasien seperti sebelumnya respon alergi setelah memakai antinganting atau strap watch logam, munculnya gejala alergi tak lama setelah penyisipan awal
Ortodonti komponen yang mengandung nikel dan krom dan bahkan terbatas extraoral ruam
berdekatan dengan kepala gigi kancing, memberikan respon Alergi sejarah.
Menurut Bukhard Summer12, studi ini dilakukan untuk menilai rilis ion dari Cobalt Chromium
Molybdenum paduan (CoCrMo) alloy dan stainless steel secara in vitro dan reaktivitas kulit itu
oleh tes patch. Mereka menyimpulkan bahwa ada rilis ion nikel rendah dari stainless steel dan
CoCrMo disc ke media elution berbeda. Dengan seiring eczematous reaksi berdasarkan
pengujian patch ditemukan bahwa pasien 5 adalah kobalt alergi dan 3 juga dari nikel dan krom
Alergi.
Assay standar untuk deteksi sensitisasi kromium, tes patch, tidak memungkinkan diskriminasi
antara pasien dengan dan tanpa gejala klinis Alergi. Sebuah studi oleh Lindemann.M13 bertujuan
untuk membuktikan Apakah tes secara in vitro selular prediktif Kromium Alergi. Kromium
darinya relawan dengan dan tanpa klinis melaluinya alergi dan kontrol sehat bebas-darinya
dianalisis dengan metode secara in vitro selular menggunakan tri- dan kromium hexavalen
(Kromium klorida dan kalium dichromate) sebagai rangsangan. Darinya individu dengan alergi

ditampilkan tanggapan tes (LTT) limfosit transformasi secara signifikan lebih tinggi daripada
relawan tanpa alergi dan kontrol. Menggabungkan hasil Kromium klorida dan kalium dichromate
LTT, reaksi positif setidaknya salah satu rangsangan adalah sangat prediktif Alergi.
Studi lain pada Kromium kontak alergi oleh D.Tio14 dimanfaatkan tabung kapiler leukosit
migrasi (LMT) penghambatan assay sebagai metode secara in vitro untuk demonstrasi Kromium
hipersensitif Alergi individu yang secara klinis terbukti atau dicurigai kromium. LMT telah
menemukan berbagai pekerjaan di immunopathology dan menunjukkan jenis tertunda kekebalan
pada manusia. Hasil studi ini tidak dipengaruhi oleh kulit Alergi reaktivitas senyawa selain
Kromium dan metode yang ditemukan untuk menjadi dari nilai praktis klinis untuk mendiagnosa
Kromium Alergi.
Biologi reaksiPeralatan gigi logam terdiri dari peleburan gigi (biasanya dalam tambalan), Kromium solusi
padat Alloy (biasanya dalam piring parsial) dan tempa kabel baja stainless (biasanya dalam kerja
Ortodonti atau kompleks jembatan) 15. Kromium memunculkan dermatitis kontak yang tertunda
hipersensitif respon imun. Tidak ada gejala pada paparan awal, tetapi eksposur berikutnya
menyebabkan reaksi yang lebih terlihat.
Tanda-tanda dan gejalaReaksi akan stomatitis dari ringan berat eritema, hilangnya rasa nyeri lidah, sudut cheilitis,
dermatitis kontak Alergi, luas menyebar eksim dan eksaserbasi eksim yang sudah ada.
Banyak zat yang digunakan oleh teknisi laboratorium gigi (kerja beracun risiko) dapat
menyebabkan iritasi atau reaksi alergi. Paparan Kromium dapat cause16:
(1)Eczematoid dermatitis dengan edema dan gatal terutama di lengan ('Kromium gelang').
(2)Ulserasi mucocutaneous ('Kromium lubang' atau 'tanner ulkus'). Lokalisasi kulit paling sering
adalah pada telapak tangan, sementara lokalisasi lendir paling sering adalah septum hidung
karena kontaminasi tangan.(3) kronis rhinitis, faringitis, laringitis dan kadang-kadang bronkitis.
(4) asma pada pekerja terpapar asap Asam kromat dan hexavalen Kromium derivatif.
Alternatif untuk mencegah Alergi Kromium di orthodonsi akan penggunaan kawat dilapisi
Teflon (resin epoksi gigi), Optifelx archwires, serat diperkuat komposit archwires, Beta III
Titanium, CNA Beta-Titanium dan TMA kabel. Kabel ini juga mencegah reaksi alergi nikel.
Keramik kurung, polikarbonat kurung, polycrystalline kurung, satu kristal safir dan kurung
zirkonia, berlapis emas kurung dan kurung titanium juga berguna untuk menghindari reaksi
alergi terhadap Kromium dan nikel. Headgears dilapisi plastik dan kaca serat bukal tabung juga
bantuan untuk menghindari dermatitis kontak 1.
KesimpulanSementara kepekaan terhadap salah satu elemen seperti kromium, nikel, titanium, akrilik atau
materi apapun lainnya gigi tidak dapat menyajikan risiko medis yang ekstrim, orthodontist harus

menyadari masalah, memiliki pemahaman dasar terjadinya tingkat, kegemaran gender, tandatanda dan gejala dari reaksi alergi. Orthodontist harus akrab dengan modalitas pengobatan
alternatif yang mungkin terbaik untuk memberikan yang paling aman, paling efektif perawatan
mungkin dalam kasus ini, menjaga kebersihan mulut yang optimal.
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vitro. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 1993; 103 (1)
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studi longitudinal.Dunia J orthod 2004; 5:230-235
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