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A story of dental injury and orthodontics.

Authors
  • Kang, Yunlong
  • Franco, Christopher Stephen
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral health and dental management
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2014
Volume
13
Issue
2
Pages
243–253
Identifiers
PMID: 24984628
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Approximately ten percent of patients who seek orthodontic treatment have experienced a Traumatic Dental Injury (TDI). TDI occurs in different age groups ranging from preschool children to adults. Both primary and permanent teeth can be injured, and the sequelae of TDI complicate orthodontic treatment. This article gives a review on the epidemiology and etiology of TDI, and also the relation between TDI and orthodontics.

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