Evaluation of the Efficacy of Different Cleaning Methods for Orthodontic Thermoplastic Retainers in terms of Bacterial Colonization


Akgun F. A. , ŞENIŞIK N. E. , SESLİ ÇETİN E.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, vol.32, no.4, pp.219-228, 2019 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/turkjorthod.2019.19061
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-228
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: This study investigated the antimicrobial efficacy of three different cleaning methods on Streptococcus mutans (SM) and Lactobacillus (LB) bacteria colonization in vivo. The three different cleaning methods were applied by volunteers on clear vacuum formed retainers (VFRs).