Practical Reviews

Adding Silver Nanoparticles to Hawley Retainers Has Strong Antimicrobial Effect

Background: Orthodontists are always looking for anything that will help to reduce the incidence of white spot lesions and caries during active treatment. Do maxillary Hawley retainers impregnated with silver nanoparticles achieve this goal? Objective: To evaluate the effect of silver nanoparticles incorporated into acrylic orthodontic retainers on Streptococcus mutans colony-forming units (CFUs). Participants: 66 orthodontic patients at the debonding stage who were randomly divide more...
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