The effect of fixed appliances on oral malodor from beginning of treatment till 1 year

Sokucu O., Akpinar A. , Özdemir H., Birlik M., Calisir M.

BMC ORAL HEALTH, vol.16, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s12903-016-0174-3
  • Title of Journal : BMC ORAL HEALTH
  • Keywords: Fixed orthodontic treatment, Halitosis, Oral malodor, Halimeter, Volatile sulfide compounds, ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT, LONGITUDINAL CHANGES, CLEFT-LIP, MALOCCLUSION, HEALTH, PALATE, PLAQUE


Background: Orthodontic appliances can enhance plaque accumulation, and this can cause gingival inflammation. Halitosis of oral origin is associated with microbial metabolism on the tongue and in the saliva, dental plaque, and the amount of volatile sulfide-containing compounds. This study used a Halimeter to investigate fixed orthodontic therapy-associated increases in the oral malodor over a year.