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To estimate the amount of bacteria present in patients wearing metallic and ceramic brackets. The objective of the present study is to investigate the amount of bacteria in patients wearing fixed orthodontic appliance. The fixed orthodontic appliance is the treatment of conditions like malocclusion. It includes brackets, tubes, band and ligating materials and archwires. Composite is used for bonding the brackets to the teeth surface, and it also induces the formation of plaque. Dental plaque is the main aetiology for Causing gingivitis. This study shows that the metallic and ceramic brackets worn by the patients were contaminated with various microorganisms. The main focus of the study is to create awareness among patients with fixed orthodontic appliance and to improve their oral hygiene and to prevent periodontal problems.
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