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The relevance of Physico-chemical and diagnostic properties of saliva during orthodontic treatment

Sushma Dhiman, Aditi Gaur, Sandhya Maheshwari, Saba Khan


Saliva is the principal defensive mechanism in the oral cavity and is critical for preserving and maintaining the health of oral tissues. The physico-chemical properties of saliva are affected by the local factors in the oral cavity and general health of an individual. Orthodontic treatment significantly affects the chemical composition and physical nature of oral fluids. The alteration in the properties of saliva can be utilised to evaluate the advent of orthodontics treatment in an individual. The present article focuses on the relevance of the physic-chemical properties of saliva during the progression of orthodontic treatment and the significance of saliva as a diagnostic analyte during orthodontic treatment.


Contamination; orthodontic bonding, physico-chemical, saliva

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