Navigation Links
Survey: Most effective dental braces are least attractive
Date:7/9/2008

COLUMBUS, Ohio When it comes to the attractiveness of orthodontic braces, less metal is better, according to a recent survey.

The study of the public's attitude about the attractiveness of various styles of braces indicates that the types of dental appliances with no visible metal were considered the most attractive. Braces that combine clear ceramic brackets with thin metal or clear wires were a less desirable option, and braces with metal brackets and metal wires were rated as the least aesthetic combination.

"The paradox is that the more aesthetic these dental appliances are, the more difficult they are to manage for the orthodontist," said senior study author Henry Fields, professor and division chair of orthodontics at Ohio State University. "But those are what people like the most."

The survey did not ask respondents about the attractiveness of decorative and colorful elastic modules that attach the wires to the braces, which have become popular among some teen-agers in the past few years.

The study findings were published in a recent issue of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Fields and colleagues questioned 200 adults using a computer-based survey that presented standardized images of teeth with a variety of orthodontic appliances. The images did not show the patients' faces, so the attractiveness of the person wearing the appliances was not a factor.

Respondents were asked to rate the appliances using a range from "extremely unattractive" to "extremely attractive" on a scale of 1 to 100.

The responses fell into three clear categories, Fields said. The stainless steel appliances were considered the least attractive, with average ratings hovering between about 25 and 40 on the 100-point scale. Ceramic appliances, which are often clear or tooth-colored and less visible than metal, received average ratings of between about 55 and 70 on the scale. Ceramic
'/>"/>

Contact: Henry Fields
Fields.31@osu.edu
614-292-1120
Ohio State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. ICMA/CIGNA Survey: U.S. Cities and Counties Begin to Focus on Health Risks and Costs
2. Survey: Many Older Physicians Plan to Opt Out of Patient Care
3. Parents survey: Perceptions of the duration of their childs ADHD medication
4. Survey: Two-thirds of Illinois public schools provide comprehensive sex education
5. Survey: Massachusetts Employers, Employees Paying Most for Health Care Plans
6. Survey: 35% of Baby Boomer Nurses Plan a Career Change in the Next One to Three Years
7. Survey: Most People Unsure About Cloned Food
8. Guardian Survey: Despite Perceived Effectiveness, Most Employees Who Participate in Wellness Programs Do Not Stay Committed
9. National Healthcare Decisions Survey: Its Easier to Talk About Drugs and Sex Than End-of-Life Planning
10. 18th Annual Retirement Confidence Survey:(R) Workers Show Record Drop in Retirement Confidence, Health Care and Economy Are Major Concerns
11. Survey: Employers Have High Confidence They Can Control Health Care Costs With Proper Tools
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... TX (PRWEB) July 11, 2014 Plasma ... of blood products industry. Although the closure of 16 ... major disruption to domestic blood products market, the total ... 2.8% year on year and total lot release volume ... due to stock consumption, insufficient utilization of new plasma ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Even the hot Texas sun won’t keep ... . The school had previously invested in a ... from APCPLAY, but recently asked for an innovative solution to ... Godley Elementary School chose a Rectangular Shade from APCPLAY as ... on their playground. The shade measures 24’W x 34’H ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Based in Pearland, Prime Urgent Care has ... County and surrounding counties. Recently, it improved access to ... from Northbound Highway 288 and Feeder Road. , Prime ... get low-cost urgent care of high quality. Although low-cost ... that can match the quality service level of the ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 10, 2014 Fatigue, lack ... an increasing number of accidents in the workplace, ... Reboot. The articles highlight safety issues that contribute ... million accidents occur on the job annually, according ... continue to explore "preventable workplace accidents." , Safety ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... July 11, 2014 According to ... Market by Platforms (Land, Airborne, Naval), Application (Software ... & by Geography (North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the ... (2014-2019)", published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is estimated ... expected to register a CAGR of 5.56% to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Chinese Blood Product Industry Report 2014-2017 Focuses Plasma Volume & Stations Says A New Research Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 2Health News:Chinese Blood Product Industry Report 2014-2017 Focuses Plasma Volume & Stations Says A New Research Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 3Health News:Chinese Blood Product Industry Report 2014-2017 Focuses Plasma Volume & Stations Says A New Research Available at ChinaMarketResearchReports.com 4Health News:Cool Fun Under the Texas Sun: Godley Elementary School Purchases Shade Structure from APCPLAY© 2Health News:Prime Urgent Care Announces New Access to the Clinic, Available from Northbound Highway 288 2Health News:Safety Reboot Magazine Focuses on: Why Extended Hours is Dangerous in the Workplace; Why Custodial Work Can be Dangerous; and Improving Safety for Roofers 2Health News:Safety Reboot Magazine Focuses on: Why Extended Hours is Dangerous in the Workplace; Why Custodial Work Can be Dangerous; and Improving Safety for Roofers 3Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Portable Communication Systems Market Projected to Reach $39.52 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... Perrigo Company,(Nasdaq: PRGO ; TASE) today announced ... present at the 12th Annual Sidoti Emerging Growth,Institutional ... p.m. (ET) at the,Grand Hyatt Hotel in New ... global healthcare supplier that develops,manufactures and distributes over-the-counter ...
... will be a covered benefit immediately upon its ... members with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, INDIANAPOLIS, March ... effective immediately upon the drug,s,availability, its affiliate health ... coverage for Treanda. Specific benefit plans,may have variable ...
... Natural,Nutrition, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NTNI) ... Finance, Inc., has been,renamed i-Nutrition, Inc. As the ... lending activities of CSI Business Finance have been ... all proceeds from loan payments,received going forward will ...
... Medicine and the Fox Chase Cancer Center have announced ... to join the Temple faculty and train Temple graduate ... share strengths and resources to collaborate on a new ... to those made between other medical schools and cancer ...
... Sharps Compliance Corp.,(OTC Bulletin Board: SCOM) ("Sharps" ... for small quantity generators of,medical waste, announced today ... Senior Vice President of Operations. Mr. Aladwani joins ... developer and,manufacturer of medical devices, where he served ...
... Southwestern Medical Center Patients Will Be the First to Benefit ... ... HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., March 24 Siemens Healthcare, (http://www.siemens.com/healthcare ) ... technology at UT Southwestern Medical,Center in Dallas. The facility will ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:WellPoint's Health Plans to Cover Newly Approved Cancer Treatment 2Health News:Natural Nutrition Renames Former Business Lending Subsidiary i-Nutrition, Inc. 2Health News:Temple and Fox Chase partner on research and education 2Health News:Temple and Fox Chase partner on research and education 3Health News:Temple and Fox Chase partner on research and education 4Health News:Sharps Compliance Corp. Announces Appointment of Al Aladwani as its Senior Vice President of Operations 2Health News:Sharps Compliance Corp. Announces Appointment of Al Aladwani as its Senior Vice President of Operations 3Health News:Siemens Installs First High-Definition PET-CT 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... ANTONIO , Jan. 15, 2014 Most osteoporosis ... according to a recent online survey* sponsored by Mission ... among the National Osteoporosis Foundation online support community, revealed ... take medication that comes in a form other than ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... As health officials across the Midwest warn against the widespread ... Michigan will offer free diagnostic testing for ... to administer tests and, in some cases, fill the matching ... the study. The Grand Rapids, Mich. ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Novation, the leading health ... several new IT value-added reseller (VAR) national contracts that ... goods and services at lower costs. These include manufacturer ... such as initiative assistance and ongoing IT consulting support. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 2Mission Pharmacal Conducts Online Survey of Osteoporosis Patients 3Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 2Meijer Pharmacy Offers Free Flu, Strep Testing as Influenza Cases Rise Across the Midwest 3New Novation Information Technology VAR Contracts Offer Significant Savings to Hospitals 2
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: