Study Investigating Tooth Movements With Conventional and Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) Supported Fixed Appliances
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00871091|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2009 by Charite University, Berlin, Germany.
Recruitment status was: Active, not recruiting
First Posted : March 30, 2009
Last Update Posted : March 30, 2009
In orthodontics, conventional fixed appliances, usually consisting of prefabricated components, require step-by-step adjustment in order to move teeth in the planned direction.
May treatment be improved with customized archwires?
- By using CAD/CAM in planning and fabrication of customized archwires, unnecessary tooth movements can be avoided and teeth can be moved on their direct path to the intended position.
- The application of CAD/CAM improves reproducibility, efficiency, and quality of orthodontic treatment.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Tooth Movement Orthodontics||Procedure: orthodontic treatment with customized archwires Procedure: orthodontic treatment with prefabricated archwires Procedure: orthodontic tx w/ conventional archwires+manual adjustments||Not Applicable|
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||32 participants|
|Intervention Model:||Parallel Assignment|
|Masking:||None (Open Label)|
|Official Title:||Pilot Study Investigating Tooth Movements With Conventional and CAD/CAM Supported Fixed Appliances|
|Study Start Date :||January 2007|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||May 2009|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||June 2009|
CAD/CAM group, customized archwires
Procedure: orthodontic treatment with customized archwires
customized arch wires depending on the amount of needed tooth movement
Active Comparator: 2
prefabricated archwires (superelastic)
Procedure: orthodontic treatment with prefabricated archwires
prefabricated archwires depending of the needed movement of the teeth
Active Comparator: 3
prefabricated archwires with manual adjustments
Procedure: orthodontic tx w/ conventional archwires+manual adjustments
conventional archwires modified by manual adjustment, depending of needed correction
- Sum of differences between resulted and shortest path of tooth movements in each patient [ Time Frame: measurements every 14 days until end of treatment ]
- Difference between resulted and shortest path of movements for each tooth [ Time Frame: measurements every 14 days until end of treatment ]
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00871091
|Department of Orthodontics, Dentofacial Orthopedics and Pedodontics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin|
|Berlin, Germany, 14197|
|Study Chair:||Paul-Georg Jost-Brinkmann, Prof||Charite - Universitätsmedizin|