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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 88-91

A systematic nutritional and dietary guideline for orthodontic patients

Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, CSMSS Dental College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India

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Amit Jaikumar Ajmera
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DOI: 10.4103/2321-3825.150875

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A review of the basic principles of nutritional science indicates its applicability to the orthodontics to the many levels. Nutritional considerations are most critical during growth and development and environmental challenges. The orthodontic patients avoid many types of food, particularly fruits, raw vegetables, and other hard and tough foods, as they cannot chew these properly, because of pressure sensitivity of the teeth in the initial 3-5 days period after routine. As a result, such individuals consume significantly less proteins and other key nutrients, fiber, calcium, nonhaem iron, and some vitamins. This paper presents an overview of the relationship between diet and orthodontic treatment. The nutritional guidelines to obtain good oral and general health in orthodontic patients are discussed.

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