Iranian Journal of Orthodontics

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Short Term Evaluation of the Effects of Orthodontic Clear Aligners on Sleep Bruxism Activity

Andrea Bargellini 1 , 2 , * , Tommaso Castroflorio 1 , 2 , Federica Casasco 1 , 2 , Maria Giacone 1 , 2 , Francesco Garino 3 , Giovanni Cugliari 4 , 5 and Andrea Deregibus 1 , 2
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1 Department of Surgical Sciences, Specialization School of Orthodontics, Dental School, University of Torino, Via Nizza 230, 10126 Torino, Italy
2 Department of Surgical Sciences, Gnathology Unit, Dental School, University of Torino, Via Nizza 230, 10126 Torino, Italy
3 Private Practice, Corso Matteotti 0, 10100 Torino, Italy
4 Department of Statistics and Quantitative Methods, University of Milano-Bicocca, Via Bicocca Degli Arcimboldi 8, 20126, Milan, Italy
5 Department of Medical Sciences, University of Torino, C.So Dogliotti 14, 10126 Torino, Italy
Article information
  • Iranian Journal of Orthodontics: September 2017, 12 (2); e7916
  • Published Online: November 5, 2016
  • Article Type: Original Article
  • Received: July 18, 2016
  • Accepted: September 18, 2016
  • DOI: 10.5812/ijo.7916

To Cite: Bargellini A, Castroflorio T, Casasco F, Giacone M, Garino F, et al. Short Term Evaluation of the Effects of Orthodontic Clear Aligners on Sleep Bruxism Activity, Iran J Ortho. 2017 ; 12(2):e7916. doi: 10.5812/ijo.7916.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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