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UFMG creates sensor which gives more accurate diagnosis of oral problems

Method that proposes new ways to measure the strength inside of the mouth gives accurate diagnosis in orthodontics and speech therapy

 
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With the use of new means to measure forces inside the mouth through electronic sensors and diagnose oral problems, the study assesses the force experienced by the incisor tooth through the lip and tongue was awarded in the category Orofacial Motricity, the 2nd Brazilian Congress Speech Therapy.

The study involved students and teachers Speech Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, UFMG and over 28 volunteers, 18 women and twenty men, between 19 and 31 years, with and without dental malocclusion.

The technology proposes new ways to measure the forces inside the mouth by using electronic sensors bonded to teeth. In this measurement, important to diagnose oral problems, the most common practice is to ask the patient how he feels the touch of the tongue and lips with teeth, which can make the result inaccurate.

During the tests, we measured the average and maximum forces inside the mouth and in moments of swallowing in normal position (rest), and the duration of tongue contact with the teeth in the act swallow the saliva, enabling notice the difference of the forces in each situation. The use of this technology has provided us with more detailed information for each moment, contributing significantly to the clinical Valetim said Amanda, an author of the study.

According to Amanda, the objective methods for measuring the forces applied to teeth allow greater diagnostic confidence for speech therapists and orthodontists. From more accurate results is easier to hit in the diagnosis and indicate the best therapeutic measure, he added.

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   Palavras-chave:   Sensor electronic    Oral problems    Orthodontics    Fonnoaudiologia    Incisive dental   
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