Diabetes mellitus, a myth in orthodontics?
Nipa Chauhan1, Tilak Parikh2, Sejal Patel3, Aanal Shah4, Pratik Pandya3, Kinal Shah5
1 Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Goenka Research Institute of Dental Sciences, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
3 Private Practitioner, Consultaltant Orthodontist, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
4 Consultant Dental Practitioner, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
5 PG Student, Department of Periodontology, Narsinhbhai Patel Dental College and Hospital, Visnagar, Gujarat, India
Dr. Nipa Chauhan
Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bopal, Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic disorder of carbohydrate, fat, and protein metabolism. Conventionally, orthodontic treatment was considered to be a treatment modality for healthy young people. However, with increasing patient awareness, the trend has changed with adults now seeking orthodontic treatment. Approximately, half of the patients with diabetes are not diagnosed and an oral examination may provide the first diagnosis of the disease, So that treating doctor must have a basic knowledge of the oral features of DM. Here, we will see clinical aspects of DM, its oral manifestations, and orthodontic treatment considerations.