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Table 1 Subject sample and treatment characteristics

From: Comparison of potential long-term costs for preventive dentistry treatment of post-orthodontic labial versus lingual enamel cavitations and esthetically relevant white-spot lesions: a simulation study with different scenarios

Orthodontic intervention: MB Lingual Labial Lingual Labial Lingual Labial Lingual Labial
Enamel defect interventions: 1, Fluoridation of WSL; 2, single surface restoration of WSL; 3, single surface restoration of cavitation 1 + 3 2 + 3 1 + 3 2 + 3 1 + 3 2 + 3 1 + 3 2 + 3
number of generated patients [nsim] 1000000 1000000 1000000 1000000 1000000 1000000 1000000 1000000
max. Number of teeth 16–46 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24
minimum age at treatment start (years) 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12
maximum age at treatment start (years) 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
median time until death (mo) 696 696 696 696 696 696 696 696
maximum age (years) 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
minimum bracket treatment duration (month) 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
maximum bracket treatment duration (mo) 45 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
WSL incidence rate per montha 0.0248 0.1537 0. 0248 0.1537 0. 0248 0.1537 0. 0248 0.1537
Cavitation incidence rate per montha 0.0012 0.0015 0. 0012 0.0015 0. 0012 0.0015 0. 0012 0.0015
Dispersion parameter WSL [disWSL] 0.3 0.72 0.3 0.72 0.3 0.72 0.3 0.72
Dispersion parameter cavitation [disCAV] 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
  1. aIncidence rates are based on previous reports by Knösel et al. (2015), and Richter et al. (2011) [2, 12]