Effect of micro-osteoperforations on the rate of tooth movement

Citation:

M. Alikhani, M. Raptis, B. Zoldan, C. Sangsuwon, Y. B. Lee, B. Alyami, C. Corpodian, L. M. Barrera, S. Alansari, E. Khoo, and C. Teixeira. 2013. “Effect of micro-osteoperforations on the rate of tooth movement.” Am J Orthod Dentofacial OrthopAm J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop, 144, Pp. 639-48.

Abstract:

INTRODUCTION: Our objectives were to study the effect of micro-osteoperforations on the rate of tooth movement and the expression of inflammatory markers. METHODS: Twenty adults with Class II Division 1 malocclusion were divided into control and experimental groups. The control group did not receive micro-osteoperforations, and the experimental group received micro-osteoperforations on 1 side of the maxilla. Both maxillary canines were retracted, and movement was measured after 28 days. The activity of inflammatory markers was measured in gingival crevicular fluid using an antibody-based protein assay. Pain and discomfort were monitored with a numeric rating scale. RESULTS: Micro-osteoperforations significantly increased the rate of tooth movement by 2.3-fold; this was accompanied by a significant increase in the levels of inflammatory markers. The patients did not report significant pain or discomfort during or after the procedure, or any other complications. CONCLUSIONS: Micro-osteoperforation is an effective, comfortable, and safe procedure to accelerate tooth movement and significantly reduce the duration of orthodontic treatment.

Notes:

Alikhani, ManiRaptis, MarkosZoldan, BillieSangsuwon, ChinapaLee, Yoo BAlyami, BandarCorpodian, CoreyBarrera, Luz MAlansari, SarahKhoo, EdmundTeixeira, CristinaengComparative StudyRandomized Controlled Trial2013/11/05 06:00Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2013 Nov;144(5):639-48. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2013.06.017.

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