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Edition V25N3 | Year 2020 | Editorial Highlights | Pages 17 to 19

Matheus Melo Pithon

Fast-acting orthodontic treatments are desired by both patients and orthodontists. In recent years, a multitude of methods and products have been developed to this end. Osteoperforations are currently in fashion, mainly because the industry was able to take this old idea to sell customized osteoperforators. It is not the product that will make the difference, but rather the procedure. Thus, Iranian researchers developed a study1 aimed at assessing the effect of micro-osteoperforation (MOP), made with miniimplants, over a period of three months, and determining the influence of the number of perforations on the canine retraction rate. In addition to assessing the amount of pain and discomfort caused by the method, a controlled, randomized triple-blind clinical trial was carried out with twenty-eight patients, ranging in age from 16.3 to 35.2 years, who needed Contact address: Matheus Melo Pithon Av. Otávio Santos, 395, sala 705 – Vitória da Conquista/BA – Brasil CEP: 45.020-750 – E-mail: matheuspithon@gmail.com 1Universidade Estadual do Sudoeste da Bahia, Disciplina de Ortodontia (Jequié/ BA, Brazil). 2Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Programa de Pós-Graduação em Odontopediatria e Ortodontia (Rio de Janeiro/RJ, Brazil). Submitted: April 21, 2020 – Revised and accepted: May 05, 2020 Figure 1 – A) MOP procedure. B) Nickel-titanium spring stretched between the force arm and the mini-implant. C) Canine retraction was calculated in the models by measuring the distance between two lines drawn at the midline of the lateral incisor and canine at three points — the incisal, middle and cervical thirds of the crowns. Source: Babanouri et al.1 , 2020. A B C fixed orthodontic treatment. The patients were randomly assigned to groups MOP1 and MOP2. In each patient, one side of the mouth acted as a control that did not receive MOPs.

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