Orthodontic treatment in patient with idiopathic root resorption: A case report

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Edition V20N01 | Year 2015 | Editorial Original Article | Pages 108 to 117

Diego Rey , Rosana Martínez Smit , Liliana Gamboa

Multiple idiopathic external root resorption is a rare pathological condition usually detected as an incidental radiographic finding. External root resorption of permanent teeth is a multifactorial process related to several local and systemic factors. If an etiological factor cannot be identified for root resorption, the term “idiopathic” is applied. This report presents a case of multiple idiopathic apical root resorption. The condition was found in a young female patient seeking orthodontic treatment due to malocclusion. This kind of resorption starts apically and progresses coronally, causing a gradual shortening and rounding of the remaining root. Patients with this condition are not the ideal candidates for orthodontic treatment; however, the aim of this report is to describe an unusual case of idiopathic root resorption involving the entire dentition, and to present the orthodontic treatment of this patient. It describes the progress and completion of orthodontic therapy with satisfactory end results.

Root resorption, Orthodontics, Corrective Orthodontics, Tooth resorption,

Rey D, Smit RM, Gamboa L. Orthodontic treatment in patient with idiopathic root resorption: A case report. Dental Press J Orthod. 2015 Jan-Feb;20(1):108-17. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/2176-9451.20.1.108- 117.oar

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