Edition V22N05 | Year 2017 | Editorial Orthodontic Insight | Pages 25 to 29
The low prevalence of gingival recessions observed in orthodontic clinical practice may be assigned to the fact that in studies in which dehiscences and bone fenestrations are described as frequent, they were diagnosed based on: 1) dry skull studies; 2) areas with periosteal reflection together with flap; and 3) imaging techniques with low sensitivity to detect these defects, which have a delicate structure and function. In areas of pseudo-dehiscences and fenestrations, the periosteum and the alveolar cortical bone are very thin; also, they either have been removed during preparation of the dry specimens in the areas for analysis, or, alternatively, have not been investigated using an ideal imaging method.
Dehiscences, Fenestrations, Gingival recessions, Orthodontic movement
Consolaro A. Dehiscences and fenestrations: methodological care necessary to avoid errors in diagnosis and measurement. Dental Press J Orthod. 2017 Sept-Oct;22(5):25-9. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/2177-6709.22.5.025-029.oin