Edition V25N4 | Year 2020 | Editorial Orthodontics Highlights | Pages 16 to 22
Introduction: When miniplates are used as anchoring for orthodontic mechanics for anterior open bite correction by retraction of anterior teeth and posterior teeth intrusion and retraction, orthodontically induced inflammatory external apical root resorption is clinically negligible. Methods: A homogeneous sample of 32 patients was used, and the roots of the teeth were compared on CT scans performed before and after orthodontic treatment. Results: The observed root resorption was minimal, and this can be explained by the uniform distribution of forces in several teeth, simultaneously, in the set of the dental arch and in the bone that supports the teeth. Conclusion: The most important thing to prevent root resorption in orthodontic practice, besides being concerned with the intensity of the applied forces, is to be careful with its distribution along the roots of each tooth, in the dental arch and in the bone that supports the teeth.
Intrusion. Tooth resorption. Anterior open bite.
Santos G, Consolaro A, Meloti F, Cardoso MA, Silva E, Tien Li A, Nascimento MCC. Negligible tooth resorptions after anterior open bite treatment using skeletal anchorage with miniplates. Dental Press J Orthod. 2020 July-Aug;25(4):16-22.