The impact of orthodontic treatment on periodontal support loss

Admin Dental Press

Edition V17N01 | Year 2012 | Editorial What’s new in DInterviewistry | Pages 18 to 20

Ana Cláudia Amoras Alves

The increase of life expectancy and purchasing power, along with the changes on esthetic concepts, resulted on the increase of the number of adults seeking orthodontic treatment, combining functional benefits to smile esthetics. Because of this change, now, it is part of the orthodontist clinical routine to treat patients, dealing with individuals with periodontal disease or sequelae of this disease. It has been well established that dental plaque represents a risk factor that is necessary in the pathogenesis of gingivitis and periodontitis, and the progression of periodontal disease depends on the balance between microbial biofilms and immune and inflammatory host responses.2,3 […]

Related articles