Iatrogenic Damage to the Periodontium Caused by Orthodontic Treatment Procedures: An Overview
Syed Rafiuddin 1, *, Pradeep Kumar YG 2, Shriparna Biswas 3, Sandeep S Prabhu 3, Chandrashekar BM 3, Rakesh MP 3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
Issue: Suppl 1: M13
First Page: 228
Last Page: 234
Publisher ID: TODENTJ-9-228
Article History:Received Date: 22/12/2014
Revision Received Date: 4/3/2015
Acceptance Date: 10/3/2015
Electronic publication date: 26/6/2015
Collection year: 2015
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
In orthodontic treatment, teeth are moved in to new positions and relationships and the soft tissue and underlying bone are altered to accommodate changes in esthetics and function. Function is more important than esthetics. The speciality of orthodontics has in addition to its benefits, complications as well as risks associated with its procedures. However the benefits outweigh the risks & complications in most of the treatment cases. Few of the unwanted side effects associated with treatment are tooth discolorations, enamel decalcification, periodontal complications like open gingival embrasures, root resorption, allergic reactions to nickel & chromium as well as treatment failure in the form of relapse.