J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 20, Number 3, 2017
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Published online||11 June 2018|
Optimization of the periodontal attachment before orthodontic treatment
Private practice specializing exclusively in periodontology and implantology
2 MCU-PH Orthodontics. Paris VII, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière
Address for correspondence: Sylvain Mouraret – 30 boulevard Victor-Hugo – 06000 Nice. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 24 February 2017
Severe bone loss due to periodontal disease is often associated with migration and dental malpositions and requires orthodontic treatment. After conventional periodontal treatment, which is essential before orthodontic treatment, scaring of the attachment of the periodontal ligament occurs. Recent advances in the field allow us to understand the mechanisms of periodontal healing better, and can result in regeneration of the periodontal ligament. Surgical regeneration procedures in association with orthodontic treatment are complementary. They optimize the support, allowing better long-term results.
Key words: Periodontitis / advanced bone loss / regeneration / orthodontic movement / migration
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