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Contemp Clin Dent. 2012 Apr;3(2):215-8. doi: 10.4103/0976-237X.96836.

Management of periodontally compromised patient by orthodontic treatment: Does it help esthetically and biologically?

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  • Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, SD Dental College and Hospital, Parbhani, Maharastra, India.

Abstract

Adults are always keen to know whether they can still opt for orthodontic treatment and they often ask the same question to the orthodontist and the orthodontist replies, it primarily depends on the health of the bone supporting the teeth. Yes, it is the bone health which is of prime importance to undergo orthodontic treatment. Here is a case report of a patient who underwent orthodontic treatment because of lower midline spacing and protrusion of the upper anteriors. The bone health of the upper and lower anteriors was compromised. At the end of the treatment, there was marked improvement in the bone level and the profile of the patient.

KEYWORDS:

Bone level; bone support; compromised

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PMC3425111
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