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Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue. 2012 Aug;21(4):460-5.

[Comparative study on the apical root resorption between self-ligating and conventional brackets in extraction patients].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Orthodontics, the Affiliated Hospital of Medical College, Qingdao University, Qingdao 266003, Shandong Province, China. dentistlxq@163.com

Abstract

PURPOSE:

To explore whether orthodontic light force with self-ligating brackets can reduce the amount of external apical root resorption (EARR).

METHODS:

Thirty patients with Class I or II crowding malocclusion were selected. Four first premolars of all patients were extracted in orthodontic treatment. 15 patients were treated with self-ligating brackets (Damon 3MX) and 15 patients with conventional ligation brackets, respectively. Patients in two groups were comparable in gender, age, crowded degree and malocclusion classification at the commencement of treatment. EARR of the maxillary and mandible incisors was evaluated on panoramic radiographs and models taken before and after treatment, and measured in millimeters. Student's t test was performed using SPSS19.0 software package.

RESULTS:

Overall, no difference was found in the amount of EARR between the two groups. The amount of EARR in maxillary central incisor was (2.05±1.51) mm in Damon group and (2.08±1.21) mm in conventional group(P=0.973>0.05); (1.77±1.01) mm in maxillary lateral incisor in Damon group and (1.91±1.59) mm in conventional group(P=0.848>0.05); (2.06±1.62) mm in mandibular central incisor in Damon group and (1.98±1.50) mm in conventional group(P=0.926>0.05); (1.94±1.45) mm in mandibular lateral incisor in Damon group and (1.84±1.17) mm in conventional group(P=0.888>0.05).

CONCLUSION:

No difference should be expected for root resorption between self-ligating and conventional brackets in orthodontic extraction treatment.

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