Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : B.D.S, Dr. Anna Jacob

A Literature Review on Orthodontically Induced Root Resorption: The Aftermath of the Pursuit of an Attractive Smile

Dr. Anna Jacob B.D.S; Dr Ashith M.V M.D.S; Dr. Siddharth Shetty M.D.S; Dr. Supriya Nambiar M.D.S; Dr. Nidhin Philip Jose M.D.S

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 941-957

Root resorption is one of the most relevant problems in orthodontics that does not have a clear-cut method of resolution or prevention. We can use lighter forces and create an environment that would minimise the chances of developing root resorption, but nonetheless, there is no fool-proof method or mechanics to completely avoid the development of this malady. Moreover, the multifactorial etiology and other such considerations make it difficult to arrive at a conclusion whether this phenomenon can be effectively controlled at all. What we have now are a set of guidelines that were the result of intense research studies performed by pioneers in the orthodontic field. Utmost care and regular follow up are the only way to reduce the adverse effects and achieve stable and consistent treatment results.