The extent of root resorption and tooth movement following the application of ascending and descending magnetic forces: a prospective split mouth, microcomputed-tomography study

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Huang T. T. Y., Elekdag-Turk S., Dalci O., Almuzian M., Karadeniz E. I., Gonzales C., ...More

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF ORTHODONTICS, vol.39, no.5, pp.547-553, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/ejo/cjw073
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.547-553
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


Objective:Various factors have been examined in the literature in an attempt to reduce the incidence and severity of root resorption. The purpose of the present investigation is to test the null hypothesis that there is no difference in relation to force level using gradually increasing (ascending) and decreasing (descending) orthodontic force generated by magnets on the severity of Orthodontically Induced Inflammatory Iatrogenic Root Resorption (OIIRR) and amount of tooth movement.