Effect of Corticotomy on the Orthodontic Tooth Movement
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||Clinical Comparison Between the Corticotomy-assisted Orthodontics and Conventional Orthodontics|
- Changes in tooth position [ Time Frame: 0 days, 7 days, 15 days, 1st month, 2nd month, 3rd month and 4th month after surgery and conventional orthodontic ]
- Periodontal Clinical Parameters [ Time Frame: 0 days, 7 days, 15 days, 1st month, 2nd month, 3rd month and 4th month after surgery and conventional orthodontic ]
|Study Start Date:||August 2011|
|Study Completion Date:||August 2013|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Experimental: Corticotomy-assisted orthodontics
This group of patients will receive corticotomy surgical procedure at day 0. Orthodontic activation will start immediately after surgery.
After a periodontal full flap is dissected, by using small round burs, vertical lines (2 mm depth corticotomy) parallel to each root of the teeth in the anterior segment (canines and incisors) are created 5 mm beyond the apex in the maxillary bones and interconnecting the lines at the apex by horizontal corticotomies. Marginal bone crest is not touched by the surgical procedure.
Other Name: Osteotomy
Active Comparator: Conventional orthodontics
This group of patients will receive conventional orthodontics starting at day 0.
Procedure: Conventional orthodontics
Conventional orthodontic treatment
Other Name: Orthodontic treatment
The use of surgical techniques to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement has been developed. By means of surgical burs, vertical grooves in the cortical plate (corticotomy) are produced mesial and distal to the roots of teeth that are being moved 3 mm below the marginal crest and extending beyond the apex. Animal studies showed that the rapid orthodontic tooth movement was due to increased cellular activity in the surrounding periodontal tissues, a regional acceleratory phenomenon (RAP). A high osteoclastic activity is observed in the compression side although is also observed in the tension side to a less degree. Histological analysis indicates that at day 21 the remodeling tissues are replaced by a fibrous tissue and later (60 days) by bone. Furthermore, the tissues immediately adjacent to the corticotomy are characterized by an increased width of the periodontal ligament, less calcified spongiosa bone surface and higher counts of osteoclasts. But not only the catabolic activity is increased (osteoclasts) but also the anabolic activity (osteoblasts) is increased 3-fold as well. This balances the rate of bone resorption and bone apposition. An interesting finding was the reduced rate of hyalinization at the compression site, which may be due to increased width of the periodontal ligament and thus facilitating tooth movement.
As opposed to conventional osteotomy used in alveolar distraction, the preservation of the medullar vasculature during a corticotomy procedure provides and adequate blood supply and nutrition. This accelerates the rate of tissue healing and remodeling and hence orthodontic movement can start immediately after surgery. It has been calculated that the rate of tooth movement is doubled (2.5mm to 3mm at day 25) in comparison to standard orthodontics without any detrimental effects on periodontal tissues. This surgically assisted approach for improved tooth movement is beneficial for molar intrusion, space closure, de-crowding and open bite management.
This investigation is aimed to determine the velocity of tooth movement and changes in periodontal clinical parameters between corticotomy-assisted orthodontic therapy and conventional orthodontic therapy. Periodontally and systemically healthy subjects in need of orthodontic therapy for the treatment of teeth crowding in the anterior segment. The rate of tooth movement will be assessed by radiographs and cast models and periodontal clinical parameters will be recorded at each visit during the 4 month follow-up.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01630473
|Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Antioquia|
|Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia, 00000|
|Principal Investigator:||Juan D Arango, DDS||Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Antioquia|
|Study Director:||Javier E Botero, PhD||Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad de Antioquia|