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Efficacy of Injectable Vitamin C on Accelerating Canine Movement: A Clinical Study (mesotherapy)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 24, 2017
Last Update Posted : August 29, 2017
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
nermin mohammed ahmed yussif, Cairo University

Brief Summary:
efficacy of the injectable vitamin C to reduce the time of canine traction

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Palatally Impacted Canines Drug: vitamin C Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

Objective. The purpose of this study is to investigate the role and efficiency of the locally injected vitamin C in the enhancement of the palatally impacted canine movement.

Design. Twelve adult patients with unilateral palatally impacted canines were included in this study. The enrolled patients were randomly allocated into the study groups; control group; orthodontic traction and he test group: orthodontic traction enhanced by intraepidermic vitamin C injection. The study duration was 12 months.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 12 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single (Participant)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of the Effect of Local Injected Vitamin C on Accelerating the Orthodontic Movement of Maxillary Canine Impaction: A Clinical Trial
Study Start Date : January 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : January 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Vitamin C

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: vitamin C injection
orthodontic traction with vitamin C injection
Drug: vitamin C
25 IU of vitamin C injected intraepidermally for 6-8 visits till eruption achieved
Other Name: ascorbic acid

Placebo Comparator: orthodontic traction
orthodontic traction without vitamin C injection
Drug: vitamin C
25 IU of vitamin C injected intraepidermally for 6-8 visits till eruption achieved
Other Name: ascorbic acid

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. rate of tooth movement [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    the achieved movement in millimeters in one year

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. level of alveolar bone [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    the level of the interproximal and facial alveolar bone after orthodontic treatment with or without injection

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 40 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • medically free
  • patient with good to fair oral hygiene (gingivitis may be included)
  • both sexes were included
  • unilateral palatally positioned permenant canines
  • absence of previous orthodontic treatment
  • absence of supernumerary teeth, odontoms, cysts, traumatic injuries
  • the α angle within grade II to III

Exclusion Criteria:

  • systemic diseases especially diabetes and bone diseases
  • pregnant and lactating mothers
  • Local causes (smoking, mouth breathing, local trauma and periodontitis).

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03260829

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Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine
Gizah, Giza, Egypt, 11311
Sponsors and Collaborators
Cairo University
Publications of Results:
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Responsible Party: nermin mohammed ahmed yussif, assistant lecturer, Cairo University Identifier: NCT03260829    
Other Study ID Numbers: oral and dental medicine
no conflict of interest ( Other Identifier )
First Posted: August 24, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 29, 2017
Last Verified: August 2017

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Product Manufactured in and Exported from the U.S.: No
Keywords provided by nermin mohammed ahmed yussif, Cairo University:
vitamin C
palatally impacted canines
intraepidermal injection
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Tooth, Impacted
Tooth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Ascorbic Acid
Growth Substances
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Protective Agents