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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 217-222

Orthodontic scars


1 Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru. Karnataka, India
2 Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, India
4 Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
5 Senior Lecturer, Department of Orthodontics, Oxford Dental College Bengaluru, Kamataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Vinay Reddy
Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Krishnadevaraya College of Dental Sciences, Bengaluru. Karnataka
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Orthodontic therapy apart from its benefits also has potential risks and limitations in terms of tissue damage. Fortunately, in orthodontics, risks are minimal and infrequent However, all potential risks and limitations should be considered and addressed when making the decision to undergo orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment carries with it the risk of various types of soft and hard tissue damages (e.g. decalcification of enamel, lacerations, ulcerations, temporomandibular joint disorders, etc-), apart from treatment failure in itself. If correcting a malocclusion is to be of benefit, the advantages offered should outweigh any possible damage- All preventive procedures should be considered during and after orthodontic treatment to restore the normal health of soft and hard tissues. Hence, the orthodontist should be vigilant and prudent enough in assessing and monitoring every aspect of these tissues at any given stage and time in order to achieve a healthy and successful final result.


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