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September, 2018, Vol. 20, No. 3



Comparison of skeletal anchorage distalizers effect in maxillary buccal segment: A systematic review
Lior Levin, Arūnas Vasiliauskas, Juste Armalaite, Kristina Kubiliute


Dental roots’ and surrounding structures’ response after contact with orthodontic mini implants: A systematic literature review
Greta Gintautaitė, Giedrius Kenstavičius, Alė Gaidytė


Correlation of temporomandibular joint clinical signs with cone beam computed tomography radiologic features in juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients
Ilga Urtane, Iveta Jankovska, Hadeel Al-Shwaikh, Zane Krisjane

Relationship between unilateral posterior crossbite and mandibular asymmetry during late adolescence
Kristina Lopatienė, Karolina Trumpytė

Evaluation of the posterior maxillary teeth movements during Class II correction: 3-dimensional superimposition of casts
Igor Griblasky, Dalia Latkauskiene, Gundega Jakobsone


Maxillary Central Incisor Root Resorption due to Canine Impaction after Trauma. Is the Canine Substitution for Maxillary Incisors a suitable Treatment Option? Two Case Reports
Cinzia Maspero, Andrea Fama, Guido Galbiati, Lucia Giannini, Laima Kairyte, Luca Bartorelli, Marco Farronato

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Dental roots’ and surrounding structures’ response after contact with orthodontic mini implants: A systematic literature review

Greta Gintautaitė1, Giedrius Kenstavičius1, Alė Gaidytė2


The objective of this article was to conduct a systematic literature review about the consequences and recovery of dental roots’ and surrounding structures’ after iatrogenic mini implant (MI) contact based on peer reviewed publications of 2008-2017 January. The Cochrane and PRISMA references were used while searching for scientific literature in six data bases. The inclusion criteria to select articles were: 1) root contact evaluation associated with the use of orthodontic MI, 2) the diameter of MI was ≤2.5 mm, 3) the research sample was ≥20 MI, 4) the extent of dental root or surrounding structures damage, the regeneration/degeneration and their progress was described, 5) the condition of dental roots and surrounding structures should be evaluated immediately after damage with MI, after longer contact with MI and after a certain period of time, 6) articles published in 2008-2017 January. Two authors independently reviewed and extracted data from the selected studies and a methodological quality assessment process was used to rank the studies classifying them as low, moderate or high quality. 13 articles met the selection criteria of the research. The success of damaged dental root or surrounding structure regeneration was influenced by the damage extent: the cementum, dentin or periodontal ligament may regenerate; the regeneration of damaged pulp is uncertain. The loss of pulp vitality, root resorption, root fracture, ankylosis or osteosclerosis are rare complications. Dental roots may resorb due to contact with MI, but the regeneration is possible after cause removal.

Key words: mini-implant, root, contact, damage, healing.

Received: 17 04 2017

Accepted for publishing: 20 09 2018

1Clinic of Orthodontics, Faculty of Odontology, Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania

2UAB "Ortokoncepcija", Kaunas, Lithuania

Address correspondence to Greta Gintautaitė, UAB "Ortokoncepcija", Archyvo 13, Kaunas, Lithuania.

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