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Can a tooth with incomplete apex be moved?

ALBERTO CONSOLARO, DARIO A. OLIVEIRA MIRANDA, RENATA BIANCO CONSOLARO

Introduction: Teeth with incomplete apex can be moved as long as the applied forces are uniformly distributed along the root, without abusing tipping. There is no way to eliminate the cementoblasts in the forming apex. Very intense forces applied inadvertently, accidentally, or negligently can reduce the blood volume to this region and lead to early maturation of these embryonic tissues, with early apex formation and slight tooth shortening. Conclusion: This helps explain the occurrence of premolars shorter than the others in the same patient, due to occlusal overload when they reach the occlusal plane with the apex in formation.

Keywords: Open apex. Tooth movement. Tooth resorption.

How to cite: Consolaro A, Miranda DAO, Consolaro RB. Can a tooth with incomplete apex be moved? Clin Orthod. 2021 Apr-May;20(2):144-8.

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