West China Journal of Stomatology ›› 2018, Vol. 36 ›› Issue (6): 595-601.doi: 10.7518/hxkq.2018.06.003

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Relationship of orthodontic treatment and periodontal soft tissue health

Lei Zhao,Xiaoyu Wang,Yi Xu,Shu Meng()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & Dept. of Periodontics, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
  • Received:2018-07-15 Revised:2018-09-26 Online:2018-12-01 Published:2018-12-12
  • Contact: Shu Meng E-mail:dreamingsue@163.com


With the increasing number of the orthodontic patients, the relationship between periodontal and orthodontic becomes increasingly close. Orthodontic treatment can improve periodontal status, but the adverse clinical problems of perio-dontal tissue during orthodontic treatment are relatively common. In this paper, we discuss the problems of soft tissue, including causes, prevention, and treatment of gingivitis, gingival enlargement, gingival recession, and gingival invagination in ortho-dontic treatment.

Key words: orthodontic treatment, gingivitis, gingival enlargement, gingival recession, gingival invagination, principle of treatment

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