Segmental Corticotomy-Assisted Orthodontic Treatment With Platelet-Rich Fibrin Augmentation of Class Ill Anomaly

ESENLİK E., Gunaydin A., FINDIK Y.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.30, no.8, pp.2565-2569, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/scs.0000000000005755
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2565-2569
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


This clinical report presents the outcomes of segmental corticotomy-assisted orthodontic treatment in a class III patient. A 13.5-year-old female patient presented with class III anomaly and a thin alveolus in the mandibular anterior region. After the alignment of the mandibular incisors, segmental corticotomy with platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) was performed in the mandibular incisor area to facilitate incisor retraction to ensure periodontal support after the changes in the inclination of the teeth. Lateral cephalograms were taken at the beginning (TO), precorticotomy (T1), at the end of the treatment (T2), and 2 years after the treatment (T3). Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) records were collected at the T1, T2, and T3 periods to evaluate the bone structures. The measurements included the inclination and the position of the mandibular incisors, symphysis width, symphysis height, B-B' width, cervical alveolar width, the vertical alveolar bone level on the labial and the lingual sides, and the amount of labial and lingual bone at the apex in the mandibular central incisor and canine areas.