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Research Paper | Medicine and Dentistry | India | Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019
The Effect of a Vitamin D3 Supplement (Supracal HD Tablet) in the Acceleration of Orthodontic Tooth Movement - A Clinical Comparative and Observational Study
Abstract: Time factor in orthodontics is the major concern of most of the patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Every patient seeking orthodontic treatment for malaligned teeth wants the best possible treatment in the least time possible. To promote this, the term accelerated orthodontics came into existence. Corticotomy, inspite of being the best modality of treatment to accelerate tooth movement, posed limitations majorly due to the surgical exposure and a traumatic experience for the patient due to invasive techniques. Hence the aim of this clinical study was to benefit the patient by accelerating the movement of teeth within the dense bone, but this time in the least invasive way possible, i. e. just by administering a vitamin D3 supplement tablet named Supracal HD to the patient that will hasten the process of tooth movement and will thus decrease the span of orthodontic treatment without causing any pain, discomfort or trauma. This work presents the effects of drugs and systemic factors capable of affecting bone metabolism and influencing the speed of orthodontic tooth movement.
Keywords: Supracal HD, Vit D3, Accelerated orthodontics, tooth movement
Edition: Volume 8 Issue 6, June 2019,
Pages: 539 - 542