tooth movement


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia.

tooth movement

The change in position of a tooth or teeth in the dental arch. This may be due to abnormal pressure from the tongue, pathological changes in tooth-supporting structures, malocclusion, missing teeth, or a therapeutic orthodontic procedure. Thumb sucking, if prolonged, may cause malocclusion and, eventually, displacement of teeth.
See: pathological tooth migration; physiological tooth migration
See also: movement
References in periodicals archive ?
Ahrari, "he Effect of Low Level Laser Therapy on the Rate of Tooth Movement and Pain Perception during Canine Retraction," Oral Health and Dental Management, vol.
Dendritic spines remodel on hippocampal neurons in experimental tooth movement
Vissink, "Cytokines in crevicular fluid and orthodontic tooth movement," European Journal of Oral Sciences, vol.
Increased level of this molecule is detected in periodontal disease and orthodontic tooth movement [21, 31].
Orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) experiments in rats are performed to evaluate the effects on supporting tissues and the amount of tooth movement.
However, the clinical utility of bisphosphonate in orthodontics is limited, since bisphosphonate is a bone-resorption inhibitor that can affect orthodontic tooth movement (Fujimura et al.
It is all linked - tooth movement affects tear ducts and rabbits eat some of their poo (yep, really!).
This is important in clinical activities, since the rate of tooth movement highly depends on the force applied.