What is it about?

This study is about the change in a specific molecule "leptin" in the gingival crevicular fluid during the orthodontic tooth movement. After the removal of 1st premolar tooth of both sides for the orthodontic purpose; tooth movement was done using two different mechanics.

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Why is it important?

Leptin is a specific hormone which has both central and local action on the body. So, with the tooth movement, the leptin level changes and this change is not measured yet in any previous studies.


My own opinion regarding this study is that it is a unique study and by this, we can easily predict the time duration for a specific amount of tooth movement when we know the amount of leptin in GCF.

Sanjit Kumar Sar
ITS Centre For Dental Studies & Research, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

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This page is a summary of: Leptin levels in gingival crevicular fluid during canine retraction: in vivo comparative study, Journal of Orthodontics, January 2019, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/1465312518820533.
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