Cellular response to orthodontic force.


Orthodontic force systems, by way of stress/strain, are transduced to a biologic signal that affects a multifaceted bone remodeling response. Tooth movement involves not only a periodontal ligament response (alveolus translocation), but also bursts of resorption associated with truncated remodeling events in the path of the advancing tooth. Osteoclasts are… (More)