Effects of continuous and interrupted orthodontic force on interleukin-1beta and prostaglandin E2 production in gingival crevicular fluid.


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a light continuous force and an interrupted force with weekly reactivation on interleukin-1beta (IL-1beta) and prostaglandin E(2) (PGE(2)); possible interactions between these 2 potent mediators of the bone resorption process were assessed in vivo. Ten healthy young adults (mean age 20.6 years, 2 men… (More)


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