Clear Aligner Therapy Might Provide a Better Oral Health Environment for Orthodontic Treatment Among Patients at Increased Periodontal Risk

J Evid Based Dent Pract. 2019 Jun;19(2):198-199. doi: 10.1016/j.jebdp.2019.05.006. Epub 2019 May 6.


Article title and bibliographic information: Periodontal health during orthodontic treatment with clear aligners and fixed appliances: A meta-analysis. Jiang Q, Li J, Mei L, Du J, Levrini L, Abbate GM, Li H. J Am Dent Assoc 2018;149(8):712-20.e12.

Source of funding: The work was supported by grants 81470712 and 81670960 from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, by grant BK20171123 from the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province, and by grant YKK17140 from the Medical Science and Technology Development Foundation, Nanjing Department of Health.

Type of study/design: Systematic review with meta-analysis of data.

Keywords: Gingivitis; Meta-analysis; Orthodontic appliances; Periodontitis; Systematic review.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Systematic Review

MeSH terms

  • China
  • Dental Care
  • Humans
  • Oral Health*
  • Orthodontic Appliances, Fixed
  • Orthodontic Appliances, Removable*