Vertical Gingival Display Changes Associated with Upper Premolars Extraction Orthodontic Treatment: A Prospective Clinical Trial.

This clinical research paper – recently published in the November issue of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry (J Clin Exp Dent) and which I’ve had the pleasure to have been a part of – aimed at investigating and comparing vertical gingival display (VGD) changes associated with upper (first vs second) premolars extraction during orthodontic treatment.

Sixty orthodontic patients were included in the study , done at the Postgraduate dental teaching clinics at Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST). They were treated with upper first or second premolars extraction according to the underlying problem and the individualized treatment plan of each patient. Full Records (radiographs, study casts and standardized clinical photographs) were taken for all subjects pre- and post- orthodontic treatment. Outcome measures: Pre- and post-treatment VGD, lip length in static and dynamic positions and the amount of upper teeth retractions were recorded.

For the full article, you can find it at this link:

Fallas MF, Abu-Alhaija ES, Alkhateeb SN, Samawi SS. Vertical gingival display changes associated with upper premolars extraction orthodontic treatment: A prospective clinical trial. J Clin Exp Dent. (2020), doi:10.4317/jced.57538

Any thoughts about this post?.. Share them with us below.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s