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Overview of platelet-rich plasma: Orthodontics perspective

Sandhya Jain, Anil K Bunkar


Background: Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is an autologous concentration of human platelets in a small volume of plasma. It comprised several fundamental growth factors which actively work for the initiation of the wound healing process of both soft and hard tissues. PRP in dentistry is in use since 1998 for many reasons, one of which is the orthodontic tooth movement. Many studies have been performed to check the role of PRP in orthodontic tooth movement and most of them found it is an effective method with fewer drawbacks compared to other methods. Aim: This article aims to highlight the effects of PRP in orthodontic tooth movement. Conclusion: PRP is an effective and simplest method to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement. Clinical significance: It can be used to reduce the time for treatment by incorporating it into our routine treatment practice.


Platelet-rich plasma; orthodontic tooth movement; malocclusion

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