Ideal Orthodontic Tooth Movement

# Resorption in case of ideal orthodontic tooth movement should be:
a) Undermining
b) Indirect
c) Frontal
d) Necrotic     

The correct answer is C. Frontal. 

Application of light orthodontic forces will result in frontal/ direct resorption. Frontal resorption occurs only when the forces applied are close to the capillary pressure, i.e. 20 -26 gm/ sq. cm of root surface area. 

Oppenheim and Schwarz have been given credit for discovering the optimum orthodontic force levels usually light continuous forces are recommended for tooth movement.

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