This lecture will review the scientific literature on orthodontically induced inflammatory root resorption (OIIRR). Detection, incidence and prevalence will be discussed. A summary of orthodontic treatment risk factors and patient systemic risk factors will be presented and examined from an evidence based approach. This will be followed by a review of some clinical management strategies aimed to decrease the incidence and severity of OIIRR.
Define the term Orthodontically induced imflammatory root resorption (OIIRR).
Identify both orthodontic treatment and systemic risk factors associated with OIIRR.
Evaluate and manage OIIRR as it occurs in clinical practice.