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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-12

Effectiveness of using a vibrating device in accelerating orthodontic tooth movement: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Department of Orthodontic, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt

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Dr. Mohamed Atfy Abd Elmotaleb
Department of Orthodontic, Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University, 11 El Sarayat Street, Cairo
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jispcd.JISPCD_311_18

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Objective: The aim of current systematic review was to evaluate the efficiency of the vibrating devices in accelerating orthodontic tooth movement. Methods: A systemic unrestricted search was done in three electronic databases up to July 2018. A manual search was also performed. Eligibility criteria included Randomized clinical trials (RCTs), quasi randomized clinical trials and prospective controlled trials (CCTs) comparing the rate of the tooth movement with and without vibrating devices. The study characteristics and data extraction of the vibrating device group and control group were performed by two reviewers independently. Results: Seven articles were eligible to be included in the qualitative analysis. Three of them were included in meta analysis. One hundred and five patients received vibrating device to accelerate orthodontic treatment while forty-nine patients received shame device and seventy-eight patients were control group. Conclusion: There was no significant difference between vibrating devices group and control group. There is no evidence that vibrating appliances are effective in acceleration of orthodontic tooth movement.

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