Gingiva recession is defined as an apical shift of the gingival margin caused by different conditions/pathologies. It is associated with clinical attachment loss. Several studies showed prevalence of gingiva recession in orthodontic patients. Some predisposing factors should be taken carefully considering the effect of the treatment modality. No consensus agreement was identified about the timing of the soft tissue augmentation intervention for orthodontic patients with the risk of gingival recession. However, several critical factors can guide the decision making to obtain the most preferred treatment option.

This article reviews the factors regarding the correlation of gingival margin alteration and orthodontic treatment, and to assess the appropriate timing of soft tissue augmentation intervention according to the different factors.

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