|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 73-79
The effect of low-level light therapy on orthodontic tooth movement rate, heat shock protein 70, and matrix metallopreteinase 8 expression: Animal study
Ida Bagus Narmada1, Muhammad Rubianto2, Suhartono Taat Putra3
1 Department of Orthodontic, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
2 Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
3 Department of Pathology Anatomy, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
|Date of Web Publication||21-Jan-2020|
Dr. Ida Bagus Narmada
Department of Orthodontic, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga, Jl. Prof Dr Moestopo 47, Surabaya 60131
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
Background: The aim of this study was to determine the effect of low-level light therapy (LLLT) on orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) rate, heat shock protein 70 (HSP-70) expression, and matrix metalloproteinase 8 (MMP-8) expression.
Materials and Methods: In this experimental study twenty-four male guinea pigs were randomly divided into three groups (n = 8): control group (K) without orthodontic force and LLLT; treatment group 1 (T1) with orthodontic force, and treatment group 2 (T2) with orthodontic force and LLLT. The labial surfaces of both maxillary central incisors in treatments groups were installed with single-wing bracket before being inserted with close coil spring to give 10 g/cm2 orthodontic force. For the T2 group, 4 J/cm2 of LLLT was administered in the mesial-distal and labial-palatal regions for 3 min every day. On day 14, the gap between teeth was measured and immunohistochemistry staining was done to determine HSP-70 and MMP-8 expression. Data were analyzed using (IBM, New York, (ANOVA), followed by Turkey's HSD test to determine the differences between groups. Nonnormal distributed data would be analyzed using Kruskal–Wallis test, followed by Mann–Whitney test with P < 0.05 being performed.
Results: The gap between teeth in the T2 group was greater compared to T1 group (P = 0.00). However, there was a significant decrease of HSP-70 and MMP-8 expression in T2 group compared to T1 group in the tensile and compressive sides.
Conclusion: LLLT intervention during orthodontic treatment could accelerate OTM rate and decreased HSP-70 and MMP-8 expression both in tension and in compressive side. Thus, LLLT interventions can be used as adjuvant therapy to shorten orthodontic treatment duration.
Keywords: Heat shock protein 70, low-level light therapy, matrix metalloproteinase 8, orthodontic tooth movement
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Narmada IB, Rubianto M, Putra ST. The effect of low-level light therapy on orthodontic tooth movement rate, heat shock protein 70, and matrix metallopreteinase 8 expression: Animal study. Dent Res J 2020;17:73-9
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Narmada IB, Rubianto M, Putra ST. The effect of low-level light therapy on orthodontic tooth movement rate, heat shock protein 70, and matrix metallopreteinase 8 expression: Animal study. Dent Res J [serial online] 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 8];17:73-9. Available from: http://www.drjjournal.net/text.asp?2020/17/1/73/276227
| Introduction|| |
The orthodontic treatment aims to align the teeth position into the correct dental arch. However, the duration of orthodontic treatment is long enough which becomes a burden for the patient., In addition, long duration treatment may increase the risk of gingivitis, root resorption, and dental caries.,, Therefore, it is necessary to shorten the length of orthodontic treatment duration by accelerating the remodeling process during orthodontic treatment. Various studies reported the injections of prostaglandins (PGs – PGE2), administration of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3, parathyroid hormone, ultrasound waves, and osteocalcin administration around the apical area as an attempt to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement (OTM), but this effort still has not given the expected outcomes. Clinical studies among patients with fixed orthodontic appliances irradiated with low-level light therapy (LLLT) of 100 mW can accelerate canine retraction by maintaining the stability of periodontal ligament (PDL).,
Mechanical orthodontic force for OTM using the concept of stress cell was a routine performed in malocclusion treatments. The administration of mechanical force strength may cause inflammatory responses in PDL, dental pulp, and alveolar bone. Mechanical force can also activate inflammatory cells, resulting in various chemical mediators release such as PGs, interleukin-1 (IL-1), IL-6, and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) and stimulating osteoclast differentiation.,, The mechanical orthodontic force on tooth leads to PDLs and alveolar bone remodeling, due to the interaction process between bone resorption and bone deformation., There is an increase of vascular endothelial growth factor and macrophage colony-stimulating factors and followed by the accumulation of matrix metalloproteinase 8 (MMP-8) produced by polymorphonuclear leukocyte cells, gingival fibroblast cells, and bone and plasma cells.,
MMPs play an important role in the physiological re-modeling of the periodontium as well as in response to mechanical forces during orthodontics. The inhibition of MMPs by synthetic MMP inhibitors has been shown to reduce orthodontic tooth movement. Experimental orthodontic tooth movement in animals, mostly rats, shows an increased expression of MMP-1, -2, -8, -9, and -13 and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 and -3 in the PDL and alveolar bone., Ingman et al. confirmed that there was an increasing of MMP-8 in the gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) of orthodontic patients.
Heat shock proteins (HSPs) can be expressed by all types of cells and they play a protective role against a variety of harmful factors, including orthodontic force. Furthermore, strong orthodontic force induced apoptosis of PDL fibroblasts. It was confirmed that HSP-70, which serves in maintaining homeostasis, can inhibit apoptosis by interfering with the function of apoptosis-inducing factor. HSP-70 has the ability to provide resistance to the reported stress-induced apoptosis, and its expression exists in the PDL throughout life. In addition, there is an increase of HSP-70 expression, to maintain homeostasis, anti-apoptosis, and protecting cells from pathological stress including OTM.,
So far, the explanation of LLLT mechanism effect on OTM acceleration is still unclear. Through the knowledge of molecular biology, it is possible to observe the mechanical effect of LLLT on OTM acceleration, which allows development of LLLT as a supplementary instrument to accelerate the osteogenesis process. This study aims to determine the effect of LLLT on OTM rate and HSP-70 and MMP-8 expression.
| Materials and Methods|| |
All experimental procedures were approved by the Board for Animal Experiments, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Airlangga University.
This was an experimental laboratories research with posttest only control group design, using 24 healthy, 3–4 months old, weighing 300–500 g male Cavia porcellus (guinea pig) with complete and healthy tooth structure. The experimental animals were evaluated clinically and placed in the appropriate environment, with foods and drinks given ad libitum for 14 × 24 h before being randomly divided into three groups (n = 8): control group (K) without orthodontic force and LLLT; treatment group 1 (T1) with orthodontic force, and treatment group 2 (T2) with orthodontic force and LLLT.
The experimental animals in the T1 and T2 groups were anesthetized using an injection of 50 mg/kg intraperitoneal pentobarbital sodium anesthesia before single-wing bracket installation (Zhejiang Protect Medical Equipment Co, Ltd., China) on the labial surfaces of both maxillary central incisors with direct attachment technique, before being inserted with close coil spring of NiTi Sentaloy (GAC, International, Bohemia, USA) 0.009 inch in diameter between maxillary central incisors using 10 g/cm2 orthodontic force for 14 days to gain the distal movement of central incisors [Figure 1]. As for the T2 group, light emitting diode 4 J/cm2 with 810 nm wavelength (Starlaser, Microdont, Sao Paulo, Brazil) was administered in the mesial-distal and labial-palatal regions for 3 min every day, for 14 days.
|Figure 1: Photograph showing the experimental animals with single-wing on the labial surfaces of both maxillary central incisors.|
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Measurement of tooth movement and immunohistochemistry assay
On day 14, all experimental animals were sacrificed using intraperitoneal injection of 250 mg/kg pentobarbital sodium. Furthermore, maxilla along with the teeth was resected to measure the central incisors distal movement gap and to prepare the specimens for HSP-70 and MMP-8 expression immunohistochemistry (IHC) examination.
The impression of maxillary central incisors was made to measure the distal movement gap with the use of individual trays containing hydrophilic vinyl polysiloxane impression material (EXAFAST Injection Type, GC Co., Tokyo, Japan). The samples were fixed in 4% paraformaldehyde after the impressions were obtained. The amount of teeth movement was evaluated by measuring the closing distance between the central incisors in the impression under a stereoscopic microscope [VH-7000; Keyence, Osaka, Japan; [Figure 2]b. For each mouse, the measurement was taken four times, and the mean value was used.
|Figure 2: Heat shock protein-70 expression of fibroblast cells of periodontal ligament tissue in guinea pigs group K (a), group T1 (b), and group T2 (c). The positive heat shock protein-70 expression is characterized by brown color on the tension side and force side at ×400.|
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For IHC test, collected tissues were blocked with paraffin before being cut and fixed to object glass. The samples were analyzed by IHC staining, using monoclonal-antibody (MoAb) anti-HSP-70 and MoAb anti-MMP-8 (BioRad, Hercules, USA). The results were examined under digital microscope at ×400, equipped with a Nikon microscope OPTIPHOT (Nikon, Tokyo, Japan).
The collected data were analyzed using SPSS version 20 (IBM, New York, USA) by means of analysis of variance (ANOVA), followed by Turkey's HSD test to determine the differences between groups. Nonnormal distributed data would be analyzed using Kruskal–Wallis test, followed by Mann–Whitney test with P < 0.05 being performed.
| Results|| |
To determine the effect of LLLT on OTM rate, the gap between central incisors was measured before and after the treatment. The results suggested that the movement of maxillary central incisors in the T2 group (1.0063 ± 0.45108 mm) was faster compared to the T1 (0.825 ± 0.378 mm) and K (0 ± 0 mm) groups (P = 0.00 < 0.05).
The result of IHC to examine HSP-70 expression can be seen in [Figure 2]a [Figure 2]b [Figure 2]c, where T1 groups show more positive expression (brown colored) compared to T2 group, while K group shows a negative expression by giving no color reaction. The result of MMP-8 expression can be seen in [Figure 3], where K groups show a minimal expression compared to T1 and T2 groups.
|Figure 3: Matrix metalloproteinase 8 expression of fibroblast cells of periodontal ligament tissue in guinea pig group K (a), group T1 (b), and group T2 (c). The positive matrix metalloproteinase 8 expression is characterized by brown.|
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Mean and standard deviation of HSP-70 and MMP-8 expression on the PDL fibroblasts of compressive and tensile side of groups K, T1, and T2 can be seen in [Table 1]. The HSP-70 expression on the tensile side (P < 0.05 = 0.038) and the compressive side (P < 0.05 = 0.036) was not normally distributed; therefore, the Mann–Whitney (one-tailed) test was used and P < 0.05 (P = 0.00) was found. The results showed that there was a significant decrease of HSP-70 expression in T2 group compared to T1 group in the tensile and compressive sides.
|Table 1: Mean and standard deviation of tensile and compressive side on control group without orthodontic force and low.level light therapy; treatment Group 1 with orthodontic force, and treatment Group 2 with orthodontic force and low-level light therapy|
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In contrast, MMP-8 expression data in the tensile side was found to be normally distributed (P > 0.05 = 2.00) with nonhomogeneous variance (P < 0.05 = 0.031), so t-test was used. The result of t-test analysis showed that there was significant decrease of MMP-8 expression in T2 group compared to T1 group (P = 0,001). However, as the MMP-8 expression data on the compressive side (P > 0.05 = 0.378) was homogenous, the one-way ANOVA analysis was used. There is a significant decrease of MMP-8 expression in T2 group compared to T1 group (P < 0.05 = 0.002).
| Discussion|| |
Orthodontic force applied to the tooth is a routine orthodontic treatment, but it can cause discomfort and pain and even can lead to dental and oral health disorders. In this study, the subjects were divided into three groups: K group without orthodontic force and LLLT, T1 group with 10 g/cm2 of orthodontic force, and T2 group with orthodontic force and 4 J/cm2 of LLLT, which was the optimal dose with minimal side effects., This treatment was performed for 14 days to observe the rate of central incisors distal movement and cellular or molecular biological responses.
PDLs are supportive tissues attached the periapical area in the alveolar bone and have an important function in tooth movement. PDL disease will cause tooth mobility which may negatively impact orthodontic treatment. Fibroblasts, as structural cells of the extra cellular matrix, also have the same important role as the sensory cells and nerve cells found in the PDLs. Orthodontic force will produce cellular stress, resulting in both structural and functional changes. The orthodontic force response is evaluated through the rate of central incisor distal movement and through the molecular changes of PDL fibroblasts by measuring the expression number of HSP-70 and MMP-8, due to LLLT.
In this study, there was a significant increase of central incisor gap between the T2 groups compared with the T1 group. The results of this study proved the ability of LLLT in accelerating the rate of orthodontic teeth movement. This is in accordance with a study by Cruz et al. and Kim et al. which stated that clinical trials using LLLT in orthodontic treatment can improve the acceleration of tooth movement resulting in shortening of orthodontic treatment duration., The effect of LLLT in expanding the median palatine suture of rat using orthodontic mechanical force showed 20%–40% higher maxillary bone regeneration rate compared to the group without LLLT intervention. Kawasaki and Shimizu also stated that administration of LLLT could accelerate 30% orthodontic molar tooth movement compared to without LLLT, through increasing bone-forming activity.
Previous studies proved that LLLT could accelerate the rate of tooth movement., LLLT with wavelengths of 860 nm and 850 nm were used in most of the studies, but other studies used lower wavelength lasers. This could be a reason for different amounts of tooth movement. The visible wavelengths such as 630 nm did not result in an increased rate of OTM because the penetration depth of infrared is higher than visible waves and laser must stimulate bone and PDL cells.,
HSP plays a dominant role in maintaining cell homeostasis to withstand stress, as anti-inflammatory and antiapoptosis. HSP-70 is a conservative protein found in the basal state and will increase through the activation of heat shock transcription factor (HSF-1).
In this study, OTM was done using 10 g/cm2 orthodontic force through the application of NiTi coil spring between maxillary central incisors. This force can cause oxidative stress in PDL which activated HSF-1 and then led to HSP-70 increase in the cytoplasm. This increase resulted in the excretion of HSP-70 from cell, to form eHSP-70.,,
There was a significant decrease in HSP-70 expression in the T2 group compared to T1 group in the tensile and compressive side, which proved that LLLT could affect the fibroblast of periodontal tissue applied with orthodontic force. LLLT can accelerate the healing process and reduce the damage through biostimulation induction on chromophore in mitochondria, as well as increase the adenosine triphosphate and reactive oxygen species production. LLLT may also increase the proliferation and migration of fibroblasts by modulating cytokines, growth factors, and inflammatory mediators, followed by the increase of tissue oxygenation.
In normal circumstances, the MMP matrix is an important mediator of regeneration, remodeling, and tissue development. However, in pathological conditions, there is an increase in MMP activity as an important mediator of inflammatory tissue damage.
Several studies have suggested that the tooth movement by orthodontic force in the tensile and compressive sides of PDLs will increase the excretion of acute inflammatory mediators, such as cytokines, IL-1, IL-6, TNF-α, and PGE on GCF. In the inflammatory state, the increased expression of destructive NF-kB and enzyme nitric oxide in the PDL tissue will activate pro-MMP-8 in fibroblast cells. Research conducted by Susilowati et al. showed that there was an increase in MMP-8 expression on GCF examination in OTM with fixed appliances compared to the control group. This is consistent with this study where there is an increase in MMP-8 expression in the T1 group compared with group K.
However, there was a significant decrease in MMP-8 expression in the tensile and compressive sides in the T2 group compared with the T1 group. The results show that LLLT intervention in orthodontic force process can decrease MMP-8 expression.
MMP-8 is stored in the secretory granulocytes and inflammatory lesions during migration. It is possible to be regarded as a surrogate marker of the number of neutrophils in the side and as a marker of the severity of inflammation.In vitro irradiation of peripheral neutrophils affects neutrophils.
| Conclusion|| |
The conclusions of this study were LILT irradiation intervention during orthodontic treatment can accelerate OTM rate and decrease HSP-70 and MMP-8 expression both in tension and compressive side. Thus, LITL irradiation interventions can be used as adjuvant therapy to shorten orthodontic treatment duration.
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