International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 2, Part B
Fast but not furious: Accelerated orthodontic tooth movement
AUTHOR(S): Anandan Chinnan, Vijaylakshmi K, Prem Kumar KS and Sumalatha S
ABSTRACT:One of the major limitation of any orthodontic treatment is the length of the treatment which is about two to three years. Lengthy orthodontic treatment not only prompts patients, to avoid treatment or to find other shorter alternative procedures which can compromised the results but also can lead to complications like gingival recession, root resorption or a higher predisposition to caries. Hence, many methods to accelerate the tooth movements were proposed, which can be grouped in to surgical, device assisted or mechanical stimulation and drugs. Each method has their own advantages and disadvantage. The aim of the current study is to critically analyze all the approaches in accelerating the tooth movement and to highlight the latest techniques.
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How to cite this article:
Anandan Chinnan, Vijaylakshmi K, Prem Kumar KS, Sumalatha S. Fast but not furious: Accelerated orthodontic tooth movement. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(2):108-110.