Accelerated orthodontics by corticotomy

In search of methods and techniques to facilitate and shorten the orthodontic treatment time, getting equal or better results than traditional treatments. Wilcko et al. and Hajji have been working and publishing their experiences in corticotomies. This technique is based on combining orthodontics and oral surgery. The “injury” caused by the selective decortication or corticotomy of alveolar bone, triggers and stimulates a variety of regional and temporal physiological processes at the bone (osteopenia), which facilitates tooth movement and reducing treatment time, avoid injury in the pulp, root reabsorption, improved dental stability post-treatment and even allows to increase the volume when placed alveolar bone grafting, this technique is an option in the treatment of border line dentofacial deformities cases, sometimes avoid orthognathic surgery.

We present our experience of five years in the management of malocclusion with accelerated orthodontics by corticotomy, which showed good functional and aesthetic results.

Conclusions: Research and clinical experience show that the accelerated orthodontics by corticotomy facilitates the achievement of the objectives of the planned treatment, in reducing significantly reduce treatment time, in addition to biological costs and achieve better stability after treatment.

Conflict of interest: None declared.

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Feb 5, 2018 | Posted by in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | Comments Off on Accelerated orthodontics by corticotomy
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