Anchorage control and reducing the total treatment time has always been fundamental in treatment of orthodontic cases. The recently introduced, dental distraction osteogenesis, technique has considerably reduced the treatment time and anchorage concerns among orthodontists. However it’s effects on the maxillary canine retraction remain largely unsubstantiated. This study make an attempt to determine the efficacy of dentoalveolar distraction osteogenesis as an alternative to reduce significantly the time required for retraction of canine without inadvertently affecting the anchorage in all three plane of space and compare it with the simple corticotomy technique according to radiographic and clinical data.
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