Technique to reduce the time of orthodontic treatment

Written by: Dra. Nayra Escudero Castaño
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Specialists in Dentistry claim that there is a demand ascendancy of adults who need the benefits of orthodontics: better cosmetic results, better functionality, better brushing, better gum health. But there remains a factor that raises questions about whether patients undergoing this technique or not: the durability of the process.

That's why they are investigating new techniques to accelerate the speed of movement during orthodontic. In this way shorten the treatment time, it would get wider acceptance among the adult population.


How to reduce the time of orthodontic treatment

There are different therapeutic proposals that could reduce the time of orthodontic treatment:

  • Development of surgical flaps
  • Surgery first
  • Performing corticotomy or osteotomy
  • Local application of cellular mediators
  • Application of vibration
  • Laser irradiation

corticotomy photo

For now, the investigation is corticotomy, a surgical technique that allows the acceleration of orthodontic movement. It involves making cuts at the cortical level in order to cause a regional biological stimulus, so that accelerates the local and transient response of bone remodeling. That is, the bone is damaged to accelerate tooth movement during orthodontics.

It is a minimally invasive technique with which manages to reduce the treatment time up to 3 or 4 times.

In addition to accelerating the time of treatment, corticotomy has other advantages:

  • Hyalinisation decreased during movements, preventing tooth movement stops.
  • Less risk that the roots of teeth are reabsorbed.
  • Greater stability after completion
  • Greater vestibular bone thickness (in cases where there has been a bone regeneration).

It has been shown that treatment of corticotomies can be used with various orthodontic techniques, in fact, there is currently no with which it is incompatible.


For more information visit the website of International Dental Clinic & Escudero Perea .

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dra. Nayra Escudero Castaño

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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