J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 19, Number 4, 2016
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||06 August 2018|
Alveolar corticotomies by lasercision: a minimally invasive procedure to accelerate orthodontic treatments in adult patients
DDS in dental surgery – Private Practice
Address for correspondence: Brice Savard 24, rue Boissière – 75116 Paris – France. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 6 June 2016
In our offices, more and more adults are visiting with the wish to align their teeth to preserve the aesthetics of their smile. However, treatment duration is the most common reason in the refusal to undergo orthodontic treatment. Alveolar corticotomies help accelerate and facilitate tooth movement. This is a surgical technique that consists of vertical scarifications of the vestibular interdental cortical bone to stimulate the alveolar bone metabolism. Current protocols, thanks to recent studies on bone physiology, are much less invasive than before and they allow more frequent indications for use of this technique, to meet the demands in adults.
Key words: Alveolar corticotomies / accelerated orthodontics / rapid orthodontics / lasercision
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