J Dentofacial Anom Orthod
Volume 21, Number 2, Avril 2018
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Published online||01 February 2019|
Other interesting effects of alveolar corticotomies in orthodontics apart from the acceleration of tooth movement
Internal DESCO, Department of Oral Medicine, Bretonneau Hospital, AP-HP, Paris
2 AHU in ODF, Department of Oral Medicine, Bretonneau Hospital, AP-HP, Paris
3 MCU-PH in Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery, Department of Oral Medicine, Bretonneau Hospital, AP-HP, Paris
4 Faculty of Dental Surgery, Paris Descartes University, Montrouge
Address for correspondence: Nathan Moreau Faculty of Dental Surgery – Paris Descartes University, Montrouge – France. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 27 November 2017
The acceleration of orthodontic tooth movement due to alveolar corticotomies has been well documented in the literature. It is defined by a phenomenon of transient osteopenia named “the regional acceleratory phenomenon” by Frost. This biological mechanism has been described in studies on both humans and animals. However, other interesting effects in orthodontics are associated with alveolar corticotomies: higher amplitude of tooth movements, a decrease of the root resorptions and an increase of stability after orthodontic treatment.
Key words: Corticotomy / osteotomy / orthodontics
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