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J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2009 Oct;67(10):2149-59. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2009.04.095.

Accelerated osteogenic orthodontics technique: a 1-stage surgically facilitated rapid orthodontic technique with alveolar augmentation.

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Clinical Associate Professor, Periodontics, Case University, Cleveland, OH, USA. wilcko@velocity.net

Abstract

PURPOSE:

Demineralization of a thin layer of bone over a root prominence after corticotomy surgery can optimize the response to applied orthodontic forces. This physiologic response is consistent with the regional acceleratory phenomenon process. When combined with alveolar augmentation, one is no longer strictly at the mercy of the original alveolar volume and osseous dehiscences, and fenestrations can be corrected over vital root surfaces. This is substantiated with computerized tomographic and histologic evaluations. Two case reports are presented that demonstrate the usefulness of the accelerated osteogenic orthodontics technique in de-crowding and space closing for the correction of dental malocclusions.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

Orthodontics is combined with full-thickness flap reflection, selective alveolar decortication, ostectomy, and bone grafting to accomplish complete orthodontic treatment.

RESULTS:

Rapid tooth movement was demonstrated in both cases and stability up to 8 years of retention.

CONCLUSION:

The accelerated osteogenic orthodontics technique provides for efficient and stable orthodontic tooth movement. Frequently, the teeth can be moved further in one third to one fourth the time required for traditional orthodontics alone. This is a physiologically based treatment consistent with a regional acceleratory phenomenon and maintaining an adequate blood supply is essential.

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PMID:
19761908
DOI:
10.1016/j.joms.2009.04.095
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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