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Abstract

In recent times, orthodontic treatment has attained significant interest and momentum. It has become more acceptable and admirable as a prime modality of treatment that not only enhances the facial esthetics but also can improve the function of the orofacial structures, than ever before. However, the layperson perceives it to be a treatment modality which consumes drastically longer period of time. Recent research pertaining to faster orthodontic tooth movement has dwelled in to this overwhelming area of reduced and more efficient treatment time. This review article specifically deals with such modalities of treatment which could elicit shorter treatment period than the conventional ways. Implementation of procedures like corticotomy, hormones, steroids, distraction osteogenesis, growth factors, magnetic field, RAP and others are discussed in this article along with the future trends related to the aforementioned field.

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