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Authors

Shun-Hsin Chen, Department of Dentistry and Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University; Department of Orthodontics, National Taiwan University Hospital
Pei-Wen Liao, Department of Dentistry and Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University; Department of Orthodontics, National Taiwan University Hospital
Hui-Jen Tsai, Department of Dentistry and Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University; Department of Orthodontics, National Taiwan University Hospital
Ming-Hsien Lan, Department of Dentistry and Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University; Department of Orthodontics, National Taiwan University Hospital
Pei-Chuan Hung, Department of Dentistry and Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University; Department of Orthodontics, National Taiwan University Hospital
Wen-Pei Wong, Department of Dentistry and Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University; Department of Orthodontics, National Taiwan University Hospital
Chung-Chen Jane Yao, Department of Dentistry and Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University; Department of Orthodontics, National Taiwan University Hospital
Hsuan-Yi Hsiao, Department of Dentistry and Graduate Institute of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, National Taiwan University; Department of Orthodontics, National Taiwan University HospitalFollow

Abstract

How to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement has been an interesting issue to orthodontists and researchers. Ways being proposed to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) include medication, mechanical stimulation, low level laser, corticotomy, periodontal accelerated osteogenic orthodontics, and surgery-first orthognathic surgery. Those invasive surgical procedures are used successfully on orthodontic patients for acceleration of OTM. Other non-invasive procedures, though with promising results obtained from animal experiments, await further clinical confirmations. This article reviewed recent clinical and animal studies, and the mechanism of medication, mechanical stimulation and surgical approaches for their effectiveness on OTM.

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