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.
Chen, Shun-Hsin; Liao, Pei-Wen; Tsai, Hui-Jen; Lan, Ming-Hsien; Hung, Pei-Chuan; Wong, Wen-Pei; Yao, Chung-Chen Jane; and Hsiao, Hsuan-Yi
"Literature Review : How to Accelerate Orthodontic Tooth Movement ?,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 25:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol25/iss2/5