Comprehensive orthodontic treatment usually takes 1–3 years to finish the details. The treatment duration depends on the complexity of treatment. Longer treatment times may increase the risk of root resorption, oral hygiene–related problems such as white spot lesion or dental caries, and periodontal destruction. Several methods, such as surgical-assisted procedures, drugs, and physical/mechanical stimulation methods, may accelerate tooth movement and shortened whole treatment time. This article reviews various surgical-assisted procedures and how the surgical method that can effectively shorten the treatment time. The advantages and disadvantages of various technique were also assessed.
Chen, Miao-Jing; Chen, Shih-Chieh; Cheng, Jung-Hsuan; and Tseng, Yu-Chuan DDS, MDS, PhD
"Surgical Methods to Accelerate Tooth Movement,"
Taiwanese Journal of Orthodontics: Vol. 32:
2, Article 2.
Available at: https://www.tjo.org.tw/tjo/vol32/iss2/2