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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 72-78

Fast track orthodontics: A review on methods of accelerating orthodontic treatment

Department of Orthodontics, MIDSR Dental College, Latur, Maharashtra, India

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Dr. Vaibhav R Ambashikar
7, Department of Orthodontics, PG Section, MIDSR Dental College and Hospital, Ambajogai Road, Vishwanathpuram, Latur - 413 512, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijor.ijor_4_21

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Orthodontic treatment is, possibly, in terms of duration extent, the lengthiest dental procedure performed. There will be an increased favorable attitude for orthodontic treatment if the duration of the orthodontic treatment is reduced. Unfortunately, long-term orthodontic treatment also poses several disadvantages like a higher predisposition to dental caries, gingival recession, and root resorption. Quickening orthodontic tooth movement (OTM), i.e., accelerating, can remarkably decrease treatment time and side effects. Orthodontic treatment comprises the response of the tissues surrounding the tooth on which the force is being applied that happens on a cellular, mechanical level, and chemical. So, to improve the body's response to these orthodontic forces, various ways were found to accelerate the treatment, such as surgical methods (corticotomy, piezosurgery, etc.), mechanical/physical stimulation methods (vibration, lasers), drugs, etc., Hence, this review captures the current knowledge on accelerated OTM.

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