Accelerated orthodontic tooth movement-A current review
There is an increased demand for orthodontic treatment with higher awareness regarding malocclusion and esthetic perception. There is also a higher pressure for decreased treatment duration i.e. shorter treatment times. Increased orthodontic treatment time can lead to issues such as white spots, gingival recession, root resorption, etc. and therefore decreased treatment time is beneficial. Various techniques, both surgical and non-surgical have been investigated for decreasing the treatment time. The current review evaluates several of the currently available options for acceleration of tooth movement. The review discusses the effects of surgical methods such as micro osteoperforations, and surgery first as well as non-surgical methods such as low level laser therapy and drugs for acceleration of tooth movement.