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Orthodontics 14 (2013), No. 1     15. June 2013
Orthodontics 14 (2013), No. 1  (15.06.2013)

Online Article, Page 96-100

Online Article: Speedy orthodontics: A case report
Krishnan, K. V. / Kumaran, N. Kurunji / Rajasigamani, K. / Vijay, V. / Rajaram, R. S. / Bhaskar, V.
Management of severe rotation poses a great challenge for the orthodontist, especially when cortical anchorage occurs. The conventional methods require excessive treatment time, rely on patient compliance, and can
cause root resorption. A groundbreaking new procedure developed by Wilcko et al, which is actually a modification of the conventional corticotomy procedure, amalgamates the orthodontic mechanics, alveolar decortications, and augmentation procedure to make treatment time three to four times faster than conventional orthodontic techniques. This procedure uses the dynamics of bone physiology and redirects the emphasis in tooth movement to the manner in which supporting bone responds to orthodontic forces applied to the tooth. This article includes a case report in which the technique is used on a patient who has a severely rotated mandibular left canine.

Keywords: corticotomy, accelerated osteogenic orthodontics, Kole's corticotomy, canine derotation, NiTi wire, regional acceleratory phenomenon
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