Periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics a race against time with bone grafts and corticotomy

M.Prebha.M., Parimala.D., Vinothini.G., Shiamala.J., Pallavan.B and Nandakumar.S

One of the current techniques in the orthodontic realm, periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO) expedites the treatment time. This procedure which combines the periodontally engineered regenerative surgery and traditional orthodontic movement is performed shortly before the application of orthodontic forces and has been suggested to enhance tooth movement and, hence, orthodontic treatment as a whole. The arrival of techniques such as corticision, piezocision and micro-osteoperforations has allowed accelerated tooth movement with minimal surgical intervention. This article gives a clear review of the historical aspect and principles of this therapeutic approach with the description of the technique and its advantages and disadvantages.

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