It has been reported that vibration, lasers and modifying the alveolar bone can expedite orthodontic tooth movement. However, it remains debatable whether these methods affect the long-term rate of orthodontic tooth movement and whether these methods produce a greater rate of tooth movement than placebo. In this lecture, we will review the current evidence, proposed biological mechanisms and potential side effects of accelerated tooth movement procedures.
Determine the efficacy of accelerated orthodontic tooth movement methods.
Recognize the biological mechanism behind accelerated orthodontic tooth movement.
Identify potential side effects of Accelerated tooth movement procedures.
DDS, CertOrtho, PhD,
Columbia University College of Dental Medicine