Accelerated Tooth Movement with Orthodontic Mini-Screws


Aksakalli S., Balaban A., Nazaroglu K., Saglam E.

CASE REPORTS IN DENTISTRY, vol.2017, 2017 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2017
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2017/2327591
  • Title of Journal : CASE REPORTS IN DENTISTRY

Abstract

This case report outlines the possibility of accelerated tooth movement with the combination of microosteoperforation and mini-screws. A 14-year-old male patient presented Class II malocclusion with maxillary incisor protrusion. Upper first premolars were extracted, and after leveling, accelerated canine distalization started. For pre-and postdistalization times, amount of distalization, periodontal health, and root resorption were assessed. Within the limitations of this case report, micro-osteoperforations with mini-screw have a potential for shortening the treatment time.