Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics
versão On-line ISSN 2176-9451
OLIVEIRA, Dauro Douglas; OLIVEIRA, Bruno Franco de e SOARES, Rodrigo Villamarim. Alveolar corticotomies in orthodontics: Indications and effects on tooth movement. Dental Press J. Orthod. [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.4, pp. 144-157. ISSN 2176-9451. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S2176-94512010000400019.
INTRODUCTION: The systematic search for increased efficiency in orthodontic treatment is shared by several areas of orthodontics. Performing alveolar corticotomies shortly before the application of orthodontic forces has been suggested as a method to enhance tooth movement and, consequently, orthodontic treatment as a whole. OBJECTIVE: This article reviews the historical perspective of this therapeutic approach, presents and illustrates with clinical cases its main indications and finally discusses the biological reasons underlying its use.
Palavras-chave : Alveolar corticotomies; Orthodontic tooth movement; Accelerated orthodontics; Orthodontic treatment.