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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: ORTHODONTICS
ORTHODONTICS
The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement

Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics

Edited by
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)

ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)

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Publication:
Yearbook 2013
Volume 14 , Issue 1

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Speedy orthodontics: A case report

K. V. Krishnan, BDS, MDS/N. Kurunji Kumaran, BDS, MDS, PGDHM, PhD/K. Rajasigamani, BDS, MDS/V. Vijay, BDS, MDS/R. S. Rajaram, BDS, MDS/V. Bhaskar, BDS, MDS


DOI: 10.11607/ortho.911

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. ORTHODONTICS (CHIC) 2013;14:e96–e100. doi: 10.11607/ortho.911

Key words: corticotomy, accelerated osteogenic orthodontics, Kole’s corticotomy, canine derotation, NiTi wire, regional acceleratory phenomenon

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