Surgically-facilitated orthodontic therapy by means of previous corticotomies

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Edition V17N02 | Year 2018 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 72 to 82

Messias Rodrigues, Robert Carvalho da Silva, Oswaldo Scopin de Andrade

The orthodontic treatment previously to the prosthetic treatment is frequently required aiming to overcome skeletal, dental and facial problems. However, adult patients are often resistant to this previous orthodontic treatment, specially because this kind of treatment is always very long if compared to the kinds. The corticotomy surgical treatment in adults allows a safer and faster orthodontic treatment. Corticotomy performed with piezoelectric instruments permits an intervention with less injures and also to achieve an abbreviation in the entire rehabilitation process. Thus, the objective of this study was to show in details the surgical corticotomy technique and the pre- and post-orthodontic treatment protocol.

Orthodontics, Orthodontics, Corrective, Orthodontics, Interceptive,

Rodrigues M, Silva RC, Andrade OS. Cirurgia de corticotomia prévia ao tratamento ortodôntico. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2018 Abr-Maio;17(2):72-82. DOI:

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