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Selective piezocision-assisted orthodontic treatment combined with minimally invasive alveolar bone regeneration: A proof-of-concept.

A new interesting article has been published in Int Orthod. 2018 Dec;16(4):652-664. doi: 10.1016/j.ortho.2018.09.021. Epub 2018 Nov 1. and titled:

Selective piezocision-assisted orthodontic treatment combined with minimally invasive alveolar bone regeneration: A proof-of-concept.

Authors of this article are:

Charavet C, Lecloux G, Bruwier A, Vandenberghe B, Le Gall M, Lambert F.

A summary of the article is shown below:

BACKGROUND: Piezocision is a localised piezoelectric alveolar decortication involving minimally invasive corticotomies to accelerate orthodontic treatments. The objective of this proof-of-concept was to describe an innovative protocol combining selective piezocision with minimally invasive bone regeneration to reduce the risk of buccal tissue dehiscences often observed in orthodontic treatments. This proof-of-concept initial report aimed at investigating whether this new surgical concept is relevant.MATERIALS AND METHODS: A patient presenting an asymmetrical dental class II, overcrowdings, midline deviations and buccal bone dehiscences in the lower incisor region was treated with this new treatment approach.RESULTS: From an orthodontic point of view, the dental class II, the overcrowdings and the midlines were completely corrected. From a periodontal perspective, no gingival recession was observed; however, scars related to the piezocision were slightly visible at the mandible. The post-imaging demonstrated the absence of bone dehiscences. Up to 3 years after the completion of the treatment, no relapse was observed.CONCLUSION: This novel approach suggested several advantages and may be further investigated at a larger scale in order to validate the benefits and to define the scope of intervention.Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as:

Adult orthodontic treatment;Biomaterials;Bone regeneration;Piezocision;Piezosurgery

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