Comparative evaluation of dento-alveolar distraction and periodontal distraction assisted rapid retraction of the maxillary canine: a pilot study.

@article{Kharkar2010ComparativeEO,
  title={Comparative evaluation of dento-alveolar distraction and periodontal distraction assisted rapid retraction of the maxillary canine: a pilot study.},
  author={Viraj R. Kharkar and Sharadindu Mahadevappa Kotrashetti and Pradip Kulkarni},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={1074-9}
}
Distraction osteogenesis is a biological process of new bone formation between the surfaces of the bone segments that are gradually separated by incremental traction. A recent innovative use of distraction osteogenesis in orthodontic tooth movement is to move individual tooth segments rapidly thus reducing orthodontic treatment time. Six patients, comprising two groups, were compared using two different surgical techniques: dento-alveolar distraction and periodontal distraction to bring about… CONTINUE READING