Efficacy of low-intensity laser therapy in reducing treatment time and orthodontic pain: a clinical investigation.

@article{DoshiMehta2012EfficacyOL,
  title={Efficacy of low-intensity laser therapy in reducing treatment time and orthodontic pain: a clinical investigation.},
  author={Gauri Doshi-Mehta and Wasundhara A Bhad-Patil},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  year={2012},
  volume={141 3},
  pages={289-97}
}
INTRODUCTION The long duration of orthodontic treatment is a major concern for patients. A noninvasive method of accelerating tooth movement in a physiologic manner is needed. The aim of this study was to evaluate of the efficacy of low-intensity laser therapy in reducing orthodontic treatment duration and pain. METHODS Twenty patients requiring extraction of first premolars were selected for this study. We used a randomly assigned incomplete block split-mouth design. Individual canine… CONTINUE READING
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