CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Eur J Dent 2013; 07(02): 257-265
DOI: 10.4103/1305-7456.110201
Review Article
Dental Investigation Society

Dentoalveolar surgery techniques combined with orthodontic treatment: A literature review

F. Deniz Uzuner
1   Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkiye
Nilufer Darendeliler
1   Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkiye
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Publication Date:
25 September 2019 (online)


Surgery on the dentoalveolar process combined with orthodontic treatment was emphasized as an alternative method for reducing the treatment time and improving the orthodontic treatment on post-adolescent and adult patients. This combined treatment facilitates and accelerates orthodontic tooth movement. This article reviews the clinical practice in surgery-assisted orthodontic treatment in relation to historical perspective, indications and biological principles, as well as limitations and risks of dento-osseous surgical techniques, including dento-osseous osteotomy and/or ostectomy, dento-osseous microfracture, dento-osseous corticotomy, and/or corticoectomy, and dental distraction.


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