Orthodontic treatment time: can it be shortened?

Admin Dental Press

Edition V23N06 | Year 2018 | Editorial Special Article | Pages 90 to 90

Ricardo Moresca

Introduction: In the literature, no consensus has been reached about orthodontic treatment time. Similarly, the determining factors of the latter have not yet been completely elucidated. Objective: The aim of the present article was to deepen the discussion on the major factors influencing orthodontic treatment time, as well as to present some strategies that have proven effective in controlling and shortening it. Method: Based on evidences found in the literature, the method focussed in providing the basis for clinical decision-making. Conclusions: Treatment time varies according to the type of malocclusion and treatment options. Orthodontist’s influence, patient’s characteristics and compliance are all decisive in determining treatment time, while the effects provided by orthodontic appliances and methods used to speed tooth movement up seem little effective.

Orthodontics, Corrective orthodontics, Tooth movement techniques,

Moresca R. Orthodontic treatment time: can it be shortened? Dental Press J Orthod. 2018 Nov-Dec;23(6):90-105. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/2177-6709.23.6.090-105.sar

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