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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 2327591, 4 pages
https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/2327591
Case Report

Accelerated Tooth Movement with Orthodontic Mini-Screws

1Department of Orthodontics, Istanbul Aydin University, Istanbul, Turkey
2Department of Orthodontics, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
3Periodent Dental Clinic, Istanbul, Turkey
4Department of Periodontology, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey

Correspondence should be addressed to S. Aksakalli

Received 3 October 2017; Accepted 21 November 2017; Published 14 December 2017

Academic Editor: Yousef Khader

Copyright © 2017 S. Aksakalli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

This case report outlines the possibility of accelerated tooth movement with the combination of microosteoperforation and mini-screws. A 14-year-old male patient presented Class II malocclusion with maxillary incisor protrusion. Upper first premolars were extracted, and after leveling, accelerated canine distalization started. For pre- and postdistalization times, amount of distalization, periodontal health, and root resorption were assessed. Within the limitations of this case report, micro-osteoperforations with mini-screw have a potential for shortening the treatment time.