Accelerated Canine Distalization with Miniscrew-assisted Micro-osteoperforations: A Case Report

Haliloğlu Özkan T., Arıcı S., Arıcı N., Özkan E.

Anadolu Kliniği Tıp Bilimleri Dergisi, vol.23, no.3, pp.195-201, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Case Report
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.21673/anadoluklin.414302
  • Journal Name: Anadolu Kliniği Tıp Bilimleri Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.195-201


Orthodontic treatment is aimed at increased life quality by improving the dentofacial functions and aesthetics of the individual. However, orthodontic treatment that takes 2–2.5 years on average both affects the psychological motivation of the patients and leads to a number of undesirable conditions such as caries, gingival recession, and root resorption, especially when the patient is inattentive to oral hygiene. Accordingly, many studies on accelerating orthodontic tooth movement (OTM) have been conducted recently. Microosteoperforation (MOP) is a recently developed microinvasive technique of tooth movement acceleration. This paper reports the effective and accelerated canine distalization obtained by mini-screw-assisted MOPs in the case of a 15-year-old female patient with Class II malocclusion, proclined maxillary incisors, and midline diastema. This technique compared to the conventional methods provided accelerated canine movement.