A novel method to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement

Buyuk S. K. , Yavuz M. C. , Genc E., Sunar O.

SAUDI MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.39, no.2, pp.203-208, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 39 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.15537/smj.2018.2.21235
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.203-208


This clinical case report presents fixed orthodontic treatment of a patient with moderately crowded teeth. It was performed with a new technique called 'discision'. Discision method that was described for the first time by the present authors yielded predictable outcomes, and orthodontic treatment was completed in a short period of time. The total duration of orthodontic treatment was 4 months. Class I molar and canine relationships were established at the end of the treatment. Moreover, crowding in the mandible and maxilla was corrected, and optimal overjet and overbite were established. No scar tissue was observed in any gingival region on which discision was performed. The discision technique was developed as a minimally invasive alternative method to piezocision technique, and the authors suggest that this new method yields good outcomes in achieving rapid tooth movement.