Clinical Guide to Accelerated Orthodontics

With a Focus on Micro-Osteoperforations

  • Mani Alikhani

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Cristina C. Teixeira, Sarah Alansari, Chinapa Sangsuwon, Jeanne Nervina, Mani Alikhani
    Pages 1-18
  3. Cristina C. Teixeira, Edmund Khoo, Mani Alikhani
    Pages 19-31
  4. Sarah Alansari, Cristina C. Teixeira, Chinapa Sangsuwon, Mani Alikhani
    Pages 33-42
  5. Mani Alikhani, Chinapa Sangsuwon, Sarah Alansari, Mohammed Al Jearah, Cristina C. Teixeira
    Pages 43-77
  6. Mani Alikhani, Sarah Alansari, Chinapa Sangsuwon, Miang Chneh Teo, Pornpan Hiranpradit, Cristina C. Teixeira
    Pages 79-98
  7. Chinapa Sangsuwon, Sarah Alansari, Yoo bin Lee, Jeanne Nervina, Mani Alikhani
    Pages 99-116
  8. Mani Alikhani, Chinapa Sangsuwon, Sarah Alansari, Cristina C. Teixeira
    Pages 117-132

About this book


This book is a complete reference for all clinicians who are interested in incorporating into their daily practice the techniques available to reduce the duration of orthodontic treatment and to overcome other treatment limitations. It focuses especially on micro-osteoperforations (MOPs) as the most conservative, efficient, and versatile approach to increase the rate of tooth movement. The opening chapters describe the biological principles of current accelerated techniques at the molecular and cellular levels and introduce guidelines on how to select the best acceleration approach based on each patient’s needs. Clinicians are then guided step by step through the application of MOPs, case selection, and treatment planning. It is explained how MOPs can be incorporated into daily mechanotherapy for the treatment of different malocclusions and how to take advantage of the catabolic and anabolic effects of the procedure to expand the boundary of orthodontic and orthopaedic corrections. The book is written in a simple and clear language with many illustrations and clinical examples to facilitate understanding of concepts and procedures. In addition, it is a rich source for academicians and researchers interested in a comprehensive and updated review on theories of tooth movement and accelerated orthodontic techniques.


Biology of tooth movement Biphasic Theory Cortical Drifting Micro-osteoperforations Orthodontic Mechanotherapy Accelerated Tooth Movement Inflammation Cytokines Corticotomy Vibration Laser Electricity Piezoincision

Editors and affiliations

  • Mani Alikhani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Developmental BiologyHarvard School of Dental MedicineBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43399-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43401-8
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