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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 2-4

Rapid orthodontics

1 Department of Orthodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Periodontology, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka, India

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A Bhagyalakshmi
Department of Orthodontics, JSS Dental College and Hospital, Mysore, Karnataka 570 015
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2278-344X.96406

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Every orthodontic patient requires that the treatment be completed in a short duration. During orthodontic treatment, wearing of orthodontic braces, besides being unaesthetic will also restrict patients from eating certain food; it would also make it difficult for patient to maintain good oral hygiene. Because of these reasons many patients decline for orthodontic treatment. But recently there are many techniques in orthodontics like distraction osteogenesis, corticotomy, etc. where treatment can be completed in a very short duration when compared to conventional treatment. This article discusses one of such technique known as "Wilkodontics" which helps in faster orthodontic tooth movement, thus helping the clinician to complete the treatment at the earliest.

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