"One of the main inconveniences for patient and clinician in orthodontic corrective treatments is the long time span demanded. This is considerably increased when the patient presents a Dento- Maxillo-Facial Anomaly requiring orthognathic surgery as part of the treatment, this surgery conventionally performed following a previous orthodontic preparation. The combined treatment typically takes two-three years. Nagasaka et al. suggested performing the surgical treatment without orthodontic preparation, doing the dental alignment after surgery. This approach known as âSurgery Firstâ significantly reduces the time of treatment for malocclusions with skeletal involvement. Additionally, Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has proved to be a non-cytotoxic and effective technique to stimulate osteoblast and osteoclast proliferation, and therefore stimulates new bone formation, which is essential to accelerate orthodontic dental movement, as itâs evidenced by studies in animal models.
A class III Dento-Maxillo-Facial Anomaly was corrected in a patient during a full treatment time of 10 months, combining the âSurgery Firstâ approached with low level laser therapy to potentiate the effect that both techniques provide to accelerate the rate of tooth movement randomized controlled clinical trials using the protocol presented in this report will be necessary to provide scientific evidence supporting the combined use of laser therapy and
Last date updated on December, 2020