Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Dental Materials Research Center, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

2 Dept. of Periodontics, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

3 Dept. of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran.

Abstract

With the increasing number of young adults seeking orthodontic treatment to improve their smile esthetics or oral function, the time spent wearing brackets is one of the biggest challenges for these patients. Various surgical techniques have been developed over the years to accelerate tooth movement and reduce the total treatment time. A newly introduced, minimally invasive procedure namely piezopuncture, which uses a piezosurgical tool to create multiple cortical punctures through the gingiva, is presented in this report of two extraction cases.