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New technologies are used in orthodontic treatment to accelerate rate of tooth movement. Rapid tooth movement is beneficial since it can reduce duration of discomfort produced by active orthodontic treatment and other oral diseases such as gingivitis and periodontal diseases in case of unable to maintain a good oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment. Since adverse effects such as pain and root resorption can occur during orthodontic treatment, shorter treatment time can reduce these risks. The purpose of this review article was to present various methods to accelerate the rate of orthodontic tooth movement for clinicians to use in their clinical practice and also to provide the basic knowledge for further studies.
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