Vol. 3, Issue 4 (2017)
Dento-alveolar distraction (DAD): A rapid orthodontic outlook
Author(s): Dr. Dilip Kumar N, Dr. Nasser Tayi Al-Mutairi, Abdulkarim Ahmed M Alqarni', Dr. Hussam Muneer Alqahtani
Abstract: In this modern era, a variety of orthodontic cases generally presents with a deficiency of space and little bit of crowding. In the past few years, non-extraction measures that use extraoral or intraoral distalization techniques (along with mini screw and orthodontic implant retained vitalization means) have turn out to be very popular. Nevertheless, patients often have need of treatment based on tooth extraction. Various clinical approaches have been suggested in the literature that lessens the overall orthodontic treatment time. Though, distraction osteogenesis is usually employed in different skeletal bones, and usage of this procedure in craniofacial diseases and with dentoalveolar anomalies has really become eminent in recent time. In most of the clinical situations where patient generally need orthodontic correction have one desire that is off course nothing but “Speedy Treatment”. So, for the overall reduction of time taken in orthodontic treatment, several ideologies have been introduced by pioneer workers. Amongst them, one of the most recent procedures is Dento-Alveolar Distraction “DAD technique”. It has been considered as one of the most accepted practice in orthopaedic surgery as an successful way of bone lengthening in rectification of skeletal defect and in restoring large diaphyseal defects. Here in this paper authors have genuinely attempted to explore the basic concept and idea of dentoalveolar distraction in rapid distalization of canine in orthodontic cases those require extraction of first premolar extraction.