Long Distance Orthodontic Treatment With Adjunctive Light Therapy

Timothy Shaughnessy DDS MS
Journal of Clinical Orthodontics 2015;49(12):757–69.
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Accelerated treatment is not only advantageous for patients concerned about treatment duration, but also for patients who are unable to frequently and regularly attend orthodontic appointments. Efficient tooth movement during the longer appointment intervals becomes even more important in reducing treatment time. This paper chronicles the orthodontic treatment of two long- distance patients who were treated successfully and time-efficiently with LLLT. Both patients used OrthoPulse, a removable intraoral device that emits a continuous light of 850 nm wavelength, in conjunction with comprehensive fixed appliance therapy.