Rapid treatment of Class II malocclusion with piezocision: two case reports

Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent. 2010 Oct;30(5):487-93.


An increasing number of adult patients are seeking orthodontic treatment to enhance their smile or their masticatory function. In this fast-paced and self-conscious society, time and esthetics have become increasingly important. One of the biggest challenges an adult orthodontic patient faces is the time spent wearing brackets. Over the years, several surgical techniques have been developed to address this issue and reduce overall treatment time. Although very effective, these techniques have proven to be quite invasive. A new, minimally invasive procedure (piezocision) is presented that combines microincisions and localized piezoelectric surgery to achieve similar results rapidly and with minimal trauma.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Alveolar Process / surgery*
  • Bone Transplantation
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Malocclusion, Angle Class II / surgery*
  • Microsurgery / instrumentation
  • Microsurgery / methods*
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Procedures
  • Oral Surgical Procedures / instrumentation
  • Oral Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Orthodontics, Corrective / methods
  • Young Adult