“Rapid” Orthodontics.. Is There Such A Thing.. Yet?

“I’m in no hurry: the sun and the moon aren’t, either. Nobody goes faster than the legs they have. If where I want to go is far away, I’m not there in an instant.”
Alberto Caeiro, The Collected Poems of Alberto Caeiro

In certain orthodontic marketing circles, the answer would be: Well, Of course there is!

© Shadi Samawi
© Shadi Samawi

However, as always, what we are really concerned with is scientific evidence rather than pure marketing talk. In this post, I would like to highlight some of the biological factors and limitations that are known to exist and this should make us think twice before flatly accepting such claims of faster tooth movement.

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