Periodontal Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics - A Description of the Surgical Technique
Periodontal accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO) is a clinical procedure that combines selective alveolar corticotomy, particulate bone grafting, and the application of orthodontic forces. This procedure is theoretically based on the bone healing pattern known as the regional acceleratory phenomenon (RAP). PAOO results in an increase in alveolar bone width, shorter treatment time, increased posttreatment stability, and decreased amount of apical root resorption. The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical surgical procedures that comprise the PAOO procedure.