Cutting Edge- Invisalign Treatment Accelerated by Photobiomodulation
This month’s Cutting Edge article describes accelerated orthodontic treatment using photobiomodulation (PBM), a low-level light therapy that has been shown to accelerate bone and connective tissue metabolism for wound healing in medicine. One commercially available PBM device, OrthoPulse,* uses light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that produce 850 nanometers of light (very near the infrared spectrum), offering a safer mode of treatment than with laser light.
Ojima, K., Dan, S., Kumagai, Y., Schupp, W.
JCO 2016:5; 309-317