Since its introduction by Joseph McCarthy 25 years ago the distraction osteogenesis (DO) of the jaws is an established method in our medical field.
The natural basis for a bright smile is an intact dental arch.
In case of dental crowding and shortage of space we use an appropriate distraction device in order to achieve growth of the bone in the required dimension.
The following orthodontic treatment aligns the teeth correctly. Using the distraction-technique we can therefore avoid the extraction of healthy teeth.