Orthodontic Related Surgery

Fiberotomy

If teeth are to be rotated as part of an orthodontic treatment plan, the elastic fibers (supracrestal and transseptal fibers) above the bone surrounding the involved tooth tend to rotate these teeth back to the original position once orthodontic treatment is completed.

To prevent this from happening, surgery (fiberotomy) is needed to sever the elastic fibers when the tooth is in its new position and no further orthodontic movement is needed.  

This surgery is usually performed approximately 8 to 12 weeks before the orthodontic appliances are removed.