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Microosteo Perforation

Microosteo Perforation devices are designed to dramatically accelerate the rate at which teeth are moved in orthodontic treatment. The device, which resembles a thick pen, comes sterile and ready to use and is also disposable afterward. It is constructed using proper surgical steel and is able to be controlled and manipulated with both precision and ease.

The procedure associated with this device is a simple one that can usually be performed by the doctor in five minutes. It is based on a university research backed process called alveocentesis, which stimulates faster bone remodeling.

Using the device, tiny holes (microperforations) are made in the target area, which decreases the bone density and allows the teeth to move faster. The size and depth of the perforations in the areas are often compared to an ear piercing. Because of this, the predicted length of orthodontic treatment is reduced by half. Once orthodontics is complete, normal bone density returns. Clinical trials have shown that there are no permanent side effects to the teeth or gums.

Drs Gorton and Schmohl were the first Marin County Orthodontists to adopt the Microosteo Perforation procedure in 2012.

For several years, MOP has been acknowledged as the most efficient in-office technique for orthodontists looking to accelerate tooth movements. Although it is possible to perform this procedure with a topical gel to numb the gums, we find that patients are most comfortable with a drop of local anesthesia in the area first (the same as having a small cavity filled at the dentist). Therefore, we prefer to use this technique for specific movements in localized areas. Typically, the process is repeated a handful of times, several weeks apart until the majority of the desired movement is completed. Below is an abstract / summary from an article published on the procedure in the American Journal of Orthodontics in 2013.

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OrthoPulse is an innovative concept that was designed to quicken treatment time by facilitating tooth movement. Many patients who have used the OrthoPulse have spent less time in braces and clear aligners.

Scientific Discovery

OrthoPulse - Marin OrthoResearch discovered that natural low intensity (nIR) light can be used to help the body in many ways:

  • Cell re-generation
  • Reduction in pain
  • Healing
  • Reducing inflammation

It combines the power of cell metabolism and chemical energy that is derived from nIR light. This helps bone tissue and tooth roots adjust quicker to movement during orthodontic treatments.

A Technological Marvel

ortho pulseThe OrthoPulse has a comfortable silicone mouthpiece with attached smart technology. This includes:

  • Self timing treatments
  • LED Array
  • Wireless re-charging
  • Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 for tracking and syncing
  • Light Status indicator

The OrthoPulse has been cleared by the FDA and is safe to use.


The OrthoPulse concept is based around smart science and has been clinically tested. The basic principle of using energy from the sun has been around for many years within the medical industry. OrthoPulse has taken this information and turned it into a useful device that can help millions of people with their orthodontic care.

Ease of Use

Many people contributed to the design and research of the OrthoPulse. One of their main objectives was to make it easy to use. They knew it had to be comfortable to wear and that is why they used a soft medical grade silicone mouthpiece that utilized a one-size fits all format. It also needed to fit in with the patient’s lifestyle. The OrthoPulse can be worn while watching television, searching the web, or reading. Making it part of a daily routine can lead to a faster finish. It only takes one 10-minute self-treatment once a day to see the difference.

Gorton & Schmohl Orthodontics is proud to carry the OrthoPulse as part of their orthodontic care. They know how important it is for patients to get the smile they want as quickly as possible.

The doctors and staff are ready to answer any questions about the services they provide. They can create a plan that is specifically centered around the individual and help each person attain the smile they have always wanted.

A beautiful smile changes the way a person sees themselves and how others perceive them.