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Wilckodontics™

Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics

Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic OrthodonticsAccelerated orthodontics, also known as Wilckodontics®, are a way of getting you in and out of braces with the same results, but far less time.

The average time a person spends in braces is cut down to a mere 3-8 months! If you want that gorgeous, confident, straight smile, but don’t have 12-18 months to spend in braces, give us a call today.

What Are Accelerated Orthodontics?

Wilckodontics ®, also known as Periodontal Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics ™ (PAOO™) uses the  natural healing ability of living bone to help move teeth in an accelerated fashion.  “Osteogenic” refers to the body’s ability create bone.

Similar to what is done to improve bone density through bone grafts, the bone that holds your teeth in place is cut and a minimal bone graft is put into place. This reduces the mineral content of the bone for a short period of time, allowing your teeth to shift into place much more rapidly than they could on their own. During the healing phase, your bones heal and become stronger than they were before the procedure, leaving your teeth stronger and in a better position than they were before you began!

You will need to wear traditional metal braces during the entire procedure, as they are going to be what guides your teeth into their proper positions. These are put on prior to the procedure, and will be worn for a few months after the procedure, depending on how much shifting is required for your smile.

Due to the accelerated nature of the procedure, you will need to see your orthodontist to adjust your braces every 2-3 weeks instead of the typical 6-8 weeks.

Who Are Good Candidates for Accelerated Orthodontics?

Accelerated orthodontics are not for everyone, but they can help a wide array of patients. People who have a severe case of crowding in their mouth may not be a good candidate for traditional braces or aligner trays. However, they may be the perfect candidate for accelerated orthodontics.

Likewise, patients that were told their jaws needed to be surgically altered may be the perfect candidate for accelerated orthodontics. Most healthy adults and teenagers who have all their permanent teeth already in place are candidates for accelerated orthodontics.

If you want to find out more about accelerated orthodontics, or what it could do for your smile, call our office and make an appointment.