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If the amount of time you have to wait for the results from braces is keeping you from considering them, then Wilckodontics® (also known as accelerated braces or AOO) might be a good choice for you. With a mix of both traditional metal braces and surgery, you can achieve the straight, healthy smile you desire in far less time than you may have expected. This method allows teeth to move about four times faster, which shortens treatment to between three and eight months. Dr. Steven Ricci offers Wilckodontics accelerated braces to our patients at Ricci Orthodontics.
What Are Wilckodontics Accelerated Braces?
Wilckodontics accelerated braces are a type of oral surgery to demineralize the bone. This puts it into a more active state and enables your orthodontic treatment to be completed in a shorter amount of time.
Who Performs Wilckodontics?
Wilckodontics Are performed by a periodontist. Dr. Steven Ricci will work in conjunction with the periodontist to develop the best plan.
How Does Wilckodontics Work?
Also called Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO™), Wilckodontics start with a surgical procedure that is minimally invasive and normally done under general anesthesia. During the procedure, we remove a small part of the external surface of the alveolar bone, which contains the sockets for the teeth. This diminished the mineral content of the bone for a short while, which lets your braces do their job more quickly. The bone will heal rapidly and grow back stronger than before.
Are Wilckodontics Safe?
Yes. In recent years, alterations to the treatment make it an option for straightening the teeth. Naturally, any type of surgery comes with risks, even if it’s minimally invasive, so it’s important to talk to Dr. Steven Ricci about any possible risks before making a decision.
Are Wilckodontics® Results Stable?
The result of Wilckodontics® is more stable thanks to the treatment. It allows the teeth to adjust to their new position in the bone before it remineralizes.
Does Wilckodontics Cause Root Resorption?
There is actually less root resorption because the teeth are moving through a demineralized bone matrix.
Does Wilckodontics Cause Gum Recession?
Wilckodontics® actually improves the thickness of gum tissue and enhances overall periodontal health.
Does Wilckodontics Hurt?
The surgery itself will cause moderate discomfort, but this usually goes away within one to two weeks.
Why Should I Choose Wilckodontics?
Malocclusion, the formal dental term for crooked teeth, can affect dental health in many ways. Overlapping teeth can easily create tight, difficult spaces for a toothbrush, toothpick, or dental floss to reach. This could potentially lead to cavities. When teeth overlap, they are improperly positioned. This may affect a person’s bite, causing asymmetrical wear patterns of the teeth. This may result in pain in the jaws and irreversible changes to a patient’s teeth, requiring a surgical fix.
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In addition to helping patients establish good dental health, straightening the teeth also enhance a person’s overall attractiveness and confidence. There is no reason to feel self-conscious about crooked or misaligned teeth. An AOO procedure can help patients feel more confident in their smiles, leading to increased confidence in social situations.
Is Wilckodontics Right for Me?
Wilckodontics is right for patients of any age who have all of their adult teeth and a good bone structure. Contact Ricci Orthodontics by calling 678.932.0308 today, or by contacting us online and scheduling an appointment with our orthodontist to learn if you should receive Wilckodontics accelerated braces in Johns Creek, Georgia. Our team at Ricci Orthodontics is ready to hear from you!