If the amount of time you have to wait for the results from braces is keeping you from considering them, then Wilckodontics® might be a good choice for you. With a mix of both traditional braces and surgery, you can achieve the straight, healthy smile you desire in far less time than you expect. This method allows teeth to be moved about four times faster, which shortens treatment to between three and eight months. Dr. Steven Ricci is pleased to offer Wilckodontics® accelerated braces to our patients at Ricci Orthodontics.
What is Wilckodontics?
Wilckodontics is a type of oral surgery performed on the bone to demineralize it. 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 is 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 starts with a surgical procedure that is minimally invasive and normally done under general anesthesia. During the procedure, a small part of the external surface of the alveolar bone, which contains the sockets for the teeth, is removed. The mineral content of the bone will be diminished for a short while, which lets your braces do their job more quickly. The bone will heal rapidly and grow back stronger than before.
Is Wilckodontics Safe?
Yes. The treatment used to demineralize the bone has been used in orthopedics for over a century. In recent years, the treatment has been altered for use in 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.
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.
Call 678-417-9848 today and schedule an appointment with our orthodontist to learn if you should receive Wilckodontics accelerated braces in Johns Creek, Georgia. Our team at Ricci Orthodontics would be delighted to hear from you!