If the length of time in braces is holding you back from treatment, Wilckodontics may be for you. Using a combination of a periodontal procedure and modified orthodontics, you can get the beautiful, straight smile you’ve always wanted sooner than you ever thought possible. Teeth can be moved approximately four times faster, meaning a total treatment time of three to eight months! Dr Papademetriou has been using this procedure succesfully since 2004.
How does Wilckodontics work?
Wilckodontics, also known as Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO)™, begins with a minimally invasive surgical procedure, usually done under sedation, creating superficial cuts between the roods of the teeth. This stimulates the bone around the roots to regenerate which demineralizes for a short period of time, thus allowing your teeth to move with less resistance and much faster through the bone into their desired positions. Your alveolar bone will heal quickly and actually become stronger than it was before the procedure.
Is Wilckodontics safe?
Quite simply- yes! The process used to demineralate bone has been used for the past 100 years in the orthopedic field and has recently been modified to help straighten teeth. Of course, undergoing any kind of surgery no matter how noninvasive has risks, so be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor.
Is Wilckodontics right for me?
PAOO can be done on people of any age as long as all your permanent teeth are present and you have a healthy bone structure.
To learn more about Wilckodontics and to find out if you’re a candidate for PAOO, please contact our office. We look forward to answering any questions you may have and helping you get the beautiful, straight smile you deserve.