Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Having an overbite, crooked teeth, or gaps between your teeth could be making you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Skip the long wait time and discomfort associated with traditional braces in favor of the innovative Wilckodontics® treatment, an advanced technique that will straighten teeth within three to eight months. Dr. Gregory Toback and Dr. Marianne Urbanski are certified to provide this treatment and have helped many patients achieve their dream smile.
Wilckodontics®, otherwise known as Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO), is an accelerated orthodontic treatment suitable for both adults and younger patients. The process involves altering the bone structure in addition to providing strategic forces to straighten teeth. This procedure produces beautiful results in a fraction of the time as traditional braces — most patients enjoy results in just three to eight months.
You will be undergoing surgery that alters the bone tissue. Since we need to remove some of the alveolar bone, or bone surrounding the teeth, we typically perform this procedure under local anesthesia.
The bone starts to mineralize within 20 to 55 days, which makes this an ideal time to place braces. The teeth move quickly during this phase because the bone tissue is softer.
You will work with an orthodontist for adjustments throughout your treatment to ensure your new smile is shaping up as planned.
Once the process is complete, the bone will then regenerate and solidify, keeping your teeth in their new position.
Learn more about Wilckodontics® by scheduling your private consultation at Shoreline Periodontics today.