ACCELERATED OSTEOGENIC ORTHODONTICS (AOO) OR ACCELERATED ORTHODONTICS
Accelerated Orthodontics is a great treatment option for individuals who want straight teeth but need extensive movement and/or wish to shorten the time period they must wear their braces or clear aligners. This procedure consists of putting small perforations in the bone and adding bone graft , which allow teeth to slide through the bone with less resistance. The procedure provides a viable alternative to patients that would otherwise would require jaw surgery. Accelerated orthodontics is also known as Wilckodontics.
ADVANTAGES OF ACCELERATED ORTHODONTICS:
- The surgeon will add bone during the surgery resulting in more bone support than before the braces started. This is important because many adults have compromised bone tissue that may not tolerate conventional orthodontics. This leads to the a fantastic benefit – greater stability!
- The presence of extra bone can improve the facial appearance.
- Treatment time will decrease to 8-12 months for most cases.