What is “Accelerated Orthodontics?”
“AAO” (advanced accelerated orthodontics, PAOO (periodontally assisted osteogenic orthodontics), also known as SFOT (surgically facilitated orthodontic treatment) or “Wilckodontics,” is a method of not only decreasing treatment time, but also a means to potentially enhance orthodontic treatment outcomes by expanding the possible movements of teeth within the jaw bone.
How does it work?
This technique partners with traditional orthodontics and utilizes either a periodontist or oral surgeon, who places bone grafts over the roots of the teeth to “build up” the bone surrounding the teeth. The bone grafts added around the root surface protects the teeth during orthodontic treatment, and the surgery itself stimulates the native bone to respond to orthodontic forces in a way that allows for faster treatment initially.
Is it safe to move teeth 3-4 times faster?
Yes! With almost two decades of academic research supporting this method, the scientific literature is very clear. It can safely speed treatment time, increase tissue thickness, decrease the risk of gingival recession and allow for safe, predictable and personalized approaches to each individual patient’s needs.
Who is a candidate for this treatment?
It is ideal for patients who might require surgery for tooth removal, gingival recession, implant placement or those who wish to be treated as quickly as possible!