Does the thought of spending months upon months in braces keep you from seeking orthodontic treatment? You’re not alone. For many adults, traditional braces pose numerous challenges, which often make the treatment process seem unappealing. Fortunately, there’s a faster and more innovative way to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Wilckodontics®, or accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (AOO), combines oral surgery and conventional orthodontics to move your teeth faster, resulting in shortened treatment times.
Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists is proud to be a premier provider of Wilckodontics in Elmhurst and Downers Grove, IL. If you’d like to give this innovative orthodontic solution a try, get in touch with our dentists near you to find out if you’re a suitable candidate.
Wilckodontics near you begins with a minimally invasive oral surgical procedure that’s performed under general anesthesia. During surgery, the dentist removes a small portion of the alveolar bone. This is the bone that contains the tooth sockets.
Removing the portion of bone decreases your bone’s mineral content, which makes your bone softer and allows the braces to move your teeth faster into the desired positions. The alveolar bone’s healing process stimulates calcium production, which means that your bone will eventually grow back stronger and healthier than ever before.
Wilckodontics is a safe process that can significantly shorten the orthodontics journey for you. You can see results in as few as four to eight months of treatment. In comparison, traditional orthodontics requires approximately 12 to 18 months of ongoing treatment.
Wilckodontics can be performed on patients of all ages and for a wide range of orthodontic concerns, as long as all the permanent teeth are in place. Patients hoping to undergo Wilckodontics should also have healthy bone structures.
The best way to find out if you’re a qualified candidate for Wickodontics is to book a consultation with our dentists in Elmhurst and Downers Grove, IL. Our dentists will carefully evaluate you and obtain your dental scans and images before recommending the next steps.
Reach out to Premier Orthodontics & Dental Specialists today to get started on the journey to your perfect smile.