Accelerated Orthodontics with PROPEL
A new micro-invasive technique called Alveocentesis™, developed by university researchers, uses the PROPEL System. An instrument developed by PROPEL Orthodontics will stimulate cytokine activity and thereby accelerate alveolar bone remodeling.
The result is 50% to 60% faster movement when compared to traditional orthodontics alone. PROPEL can be completed chairside in minutes and does not require any advanced surgical training. In addition, the alveocentesis procedure causes very little discomfort.
There is zero recovery time and patients are able to return to their lives. PROPEL is suitable for 80% of patients who seek orthodontic treatment. It can be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment, such as TADs, Invisalign®, SureSmile®, and conventional braces.
Unlike other systems, PROPEL is unique in that it can be targeted to specific teeth or quadrants. It doesn’t have to be applied to your whole mouth at once, which can lead to possible anchorage issues and even loose teeth at the conclusion of treatment.
Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADS)
Temporary anchorage devices, or TADs, are small titanium anchors used in certain orthodontic cases to help achieve quicker tooth movement with more efficiency and comfort. TADs may be used in addition to braces or as an alternative to headgear.
A strong anesthetic is used to numb the gum tissue and the jaw surrounding the area where the TAD will be placed. Once the area is numb your doctor will gently place the TAD through the gum tissue and firmly into the jawbone. The placing of a TAD is quick and may be over before you know it. While your doctor is placing the TAD you may feel slight pressure, but within a day, you will no longer be able to feel the TAD. Your TAD is removed when it is no longer needed to help straighten your teeth. Removal of a TAD is a comfortable procedure that takes just a few seconds.
Invisalign Quick Turnover
Invisalign is another great option to get the smile you want faster than ever. Aligners perform tooth movements simultaneously which occur sequentialy with braces. This clinical effieiency speeds treatment. The SmartTrack patened aligner material is more supple and has a longer elastic memory than generic aligners which means more comfort and more movemeont. By evaluating the bone metabolism rate and compliance of patients, the rate at which aligners are changed can be reduced from two weeks to seven days. Schedule your free smile exam today!
The Forsus appliance uses fatigue resistant triple wound titanium spings to help move your teeth to the correct positions at a predictable rate. This can help reduce the need to wear external headgear or have permanent teeth extracted.
Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics
If the length of time in braces is holding you back from treatment Wilckodontics may be for you. With a combination of periodontal surgery and traditional 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 than usual, which means a total treatment time of three to eight months!
How does Wilckodontics work?
Wilckodontics, also known as Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO)™, begins with a minimally invasive surgical procedure, usually done under general anesthesia, to remove a small portion of your aveolar bone’s external surface. This is the bone that contains your tooth sockets.
For a short period of time, the bone’s mineral content will be decreased, which allows your braces to move your teeth quickly into their desired positions. Your aveolar bone will heal quickly and become stronger than it was before the procedure.
Is Wilckodontics safe?
Quite simply: yes! The process used to demineralate bone has been used in the orthopedic field for the past 100 years, 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 Dr. Neely.
Is Wilckodontics right for me?
AOO 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 AOO, please contact our office. We look forward to answering any questions you may have and helping you get the beautiful, straight smile you deserve.