Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO) or Wilckodontics
Many patients decline needed orthodontic work because of the time commitment. With a new orthodontic treatment called Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO), most orthodontic cases can be completed 3 to 4 times faster than with conventional orthodontics.
Because of the dense nature of bone, it changes very slowly. By performing a minor periodontal procedure, the dense bone is softened which accelerates the process. The softened bone then allows the teeth to move to their new position more quickly. Braces and specialized Wilckodontics appliances are required to move the teeth. Once in position, the teeth are held in place while the bone hardens aroundthem.
During this procedure, a few small incisions are made, and an antibiotic saturated bone-grafting material is placed under the gums. The graft is placed over the areas where the bone needs to be softened. This allows for easy tooth movement. The newly formed supporting bone will aid in holding the straightened teeth.
Dr. Murphy has authored numerous articles and textbook chapters on this procedure. Please see his current CV for updated references.
For more information, please visit the Wilckodontics website