Better Orthodontics in Less Time
4-12 mos. vs 2-3 Yrs.
Accelerated Orthodontics is appropriate for ALL cases and ALL braces types.
Patients entering our practice, as well as those already undergoing active orthodontic therapy, can greatly reduce time in braces by opting to be Fast Ortho with Accelerated Orthodontics - AOO - Wilckodontics. The procedure is known by several names.
Any patient that desires straight teeth in less time is eligible for the Accelerated Orthodontics option.
Dr Hall offers Accelerated Orthodontics in conjunction with the advanced Incognito Hidden lingual braces and offers different types of outside braces. Dr. Hall is the most experienced Houston orthodontist in Texas with Lingual braces and Accelerated Wilckodontics AOO Orthodontics.
Over 2 decades of research has culminated in the development of Wilckodontics - AOO accelerated orthodontics. Teeth may now be moved safely approximately 2-3 times faster. The treatment time for orthodontic cases can be reduced from 18-36 months to 6-12 months. Accelerated orthodontics is a combination of advanced orthodontics, and periodontic oral surgery. This is a safe surgical procedure that is time tested and routinely used in dentistry for other objectives.
However, when used in combination with advanced orthodontics, orthodontists gain a powerful advantage in reducing normal orthodontic treatment times. Fast Ortho patients in our practice undergo accelerated orthodontics. Fast Ortho patients complete treatment in less time than traditional orthodontic patients.
Traditionally, orthodontic treatment takes a long time due to the limitations of the bone that surrounds the teeth. The slow and continual application of orthodontic forces triggers a biologic process resulting in extremely slow tooth movement. This is the mechanism that orthodontists have used to move teeth for the past 100 years.
Accelerated orthodontics solves this dilemma by employing advanced orthodontics combined with periodontal oral surgery which activates the bone that surrounds the teeth. By stimulating and harnessing the potential bone, the teeth can be moved at an accelerated rate, while at the same time adding new bone to support the teeth.
Activation of the bone surrounding the teeth involves the selective vertical scratching and addition of additional bone graft material. The procedure is performed by a specialist dental surgeon (periodontist or oral surgeon).
Maximal surgical precision is accomplished without soft tissue injury in a practically blood free surgical field. Artificial particulate bone grafting material is placed over the activated bone (augmentation) prior to suturing. The activated tooth-supporting bone will allow and enhance accelerated tooth movement two weeks post operatively. Both upper and lower jaws can undergo the procedures at the same in-office appointment. A single tooth, or groups of teeth can also undergo the procedures included in accelerated orthodontics.
The reactivity and responsiveness of upper and lower jaws to activation and augmentation is consistent with the cell biology and physiologic stages seen in the wound healing pattern of the regional acceleration phenomenon (RAP). Striking bursts in bone activity (demineralization and remineralization) occurs adjacent to the site of the activation and augmentation. Accelerated orthodontics demonstrates how the biologic response can be modified to the patient’s advantage. Truly: in vivo tissue engineering.
Additional benefits of accelerated tooth movement through activated and augmented bone
- Repair of existing bony defects in the bone that supports the teeth.
- Fewer extraction of teeth required for orthodontics
- Wilckodontics can often replace orthognathic (JAW) surgery.
- Increased bone volume can improve facial aesthetics in some cases.
- Increased tooth stability after Orthodontics.
Dr. Tom F. Hall is the orthodontist certified to practice the technique of Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodonticstm in Houston. Dr. Hall has studied directly under the doctors, Bill and Tom Wilcko, who have pioneered the research efforts and developed the clinical procedures that encompass accelerated Wilckodontics orthodontic tooth movement.