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6268 Poplar Ave.

Memphis, TN, 38119

Wilckodontics combines orthodontic (tooth movement) and periodontal procedures to obtain the most ideal orthodontic result. Dr. Mitchel S. Godat is the only periodontists certified to perform Wilckodontics procedures in the MidSouth, and they have been performing these procedures since 2002.

The main benefit of Wilckodontics is the prevention of periodontal problems, by ensuring there is a strong foundation of bone and gum to support the stability of teeth during and after tooth movement. Wilckodontics uses the surrounding bone structure to aid in creating an even, healthy smile, instead of battling against it.

Wilckodontics is often combined with Invisalign or Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs) to achieve movement of teeth into functional, aesthetically pleasing arches without the need for traditional braces.

When it comes to traditional dental treatments, braces are right up there! This has long been a solution that dentists have advised when it comes to straightening your teeth and ensuring they are aligned correctly. However, one thing that a lot of people do not like about braces is the length of the treatment time.

A lot of people need to wear braces for 18 to 24 months, especially when the problems are more difficult to correct. If this is something that is putting you off from having braces, Wilckodontics could be the perfect treatment for you. This will enable you to get a straight, beautiful smile a lot quicker than you thought possible!

Wilckodontics is a much quicker way of aligning your teeth, and many people are suitable candidates for this treatment. Discover more below or give us a call today to schedule a consultation.

Wilckodontics: The Procedure

Also known as AOO, or Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics, Wilckodontics will start with a minimally-invasive surgical treatment, which is typically done under general anesthesia. The purpose of this treatment is to get rid of a little portion of the external surface of the alveolar bone. This is the bone that houses your tooth sockets. For a short time period, the mineral content of the bone will decrease, enabling your braces to move your teeth into the desired positions at a much quicker pace. The alveolar bone will then heal quickly, becoming stronger than it was prior to you having the treatment.

Is Wilckodontics The Right Treatment For You?

You may be wondering whether or not you are going to be a good candidate for Wilckodontics. A good candidate is someone that has a healthy bone structure and is in good health generally. It can be carried out irrespective of your age, so long as all of your permanent teeth are present and your bone structure is healthy.

Of course, if you are not sure whether this is going to be the right treatment for you, there is no need to worry. All you need to do is schedule an appointment with one of our experienced periodontists here at Periodontal Associates of Memphis. We will be able to assess the current condition of your teeth and make our recommendations on whether or not this treatment is suitable and what you should expect. If we feel that Wilckodontics is not right for you, we will be able to make our professional recommendation regarding what sort of treatment we feel will be better.

How Long Will Wilckodontics Take?

As indicated, one of the main reasons why people end up having Wilckodontics treatment is because the effects can be felt a lot quicker than if you were to go for traditional braces. With Wilckodontics, the full course of treatment can be completed within as little as three months. Nevertheless, the majority of patients will start seeing results in only eight months! When you consider the fact that some people find themselves wearing braces for as long as two years, you see why Wilckodontics has grown in popularity.

When you decide on Wilckodontics treatment, the procedure will start with metal brackets being applied to your teeth, which is very similar to conventional orthodontics. After this, the AOO procedure is carried out. This is a minor oral surgery, and the purpose of this is to soften the bone that underlies your teeth, enabling the tissue to be restructured. This is what enables you to experience rapid results from this treatment.

Approximately one week after you have had your treatment, you will need to return to the surgery. The reason for this is that we will want to attach an archwire to the metal brackets that were placed during the initial treatment a week or so ago. You will then need to return to the office to keep having your braces tightened. This is critical to make sure you get the results you really want, and that you get them quickly. Tightening the braces is also imperative to make sure that the bone heals fully.

Once the desired results have been obtained, your periodontist is going to remove the braces. Retainers will then be supplied to make sure that the teeth stay in their newly aligned positions. A lot of people are shocked by just how much of a difference this can make to their teeth.

The Safety of Wilckodontics

If you have questions regarding the safety of Wilckodontics, there really is no need to worry. This procedure is completely safe, so long as it is carried out by an experienced and trained periodontist, which you can be sure is the case here.

A lot of people do not realize that this treatment procedure that is utilized to demineralate bone has been used for the past 100 years within the field of orthopedics. It has recently been altered to help with the straightening of teeth.

Needless to say, whenever you are going to undergo any sort of surgery, you need to discuss the risks with your doctor, irrespective of how noninvasive it may be. When you have treatment at Periodontal Associates of Memphis, we will make sure you are fully aware of what Wilckodontics entails, as well as any possible risk factors.

Contact Us Today For More Information Regarding Wilckodontics

If you would like to find out more about Wilckodontics, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team here at Periodontal Associates of Memphis for more information. If you have any questions about how the treatment works, the treatment timeline, or whether it is suitable for you, please feel free to ask. We’re here to help!

We will also be more than happy to schedule an appointment for you so that one of our leading periodontists can provide you with a consultation and any subsequent treatment. Contact us for more information. We look forward to helping you get a smile that you can feel confident and happy about!