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Many patients decline needed orthodontic work because of the time commitment. A new orthodontic treatment called Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO), also known as Wilkodontics, results in most orthodontic cases being completed 3 to 4 times faster than with conventional orthodontics.


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What is Wilkodontics?

Wilkodontics, or Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO), is an innovative orthodontic treatment that combines traditional orthodontic techniques with a minor surgical procedure to significantly accelerate tooth movement. This approach not only shortens the overall treatment time but also enhances the stability of the results.

The Wilkodontics Procedure

The Wilkodontics procedure involves three key steps:

  1. Traditional Orthodontics: Braces or clear aligners are used to move the teeth into the desired positions. These appliances are adjusted periodically to guide the teeth into alignment.
  2. Corticotomy: A minor surgical procedure called a corticotomy is performed by Dr. Scott Schlueter or Dr. Trinity Boszko. This involves making small cuts in the bone surrounding the teeth. These cuts stimulate the bone and enhance its remodeling capabilities, allowing for faster tooth movement.
  3. Bone Grafting: In some cases, bone grafting material is added to the areas where the corticotomy was performed. This helps to strengthen the bone and ensure the long-term stability of the teeth.

Benefits of Wilkodontics

  • Accelerated Treatment Time: One of the most significant advantages of Wilkodontics is the reduced treatment time. Most cases can be completed 3 to 4 times faster than with traditional orthodontics, allowing patients to achieve their desired results more quickly.
  • Enhanced Stability: The bone remodeling stimulated by the corticotomy not only speeds up tooth movement but also enhances the stability of the results. This means that the teeth are less likely to relapse after treatment is completed.
  • Improved Comfort: Wilkodontics can be more comfortable than traditional orthodontics because the accelerated treatment time means less overall time wearing braces or aligners. Additionally, the minor surgical procedure is minimally invasive and has a relatively quick recovery time.
  • Comprehensive Treatment: Wilkodontics can be used to address a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, and bite problems. It is a versatile treatment option that can be customized to meet the unique needs of each patient.

Who is a Candidate for Wilkodontics?

Wilkodontics is suitable for a wide range of patients, including those who:

  • Desire a shorter orthodontic treatment time.
  • Have healthy gums and bone tissue.
  • Are in good overall health and able to undergo a minor surgical procedure.
  • Have not achieved satisfactory results with traditional orthodontic treatments in the past.

During your consultation at Schlueter Periodontics & Implants, Dr. Schlueter and Dr. Boszko will conduct a thorough examination to determine if Wilkodontics is the right treatment option for you.

The Wilkodontics Experience at Schlueter Periodontics & Implants

At Schlueter Periodontics & Implants, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care and the most advanced treatment options available. When you choose Wilkodontics at our practice, you can expect:

  • Comprehensive Consultation: During your initial consultation, Dr. Schlueter and Dr. Boszko will perform a detailed examination and discuss your orthodontic goals. They will explain the Wilkodontics procedure in detail and answer any questions you may have.
  • Customized Treatment Plan: We will develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. This plan will outline the steps involved in the Wilkodontics procedure and provide a timeline for your treatment.
  • Expert Care: Our experienced team is dedicated to providing expert care throughout every step of your Wilkodontics treatment. From the initial consultation to the final results, we are here to support you and ensure a positive experience.
  • State-of-the-Art Technology: At Schlueter Periodontics & Implants, we utilize the latest technology and techniques to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. Our commitment to innovation means that you can trust us to provide cutting-edge care.

Post-Treatment Care

After completing your Wilkodontics treatment, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and attend regular dental check-ups to ensure the long-term stability of your results. Dr. Schlueter and Dr. Boszko will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your teeth and gums after treatment, including:

  • Brushing and Flossing: Continue to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent plaque buildup.
  • Regular Dental Visits: Schedule regular dental check-ups and cleanings to monitor your oral health and address any issues that may arise.
  • Retainers: In some cases, a retainer may be recommended to help maintain the position of your teeth after treatment. Follow the instructions provided by Dr. Schlueter and Dr. Boszko to ensure the best results.

Contact Us

If you are interested in achieving a beautiful, straight smile in a fraction of the time with Wilkodontics, contact us today to schedule your consultation. Our team is here to help you achieve your orthodontic goals with the most advanced and effective treatments available.

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