Wilckodontics is a procedure for accelerating the movement of teeth and bone during corrective orthodontic procedures to produce results in as short as 3 to 8 months. Conventional orthodontics made use of wires, bands, brackets and cements to move teeth into their proper place and alignments. This procedure takes many months and even years to complete since it relies on transferring orthodontic forces onto the crowns of the teeth to effect movement, which requires frequent dentist visits for tightening and adjustments. The Wilcodontic technique, otherwise known as the Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics technique fuses the old technology with new knowledge of bone growth and physiology to create a faster, more efficient method of moving teeth into their proper place.
The technique takes advantage of the innate potential of the bone that supports the teeth so that it plays a role in tooth movement and alignment. The teeth are moved through the bone faster and when movement is complete, the bone around the teeth is allowed to rebuild itself. The procedure was first introduced to the dental community in 1998.
Dr. Jason C. Stoner and Dr. Daniel Murphy perform periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (or Wilckodontics) at their Dublin and New Albany offices in Columbus, Ohio. Please call (614) 889-8222 or click here to schedule an online appointment.