Wilckodontics in Louisville, KY & New Albany, IN
Wilckondontics, or periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics, is an advanced technique that promotes the bones that surround the teeth into a process called rapid acceleratory phenomenon, or RAP. This innovative technique from modern dental technology allows your teeth to move quicker, making realignment adjustments easier and faster. Wilckondontics is an alternative to braces that reduces the timeframe.
This treatment can now offer you a newly aligned smile quicker than traditional braces, so your child can choose this option during the summer months. By the time the fall semester starts they might be ready to show off their new smile to their classmates. This new procedure has also become quite popular among adults. Some adults find it embarrassing to wear orthodontic braces at an older age. Therefore, any procedure that can speed up this process is a beneficial option for these adults.
Wilckodontics is an advanced orthodontic procedure that uses the tissues of the bone and tooth arches that are causing the misalignment. Traditionally we would use orthodontic solutions to adjust these issues with force, pressuring them to move accordingly.
Orthopedic treatment solutions have only slightly improved. Corrective brackets have been designed smaller and clearer, stiff wires have been given more flex, and translucent plastic retainer systems like Invisalign has been introduced. Research have recently discovered positive results in adjusting the cortical plates that are above or below the teeth.
When your teeth grow in, the cortical plates establish their foundation in the arch. This is the bone tissue that is directly above the teeth in the upper arch and below the teeth in the lower arch, underneath the gum tissue. These are often called orthodontic walls. When we adjust these walls, PerioImplant Associates can straighten teeth much faster. The realignment of your teeth will also stay in the corrected spot much longer as the plates are no longer working against the teeth.
Are You a Candidate for Wilckodontics?
Wilckodontics can be a perfect solution for a you, regardless of your age, and addresses similar issues to traditional orthodontic treatments. If you have your permanent teeth, the Wilckodontics is a viable orthodontic solution for you. All parties involved will benefit from the convenience of a shorter treatment.
Your adolescents and children might enjoy the shorter treatment period. Most treatments at PerioImplant Associates are completed within a year in comparison to the 2-3 years usually associated with traditional metal braces.
The Benefits of Wilckodontics
- It will improve the final stability of your teeth, which will stay straighter for a longer period.
- It dramatically condenses the time frame for orthodontic correction with braces.
- For optimal tooth occlusion, your teeth can be shifted accordingly.
- It will eliminate the extraction of a tooth when we can adjust the arches.
- It maximizes the visual goals with straighter teeth achieved faster.
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Our goal is to get you back to smiling and chewing with confidence. With our qualified staff and compassionate team, we will listen to your questions and desires to find the best solution for your dental health.
The Wilckodontics Procedure
PerioImplant Associates will use wilckodontics to accelerate your orthodontic treatment. It works by softening the existing bone, so we can move your teeth faster with the braces. The bone and gum tissue are stimulated to move your teeth into the desired positions. We will soften the bone surrounding the teeth using well-established periodontal techniques. The new softened bone increases the movement towards the desired location determined by our team. When the movement is finished, the bone regenerates to create stable structural support.
The softened bone is the essential element to the quicker orthodontic treatment, but the grafting material used can also convert into strong bone. This material supports the straightened teeth and establishes a long-lasting, corrective solution for your teeth that were misaligned.
PerioImplant Associates will start your wilckodontics procedure by administering the appropriate amount of anesthesia or dental sedation. The minimally invasive surgical procedure removes an exceedingly small portion of your alveolar bone’s external surface. This is the bone that contains the tooth socket. For a truly brief period, the bone’s mineral content will be slightly diminished, allowing your braces to move your teeth quicker with less resistance. Your alveolar bone will heal quickly and become even stronger than it was before the procedure.
What Wilckodontics Procedure can Combine
- The hard tissue, or the bone, and soft tissue, or the gums, are grafted.
- Correcting an altered tooth eruption.
- Any orthodontic braces.
- The placement of orthodontic anchors.
- The extraction of teeth if necessary.
- The placement of dental implants.
This simple periodontic treatment allows the timeframe which you will wear your corrective braces to be accelerated up to 50% faster. PerioImplant Associates can perform this new technique as an advanced orthopedic treatment.
The Cost of Your Wilckodontics treatment
The cost of your wilckodontics treatment will vary depending on your individual needs and your treatment plan. We will discuss with you the cost of your wilckodontics treatment and each of the available payment options before we begin, so that we make the best choice for your situation together.
Our Specialists Tell Our Story Best
Ramsey Burton, DMD
Dr. Ramsey Burton is originally from Nashville, TN. He received both his undergraduate and doctorate degrees from the University of Louisville. Following dental school, he completed periodontal specialty training at the University of Kentucky.
Courtney Shearer, DMD, MS
Dr. Courtney Shearer was born and raised in Louisville, KY. She attended Washington and Lee University for her undergraduate degree. She then attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry where she received her Doctorate in Dentistry.
Jodie Lusby, DMD, MSD
Dr. Jodie Lusby is a Board Certified Periodontist and grew up in Florence, KY. He attended the University of Kentucky where he received his biology degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then attended the Louisville School of Dentistry.
A Warm and Caring Welcome to Our Practice
Our entire team at PerioImplant Associates has one primary goal, and that is to take care of your oral health. If you are anxious about visiting a general dentist, or even a dental specialist such as a periodontist, we understand. We will always take our time in explaining the benefits of the treatment that is being proposed for your plan. Both offices, Louisville, KY, and New Albany, IN, are trained to address all your concerns. We will share the aspects of periodontal treatment, introduce our staff, and explain any general office policies. Call us today about an evaluation for a wilckodontics procedure for you. Each of us will greet you with a huge smile and send you home with a healthy smile of your own that you will be eager to share.