Wilckodontics Columbus, OH
Wilckondontics, or periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics, is a technique that induces the bones that surround the teeth into a process called rapid acceleratory phenomenon, or RAP. This allows your teeth to move quicker, making realignment easier and faster.
Because this treatment can offer you a newly aligned smile much quicker than traditional braces, your child can choose this option during the summer months. By the time the fall semester begins they are ready to show off their new smile to their classmates. This procedure has also become quite popular among adults as well. Some adults can find it embarrassing to have to wear braces at an older age. Therefore, any procedure that can speed up this process is a popular option for these adults.
Wilckodontics is yet another innovative treatment from modern dental technology. This new treatment allows you to have straighter teeth considerably quicker. This is an alternative to braces that reduces the timeframe.
At East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry, our entire team loves helping you develop optimal oral health as well as a functional and healthy smile. Our team uses forward thinking treatments and state-of-the-art technology, to ensure the most comfortable treatment for you. Our practice focuses on delivering personal care and developing individual treatment plans based on your unique needs. We emphasize preventive care and patient education because we want you to understand why it is important to keep your mouth healthy and how to do it. We are located at 5180 E. Main St., Suite A, Columbus, OH, 43213. Please call us today at 614-864-2561 to establish an appointment for an evaluation of the benefits of wilckodontics for you.
Wilckodontics is an advanced orthodontic procedure that uses the underlying issues of the bone and tooth arches that are causing the misalignment. Traditionally we would adjust these issues by forcing the orthopedic solutions on the teeth, pressuring them to adjust accordingly.
Orthopedic treatment solutions have only improved slightly. Corrective brackets have been made smaller and clearer, stiff wires have been given some bend, and clear plastic retainer systems like Invisalign has been introduced as well. Research have recently found positive results in adjusting the cortical plates that are above or below the teeth.
When your teeth grow in, the cortical plates establish their foundations in your mouth. This is the bone tissue that lives directly above 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, we can straighten teeth much faster. The realignment of your teeth also stays in place for much longer as the plates are not working against the teeth.
Are You a Candidate for Wilckodontics?
Wilckodontics can be a perfect solution for a wide range of patients, regardless of your age, and addresses similar issues to traditional orthodontic treatments. If you have your permanent teeth, Wilckodontics is a viable orthodontic solution for you. All parties will benefit from the convenience of a shorter treatment.
Adolescents and children may also enjoy the shorter treatment period. Most treatments at East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry are completed within a year as opposed to the 2-3 years usually associated with traditional metal braces.
The Benefits of Wilckodontics
- It dramatically consolidates the time frame for orthodontic correction with braces.
- It will improve your teeth stability, which will stay straighter for a longer period.
- For optimal tooth occlusion, the teeth can be shifted accordingly.
- It will eliminate the extraction of teeth in which the arches can be adjusted.
- It maximizes aesthetic heights with straighter teeth and faster.
The Wilckodontics Procedure
East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry will use wilckodontics to accelerate your orthodontic procedure. It works by softening the existing bone, so we can move teeth faster with the braces. Your bone and gum tissue are stimulated to move your teeth into their desired position. We soften the bone surrounding the teeth using well-established periodontal techniques. The new softened bone increases movement towards the desired location determined by our team. Once the movement is finished, the bone regenerates to create a stable structural support.
The softened bone is essential to the quicker orthodontic treatment, but the grafting material used will also convert into strong bone. This supports the straightened teeth and establishes a long-lasting, corrective solution for your teeth that were misaligned.
East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry will begin your wilckodontics procedure by administering the appropriate level of anesthesia or dental sedation. The minimally invasive surgical procedure removes a small portion of your alveolar bone’s external surface. This is the bone that contains your tooth sockets. For a truly short period of time, the bone’s mineral content will be diminished, allowing your braces to move your teeth quicker with the resistance. Your alveolar bone will heal quickly and become stronger than it was before the procedure.
What the Wilckodontics Procedure can Combine
- Correcting an altered tooth eruption.
- The hard tissue, or the bone, and soft tissue, or the gums, are grafted.
- The placement of orthodontic anchors.
- The placement of dental implants.
- The extraction of teeth if necessary.
- Any orthodontic braces.
This simple periodontic treatment allows the timeframe which you must wear our corrective braces to be accelerated up to 50% faster. East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry 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 treatment and each of your available payment options before we begin, so that you can make the best choice for your situation.
Affordable Payment Plans
Your smile is an invaluable asset, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best dental care when you need it. East Columbus Periodontic and Implant Dentistry accepts most major credit cards and insurance plans. Our office staff is always available to help you with insurance claims and paperwork. We will work with your insurance provider to make sure that your coverage meets your needs and your budget.
WHAT OUR PATIENTS SAY
Dr. Levy and the staff are wonderful, friendly, caring people. They make you feel calm during what can be a very stressful time. I had a deep cleaning & extraction yesterday and it was painless and quick. I was in and out in just a little over an hour. I received instructions for my aftercare along with the items needed to take care of my mouth. I feel wonderful today, no pain and eating normally. If you have anxiety about visiting the dentist, come see Dr. Levy and staff, they will put you at ease and take good care of you!
- Christi L
Everyone made me feel so welcomed even though I was nervous, Dr. Levy was great and informative made me feel very comfortable. I would recommend this office to anyone.
- Dee H.
A Mission Statement YOU can Trust for High Quality Periodontal Care
Our philosophy of care is multidisciplinary, to create partnerships with your general dentist as well as other dental specialists and provide you with the most comprehensive treatment planning and care that is available today.
Our team believes that communication is crucial for both you and us, both in written documentation and verbal communication. Value-based decisions are at the cornerstone of our personalized treatment for you. We are located at 5180 E. Main St., Suite A, Columbus, OH, 43213. Please call us today at 614-864-2561 to establish an appointment that works for your schedule.