One of the top questions brought up when new patients seek orthodontic care is, “How long will it take?”
A lot less time thanks to Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics. Up to two times faster, in fact. Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics is a dental/tooth displacement method that reduces the time it takes to move teeth permanently to the desired location, reducing treatment time from 9-12 months to 3-8 months.
Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics can also be a critical procedure for some adults. As an adult, the jaw ceases to grow, so tooth movement through standard orthodontic care is slow. The procedure utilizes the latest in surgical technology to create new viable bone, allowing for teeth to move at an accelerated rate. Additional benefits to this type of surgery include increased post-orthodontic stability, less need for corrective jaw surgery, and fewer extractions.
Briefly, accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (AOO) is a clinical procedure that combines selective alveolar corticotomy (cuts in the bone that house the teeth), particulate bone grafting, and the application of orthodontic forces.
This procedure results in:
- an increase in alveolar bone width (the bone that houses the teeth)
- shorter treatment time
- increased post treatment stability of teeth
- decreased amount of tooth root resorption
Dr. Khan is one of the few surgeons practicing Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics in Cincinnati. He uses a Cone Beam CT scanner and 3-D imaging to allow him to maximize surgical precision without soft tissue injury, enabling rapid tooth movement with orthodontics. Rapid tooth movement means less time spent in braces before you can enjoy your new smile.