Hull Veneers and Implants


Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO TM)

Dr William Wilcko and Dr Thomas Wilcko developed the phrase Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics based on the work of preceding clinicians and researchers in the field of bone trauma. The cornerstone of their concept is the Regional Acceleratory Process as defined by orthopedist Harold Frost in 1989. he recognized that surgical wounding of osseous hard tissue results in a striking reorganizing activity adjacent to the site of injury. The complex physiologic process of which the dominating features involve accelerated bone turnover and decreases in regional bone density are the bases of Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics. Decreases in regional bone density create an induced osteoporosis. From studies in rats increased bone metabolism and decreased bone density not only enhanced tooth movement in rats but decreased root resorption.

Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics is a process whereby the Rapid Acceleratory Process is initiated by flapping the soft tissue on the outside and inside of the tooth, then creating bleeding points in the bone prior to seeding the bone with a mixture of freeze dried demineralized bone and bovine bone prior to suturing the soft tissue back around the teeth. This surgical preparatory procedure activates the bone for approximately 8 months. As a result of this activation the patient is seen every two weeks to ensure the majority of tooth movement is completed within the 8 month period.

An added benefit of this technique is the improved periodontal health post tooth movement. The bone post movement is thicker and therefore helps prevent recession and other periodontal defects that are prevalent as one ages.

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