Wearing braces can be a nuisance. Many people decline orthodontic treatment because of the time commitment. The Wilckodontics system has solved this problem. Many orthodontic cases can now be completed in 3 to 8 months. This is 3 to 4 times faster than conventional orthodontics. Social obligations should no longer be an overwhelming obstacle. With the Wilckodontics system, less time in treatment translates to less disruption in your personal and work schedule. Due to the shortened treatment time, your Wilckodontics procedure can be scheduled not to interfere with weddings, vacations, proms, or other important social events. The benefits of a shortened treatment are complemented by the quality of a pleasing smile.
How can these very short treatment times be possible?
Recent scientific advances have enhanced our understanding of healing and bone growth. Although bone is one of the hardest tissues in the body, it is very much alive. Because of its dense nature, bone changes very slowly. These changes in bone are called the "remodeling process". By performing a minor periodontal procedure, this dense bone is softened, accelerating the remodeling process. It is this process of accelerated bone remodeling that sets the Wilckodontics system apart from conventional orthodontics. This softened supporting bone permits the teeth to move into their new position much more quickly. Routine braces and specialized Wilckodontics appliances are still required to move the teeth. Once in position, the teeth are simply held in place while the supporting bone hardness around the teeth. Complete healing of the newly remodeled bone occurs in approximately 8 months. The Wilckodontics technique provides the patient with a beautiful, long lasting smile, in the shortest time possible.
The Periodontal Procedure
Most procedures are done simply with local anesthesia. Many patients call this process "Novocaine". A safe sedation can also be prescribed if the patient or doctor feels it is necessary. This sedation will relax the patient, making the time pass quickly. An antibiotic saturated, bone-grating material is placed under the gums through a few small incisions made by the periodontist. The graft is placed only over the areas where the supporting bone needs to be softened. This creates the ability to perform easy tooth movement. After straightening the teeth, the grafting materials will convert into the patient's own supporting bone. The newly formed supporting bone not only helps to hold the straightened teeth, it also supports the lips. This is an added benefit, preventing the sunken face appearance that can accompany aging. The end result is a beautiful, prominent smile for years to come.
Is there any discomfort?
Most patients report only minor discomfort from the periodontal procedure. This is due to the fact that your Wilckodontics doctor (Dr. Mark Frenchi) is a highly trained professional. Even though discomfort is usually minimal, you can expect minor swelling and possibly light bruising. Both of these findings normally resolve themselves over the first week or two. The procedure probably will not impact an average daily routine after the first day or two. Most patients are back to school or work the very next day.
Because the supporting bone is softened, many patients do not report significant discomfort, which can accompany wire adjustments in conventional orthodontic care. Wilckodontics patients have a much-improved orthodontic experience.
Is the Wilckodontics system the best treatment for me?
The Wilckodontics system will dramatically decrease the treatment times in the majority of orthodontic cases in both adolescents and adults. Your orthodontist will need to determine if the Wilckodontics system is suitable in your case and if so will refer you to a highly trained in the Wilckodontics technique periodontist.
How about the cost?
Since there are additional procedures involved, you will find the Wilckodontics procedure more expensive than conventional orthodontics. When you consider the shortened treatment time, increased bone support for the teeth and lips, and a ore stable periodontal situation, the expense is well worth it. Your Wilckodontics professionals will provide you with the costs involved in treating your specific case.
Are financial plans available?
Yes. Of course, your Wilckodontics professionals will assist you in determining the payment options available in their offices.