What is Wilckodontics® and the AOOTM Procedure?
Over 4 years of research has culminated in the development of a new procedure by which teeth can be moved approximately 4 times faster than ever before possible with conventional orthodontics. As a result, the treatment time for most orthodontic cases can be reduced to 3 to 8 months. This new patented method is a combination of time-tested and proven techniques from the fields of orthodontics and periodontics and is called the Accelerated Osteogenic OrthodonticsTM (AOOTM) procedure.
With the new AOOTM procedure, patients who would have declined conventional orthodontics strictly due to the length of treatment now have a viable alternative. This group of patients has tended to include adolescents who do not want to wear braces for 1 1/2 to 3 years while in high school and adults whose social or professional responsibilities would preclude their wearing braces for a long period of time. The AOOTM procedure is feasible for most patients, regardless of age, as long as their permanent teeth are present.
The trend in orthodontics over the past several decades has been to improve the treatment for patients through advances in metallurgy and chemistry. This can be seen in the evolution of arch wires, bands, brackets, cements, and bonding materials. These advances have improved the manner and efficiency with which the orthodontic forces are transferred to the crowns of the teeth. But in spite of all these advances most conventional fixed orthodontic treatments still require 1˝ to 3 years to complete.
The AOOTM procedure has solved this dilemma by exploiting the dynamic of bone physiology and redirecting the emphasis in tooth movement to the manner in which the supporting bone responds to orthodontic forces rather than just concentrating on the manner in which the forces are applied to the teeth. By stimulating and harnessing the innate potentials of living bone the teeth can be made to move through the bone very rapidly and when the tooth movement is completed the bone around the roots of the teeth will rebuild itself.
In May of 1998 the AOOTM procedure was introduced at the 98th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontics through a table clinic, doctor’s roundtable discussion, and a scientific poster board presentation. The response and interest generated by the presentations was very gratifying.
We have founded a company, Wilckodontics, Inc., which will act as teaching mechanism to train and certify clinical specialists in the proper delivery of the Wilckodontics® System, which includes the AOOTM procedure. An important part of the Wilckodontics® System is teaching the professional how to market the AOOTM procedure to the patient and parents and to supply him/her with an an array or marketing materials to aide in doing so.
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|Wilckodontics® is a registered trademark, and Accelerated Osteogenic OrthodonticsTM and AOOTM are trademarks of Wilckodontics, Inc. Copyright 1998 - 2004 Wilckodontics, Inc. US Patent #6,109,916.|