Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO) is an innovative dental approach that combines orthodontics with minimally invasive surgical techniques to expedite the movement of teeth during orthodontic treatment. This method involves creating small perforations in the alveolar bone surrounding the teeth, stimulating an inflammatory response, and accelerating bone remodeling.
At Benson Orthodontics, we recommend AOO in specific cases where it can significantly reduce the overall duration of orthodontic treatment, offering potential benefits such as shorter treatment times, less discomfort, and improved stability of the teeth in their new positions.
How Does Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics Work?
Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO) involves a minimally invasive surgical process, typically performed under general anesthesia, involving the removal of a small segment of the external surface of your alveolar bone, which houses the sockets of your teeth. This brief reduction in the bone's mineral content facilitates the rapid movement of your teeth to their intended positions with the assistance of braces. The subsequent application of orthodontic forces takes advantage of the enhanced bone turnover, allowing for faster tooth movement and significantly reducing the overall duration of orthodontic treatment.
AOO aims to expedite the natural biological processes involved in bone remodeling, offering a more efficient and shortened path to achieving optimal tooth alignment than traditional orthodontic methods.
The Benefits of Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics
Reduced Treatment Time
One of the primary benefits of Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics in Denver, CO, is the potential for significantly shortened orthodontic treatment duration. The accelerated bone remodeling allows for quicker tooth movement, leading to a faster overall treatment process.
Improved Patient Comfort
AOO patients often experience less discomfort than patients undergoing traditional orthodontic treatments, as the accelerated bone healing and remodeling process can lead to a more efficient and potentially less painful adjustment of teeth.
The stimulated bone remodeling speeds up tooth movement and is believed to contribute to improved stability. This may reduce the likelihood of relapse or the need for prolonged retention measures after the completion of orthodontic treatment.
AOO can be applied to various orthodontic cases, including complex and challenging ones. The technique is versatile and can be customized to address specific patient needs.
Is Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics Safe?
Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO) is generally considered safe when performed by our trained and experienced orthodontic and surgical professionals in Denver, CO. However, as with any medical intervention, there are inherent risks and potential complications, and individual responses may vary. Patients should thoroughly evaluate their suitability for AOO, considering factors such as overall health, bone density, and specific dental conditions.
To learn more and to find out if you're a candidate for AOO, visit Benson Orthodontics at 3200 East Cherry Creek South Drive, Suite #420, Denver, CO 80209, or call (303) 722-1202.