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Accelerated Orthodontics Specialist

Reese Orthodontics

Karen Reese, DDS, MS

Orthodontist located in New Hope, MN & Chanhassen, MN

If you don’t have the time or patience for a year or more of traditional orthodontics, you may be a candidate for accelerated orthodontics with Wilckodontics®. At Reese Orthodontics in Chanhassen and New Hope, Minnesota, Karen Reese, DDS, MS, provides orthodontic treatments that take just a few months after minor surgery. To learn more about this innovative procedure, call Reese Orthodontics or book an appointment online today.

Accelerated Orthodontics Q&A

What are accelerated orthodontics?

Accelerated orthodontics are a faster way to align your teeth than traditional methods alone. Instead of wearing braces for years, accelerated orthodontics may allow you to complete your alignment in a matter of months. 

At Reese Orthodontics, Dr. Reese uses Wilckodontics, or Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics™ (AOO), as an option for many patients considering traditional orthodontics. The method is brand new and highly promising for men and women who want the hassle of orthodontic treatment to be over as quickly as possible. 

How does accelerated orthodontics work?

Wilckodontics involves several steps that set it apart from traditional orthodontics. You still need to wear braces for some time, but you’ll also need a minor surgery shortly before you get them. 

During the surgery, Dr. Reese removes part of the alveolar bone that supports your tooth sockets. This weakens the bone, which helps your teeth move quickly to their new position. It heals even stronger than before. 

Dr. Reese helps you select the right kind of braces to use in your accelerated orthodontic treatment from these choices:

Metal braces

Metal braces include metal brackets for each tooth, a wire, and some rubber bands. Dr. Reese tightens the wire at each appointment to place added pressure on your teeth to help them move.

Ceramic braces

Ceramic braces work in the same way as metal braces, but the brackets are ceramic. The ceramic material blends in with your teeth, so it’s not quite as obvious that you have braces.

Self-ligating braces

Self-ligating braces include brackets and wires, but they don’t need rubber bands. Instead, they include a specialized clip to keep the wire in place. 

How long does accelerated orthodontic treatment take?

If you sign on for braces or clear aligners alone, you can expect your treatment to last at least a year. Often, patients with severe misalignment need braces for several years. 

With Wilckodontics accelerated orthodontics, you can show off your straighter smile after less than a year of treatment. In fact, the average treatment time for accelerated orthodontics is just three to eight months. 

Some people report that the faster movement of their teeth causes some itching around their gums, but overall the treatment isn’t any less comfortable than traditional orthodontic treatments. 

To explore accelerated orthodontics for your own alignment, call Reese Orthodontics or book an appointment online today.