Advances in orthodontics have been fairly elemental, dealing primarily with the mechanics and appearance of traditional braces. Luckily Dr. Kellyn Hodges offers Wilckodontics® at her orthodontic practices serving the Philadelphia area. Wilckodontics®, also known as Accelerated Osteogentic Orthodontics™, is a revolutionary orthodontics treatment that accelerates traditional treatment time by about four times; the Wilckodontics® System has reduced treatment time to an average of about 3 to 8 months.
How Do Wilckodontics® Work?
Over the last few decades, advances in orthodontics have dealt with metallurgy and chemistry. The mechanics and materials have evolved slightly, but conventional treatment time can still span almost four years. However, Wilckodontics® has revolutionized the manner in which orthodontics treatment works. With traditional orthodontic methods, gentle force is applied directly to the teeth, slowly forcing them to shift into the desired alignment. The Wilckodontics® System does not concentrate force on the teeth; rather it exploits bone physiology, redirecting force to the supporting bone. By redirecting force, the underlying bone of the teeth can be remodeled, creating transformative results in a fraction of the time as traditional methods.
Specialized Wilckodontics® appliances are used to move the teeth, and once in position they are held in place to allow the remodeled supporting bone around the teeth to harden. Complete healing usually takes about eight months, leaving the patient with a dazzling, permanent smile. In most cases periodontal work may be needed prior to Wilckodontics®, in order to soften the supporting bone. During a personal consultation with Dr. Hodges, she can further explain Wilckodontics®, and schedule you for treatment at one of her Philadelphia-area practices.
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The idealized smile is straight, even and bright. At the orthodontic practices of Dr. Hodges, we specialize in providing transformative orthodontic results, yielding aesthetically pleasing smiles. With the revolutionary advances that Wilckodontics® provide, patients can achieve their desired smile in a matter of months as opposed to years. So begin your brief journey toward an ideal smile today! Please contact orthodontist Kellyn Hodges to schedule a personal consultation regarding Wilckodontics®. At one of her three Philadelphia-area practices, the doctor will be able to evaluate your case, and address any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to helping you transform your smile!