Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics™ (AOO™) procedure

Milos Boskovic, DDS

"How Much Longer Until My Braces Come Off?" is probably the question most frequently asked of any dentist who provides orthodontic treatment. Wearing braces can be a nuisance and many potential patients decline needed orthodontic work just because of the lengthy treatment times and the multitude of appointments that are required. It is obvious that by dramatically shortening treatment times that many patients would choose to have the needed orthodontic work performed.

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 one and a half to three years to complete.

Over four years of research has culminated in the development of a new procedure by which teeth can be moved approximately four times faster than ever before possible with conventional orthodontics. As a result, the treatment time for most orthodontic cases can be reduced to three to eight 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 Orthodontics™ (AOO™) procedure.

With the new AOO™ 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 one and a half to three years while in high school and adults whose social or professional responsibilities would preclude their wearing braces for a long period of time. The AOO™ procedure is feasible for most patients, regardless of age, as long as their permanent teeth are present.

With the AOO™ procedure most orthodontic cases in both adolescents and adults can be completed three to four times faster than would be possible with conventional orthodontics. This is accomplished by combining efficient orthodontic mechanics and time-tested alveolar decortication and augmentation techniques. The end result is straight teeth, a structurally sound periodontium, and patients that are extremely grateful.