PERIODONTALLY ACCELERATED OSTEOGENIC ORTHODONTICS (PAOO), SURGICALLY FACILITATED ORTHODONTIC THERAPY (SFOT) IN DENVER
PAOO/SFOT is an innovative approach to orthodontic treatment that combines orthodontics and periodontal therapy. By incorporating surgical procedures and periodontal techniques, PAOO/SFOT enhances the effectiveness and efficiency of traditional orthodontic treatment. It addresses underlying periodontal conditions, accelerates tooth movement, and promotes bone regeneration, resulting in improved treatment outcomes.
PAOO/SFOT is performed in a series of well-coordinated steps by our skilled orthodontic and periodontal team. The treatment typically involves:
Comprehensive Evaluation: We conduct a thorough assessment of your dental and periodontal condition, using advanced diagnostic tools such as X-rays, digital scans, and 3D imaging. This evaluation helps us determine if PAOO/SFOT is suitable for you.
Surgical Preparation: Before orthodontic treatment, a periodontal procedure is performed to enhance bone density and stimulate bone growth. This step involves accessing the underlying bone and applying specialized techniques to facilitate tissue regeneration.
Orthodontic Treatment: Once the surgical site has healed, traditional orthodontic appliances such as braces or clear aligners are utilized to align your teeth. The combination of surgical preparation and orthodontic treatment helps expedite tooth movement.
Post-Treatment Monitoring: Throughout your treatment, we closely monitor your progress, making necessary adjustments and providing guidance to ensure optimal results. Regular check-ups allow us to evaluate the healing process and make any required modifications.
After PAOO/SFOT treatment, proper aftercare is crucial to maintain the outcomes achieved. Here are some essential points to consider:
Oral Hygiene: Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is vital for long-term success. Brushing and flossing should be performed diligently to prevent plaque buildup, gum disease, and tooth decay.
Retention Phase: Following the active treatment phase, a retention period is necessary to stabilize the teeth in their new positions. This typically involves wearing a customized retainer as directed by your orthodontist.
Regular Follow-ups: Attend scheduled follow-up appointments with your orthodontist to ensure that your progress is monitored effectively. These visits allow for any necessary adjustments to be made and provide an opportunity to address any concerns.
PAOO/SFOT offers numerous benefits, including:
- Accelerated tooth movement
- Enhanced orthodontic treatment outcomes
- Improved periodontal health
- Reduced treatment time
- Minimized discomfort during treatment
- Predictable and stable results
At Poulos & Somers, we take pride in our ability to transform smiles and restore periodontal health. If you're dealing with bone loss, gum recession, or other orthodontic concerns, our team of specialists is here to help. We prioritize your goals and provide personalized treatment plans to suit your needs and budget. Give us a call today at 303-832-4867 or contact us online to schedule an appointment with one of our Denver periodontal specialists.
VISTA (Visual Instrumental Sight Track Access) is an innovative and minimally invasive approach to dental surgery that provides tremendous benefits for patients and dentists.
VISTA uses intraoral endoscopes and micro-instruments to give dentists superior magnification and visibility inside the patient's mouth. This enables tremendous precision when performing delicate procedures.
Unlike traditional methods, VISTA only requires a small entry point into the mouth. This minimized invasiveness means:
- Less bleeding and faster recovery for patients
- Less swelling, trauma, and post-operative pain
- Retention of more natural tooth structure
- The unparalleled visual access of VISTA also reduces risk of damage to surrounding anatomy.
- Dentists have greater control and efficiency with VISTA instrumentation.
- Procedures once requiring multiple visits can often be done in just one appointment.
VISTA provides significant benefits through enhanced precision, improved visibility, less invasiveness, faster healing, and better outcomes. It represents the next generation of comfortable and highly effective dental surgery.