If you are reading this page, most likely, you are in braces, and your orthodontist has recommended this treatment. This surgical procedure allows you to expedite teeth movement. With bone grafting, it also helps prevent excess bone loss in higher-risk situations.
The lengthy orthodontic treatment time, especially in adults, can be dramatically reduced.
At Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, we offer periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (PAOO) (also known as surgically facilitated orthodontic treatment, SFOT) to ensure that each patient can straighten their teeth and restore a healthy bite without causing additional damage to their mouth.
What is PAOO/SFOT?
PAOO/SFOT is a surgical procedure performed at the start of orthodontic treatment. The surgical stimulation increases bone remodeling and induces a process known as the regional acceleratory phenomenon (RAP), which encourages rapid tooth movement.
How is PAOO/SFOT Performed?
The surgery involves making precision cuts with an ultrasonic Piezosurgery® handpiece around your teeth. Afterward, a donor bone graft with membrane is placed on top and sutured in place. This increases the boney housing of your teeth, thickens the tissue, and allows for a more stable and esthetic, long-term result.
After your PAOO/SFOT procedure, you will experience a few days of discomfort and swelling.
For the rest of your orthodontic treatment, you will require adjustments every 2 to 3 weeks instead of the standard 2 to 3 months. With PAOO/SFOT, your orthodontic treatment can be dramatically reduced.
Trust the Skilled Surgeons at Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
The team at Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons provides patients with the latest technology and procedures to ensure a comfortable, exceptional experience.
PAOO/SFOT gives patients who previously could not adjust their teeth with orthodontics a new opportunity.