Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment - Berkeley, CA

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Orthodontic treatment has come a long way in recent years, thanks to advancements in technology and innovative techniques. One such advancement is Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment (SFOT), a groundbreaking approach that combines orthodontics with minor surgical procedures. SFOT aims to enhance the overall efficiency and precision of orthodontic treatment, offering patients faster results and improved treatment outcomes. In this article, we will delve into the world of Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment, exploring its benefits and how it is revolutionizing the field of orthodontics.
Understanding Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment:
Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment involves the strategic use of minor surgical interventions to optimize tooth movement and enhance the predictability of orthodontic outcomes. Traditionally, orthodontic treatment relies solely on the movement of teeth within the supporting bone. However, SFOT goes a step further by modifying the bone itself, allowing for more efficient tooth movement and reducing treatment time.

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The Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment process typically involves three key steps:

Benefits of Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Treatment:

SFOT accelerates the orthodontic treatment process by stimulating bone remodeling and facilitating tooth movement. Patients can achieve their desired results in a shorter period compared to traditional orthodontic treatment.

By modifying the bone and creating controlled micro-traumas, SFOT enhances the predictability of tooth movement. Orthodontists can better control tooth positioning and achieve precise results, reducing the need for extensive refinements.

SFOT opens new avenues for complex orthodontic cases that were once considered challenging or nonviable. It allows orthodontists to overcome skeletal discrepancies, difficult tooth movements, and other complexities with greater ease.

The micro-traumas induced by SFOT trigger a natural healing response, leading to increased bone density and stability. This results in a more solid foundation for teeth, reducing the likelihood of relapse after treatment completion.

SFOT’s minimally invasive surgical procedures and faster treatment times offer patients a more comfortable and efficient orthodontic journey. With reduced treatment duration, patients can enjoy their transformed smiles sooner.

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