There are numerous names that depict SFOT, such as Wilckodontics, Speed Orthodontics, Corticotomy, PiezoDontics, etc. The essence of SFOT is to create a healthier environment for the teeth to move to. This surgical procedure works to improve bone volume and tissue quality prior to the orthodontic movement of the teeth.

Surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT) is an innovative approach that combines orthodontics with a minor surgical procedure. It is particularly beneficial for patients requiring accelerated tooth movement, who have complex dental issues or who are seeking a shorter treatment duration. When you receive SFOT therapy, our orthodontist will first create small, controlled injuries in the bone surrounding your teeth. These micro-injuries stimulate your body’s natural healing process, promoting bone and tissue healing and growth, which in turn promotes faster and more efficient tooth movement. As a result, you can achieve your desired orthodontic outcome in a fraction of the time normally required.

SFOT can address a variety of dental problems, from sever malocclusions and overcrowding to skeletal discrepancies. Patients who receive SFOT therapy typically experience less discomfort and fewer complications than those receiving more traditional treatment methods. Additionally, the surgical aspect of SFOT is minimally invasive and has a relatively quick recovery time, allowing you to return to your daily activities shortly after your procedures.

Contact Metro West Orthodontics & Periodontics today at 402-614-7022 to learn more about SFOT therapy in La Vista, Nebraska, and schedule your appointment with Dr. Kim.