Orthodontics

What is Orthodontics?

The term itself comes from two Greek words: “orthos,” which means right or correct and “odon,” which is the Greek word for tooth. Orthodontics is a “special kind” of dentistry involving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The technical term for crooked, crowded or protruding teeth is “malocclusion,” which means “bad bite.” The practice of orthodontics involves the design, application, and control of corrective appliances, commonlyRead more on Orthodontics…

Wilckodontics

 Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AOO) Procedure or Wilckodontics
Wilckodontics or AOO combines orthodontic treatment and periodontal surgery to facilitate the safe and rapid movement of teeth through the jawbone.

Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (AAO) or “Wilckodontics” was developed in order to give many people the options of much shorter treatment times without comprimising treatment.  In addition, many patients present for orthodontic treatment with periodontally conpremised teeth, in these cases  orthodontic treatment can complicate exsisting periodontal issues.  Wilkodontics treatment also offers greater longer term stability of orthodontic results.Read more on Wilckodontics…

AAO Midwinter Meeting

 

 

 

Dr Riolo will be attending the American Association of orthodontists midwinter meeting February 8th, 9th and 10th.  This meeting is a combined orthodontic and periodontic meeting concentrating on interdisciplinary patient care including complex periodontal issues that are frequently complicating factors in adult lingual (braces behind the teeth) treatment.  Dr Riolo will be concentrating on orthodontic topics associated with complex adult orthodontic treatment.  these topics include:Read more on AAO Midwinter Meeting…

Thanks for 2012!

Happy New Year and thanks to our Seattle orthodontic patients that have made Riolo Orthodontics the largest and most succesfull lingual orthodontic practice in the Pacific Northwest.  Read more on Thanks for 2012!…