Accelerated orthodontic treatment (or accelerated osteogenic orthodontics (AAO)) is a dental displacement method that reduces the time needed to permanently move teeth into a desired position by creating a weakened bone condition. The procedure can reduce a two-year orthodontics treatment to one that takes from three to six months.
Typical orthodontic treatment can take 18–36 months. The treatment time depends on the distances the teeth need to be moved, treatment goals, the type of techniques employed and the cooperation of the patient. Rapid tooth movement following decortication, commonly known as Wilckodontics or accelerated osteogenic orthodontics is well documented and results in treatment outcomes routinely produced in 6 to 9 months of active orthodontic care. The out-patient decortication surgery induces a transient osteopenia (bone healing) condition that favors accelerated orthodontic treatment. The basis for the therapy is biological in nature and the biological changes are well documented.