Case 1 - Treatment Time: 7 months and 1 week
With the new AOOTM procedure, patients who would have declined conventional orthodontics strictly due to the length of treatment now have a viable alternative. This group of patients has tended to include adolescents who do not want to wear braces for 1 1/2 to 3 years while in high school and adults whose social or professional responsibilities would preclude their wearing braces for a long period of time. The AOOTM procedure is feasible for most patients, regardless of age, as long as their permanent teeth are present.
Case 2 - Treatment Time: 4 months and 3 weeks
The trend in orthodontics over the past several decades has been to improve the treatment for patients through advances in metallurgy and chemistry. This can be seen in the evolution of arch wires, bands, brackets, cements, and bonding materials. These advances have improved the manner and efficiency with which the orthodontic forces are transferred to the crowns of the teeth. But in spite of all these advances most conventional fixed orthodontic treatments still require 1 1/2 to 3 years to complete.
Case 3 - Treatment Time: 5 months and 2 weeks
The AOOTM procedure has solved this dilemma by exploiting the dynamic of bone physiology and redirecting the emphasis in tooth movement to the manner in which the supporting bone responds to orthodontic forces rather than just concentrating on the manner in which the forces are applied to the teeth. By stimulating and harnessing the innate potentials of living bone the teeth can be made to move through the bone very rapidly and when the tooth movement is completed the bone around the roots of the teeth will rebuild itself.
Case 4 - Treatment Time: 6 months and 1 week
In May of 1998 the AOOTM procedure was introduced at the 98th Annual Session of the American Association of Orthodontics through a table clinic, doctor’s roundtable discussion, and a scientific poster board presentation. The response and interest generated by the presentations was very gratifying.