Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates education held a 2-day hands-on class for surgeons and orthodontist on the advanced techniques of surgically facilitated orthodontics. 21 prosthodontist, general dentists, oral surgeons, and periodontist visited our office to learn the latest methods of surgically facilitated orthodontics. Dentists came as far as from Arizona and New Hampshire to learn the latest techniques and methods in our Annapolis, MD dentist office.
What is Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy?
Surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT) occurs when bone cuts made through the outer bone layer and removal of a portion of the surface bone is used to stimulate the regional healing process, increase bone remodeling, and encourage tooth shifting as part of orthodontic treatment. This therapy can drastically reduce treatment time for orthodontics. For the best possible outcome, SFOT should only be performed by highly trained and experienced professionals.
Benefits of SFOT
- Enables ideal tooth location for optimal occlusion
- Heightens esthetics through optimizing dental relationships and arch forms
- Implant site development/planning through augmentation and tooth movement
- Maximizes orthodontic potentialities
- Permits ideal tooth position for restorative dentistry
This therapy can be combined with traditional orthodontic treatment and other alternative methods like Invisalign. Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that requires clear, removable aligners to gradually shift the teeth into proper alignment. With SFOT, patients can complete their orthodontic is a shorter amount of time as well as receive effective, long-lasting results.
Advanced Dental Care in Annapolis, MD
Lee, Bonfiglio, Vesely & Associates is a state of the art dental facility in Annapolis, MD. Our team of dentists is specially trained in many facets of dentistry. As dental professionals, we aim to stay at the forefront of dentistry. We participate in numerous educational seminars and training to learn the latest in dental technology, methods, and treatments. Our advanced training and knowledge also allow us to host a number of training sessions every year.
By committing to learning more about dentistry, we can offer our patients a wider range of treatments for their dental concerns. We strive to build healthy, functional smiles through personalized dental care. To learn more, call 410.989.8298 or request an appointment online.