Orthodontic Treatment in Dacula

orthodontic treatment in dacula

Why Would I Need Surgery to Facilitate Orthodontic Treatment Near You?

If you’re experiencing issues with the alignment of your teeth and jaws, considering orthodontic treatment in Dacula may be necessary. Crooked teeth not only impact your appearance but can also have long-term effects on your oral health. Similarly, jaw misalignments like underbites, overbites, or open bites can create problems. In some cases, your orthodontist may recommend surgical procedures by Dr. Quintero at Quintero Periodontics to complement your orthodontic care, enhance your smile, and promote long-term oral health. Reach out to us today to explore how we can support your orthodontic treatment in Dacula.

Did you know…

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4% of the population have an extra tooth, and 1-2% of the population have impacted teeth other than their wisdom teeth!

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Initial Consultation

Your journey starts with a consultation at our office, where you’ll meet Dr. Quintero. During this visit, he will evaluate your oral health and orthodontic requirements to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for treatment at Quintero Periodontics.

Surgical Treatment

If needed, we might do surgery before or while you have braces. This could involve uncovering a tooth that hasn’t come out yet, shaping gum tissue, fixing frenums, or securing teeth. This helps you get Invisalign, braces, or other orthodontic treatments.

Accelerated Orthodontics

Before or during your braces, Dr. Quintero offers accelerated orthodontics, a treatment that speeds up the process, reducing the time needed for your treatment by up to 60%.

Did you know…

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Gum loss can be a common side effect after braces, especially around the bottom front teeth.

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Our Orthodontic Treatments


Sometimes, an adult tooth may not fully emerge, a condition known as “impaction.” Although the upper teeth are most commonly affected, other teeth can also be impacted. Before beginning orthodontic treatment near you, surgical exposure of the affected tooth is necessary. A bracket or chain is then placed to link it with braces, enabling orthodontic appliances to gradually guide the tooth into its correct position.


A gingivectomy is a procedure that entails the removal of excess gum tissue. This can be beneficial for facilitating the placement of Invisalign or braces, as well as enhancing the overall harmony of your smile. When combined with orthodontic treatment, it can significantly improve the appearance of your mouth and boost your overall confidence.


A frenectomy might be recommended as a part of orthodontic treatment, especially for younger patients. When left untreated, lip ties can lead to orthodontic issues such as a diastema, or gap between the front teeth. By removing the fibrous gum tissue through a frenectomy, the likelihood of teeth re-separating after braces is minimized. In some cases, a frenectomy may be performed before orthodontic treatment to prevent any interference between the gums and teeth.

Frenectomies can also serve to enhance tongue mobility, facilitating more effective breastfeeding for infants. Additionally, they can prevent the pulling of gums, which may otherwise lead to the exposure of tooth roots and subsequent recession.

Wilckodontics (PAOO/SFOT)

Wilckodontics, also known as Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO) or Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT), all denote the same treatment approach. This method involves a surgical procedure aimed at significantly expediting the process of receiving braces.

During this treatment, you’ll undergo a specialized surgical procedure designed to facilitate faster movement of your teeth into their desired positions. Bone grafting will be performed to safeguard the teeth as they are repositioned by the orthodontist. This combined approach of surgery and braces can accelerate treatment time by 2-3 times compared to using braces alone, resulting in a straighter smile more quickly. Our team at Quintero Periodontics maintains excellent relationships with numerous orthodontists in the area, and we’re dedicated to collaborating for the benefit of our patients. Reach out to us today to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for PAOO.