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PAOO (Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics) in Chaska, MN

PAOO: Fast-Track Your Perfect Smile

Optimal Oral Health PAOO enhances your overall oral health by strengthening bone density and supporting gum health.
Minimal Discomfort, Maximum Results Enjoy the benefits of accelerated orthodontics without the discomfort typically associated with traditional methods.
Enhanced Oral Health PAOO not only aligns your teeth but also improves gum and bone health for a comprehensive oral wellness boost.
Lifestyle Integration Get back to your routine sooner with reduced treatment durations, fitting orthodontics seamlessly into your active lifestyle.
Wellness Priority Enhance overall well-being with stress-reducing sedation dentistry.
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Speedy Dental Alignment

What Is PAOO?

PAOO accelerates orthodontic treatment through surgery-induced bone regeneration and guided tooth repositioning, reducing treatment time.

Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO) is an interdisciplinary dental technique that merges periodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery. It aims to expedite orthodontic treatment by leveraging the body’s natural healing response. The procedure involves two main steps: first, a minimally invasive surgery stimulates controlled inflammation in the gum and bone around target teeth, triggering bone regeneration. Then, orthodontic forces guide teeth into desired positions within the newly regenerated bone, capitalizing on the accelerated bone remodeling.

PAOO offers a way to significantly shorten orthodontic treatment time by tapping into the body’s inherent regenerative capabilities. This approach is particularly valuable for individuals seeking quicker results or facing challenges with bone support. However, careful patient selection and thorough treatment planning remain essential to ensure success and minimize potential risks.


Precise Tooth Movement

Benefits of Guided PAOO

Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO) is a relatively new approach that combines orthodontic treatment with periodontal (gum) procedures to achieve faster tooth movement and improved orthodontic outcomes.

Unlock your best smile faster with PAOO: Reduced treatment time, enhanced movement, and stable results. Consult our experts today!

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Process of Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO)

Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO) is a specialized treatment approach that combines orthodontics and periodontics to expedite tooth movement and improve orthodontic outcomes.


Patient Evaluation and Selection

Assess the patient's dental and medical history.
Evaluate the severity of malocclusion and periodontal health.
Determine if the patient is a suitable candidate for PAOO.


Collaboration between Orthodontist and Periodontist

The orthodontist and periodontist collaborate to create a comprehensive treatment plan.
Determine the optimal treatment approach, including the specific teeth to be moved and the areas for accelerated osteogenesis.


Preoperative Phase

Obtain diagnostic records, including X-rays, photographs, and dental impressions.
Plan the orthodontic mechanics and tooth movement strategies.
Educate the patient about the treatment process, benefits, and potential risks.


Surgical Phase

Administer local anesthesia for patient comfort
The periodontist performs a minimally invasive surgical procedure.


Orthodontic Phase

The patient is allowed to heal for a brief period (usually a few days to a week).
Orthodontic appliances (braces or aligners) are placed on the teeth.
Orthodontic adjustments and tooth movements are initiated, taking advantage of the enhanced bone remodeling and accelerated tooth movement.


Postoperative Care and Follow-Up

Provide the patient with postoperative instructions for oral hygiene and care of the surgical sites.
Schedule regular follow-up appointments with both the orthodontist and periodontist to monitor progress and make necessary adjustments.


Treatment Completion

Complete the orthodontic treatment once the desired tooth movement and occlusion are achieved.
Remove braces or aligners and evaluate the final results.

PAOO: Your Fast-Track to a Stunning Smile!

Ready for a dazzling smile, sooner? Discover the power of PAOO – your shortcut to a faster, radiant grin. Book your PAOO consultation now and embrace a speedier path to orthodontic success!

Frequently Asked Questions

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PAOO, which stands for Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics, is an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to orthodontic treatment. It involves combining orthodontics (tooth movement) with periodontal (gum and bone) surgical procedures to achieve faster and more efficient tooth alignment.
PAOO employs a surgical technique where small incisions are made in the gum tissue, followed by the application of controlled pressure to the bone surrounding the teeth. This controlled trauma stimulates the bone’s natural healing response, leading to accelerated bone remodeling and tooth movement. By optimizing bone support, tooth alignment can be achieved more quickly.
PAOO is generally recommended for adults and older teenagers who require orthodontic correction and have healthy gum and bone tissues. An initial assessment by a dental professional is crucial to determine whether a patient is a suitable candidate for PAOO.
PAOO offers several advantages, including a significant reduction in orthodontic treatment duration. Treatment time may be shortened by several months compared to traditional orthodontics. Additionally, PAOO can enhance the stability of orthodontic results by improving bone support around the teeth.
Like any surgical procedure, PAOO comes with potential risks such as infection, temporary gum recession, and discomfort during the healing phase. However, these risks are typically minor and can be managed with proper post-operative care and follow-up appointments.
The surgical aspect of PAOO is usually completed in a single appointment that lasts a few hours. However, the overall treatment duration, including orthodontic adjustments and stabilization, varies depending on the complexity of the case.
The PAOO procedure is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring that you won’t feel any pain during the surgery itself. Some discomfort, swelling, and mild pain may be experienced during the healing process, but pain medication can help manage these symptoms.
Yes, orthodontic appliances like braces or aligners are still essential to guide the teeth into their desired positions. PAOO works in conjunction with these appliances to expedite the overall treatment process.
After the PAOO procedure, you will receive detailed instructions on how to care for your gums, teeth, and any orthodontic appliances. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor progress, make necessary adjustments, and ensure proper healing.
The results of PAOO, similar to other orthodontic treatments, are considered long-lasting. However, consistent wear of a retainer, as recommended by your orthodontist, is essential to maintain the alignment of your teeth over time.
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Our dental clinic serves all ages, from the youngest to the oldest members of your family, so you don’t have to drive around to separate appointments at pediatric dentists or orthodontists.

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Experienced, friendly staff

Meet The Team

We have a team of experienced, board-certified estheticians and periodontists near you, trained in the latest techniques for the health and beauty of your smile.

Dr. Lauren Hubbard

Lauren Hubbard


Dr. Lauren Hubbard was born and raised in Des Moines, Iowa. As an avid Hawkeye fan from an early age, she was determined to become a Hawkeye herself and graduated with high honors from The University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology and went on to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the The University of Iowa College of Dentistry graduating with highest distinction.
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Dr. Fatima Tiwana

Fatima Tiwana

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Fatima Tiwana is a Dental School Gold Medalist. She Practiced general dentistry for 7 years before attending the Periodontics Graduate Program at the University of Detroit Mercy and completing her Certificate in Periodontics and Master of Science degree. Dr. Tiwana has practiced as a periodontist for over 8 years and is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology.
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Transform Your Orthodontic Journey for Quick, Comfortable, and Remarkable Results.

Embrace the power of Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO) today! Say goodbye to long treatments and hello to efficient, comfortable orthodontics. Don’t miss out—schedule your PAOO consultation now and unlock your path to a confident, radiant smile!

What our customers say

Paula stacke

September 21, 2023
Nikki was great. Friendly, knowledgeable, and patient.

Andy Busch

September 14, 2023
Amazing place. Dr.Miner is great!!!! The staff is excellent and very welcoming! Do not hesitate to get dental work done here. I recieved extensive dental work here and I can’t express how thankful I am at how great everyone is here. Dr.miner, danyelle, Nikki, and lauren are all beyond awesome. Professional people and are making something that is very nerve racking to me, a very easy and welcoming process.

Matthew Johnson

May 31, 2023
The best dentist I’ve ver used. Timely and great service. They don’t oversell, and my teeth haven’t looked better!

Amanda Hance

April 27, 2023
We have been really happy here since switching dental offices. Very clean environment and the staff is all friendly and professional. To top it off they are all amazing with children! My young daughters have had only positive experiences and enjoy coming!

Whitney Walz

April 26, 2023
It’s hard to beat the dentist I had growing up which created a positive impression of dentists for me — but West Lakes I’m Chaska has done it! Everyone I’ve worked with is thorough, efficient, and super nice. Also, Colleen is fantastic. She goes the extra mile when dealing with insurance, she provides estimates before services are performed, and she has fit me into the schedule last minute.

mary manning

April 21, 2023
Life-changing major dental implant experience here. These thoughtful, fun professional and knowledgeable women guide you patiently through the entire process, and somehow transform fear into excitement to get to your next appointment! Forever grateful I found this dental home!!

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