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Stop Pulling Teeth: improve your smile and your health without taking out teeth for braces.
Improve mouth and jaw health, the eliminate tooth extractions, and shorten treatment times with Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists’ revolutionary procedure called Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT).
It’s a quicker, healthier way to a better smile.

Are you picturing the satisfaction and self-confidence that comes with a straighter smile but the thought of pulling teeth or a long-term commitment to wearing braces is making you frown? There is another way to get that great-looking smile you always wanted for yourself and your kids.

Revolutionary orthodontics
At Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists we’ve pioneered a unique procedure called Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy (SFOT) that will shorten orthodontic treatments by up to 60% and eliminate the need for tooth extractions. In fact, we are publishing the first book of its kind on this subject (Quintessence, Chicago 2017) SFOT is a revolutionary periodontal procedure that temporarily “softens” the bone to accelerate tooth movement. SFOT also enables additional bone growth where needed, which is important for skeletally mature patients whose bones are no longer developing. Simply put, it allows your bone to respond better to the forces of braces or Invisalign.

No need to pull teeth
Many times an orthodontist will recommend tooth removal for younger patients. Taking teeth out for orthodontic therapy is irreversible and may have long-term consequences including the reduction of oral cavity volume (tongue space) and increased risk of sleep apnea later on in life. Taking teeth may also have detrimental effects on achieving a broad, full and beautiful smile. If your orthodontist has recommended having teeth taken out, feel free to visit Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists for an alternative consultation. SFOT moves teeth with less risk to bone and gums and can help improve bite, smile, and long-term periodontal health without the need for pulling teeth. SFOT can also correct some bite and jaw problems and eliminate the need for jaw surgery.

Stronger bone support
While the end result is a beautiful smile, SFOT also takes into consideration other heath issues with your mouth and jaw. SFOT has a lower incidence of teeth becoming crooked again later in life (post orthodontic relapse) and produces a more reliable solution for periodontal and bite health. Because facial bone structure is considered alongside tooth appearance, SFOT outcomes produce a much more structurally sound smile with stronger bone and gum tissue support around the teeth.

All patients who need orthodontic therapy, including those with tooth crowding and bite issues, can benefit. SFOT is less invasive than orthognathic surgery and solves issues that can’t be resolved through traditional orthodontic therapy.

Committed to technology
Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists is the first office in the United States to have a surgical facility accredited as an Office-Based Surgery (OBS) Center by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). We routinely perform surgeries and technically demanding procedures with an outpatient facility suited for patients who have special needs and those who are medically compromised. We have a dental anesthesiologist and two registered nurses on staff in our office. Our 3-Dimensional CBCT Imaging system lets us take sophisticated pictures that give us the ability to rotate and zoom in on problem areas quickly.

Before you consider any orthodontics procedure, call Periodontal Medicine & Surgical Specialists. Contact us at (847) 698-1180, (630) 627-3930 or (872) 829-3280. You can also email us at, or click here to fill out our consultation form online.