Also known as Wilckodontics or Surgically Facilitated Orthodontic Therapy, it is believed that by creating a small amount of trauma, bone growth is stimulated, and should aid the braces or an Invisilign type treatment option in moving the teeth more quickly. A Periodontist manipulates gums and bones into shapes that allow the teeth to slide more easily into their desired positions. When accompanied by active treatment, research suggests that it can cut treatment in braces up to 50 percent or 2 to 3 times faster, cause no further recession and prevent less post-orthodontic movement of teeth.