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Increasing number of adult patients consider smile as important part in social attractiveness and even skill assessment. Many patients demand for rapid results for the treatments as patients have many obligations and pressure to look good in the society. This resulted in orthodontic professional to constantly look for ways to accelerate tooth movement and increase the treatment effectiveness. Dentofacial orthopedics is a novel field which has impelled both orthodontics and periodontics in developing an "optimal response" of the alveolar bone to applied "optimal force" with help of selective alveolar decortications. This method intensifies tooth movement and subsequently, reduces orthodontic treatment time as a whole. Wilckodontics, also known as Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO) is clinical procedure that combines selective alveolar corticotomy, particulate bone grafting, and application of orthodontic force. It increases alveolar bone width and post treatment stability and also decreases treatment time and apical root resorption.