If you have gapped, crooked, or crowded teeth, orthodontic treatment can help you get your dream smile. However, many adults shy away from orthodontic treatment because they don’t want to wear traditional braces for years, or don’t want to commit to wearing Invisalign over 20 hours a day to straighten their teeth.
However, what if someone told you that you could straighten your teeth faster? Accelerated orthodontics can dramatically reduce your treatment time so you can begin fully enjoying your new smile sooner!
Enjoy Minimal Treatment Time
Accelerated orthodontics offers you the chance to keep your orthodontic treatment time to an absolute minimum. But how does accelerated orthodontics work, exactly?
Most in-office systems use a device that creates microosteoperforations, or, tiny punctures in your alveolar bone. These tiny holes can help your teeth shift into place faster and more predictably. Patients enjoy treatment time up to two times faster with accelerated orthodontics.
With traditional braces and Invisalign, treatment times can vary from 12-24 months on average, but you could cut your treatment time in half with accelerated orthodontics. For patients who want to have a straighter smile as fast as possible, accelerated orthodontics is considered to be a safe and minimally invasive technique .
Use With Invisalign or Braces
The best part about accelerated orthodontics is that this technique can be used with both traditional metal braces (including other variations of traditional braces such as ceramic, lingual, and self-litigating braces) as well as clear aligners such as Invisalign .
While traditional braces are often best for more complex orthodontic cases, Invisalign can treat many different types of orthodontic issues. So no matter which type of orthodontia is best for your unique smile, you may have the option of using accelerated orthodontics with your treatment to get your smile straight as quickly as possible!
Fewer Side Effects of Treatment
Another benefit to accelerated orthodontics is that the techniques can help reduce the risk of any potential side effects of orthodontic treatment . For example, people with traditional braces often experience challenges with properly cleaning their teeth, and as a result, they can be at higher risk for gingivitis or gum disease during their treatment. However, since accelerated orthodontics shortens treatment time, gum disease risk is kept to a minimum.
Accelerated orthodontics can also help minimize your risk of tooth discoloration, which can linger after regular braces are removed. Mild root resorption is another rare side effect of orthodontic treatment that results from remodeled bone during tooth movement, but with accelerated orthodontics, microosteoperforations help your orthodontists safely and accurately reposition your teeth with minimal risk for root resorption.
Ask Your Orthodontist About Your Options
Do you qualify for accelerated orthodontics? Many people seeking orthodontic treatment will qualify for in-office accelerated orthodontics to speed up their treatment for faster results.
Ask your orthodontist about your options to see if you could reduce your treatment time for a beautiful smile, faster!