One of the most advanced options in modern dentistry is the use of orthodontic procedures to align and correct dental health issues. Accelerated orthodontics has evolved from traditional braces designed for teens and adults, to addressing everyone regardless of development stage. Accelerated orthodontics is a type of orthodontics that provides different types of braces, applied in combination with minor oral surgery. This minimally invasive treatment process drastically reduces the time a patient is required to wear braces. Often patients will be able to eliminate lengthy dental treatments for braces. Where traditional braces must be worn for up to three years, the result with advanced orthodontics is wearing braces for three to eight months total.
Accelerated orthodontics can speed up orthodontic treatment and make certain more difficult corrections easier to achieve. The process involves a procedure in conjunction with orthodontic treatment where micro-perforations are made to activate the bone on a cellular level. Cells involved in bone remodelling, crucial to moving teeth in orthodontic treatment, see an increase in activity making orthodontic treatment quicker. The amount of time a patient wears braces is reduced significantly. This type of orthodontics works very well for adult patients who would prefer a shortened period of time wearing braces. Additionally, virtually any type of appliance can be used with this procedure, including; metal braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign.
Overall, accelerated orthodontics is excellent option for many patients. We understand how dental procedures can cause anxiety or stress. If you or a family member suffers from crooked teeth and need braces, consider the accelerated orthodontic options at Park Slope Dental Arts. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.