The thought of committing years to wear braces may put you off from the idea of getting braces altogether, but with accelerated orthodontics, you may be able to achieve the smile of your dreams in a shorter amount of time.
Accelerated orthodontics is a type of orthodontics where your dental bones are treated in a way that accelerates the movement of your teeth and, in turn, shortens your treatment time with braces. The different types of accelerated orthodontics include:
The amount of time that can be deducted from your treatment time will vary based on your particular tooth alignment issue and which type of accelerated treatment you choose. Generally, patients can expect to cut their treatment times almost in half.
Orthodontic patients who have jaw issues or require a lot of work to be done to straighten their teeth are great candidates for accelerated orthodontic treatment. For those with simple alignment issues, accelerated treatment is not necessary. This type of treatment can be used whether you have braces or aligners.
The field of accelerated orthodontics is relatively new, and because of this, there is not as much evidence or research that shows how it affects the results of orthodontic treatment over time. Keep in mind, no adverse effects are predicted as long as the instructions for treatment are correctly followed.
Your teeth will shift faster with accelerated orthodontics, which means you will require more frequent adjustments. It is also essential to keep in mind that many orthodontists do not cover accelerated orthodontics, so you may end up paying upfront for the costs.
It’s essential to speak with your orthodontist at King Orthodontics to weigh the pros and cons of accelerated orthodontics and determine if this type of treatment is best for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!