Your smile is your first impression and is very important to you! Many patients resist improving their smile or correcting their bite with conventional orthodontic treatment due to the number of years that are dedicated to traditional braces. Accelerated Orthodontics is an advanced revolutionary approach to help rapidly transform your smile in months! Accelerated Orthodontics is when braces or Invisalign are applied by an orthodontist in conjunction with minor oral surgery to decrease the time needed for correction. This technique can be utilized in orthodontic patients of all ages, has been well-researched, and is an expanding trend in the field of dentistry.
With Propel or Piezotome instrumentation and a CT scan, our surgeons can precisely place small perforations in gums and bone to allow teeth to shift into the correct place more quickly. The surgical procedure will involve a few days of soreness, but the obvious benefit is the vast reduction in time necessary to wear braces. The procedure also has the ability to create better long term stability of your teeth by strengthening the bone and gum tissue. In addition, since teeth shift faster, treatment will require weekly trips to the orthodontist rather than the monthly trips involved with conventional orthodontic treatment.
Furthermore, this impressive technique can serve two additional purposes:
First, orthodontic treatment can sometimes require removal of up to four healthy adult premolar teeth to correct crowding. We are now able to offer alternatives to this option so patients can keep the teeth that once required removal in the past.
Secondly, some patients with excessive or deficient jaw growth require corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) to realign their jaws, correct their bite, and treat their skeletal discrepancy. We are now able to incorporate the Accelerated Orthodontic treatment protocol to eliminate more invasive jaw surgery in some of our patients.
Accelerated Orthodontics is a very effective and convenient treatment option when performed by an experienced and well-informed oral and facial surgeon and orthodontist. At East Georgia Center for Oral and Facial Surgery, our board certified surgeons pride themselves in staying abreast with advances in dentistry and medicine to provide our patients with numerous treatment options for their dental treatment.
Not only is orthodontic treatment effective in creating an esthetic smile, but it is also an instrumental treatment modality in correcting your bite to help prevent facial pain, headaches, and temporomandibular joint disorders. Please feel free to speak with your dentist or orthodontist regarding Accelerated Orthodontics, or contact our office to set up a consultation with one of our specialists to determine if you are a candidate for Accelerated Orthodontics. Feel good about yourself and feel good about your smile!