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One of the biggest concerns for patients seeking orthodontic treatment is how long it will take to completely straighten teeth. Unfortunately, conventional orthodontic treatment times range anywhere between 12 and 48 months. Such long treatment times pose a number of drawbacks, including higher susceptibility to dental caries, root resorption, and gingival recession.
While 1-4 years is not an unreasonable amount of time when you take into account the lifetime benefits of straight teeth and an attractive smile, an increasing number of people is requesting accelerated orthodontic treatment to reduce their time in the dentist’s chair by nearly 50 percent.
At Garden Dental & Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing our patients in Spruce Grove Alberta and the surrounding Stony Plain and Parkland County areas with the latest advances in dentistry, including accelerated orthodontic treatment, which dramatically reduces your orthodontic treatment time so you can have straighter, whiter teeth much faster than ever before.
Orthodontic treatment is based on the argument that any force delivered to a tooth is transmitted to the adjacent tissues, resulting in certain chemical, mechanical, and cellular changes within these tissues that enable structural alterations and contribute to the movement of the tooth.
Traditionally, this is a very slow process as seen with standard orthodontic treatments. However, it is possible to enhance the response of the body to these forces, accelerating tooth movement.
There are several ways to accelerate tooth movement, including physical stimulation through lasers or vibration; surgical methods such as piezosurgery and corticotomy; the use of magnets; and by administering drugs. These techniques have been proven to successfully reduce orthodontic treatment times by up to 70 percent.
Anyone looking to improve their smile can combine any of the accelerated braces treatment with cosmetic treatments such as crowns, bonding, or porcelain veneers to get speedy results. Although the techniques are fairly new, they offer a number of benefits, including:
However, accelerated orthodontics cost a little higher than traditional braces or Invisalign treatment alone, partly because of the additional procedures or cost of equipment.
The idea of faster orthodontic treatment is extremely exciting for teenagers who are concerned about the reaction of their peers when wearing braces but still need adjust their teeth. The treatment is equally beneficial to adults with a busy lifestyle, or those looking for a speedy smile makeover in preparation for an event.
Accelerated braces treatment is safe when performed by an experienced team of professional dentists, especially those trained in accelerated orthodontics. The treatment also involves minor in-office procedures along with some conventional orthodontic techniques, all of which you will find at Garden Dental & Orthodontics.
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