Straight, aligned teeth are ideal for aesthetics and keeping your smile healthy. When your bite or teeth are misaligned, it can make it more difficult to keep teeth clean, leading to other issues such as TMJ disorders, and impacting your smile’s appearance. Orthodontic treatment can fix a crooked smile, but it can often take up to two years to accomplish. What if you could cut your treatment time in half? It may be possible with accelerated orthodontics.
What is Accelerated Orthodontics?
Straightening teeth occurs by using either braces or aligners. Both use the same principles – steady pressure shifts the teeth and bones into the desired position over several months or longer. This bone remodeling allows the teeth and bite to be aligned and creates a beautiful and healthy smile. While this is desirable, many people do not want to wear braces or aligners for a year or longer. This is where accelerated orthodontic devices can help.
Accelerated orthodontic devices emit micro-pulses that speed up bone remodeling, the process of changing the bone structure to allow teeth to shift. This is the longest aspect of orthodontics, which is why both braces and aligners usually take at least a year to obtain the desired results. There are a few different accelerated orthodontic devices on the market – each uses its own patented technology, but the results are similar. The devices we offer at Les Belles include AcceleDent, Propel, and Propel VP5.
The accelerated orthodontic products only take a few minutes per day. Users place the device over their teeth and allow the micro-pulses to go to work. The process is comfortable and simple to perform, shaving months off of most orthodontic treatments.
Combining Invisalign and Accelerated Orthodontics
For many adults, Invisalign aligners are the best option for straightening their teeth. Invisalign treatment is more discrete, convenient, and comfortable than braces since the aligners are clear and can be removed for eating and oral hygiene. Invisalign and accelerated orthodontics can be easily used together. Invisalign patients only need to take out their aligners and use the accelerated orthodontic device for a few minutes every day to reduce their treatment time. Most patients can cut the time they need to wear aligners in half, which can also reduce the cost of their Invisalign treatment as they will need fewer sets of aligners.
Patients who choose braces as their orthodontic treatment can also use accelerated orthodontics. The devices can fit over the braces and be used to reduce the time needed to accomplish a straight smile.
If you want a healthier, straighter smile in less time, come see our dental team at Les Belles. We offer advanced options in orthodontics, including Invisalign clear aligners and accelerated orthodontic products, including AcceleDent, Propel, and Propel VP5. Call our dental center in NYC to schedule your orthodontic consultation to learn more.