What are accelerated orthodontics?
This cutting-edge orthodontic treatment speeds up the rate at which your teeth move.
Accelerated orthodontic treatment relies on a hands-free device that you use for 20 minutes daily. It applies gentle vibration to your teeth and the surrounding bone, which helps the teeth to move more quickly. You can use the device while you complete everyday activities, such as watching TV or doing homework.
Accelerated orthodontics won’t compromise the aesthetics of your mouth. You will still see the same results from your Invisalign® or braces, only quicker. The rate at which teeth move depends on the rate of change of the bone surrounding the teeth.
What are the benefits of accelerated orthodontics?
The most significant advantage of accelerated orthodontics is that you finish your orthodontic treatment much faster. You could spend half the time in Invisalign® or braces, which means more time with your new smile. Finishing treatment faster also reduces your restrictions, such as wearing your Invisalign® when you aren’t eating or cutting out certain foods when you wear braces.
Accelerated orthodontics is:
- Compatible with all types of braces and Invisalign for both adults and teens
- Lightweight for comfort and use during daily activities
- The hands-free design allows you to complete daily activities during the 20-minute treatment.
Accelerated orthodontics has other benefits as well. They can:
- Strengthen the support of the teeth. The device stimulates the bone surrounding the teeth, so there is an opportunity for it to get stronger.
- Boost your dental health. The additional strength in your jaw can help your overall oral health.
- Better tooth stability. The increased strength in your jawline can keep teeth in place and address defects in soft tissue that could impact tooth movement.
- Accelerate tooth movement without compromised aesthetics.
How do accelerated orthodontics work?
The appliance, used daily for 20 minutes, applies patented technology to gently vibrate the teeth and surrounding bone. In a controlled clinical trial, the vibrations have been proven to accelerate tooth movement by 38%-50%.
Accelerated orthodontics stimulates the bone and softens the surrounding tissue, allowing teeth to move more quickly. The bone surrounding the teeth becomes more robust once the teeth have moved. It causes no additional discomfort during treatment. Some patients even report less discomfort while using the device.
The appliance has received clearance from the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA). It is a Class II medical device deemed safe for all uses, undergoing multiple trials in the United States.
Why are microvibrations so important?
The rate of tooth movement greatly depends on the speed at which the bone surrounding the teeth changes. Studies have shown that orthodontic force coupled with micro-vibrations generated by the accelerator safely accelerates tooth movement.
If it accelerates tooth movement, will it cause more discomfort?
No. Accelerators are well-tolerated and may help decrease the discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment.
Are they safe?
The accelerators we provide are FDA-cleared, Class II medical devices. They have been demonstrated to be safe and reliable in U.S. clinical trials.
Why choose Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics for accelerated orthodontics treatment?
Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics is the best choice for orthodontic care in Chesterfield. Our team offers best-in-class care to our patients, providing premier treatment options and attentive assistance. Our team will put you at ease to ensure you feel comfortable and cared for as soon as you enter our office. We are an Invisalign® partner and work well with children and teens.
Are you interested in reducing the time it takes to undergo Invisalign® treatment? You or your child may be a candidate for accelerated orthodontics. Contact us to set up an appointment and learn more about the benefits of our accelerated orthodontics devices.