What Is Accelerated Orthodontics?
We live in a world full of quick fixes and fast turnarounds. Thanks to advances in technology and treatment options, we can now say the same thing for the world of dental care and orthodontics! Here at Compassionate Dental Care, we do all we can to give you faster treatment, faster procedures, and faster results.
Some of the most commonly asked questions about orthodontic treatment and Invisalign clear aligners are:
How long will treatment last?
How long am I going to need to wear or use these?
When will I be done?
As it turns out, we have a way for patients to experience faster results from orthodontic treatment here at Compassionate Dental Care. It’s called accelerated orthodontics.
How Does Accelerated Orthodontics Work?
Many factors influence how quickly or slowly your teeth move. These can include things such as genetics, environment, and type of treatment. In general, achieving a correctly placed bite and nicely straightened teeth takes 18–24 months.
Through a combination of techniques and treatments, Dr. Stirneman and our team have been able to provide results sooner than this predicted timeframe with our orthodontic acceleration.
Benefits of Accelerated Orthodontics
Accelerated orthodontic treatment can cut down your 18–24 month treatment to as little as 6 months or less! Instead of a full year with braces, you could straighten your smile over the summer!
Orthodontic acceleration is available for both metal braces and Invisalign clear braces; so even if you choose the discreet aligners to straighten your smile, you can still do it in half the time.
Because this treatment is a fairly new process, there’s always the chance that it won’t work as well on every single patient. Whatever your situation is, we’ll do our best to speed up your treatment as much as we can with our accelerated Invisalign treatment.
Things You Can Do Yourself To Make Your Results Come Faster
As the patient, you can certainly make a difference in how quickly your teeth and bite can be corrected with orthodontic treatment. Take a look at the following suggestions to see what you can do to make your treatment all the more smooth.
Be Smart About What You Eat
Though your diet isn’t restricted with Invisalign clear braces thanks to the removable trays, you should still be careful to avoid foods that might damage your teeth. Chewing hard substances such as hard candies, ice, and even some nuts and snacks could damage your teeth and slow down your straightening process.
Stay on Top of Appointments and Aligner Changes
Make sure you’re wearing your aligners as often as possible to keep the steady pressure on your teeth. In addition, make sure you change to the next set of aligners as soon as your dentist tells you it’s time.
Thanks to the easy Invisalign system, you can do a lot of the work yourself, and you don’t have to come in as often for wire tightening or braces maintenance. However, that makes the appointments you do have all the more important. Do your best to not miss a single appointment so your treatment can stay on schedule!
Avoid Jaw Clenching
Clenching your teeth can negatively impact how your teeth move and shift during orthodontic treatment with Invisalign clear aligners or traditional braces.
Keep Your Teeth Clean
Healthy teeth are better able to move and respond to orthodontic treatment. Do your best to keep your teeth clean during your teeth straightening treatment. When you’re working with removable Invisalign clear aligners, you won’t have an excuse—your teeth should absolutely be clean and healthy for the whole process.
Learn More About Accelerated Orthodontics with Invisalign Aligners Today
Get in touch with our office at Compassionate Dental Care today if you have any questions about accelerated orthodontics with your Invisalign clear aligners. We’re ready and willing to help you in any way we can on your journey to a straighter smile.