Waiting can be difficult when you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Regardless of whether you’re sporting conventional fixed braces or in the middle of an Invisalign care plan, it’s only natural to want results as soon as possible.
On average, orthodontic treatment takes around 24 months to complete, but it can take as long as 36 months. These timeframes can be discouraging. After all, you want to look your best now, not in 3 years.
At Beverly Hills Orthodontics, we understand how excited patients are to see their new smiles. As one of the top Invisalign providers in the country, we want all of our patients to have the best orthodontic experience possible, which is why we offer accelerated orthodontic services whenever possible.
So, what is accelerated orthodontics? Is it the right option for you? We’ll help you find the answers.
What Is Accelerated Orthodontics?
Accelerated orthodontics is a series of orthodontic procedures that are used in conjunction with either Invisalign or fixed braces to provide patients with straighter smiles. Depending on your specific needs, accelerated orthodontic treatments can reduce overall treatment time by up to 40%.
Faster orthodontic treatment allows patients to experience the benefits of straighter teeth, including:
- A perfect smile
- Better oral health
- Improved confidence
How Do Accelerated Orthodontic Treatments Work?
The central concept behind the accelerated orthodontic treatment is bone stimulation.
All teeth are fixed into place by ligaments attaching the roots of teeth to the bone. These ligaments serve to anchor the teeth to bone as well as absorb any bite stresses on the teeth so teeth don’t break. Teeth are so firmly attached to the bone that there is a delicate balance of pressure that causes the bone to gently break down, allowing the teeth to move and then build back up around the new position of the teeth. This is an incredibly delicate balance.
Accelerated orthodontic treatments speed up tooth movement via jawbone stimulation. By stimulating the tissues and bone that surround tooth roots, accelerated orthodontic treatments enable teeth to quickly move into new positions. At Beverly Hills Orthodontics, our preferred accelerated treatment is OrthoPulse.
Approved by the FDA in 2015, OrthoPulse is a removable patient-operated oral device that delivers low levels of near-infrared (nIR) light to the gum tissue and bone. nIR light naturally stimulates cell metabolism and increases chemical energy. By applying nIR light to the area surrounding tooth roots, OrthoPulse helps facilitate quicker tooth realignment for shorter overall treatment. Not only is OrthoPulse proven to reduce orthodontic treatment times, it only takes 10 minutes a day.
Is Accelerated Orthodontics Right for Me?
If you’re asking, “What is accelerated orthodontics?” chances are that your next question is, “Is it the right treatment for me?”
When it comes to orthodontics, it’s impossible to recommend any treatment without an in-person or virtual consultation. However, OrthoPulse has few limitations when it comes to patient qualification. Generally speaking, if you are healthy enough for orthodontic treatment, you are also a good candidate for OrthoPulse.
Fast-Track Your Smile
At Beverly Hills Orthodontics, we know how hard it can be to wait for your perfect smile. That’s why we use every tool available to accelerate treatment. With the help of treatment options like OrthoPulse, our expert team can make sure that you get the results you want as soon as possible.