Dental Tips Blog

Nov
25

Is Fast Ortho Safe?

Posted in Orthodontics

For busy adults in our busy society, finding the time to have braces can seem like an impossible dream. Fortunately, almost any dental practice that provides orthodontic care also has some options for accelerating treatment.

It’s worth questioning, however, just how safe the process is. Straightening teeth is serious business. If done incorrectly, teeth can be permanently damaged.

So why encourage speeding up what is already a very delicate process?

Why Provide Fast Braces Options

As mentioned earlier, most adults just don’t have the time to spend years in braces and visit the office for adjustments. But everyone deserves the health and cosmetic benefits that braces provide!

Fast ortho makes the technology available to a wider variety of candidates. It’s worth mentioning that fast ortho is offered to adults and teens whose teeth are already developed. Rushing orthodontic treatment for kids whose jaws are still growing is never a good idea.

How to Speed Up Ortho Treatment

One method for speeding up ortho is by placing braces or a retainer on only the front teeth. These are the teeth that show in a smile. Focusing on just these teeth gets you the cosmetic benefits without taking all the time to adjust the back teeth, as well.

There are other ways to make even full braces treatment moves along a little faster:

  • Surgery to improve spacing between teeth
  • Propel Alveocentesis to boost bone’s natural remodeling process
  • AcceleDent to speed up the movement of teeth in braces

The right technology and techniques when coupled with careful planning can make your ortho treatment fast and safe!

Contact your local dentist or orthodontist for more information on the orthodontic options available to you.

Posted on behalf of:
Spanaway Family Dentistry
20709 Mountain Hwy E #101
Spanaway, WA 98387
(253) 948-0880

Oct
23

Faster Orthodontic Care

Posted in Braces

Orthodontics, such as traditional metal braces and the Invisalign® system, are a wonderful tool that has helped millions of people of all age groups for years.  The only downside of orthodontics is the amount of time that the patient must wear them as the orthodontics work to move the patient’s teeth.  Now there is a specialized product that is available thru Orthodontists, which can reduce the amount of time required for a patient’s orthodontics to move their teeth.

The Accele-Dent® Aura is a product that first came onto the market in 2009 and in clinically proven to make teeth move 50% faster when used in conjunction with existing orthodontics.  Since the teeth move faster, the orthodontic treatment is more comfortable, which is a big benefit that thousands on people have noticed.  Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Accele-Dent® Aura fits over existing orthodontics and works by delivering precise, calibrated micro-pulses to the patient’s teeth, as well as to the surrounding bone and tissue, which accelerates the movement of the patient’s teeth, as they are guided by the patient’s orthodontics.  The device fits over either the patient’s existing traditional metal braces or the Invisalign® system and only needs to be worn for 20 minutes per day to be effective.

Patient’s with orthodontics should speak to their Orthodontist to see if the Accele-Dent® Aura system fits in with their treatment.  If it does, it will be possible to reduce the amount of time the patient needs t wear their orthodontics and there is no downside to that!

Posted on behalf of Dr. Brett Gluck

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