Orthodontics treatment is used to correct overcrowded or irregularly spaced teeth. Crooked and crowded teeth also make cleaning your mouth difficult. This can result in tooth decay, gum disease, and even tooth loss.
These type of teeth are also characterized by an improper bite, which can affect chewing and speaking. Correcting these problems can create not only a healthier mouth but also nice-looking smile. Unfortunately, orthodontic treatment can take years to deliver the desired results.
It can also be very expensive. Fortunately, with the advancements in dental technology, there are quicker and less costly options that you can use to straighten your tooth in just a couple of months. They are generally known as accelerated orthodontics.
What is Accelerated Orthodontics?
Accelerated orthodontics refer to a form of orthodontic treatment that can be completed in a much shorter time compared to traditional braces or even Invisalign. The general treatment and orthodontic appliances may be the same, but an adjunctive procedure or device will be used to speed up the activity of the cells around your teeth.
Accelerated orthodontic techniques are designed to increase the rate of tooth movement by up to 50 percent, without compromising the wellbeing of your teeth after the movement. That said, let’s look at some options for teeth straightening that can help you achieve a great and healthy smile quickly.
Ceramic braces are made of composite materials, which make them exceptionally strong and stain-resistant. They are difficult to notice as they blend in perfectly with your teeth.
It’s worth noting that if you smoke or drink a lot of coffee, though, the ligatures of these braces can stain your teeth. Fortunately, you can have the ligatures replaced whenever you get an adjustment. Adjustment can be made at least once a month.
Veneers and Lumineers
These are thin, porcelain shells placed on the surface of your teeth. They can effectively conceal your dental defects. However, they won’t shift your teeth into proper position.
For veneers to be applied, your natural teeth will have to be shaved down and reshaped to ensure that the veneers fit perfectly and create a natural look. In the case of lumineers, your teeth don’t have to be reshaped to achieve a natural-looking smile.
If your teeth are severely misaligned, you might want to try other options as lumineers and veneers won’t be effective. Nonetheless, they are great for fixing small gaps and minor misalignment issues.
Lingual braces work like the traditional metal braces. The major difference is that they are placed behind your teeth. They are a great option if you don’t want to wear visible braces for a long time.
While lingual braces can be used in accelerated orthodontics, they are generally difficult to apply. Moreover, the desired results may not be as impressive as if you choose ceramic braces. They are also more expensive compared to other types of braces.
Micro-osteoperforation is an advanced, in-office procedure that can be applied during an orthodontic treatment to minimize the treatment timeframe or help speed up difficult tooth movements.
The procedure involves the creation of small holes in your jawbone using a driver. The purpose of these holes is to stimulate bone remodeling, which can accelerate tooth movement. Micro-osteoperforation normally takes about 5 to 10 minutes. Note that you’ll need some local anesthetic to make the procedure comfortable.
When is it time to find an orthodontist in Springville?
Dr. Jackson has a number of options for our patients here at Maple Creek Dental to straighten their teeth. However, there are some cases that will need to be referred to an orthodontist. You can rest assured that when an orthodontist is needed, Dr. Jackson will refer you to a qualified orthodontist.
If you are wondering what your options are for getting straighter teeth, call our office today to schedule a consult!