Accelerated Orthodontics Van Nuys
One of the first questions our patients ask when considering orthodontic treatment is, “How long will treatment take?” Orthodontic treatment is typically a lengthy process that can take from twelve to thirty-six months. The average patient wears braces eighteen to twenty-four months, or clear aligners from twelve to eighteen months. Our Van Nuys orthodontist offers accelerated orthodontics, which may be able to shorten treatment time from three to eight months.
Many things can affect the amount of time you will need to be in treatment, including the type of orthodontics you choose, your diagnosis, genetic factors, and environmental factors. At your consultation, our orthodontist in Van Nuys will explain your options and expected treatment time. Accelerated orthodontics treatment is typically used in conjunction with conventional orthodontic treatments, such as braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, or clear aligner systems.
During treatment, the orthodontic device applies pressure to your teeth to move them through the jawbone like a knife cutting through butter. This causes the bone tissue to remodel around the roots of the tooth. With accelerated orthodontics, a special FDA-approved device is used to emit micro-pulses to stimulate bone growth so that the teeth move faster. Every day, you will wear this device for about twenty minutes.
Accelerated orthodontics can be used with any type of braces or clear aligner system, so you can choose the treatment that best fits your needs and lifestyle. Treatment times can be reduced significantly, which means that your new smile will be ready to show off faster than you imagined.
Other ways to get the most out of your treatment time include following all treatment recommendations, wearing your aligners as recommended, and using your elastics properly. Brush and floss your teeth carefully during treatment, and schedule adjustments promptly. Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth, which can cause teeth to shift and interfere with your orthodontic treatment. If you grind your teeth during sleep, let us know so that we can take steps to address the habit. Call our dental office today to learn more about your treatment options or to schedule your appointment with our dentist in Van Nuys.
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