Pros and Cons of Accelerated Orthodontics

ID-100214047 Your smile can say a lot about you. It is the first thing that people notice and something that can be remembered. Unfortunately, not everyone has that perfect smile. With advances in orthodontics, however, that dream smile can be yours. And now, with accelerated orthodontics, it can be yours in just a few months.

What is accelerated orthodontics?

Accelerated orthodontics is a type of orthodontics in which one of the different types of braces is applied in combination with a minor oral surgery in order to lessen the time needed for correction. This procedure reduces the amount of time spent wearing braces from 2 or 3 years to only 3 to 8 months.

How does it work?

Before the braces are applied, an oral surgeon will perform a procedure in which the gums and bones are shaved and reformed to allow the teeth to shift into the correct place much more quickly.

What are the pros?

  • The most obvious benefit to using accelerated rather than traditional orthodontics is the amount of time that you have to wear braces. This is especially great for adults who want to wear braces for as little time as possible due to their professional careers.
  • Another benefit of accelerated orthodontics is that any type of braces can be used. This includes metal braces (the most basic and widely used type), ceramic braces (like metal, but white in color to be less visible), and lingual braces (those placed behind the teeth so they cannot be seen).
  • No matter what type of braces you choose, it has been shown that oral health can affect your overall health. Getting braces and correcting oral problems can improve other aspects of your health as well.

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What are the cons?

  • Because accelerated orthodontics is such a new field, there is not much research regarding the long-term effectiveness of the procedure. However, researchers have not foreseen any possible negative effects and predict that it will be just a effective as traditional orthodontics as long as all the braces tips and instructions are followed.
  • Your teeth will shift more quickly, and the braces will need to be adjusted just as many times as they would during a 2 or 3 year span. This means that you will have to visit the dentist much more often than you would with traditional braces.
  • One of the biggest disadvantages of accelerated orthodontics is the cost. This procedure will not be covered by most insurance companies, and it is the most expensive type of orthodontics you can choose.
  • Unfortunately, accelerated orthodontics is not an option for everyone. If the person's teeth need a lot of correction, traditional orthodontics will be his only choice.

Overall, accelerated orthodontics is a great choice for those who only need minor corrections, who do not want to wear braces for a long time, and who have a little extra money to spend. Otherwise, traditional orthodontics might be a better option. For more information or to see if you are eligible for this new procedure, contact Beecroft Orthodontics, one of the leading orthodontic specialists in North Stafford.

Beecroft Orthodontics
10472 Georgetown Dr, Fredericksburg, VA22553
Phone: 540 898 2200

Pros and Cons of Accelerated Orthodontics

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