Dr. Katie Vo is pleased to bring her Boerne, TX, area patients the very latest advancements in orthodontic technology, and one cutting-edge treatment is becoming more and more popular all the time: accelerated orthodontics. Just as the name implies, accelerated orthodontics allows Dr. Vo to employ a method that straightens a patient’s teeth in 2/3 to half the time, as opposed to the 2 to 3 years typically required in traditional orthodontics. This new method can be a great choice for people of all ages who want to achieve a straighter, more beautiful smile in a shorter period of time.
– Dr. Katie Vo
What You Should Know about Accelerated Orthodontics
To achieve the same teeth-straightening results as traditional braces in a much shorter period of time, Dr. Vo combines advanced orthodontic methods with periodontal oral surgery techniques. Traditional metal braces and other teeth-straightening appliances take a certain amount of time to move teeth primarily because of the bone tissue that surrounds the patient’s teeth. The slow but constant application of pressure that is provided by these appliances is, without a doubt, effective – but it takes time. Accelerated orthodontics speeds up the process by using periodontal oral surgery to activate the bone tissue, softening and stimulating it enough to allow the patient’s teeth to move in a much shorter period of time. Better still – the process helps to encourage the growth of new bone tissue to form a stronger foundation for the patient’s teeth.
Dr. Vo begins the accelerated orthodontics process with a consultation and a thorough examination of the patient’s teeth and mouth. This helps him to determine the best treatment plan for each individual patient, based on the severity of the misalignment. During the treatment, Dr. Vo may use advanced techniques such as mini-implants, braces, and other specialized appliances to slowly and gradually move the teeth into their correct positions. She may also use low-level laser therapy to stimulate the soft tissue around the teeth and to encourage healthy bone growth. The combination of these advanced techniques and the latest technology helps to ensure the patient’s teeth are moved into the correct positions as quickly and safely as possible.
Are You a Good Candidate for Accelerated Orthodontics?
The methods employed in accelerated orthodontics can be used for virtually any patient who would like to achieve a straighter smile in a shorter period of time. And the method can be used with any type of braces. Yet, as is always the case with any type of orthodontic or dental procedure, this may not be the best choice for every patient. Dr. Vo can provide more information and tell you whether or not you are a good candidate for accelerated orthodontics.