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What is accelerated orthodontics?

Accelerated orthodontics is a set of techniques used to shorten the time required for orthodontic treatment, which typically ranges from traditional braces to modern clear aligners. Techniques may involve light therapy, minor surgical procedures or specialized appliances to speed up tooth movement.

Who is a candidate for accelerated orthodontics?

Most individuals seeking orthodontic treatment can consider accelerated orthodontics. It is especially popular among adults who wish for a quicker treatment process. However, a thorough evaluation by an orthodontist is necessary to determine suitability.

How does Propel orthodontics work?

Propel Orthodontics provides innovative devices and procedures using a high frequency vibration device designed to shift teeth into their correct positions as quickly and comfortably as possible. By using the device for 5 minutes a day at home it helps stimulate bone remodeling, helping your teeth to be moved more quickly and more predictably into their proper positions.

Is there an age limit for orthodontic treatment in adults?

No, there is no age limit for orthodontic treatment. Adults of any age can benefit from orthodontic services, provided their teeth and gums are healthy enough for treatment. In fact, about 25% of all orthodontic patients are adults – it is never too late to improve your oral health and smile!

What are the benefits of adult orthodontics?

Benefits include improved oral health, enhanced appearance, correction of bite issues, and reduced risk of tooth decay and gum disease due to better-aligned teeth.

What makes Damon braces different from traditional braces?

Damon braces are self-ligating, meaning they use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably. They require fewer dental visits and often result in a shorter treatment time.

Can Invisalign® clear aligners treat all orthodontic problems?

Invisalign treatment is effective for treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, from simple to complex alignments. However, certain cases may require traditional braces or other orthodontic appliances for optimal results. Our orthodontist will be able to determine if Invisalign clear aligners are the right option for you.

At what age should my child have their first orthodontic visit?

The American Association of Orthodontists® recommends that children have their first orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7 to identify any potential issues early. This visit determines if early treatment is needed, as well as when more traditional orthodontic treatment should begin.

What is the purpose of early orthodontics?

Early orthodontics, or Phase 1 treatment, aims to address bite problems and guide the jaw’s growth pattern at a young age, reducing the complexity of later treatments and sometimes eliminating the need for future orthodontic work.

How does Invisalign Teen® differ from Invisalign® treatment for adults?

Invisalign Teen is designed specifically for teenagers, with compliance indicators to monitor wear time and eruption tabs to accommodate growing teeth. It offers the same benefits as adult Invisalign treatment but caters to the unique needs of teen patients.

What are some common orthodontic problems?

Common issues include overcrowding, spacing, overbites, underbites, crossbites and open bites. These can affect both oral health and aesthetic appearance. Orthodontic treatments, including traditional braces and clear aligners, are designed to correct these issues, bringing your teeth and jaws into proper alignment to improve their health, function and appearance.

What constitutes an orthodontic emergency?

Orthodontic emergencies may include severe pain, a broken appliance or a wire causing injury to the soft tissues of the mouth. Immediate contact with your orthodontist is advised in these situations. Our team will provide you with instructions on what to do and arrange for you to meet with our orthodontist as quickly as possible.

What should I expect during the first orthodontic visit?

The first visit typically involves a thorough examination of the teeth, jaws and facial structure, possibly including X-rays or digital scans. Our orthodontist will discuss potential treatment options, time frames and costs with you to create your treatment plan.

What foods should be avoided with braces?

Hard, sticky and chewy foods should be avoided as they can damage braces. Examples include popcorn, nuts, hard candies, gum and sticky candies. Our team will review foods to avoid and other lifestyle factors which could affect your treatment with you during your appointment.

What is iTero® Digital Imaging?

iTero Digital Imaging is a state-of-the-art scanning technology that creates precise 3D models of the teeth and bite, eliminating the need for traditional dental impressions. It is used for accurate treatment planning and to customize orthodontic appliances like Invisalign clear aligners.