4 Ways To Speed Up The Orthodontic Movement Of Your Teeth

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If you would like to lessen the time needed to align your teeth, there are several orthodontic options available. Some may align your teeth more quickly based on a mechanical reduction in friction. However, there are other options available that increase the rate at which teeth move biologically. Here are a few:

Light-accelerated Orthodontics

Light-accelerated orthodontics uses photobiomodulation, which is a type of low-level light therapy, to move teeth faster. Results from a 2013 study indicate that photobiomodulation produces significant increases in the rate of tooth movement when compared to the rate of tooth movement without the light therapy.

Vibration Stimulation

Some orthodontic appliances, such as Acceledent, stimulate the shifting of teeth by using vibration therapy. The technology is designed to accelerate the process of remodeling bone structure.

The Acceledent appliance is worn about 20 minutes a day and is fitted around the braces that are already in place. The device emits pulses of vibrations to stimulate the bone cells that surround the teeth.

Bone Screws

Screws can be inserted into the bone near your dental arches to activate or stimulate the bone cells. The actual process used is called "alveocentesis." It stimulates alveolar bone, which is the ridge of bone where the tooth sockets lie, during the course of an orthodontic treatment.

One product that uses alveocentesis is PROPEL. It can reduce the orthodontic treatment time by 60 percent. In addition, it can be used in conjunction with Invisalign or conventional braces. Due to the invasive nature of the procedure, it can cause discomfort. Nevertheless, it is effective at accelerating movement.

Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics

Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics, which are sometimes abbreviated as PAOO, result in decreased orthodontic treatment time and an increase in alveolar bone width. The speed of tooth movement can be accelerated by increasing alveolar bone volume. In addition, fewer extractions are needed with this treatment option.

The premise for the technique is based on the belief that the main reason teeth resist movement is due to the plates of bone that house their sockets. By disrupting the continuity of the bone, tooth alignment may be completed in less time. The procedure involves making cuts into the bone.  The resulting trauma encourages tooth movement as a part of the healing process.

If you would like to learn more, contact an office like Reed Orthodontics. There may be options available that can accelerate the movement of your teeth biologically.


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