“Accelerated Orthodontics: A Faster Way to Straighten Your Teeth”
Accelerated orthodontic is a special orthodontic system for those who wish to have orthodontics done in short time. By stimulating skeletal on the gums, the time required to complete orthodontic treatment is significantly reduced from 18-36 months to 6-9 months. Accelerated orthodontics might involve some typical periodontal surgical procedure within a week after placing the braces. This is to be done under local anesthesia and does not create any discomfort.
Types of accelerated orthodontic treatment are:
Miniscrew – This method places mini screws onto periodontal bone in order to shorten the time required for the initial alignment and the closure of tooth extraction space. It can shorten orthodontic procedure by 5~6 months.
Corticotomy- Alveolar bone that surrounds teeth is composed of 2 different layers; spongy bone on the inside and cortical bone on the outside. Corticotomy removes the part of cortical bone in order to shorten the time for teeth movement since its thick and solid bone composition hinders the movement. Corticotomy is especially effective for correcting protruding teeth and malocclusion. Accelerated orthodontic treatment using coricotomy usually takes approximately one year to complete.
Anterior Segmental Osteotomy (ASO)- In order to reposition protruding teeth and periodontal bone backward, osteotomy is performed on the bone segment where a tooth is extracted. Anterior segmental osteotomy is a great option for those with protruding mouth since it involves in repositioning periodontal bone as well as the teeth. It requres surgical intervention.