The story, oft repeated, is that the first question patients ask about orthodontics is “When can I begin?”, and the second one is “When can I finish?” No one likes the thought of active treatment extending for very long, but the simple fact is that too rapid of movement can actually damage roots, or compromise the result, or both. Hence, treatment times have historically been figured to move teeth as comfortably as possible, with the time in treatment of secondary concern. There was no proven way to shorten that treatment time.
Now, at last, there is an option. Acceledent is an ultra-conservative and very comfortable way of stimulating tooth movement, and blends beautifully with Invisalign®. Essentially, you gently bite on a wafer with your aligners in place, for twenty minutes per day. The mild vibration stimulates the bone to re-model itself, and enables the teeth to shift into their end position in the aligner in half the time usually required. This means that you can cut the treatment time in half, and progress to the result in a matter of months rather than a year or more.
That means fewer trips to the office for you, as we would give you twice the usual number of aligners each visit. It means that you have a fresh new aligner tray every week, so you never have to worry about discoloration of the aligners. And it means you finish quickly, and progress to Vivera Retainers in half the time:
Please ask us about this revolutionary new addition to our orthodontic menu. We are, as a premiere SW Portland, OR dentist office, excited to be able to offer this to you, and to once again be on the forefront of innovation in dentistry, for better, more comfortable, and faster results.