Invisalign & Orthodontics
Orthodontics for Kids and Teens & Adults
The relationship between your upper teeth and lower teeth (your bite) plays a major role in not only your oral health, but your overall health. Modern orthodontics is not only about making the teeth straight anymore, it’s also about aligning them to maximize chewing and swallowing function. Click on one of the options below to learn more about the various types of orthodontic treatments Dream Smile Dental offers.
Fast Track Orthodontics: Shorter Treatment Time, Less Visits
The world is moving forward at a faster pace than ever before in history. A post at 10am on Facebook is now old news by 3:30 in the afternoon. The cell phone you bought in July is outdated by Christmas. Dentistry is no exception to this rule and Dream Smile Dental has introduced two new technologies that allow the doctors to get more accurate and faster orthodontic results.
Orthodontic treatment involves using braces, Invisalign or other appliances to move teeth into a desired position. This process loosens the tooth and then new bone grows in to support the tooth in its new position. This is called bone remodeling. The Propel System is a micro-invasive procedure performed by orthodontists to greatly reduce the time in which teeth are moved. Through a groundbreaking scientifically proven, patented process, the alveolar bone is stimulated to induce the bone remodeling progression which accelerates tooth movement in the treated area. When used during active treatment, the length of time required to move teeth has been shown to be reduced by up to 50%. Propel is an in-office treatment performed by the dentist.
Acceledent also induces the bone remodeling process that occurs during orthodontic treatment. It was discovered in the space program that bone goes through cycles which eventually causes the bone to become denser. Orthodontic treatment aims to move teeth during the phase of the bone cycle when it has not yet become too dense to allow safe tooth movement. Research and medical literature has shown that the application of low level vibration forces to bone can stop and reverse the bone density process. This is called micro pulse technology. Acceledent is an FDA approved mouthpiece device for at home use. The mouthpiece activator generates gentle micro pulses to reverse bone density and safely accelerate the bone remodeling process to speed up orthodontic treatment. It has also been proven to decrease discomfort associated with teeth movement.
With the help of these two systems, we are able to speed up your orthodontic treatment by up to half the length without not only compromising the results, but actually making them more accurate. Call Dream Smile Dental (781) 330-0900 to schedule an orthodontic consultation and mention “Fast Track”.