When you’re wearing braces, you probably want to get through with your orthodontic treatment as fast as possible. While it does take some time and patience to get the details just right, there are a few steps that you can take to make sure your treatment doesn’t last longer than it needs to.
Follow Directions Are you supposed to be wearing an appliance, changing out bands, or avoiding certain foods? You owe it to your smile to play by the rules. If you don’t, it could mean that extra adjustments or repairs need to be made. It’s easy to add on an extra 2 or 3 months of treatment, just because you didn’t do what you were supposed to at home.
Keep Your Appointments Your orthodontic follow-up visits are vital to progressing your tooth movement as planned. Even the slightest of adjustments play a huge role in your treatment. Missing an appointment here and there will cost you - not in money, but in time. Keep cancellations and rescheduled visits to a minimum. Thankfully most of these visits are fairly quick, so it doesn’t necessarily have to interfere with your busy schedule.
Ask About Acceledent Now there’s a safe and easy way to actually speed up how quickly your braces can move your teeth. Acceledent is an easy-to-use appliance that you wear over your braces for several minutes each day. The gentle Soft-Pulse technology that creates vibrations to stimulate the bone around your teeth to remodel even quicker than with orthodontics alone. For our Brookline patients that use Acceledent, we’ve seen months shaved off of overall treatment times!
At Dental Partners of Brookline, we offer a number of different types of braces to choose from - including FDA approved Acceledent treatments. Call us for more information!