Accelerated orthodontics is the key concept that is changing the way for most people think about orthodontics in general. Orthodontics is the field of dentistry which is in charge of correcting malocclusion problems which in most cases are caused by inconsistencies or disproportions of the jawbone, crowded teeth, impacted molars and such.
As you know most popular orthodontic treatment which is given to millions of people around the world involves the use of braces, the purpose of braces is to consistently apply tension to part of the teeth structure which needs to be corrected, braces are made of wires and ligatures which adult attention level to be adjusted every few months when a visit to the orthodontist is due.
Traditional braces normally take from 18 to 24 months to provide results which is why it is very inconvenient for people who want to improve their looks as fast as possible. Traditional braces are also made of metals and materials which are highly noticeable and when it comes to the cleaning part, it can literally be a nightmare to maintain these pieces of oral hardware.
In order to accelerate this process researchers at the Southern California school of dentistry and USC practitioners have published a case study which reveals that scoring the bone that holds the teeth in place and then applying bone graft material over to grooves can be a very effective way to accelerate the results expected from an orthodontic procedure. It has been noticed that after the bone is grafted and starts to heal, part of it becomes soft which provides the best condition as possible for braces to realign a patient’s teeth.
This procedure is done by a specialized dentist (orthodontist) who is aided by an oral surgeon who is in charge of grafting the bone, as we have previously mentioned the results that can be achieved through traditional orthodontic procedures usually take years to show what a result, through this Periodontally Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontic procedure the same results can be achieved a lot faster which is very convenient for people aren’t looking for fast results.
This case study was published in May of 2008 so the procedure may be new to your local dentist. However, as these techniques are polished they are sure to be given great use because of the many benefits that it offers.