With AcceleDent®, Dr. Eleni Michailidis and Dr. Abraham Chahine can offer accelerated orthodontics in Whitestone, New York, for those who need expedited orthodontic care. This easy-to-use take-home device is proven to increase the rate of movement of your teeth. If you would like to learn more about how we use Acceledent, please call Avenue Orthodontics at 718-767-8400 and ask to speak with our orthodontists.
How Does AcceleDent Work?
The appliance uses patented technology to deliver gentle vibrations (called micropulses) to the teeth and surrounding bone. When used correctly (20 minutes per day), these micropulses have proven to accelerate tooth movement by 38-50%. Studies have shown that these micropulses, coupled with the orthodontic forces applied to the teeth during treatment, can safely accelerate tooth movement.
Another procedure that allows for accelerated orthodontics is called decortication. Decortication is often done at the beginning of your orthodontic treatment, and has been shown to decrease treatment time by one third. It involves an out-patient procedure that induces a transient bone healing condition, called osteopenia, which favors accelerated orthodontic movement. This procedure is meant to exaggerate the biological basis for orthodontic movement by weakening the surrounding bone, thus allowing for faster tooth movement, shorter treatment time and enhanced post-treatment stability.
During the few weeks after the procedure is done, the bone around the teeth is less dense than usual. This is what allows the teeth to be moved more quickly than would otherwise be possible. The main drawback is that the surgery can be invasive.
Is Accelerated Orthodontics Right For You?
If you’re excited about the possibility of speeding up your orthodontic treatment, your next step is to see our orthodontists to learn more about how it would work in your particular case. At Avenue Orthodontics, we offer a complimentary consultation and initial exam. We can give you all the information you need about accelerated orthodontics and your many treatment options. From our office in Whitestone, we serve patients from all over the surrounding area, including Bayside and Douglaston. If you’d like to experience the increased confidence that comes from a great smile, but don’t want to spend years in braces, come and see us to learn more about the exciting possibilities of accelerated orthodontics.