Accelerated Orthodontics in Virginia Beach, VA
The thought of wearing braces for a couple of years or more may deter older teens and adults from wearing them. Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser offer accelerated orthodontics to people living in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake and throughout Virginia’s eastern shore as well as the surrounding areas, to correct orthodontic issues in a shorter time frame.
What is Accelerated Orthodontics?
Accelerated orthodontics is a newer treatment for braces developed to shorten the treatment time for patients who can wear them. It combines standard treatment protocols with minor oral surgery to reduce the time needed to straighten teeth. Those who wear them can expect to decrease treatment time to three to eight months on average.
Can Any Patient Benefit from Accelerated Orthodontics?
Accelerated orthodontics is recommended for most types of orthodontic treatments from minor corrections to realigning teeth to bite improvements. Those with moderate to severe orthodontic issues could still require traditional orthodontics over the general time span of about two years. During a consultation with one of our orthodontists, we can evaluate your mouth and recommend whether accelerated orthodontics is an effective treatment.
How Does Accelerated Orthodontics Work?
There are two methods for accelerated orthodontics used to shorten the treatment. One is more invasive than the other as it involves minor oral surgery to adapt the bone structure and gum tissue to allow the teeth to shift to the correct place in a faster manner. The other uses a device that sends micro-pulses of energy to the roots of the teeth to encourage them to move to their correct positions faster. Either treatment can be performed with any type of orthodontics. Research has shown that accelerated orthodontics reduces treatment by up to 50 percent.
Am I a Good Candidate for Accelerated Orthodontics?
If you require orthodontic treatment, you may be a candidate for accelerated orthodontics. To determine if you qualify for this treatment, you should schedule a consultation with Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser for an evaluation.
How Much Does Accelerated Orthodontics Cost in Virginia Beach?
Accelerated orthodontics varies with cost based on the type of treatment you want, your orthodontic treatment and how long you must wear braces. We can discuss the cost with you along with our payment and financing options. We accept cash, debit cards and major credit cards in addition to offering financing in-house and through CareCredit®. We can help you determine if your dental insurance offers any orthodontic coverage and work toward reducing your out-of-pocket expense.
Accelerated orthodontics allows patients to complete their treatments in less time than traditional plans. Drs. Savage, Sabol & Visser may offer accelerated orthodontics to people living in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and throughout Virginia’s eastern shore to speed up treatment times to achieve the desired results. Contact us to learn more.
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