Despite the many advances in technology that have enabled smaller, lighter, less-visible braces, completion of most standard orthodontic treatments can still take 12 to 24 months. For many patients, a treatment period of this length is unacceptable.
Speed straightening has addressed this dilemma by exploiting the manner in which the supporting bone responds to orthodontic forces, rather than focusing on the manner in which forces are applied to the teeth. Andolino Orthodontics offers several of the latest technologies utilizing this strategy: OrthoPulse, Propel, and Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (A.O.O./ Wilckodontics) are highly effective technologies offering patients the possibility of having their treatment completed in one year or less.
Propel and OrthoPulse shorten treatment time by as much as 40%. Propel “fast tracks” orthodontic treatments for both braces and aligner treatments. This exciting technology stimulates the bone surrounding the teeth and helps the teeth move faster and more predictably into their ideal position.
OrthoPulse, based on technology used in orthopedic medicine and approved by the FDA, stimulates bone remodeling using gentle vibrations (soft pulse technology) and has been available in the United States only since February 2012. OrthoPulse provides a painless, nonsurgical alternative to shorten treatment duration.
Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (A.O.O., also known as Wilckodontics) dates back to the early 1900's, but was not introduced to the American Association of Orthodontics until 1998. This procedure combines time-tested and proven techniques from the fields of orthodontics and periodontics that enable the orthodontist to move teeth in approximately 70% less time through a process of accelerated bone turnover. This is accomplished by applying special bone grafting material to each tooth root, which changes the physiology of bone, allowing tissue to form 2 to 10 times faster than normally in response to a growth stimulus. The resulting more rapid tooth movement translates to a shorter orthodontic treatment period and more stable final results, with fewer orthodontic complications.