Barakat Orthodontics is pleased to offer accelerated orthodontic treatment to our patients who are looking to reduce their time in braces or Invisalign®. On average, patients wear braces for 12-36 months. However, new technologies developed within the orthodontic field provide an accelerated course of treatment so you can be finished with braces up to 50% sooner.
How Does it Work?
First, you should wear your braces (and elastics) or Invisalign® exactly as Dr. Barakat has prescribed. This will automatically place you on the most efficient path throughout treatment. Keeping regularly scheduled orthodontic appointments is another way to ensure that your teeth are moving in the right direction and according to the plan.
Accelerated orthodontic treatment works in addition to regular braces (any type) and can also be done with Invisalign®. This innovation in orthodontic treatment works by improving the effectiveness of your braces. Dr. Barakat offers a removable appliance that can be worn for approximately 20 minutes per day that emits gentle micropulses. These small movements stimulate bone growth and remodeling, which help teeth move faster and make treatment more comfortable.
Some patients have very mild orthodontic issues such as minor crowding or spacing that can be corrected with an express treatment of braces or Invisalign®. Invisalign® aligners can be changed more frequently than every two weeks. Dr. Barakat has so many options to reduce your treatment time, you’ll have a straighter, healthier smile almost before you know it!
If you are starting orthodontics and are interested in learning how to shorten your treatment time, contact Barakat Orthodontics at (703) 433-9330 or request a complimentary consultation online. We are so excited to offer you the wonderful options of starting or accelerating your smile journey.