Accelerated Orthodontics in Pittsburgh
A faster way to effectively straighten your teeth
If your teeth need straightening, but you simply can’t bear the thought of spending years in traditional braces, accelerated orthodontics may be an option for you. Dr. Weingarden and Dr. Bakuri are pleased to offer a new concept in orthodontic treatment, accelerated orthodontics that can effectively straighten your teeth in 3-8 months, rather than years.
How does Accelerated Orthodontics work?
Traditional methods of straightening teeth involve moving the actual teeth only. Accelerated orthodontics uses a technique where Dr. Weingarden or Dr. Bakuri will gently create vertical grooves in the gums and outer edge of bone between your teeth. The purpose of this procedure is to allow the gums and bone to move along with the teeth, resulting in faster teeth straightening.
Certification and advanced training
Our doctors have both achieved certification in accelerated orthodontics treatment. They also continue to expand their knowledge and hone their skills with continuing education courses related to this procedure, so that they can provide you with the most up-to-date, comprehensive and reliable treatment possible.
The advantages of Accelerated Orthodontics
- In and out of braces in 3-8 months
- Prevents post-orthodontic recession in patients with thin tissue
- Evidence shows that there is less relapse (movement ) post-orthodontically
Accelerated orthodontics can be completed for an entire arch, both arches or just a few teeth depending on the needed outcome.
Our Accelerated Orthodontics procedure
Consultation with your doctor
Dr. Weingarden and Dr. Bakuri collaborate with an experienced orthodontist to determine whether accelerated orthodontics is the most beneficial treatment plan for you. Your initial consultation will include a review of your medical and dental records and a thorough oral examination.
Our doctors will carefully explain the procedure in terms that are familiar to you. Please ask as many questions as you would like; we will be more than happy to answer them all. Our team takes the time to get to know you and to understand your goals and expectations.
Your orthodontist will place your braces, and about a week later, Dr. Bakuri or Dr. Weingarden will perform the minor surgery in our comfortable office.
Cone beam CT scan
We will capture highly detailed, three-dimensional views of your jawbone, teeth and gums to locate areas that will respond best to this procedure.
Simple, in-office procedure
The incisions required for speedy results with accelerated orthodontics are minimally invasive, and the outpatient procedure is performed in our office with localized anesthesia. Our doctors will also provide gum and bone grafting treatment as needed.
It is possible that minor discomfort may be felt for a few days after the initial procedure; however, accelerated orthodontics usually causes much less discomfort than treatment with conventional orthodontics.
Your comfort is our top priority, and should you experience any discomfort, please let us know immediately so that we can provide you with relief.