Orthodontic Treatment Takes too Long
Orthodontic treatment has become more popular in the last two decades. It helps patients to have a beautiful smile, to improve chewing ability and to reduce food impaction between teeth. However, traditional orthodontics typically requires patients to be in braces for 2 to 3 years. The long duration of treatment is often a big “put-off” for many adults, as braces are difficult to keep clean and they can cause discomfort.
What is Periodontally Accelerated Orthodontics?
A new technique, called Periodontally Accelerated Orthodontics, could be an alternative. With the help of minor periodontal surgeries, teeth can be aligned by braces in only 6-8 months. In addition, Periodontally Accelerated Orthodontics can reduce the risks of recession, the need for jaw surgery and the chance of future relapse. PAO is currently a hot topic of discussion at national dental conferences.
Dr. Mark Weingarden will be attending a seminar related to this technique at the end of June. Follow us online for more information.