Accelerated Adult Orthodontics

Accelerated Adult Orthodontics

Many adult patients with misaligned teeth or a poor bite position do not want to undergo orthodontic procedures that take years to complete. Efficiency is a valuable priority for adults with orthodontic concerns as well as minimal alterations to their appearance. Before recent modernizations in technology and dental treatments, the field of orthodontics often seemed like a waiting game that would require temporary, but sometimes unappealing changes to the aesthetics of your teeth. Now, with more patient-centered techniques, orthodontics has become more of a desire rather than a necessity. Dr. Kohani specializes in accelerated adult orthodontics and is able to produce straight and healthy teeth in a matter of months, not years, without major alternations to your natural tooth enamel.

Choosing Accelerated Orthodontics Over A Cosmetic Procedure

Patients who have aesthetic concerns about their teeth typically have a treatment method in mind whenever they decide to consult with their dentist. Often patients will desire veneers or crowns to help their teeth look straighter or less crowded in a shorter amount of time. What many patients may not understand, however, is that certain orthodontic issues can be the culprit for their poor bite or crooked teeth and that treating these problems with veneers or crowns could make the condition worse. Additionally, many dentists will fail to identify the underlying causes of a patient’s dental concerns and offer inappropriate or unnecessary treatments. Rather than have you risk undergoing an irreversible procedure that may not be suited for your teeth, Dr. Kohani may offer accelerated orthodontics, which provides many of the aesthetic results you are looking for in an efficient and timely manner.

Cosmetic procedures like veneers and crowns are excellent treatment options that provide beautiful results, but it is important for dentists and patients alike to understand the nature of a patient’s dentition truly and diagnose necessary conditions before moving forward with treatment. Dr. Kohani gives you the ability to see how certain procedures can enhance or detract from the health and appearance of your teeth, allowing you to make an educated decision about which treatment is right for you.

Quick and Beautiful Cosmetic Results

Dr. Kohani is able to perform orthodontic procedures quickly by using devices like nickel and titanium wires, heat-activated and super elastic wires, as well as smart brackets and Invisalign. The combination of orthodontic systems allows Dr. Kohani to produce optimal results in six to eight months instead of two to three years. Orthodontic treatment is also more detail-oriented and results-driven with Dr. Kohani since he schedules follow-up appointments with patients on a weekly basis as opposed to every month.

At La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics, we use only the most cosmetically appealing appliances as an orthodontic solution. With adults, in particular, we understand that metal brackets and wires can impact your appearance, but with clear brackets and braces, you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. Additionally, a lack of metal means improved comfort while you receive treatment.

The Health Benefits of Accelerated Adult Orthodontics

Although orthodontics can produce more cosmetically appealing results, the goal of any orthodontic treatment is to improve the health of your dentition. Teeth that are misaligned or experience poor bite contact are more unhealthy than they are unattractive. Food is more susceptible to becoming lodged in between the teeth, increasing risks for tooth decay while a poor bite position can create severe TMJ dysfunction as well as headaches, difficulties chewing or trouble speaking. When you receive orthodontic care, you are creating a healthier smile that corrects structural issues with the dentition and improves your overall quality of life.

Accelerated orthodontics is also less invasive than many other cosmetic procedures, since it does not affect natural tooth enamel. Before agreeing to a cosmetic procedure that will require your tooth enamel be filed or otherwise altered, it’s important to consider solutions that provide many of the same results by simply aligning your teeth rather than reshaping them. Cosmetic procedures such as veneers and crowns offer quick and beautiful results, but they involve significant alternations to your natural teeth, which may not be in your best interest.

We begin your accelerated orthodontic consultation by taking x-rays using a 3D digital CT scanner, after which a mold of your mouth is created that includes all of the proposed changes that can be made with orthodontic care. You will be able to visualize the results of your treatment in real-time, which will give you a bigger advantage when trying to determine which treatment option is right for you. From here, you are able to make a decision about whether to continue with treatment.

If you have concerns about the alignment of your teeth but want to correct these issues with cosmetically appealing treatment in a timely manner, then accelerated adult orthodontics may be the solution you need. For more information about how Dr. Kohani can improve your smile, contact La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics at 858-622-1007 and schedule a consultation.