Acceledontics and Invisalign are safe, effective orthodontic treatments for both teens and adults. Yet there are many notable differences between these two teeth-straightening techniques. To better understand Acceledontics and Invisalign, let’s take a closer look at both orthodontic treatments, how they work and their respective benefits.
What Is Acceledontics?
Acceledontics is an accelerated orthodontic treatment designed to deliver a healthy, beautiful smile in as little as four months. It has been shown to help teens and adults straighten their teeth and correct bite issues as effectively and quickly as possible. Additionally, Acceledontics uses professional teeth whitening technology to ensure a patient’s teeth remain bright and healthy after treatment.
Acceledontics is quickly becoming a popular alternative to traditional braces. Generally, a traditional braces treatment takes several years to fix the teeth. It also requires regular orthodontist visits, along with the use of unsightly braces.
AADvance Braces’ state-of-the-art self-litigating technology helps a patient achieve a straight smile in months – not years. The braces won’t need to be tightened over time, which means a patient can avoid time-consuming orthodontist appointments during treatment. Perhaps best of all, AADvance Braces are virtually invisible.
AADvance Auxiliary Devices are custom-made for a patient, and they guide the teeth and jaw into the optimal position. AADvance Auxiliary Devices are proven to perform. Plus, they tend to be more comfortable than many traditional orthodontic appliances.
Let’s not forget about the Acceledontics AADvance Teeth Whitening system, either. Offered exclusively by The Super Dentists of San Diego, AADvance Teeth Whitening whitens teeth in as little as four minutes. AADvance Teeth Whitening is safe on tooth enamel and non-irritating for teeth and gums.
Clearly, there is a lot to like about Acceledontics. To become an Acceledontics patient, an individual must first undergo a health and medication assessment. At this time, a patient receives a full oral examination from highly trained orthodontists who determine whether he or she qualifies for Acceledontics.
What Is Invisalign?
For teens and adults who want to straighten their teeth and avoid traditional metal braces, Invisalign clear braces are now available at The Super Dentists.
Invisalign is a braces system that involves the use of aligners, clear overlay templates that are designed specifically for a patient. During an Invisalign treatment, a patient wears clear aligners that move the teeth into the ideal position over time.
Like AADvance Braces, Invisalign clear braces won’t irritate the gums or cheeks, and they are almost invisible. Invisalign braces are also removable, which means a patient can remove his or her braces when eating, drinking, brushing or flossing, or for special occasions.
Not all orthodontists offer Invisalign treatments, and not all individuals qualify for Invisalign clear braces. The first step toward pursuing an Invisalign treatment involves taking Invisalign’s online smile assessment. This preliminary online assessment is designed to help an individual determine whether Invisalign clear braces can help him or her correct an overbite, underbite, crossbite or other orthodontic problems. Next, it is ideal to set up an in-person consultation with an Invisalign provider. This consultation allows an orthodontist to evaluate a patient and determine if Invisalign is the best option to treat his or her orthodontic issues. At the same time, an orthodontic consultation allows a patient to receive expert responses to any Invisalign treatment concerns or questions.
A typical Invisalign treatment requires 12 to 18 months to complete. At the treatment’s conclusion, an individual can reap the benefits of straight, beautiful teeth.
Which Orthodontic Treatment Is Better: Acceledontics or Invisalign?
There is no one-size-fits-all orthodontic treatment that works well for all patients, at all times. In some instances, Acceledontics offers the best orthodontic treatment option. Or, in other cases, Invisalign clear braces might be the optimal option.
Regardless of whether an individual is considering Acceledontics, Invisalign or any other orthodontic treatment, it helps to set up a consultation with an orthodontist. That way, a patient can review his or her orthodontic treatment options, weigh the pros and cons of each option and make an informed treatment decision.
For example, if an orthodontist determines a patient qualifies for both Acceledontics and Invisalign, he or she can explain how each treatment works to this individual. Then, a patient can analyze Acceledontics and Invisalign and determine which option can help him or her achieve the best-possible orthodontic treatment results. If this patient prioritizes a quick, safe and effective orthodontic treatment to straighten and whiten the teeth in just months, he or she may select Acceledontics. On the other hand, this patient may also select Invisalign; an Invisalign clear braces treatment will allow him or her to forego AADvance Braces and AADvance Auxiliary Devices at the cost of a longer treatment period.
Schedule an Orthodontic Treatment Consultation with The Super Dentists
Dr. Kami Hoss and a team of industry-leading orthodontic specialists at The Super Dentists are happy to teach individuals about Acceledontics, Invisalign and other best-in-class orthodontic treatments. To date, The Super Dentists has treated more than 20,000 patients in the San Diego area, helping these individuals achieve picture-perfect smiles as quickly as possible. With the development of Acceledontics, and by now offering Invisalign, The Super Dentists team helps patients improve their smiles faster than ever before.
The Super Dentists team can help a patient decide if Acceledontics, Invisalign or another orthodontic treatment is the right choice based on his or her individual needs. To schedule an orthodontic treatment consultation, please contact us today at 1-866-8-FASTER.