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Stephen, the patient
Dear Dr. S.,
My orthodontist recently suggested a device called Acceledent to speed up my orthodontic treatment. I don’t know much about it, and it seems crazy that putting something that vibrates on my teeth will help them move, but he’s convinced it works. I’d love to get out of these braces as soon as possible, so is my orthodontist right – will Acceledent speed up my treatment?

Sincerely,
Alex G.

Damon Braces Questions
Stephen, the patient
Dear Dr. S.,
Yesterday, I had a consultation with an orthodontist who told me he’d like to use Damon Braces for my treatment. This orthodontist said these braces can move my teeth 30 percent faster than regular braces, and my treatment could be done three to six months faster than. Is that true?
Sincerely,
Stephen P.
Dr. Michael Stosich
Dear Stephen
It sounds like the orthodontist you saw has fallen prey to the marketing hype surrounding Damon Braces and the so-called technology of self-ligating brackets. The company, and then many orthodontists, claim that Damon Braces move the teeth quicker, and often with less pain.

Sleep apnea is a very serious condition that not only can leave you tired and irritable during the day, but is also linked to high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease. But is it true that tooth extractions can cause sleep apnea?

First, let’s take a look at why those who blame tooth extraction for OSA think it could be possible.

  1. They claim tooth extractions narrow the jaw.
  2. Because the jaw is narrowed, there is less room for the tongue, forcing it back and comprising the airway.
    So is that true?

 

Acceledent, Busting the Myths
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AcceleDent, Does It Really Work?

When it comes to sleep apnea, your orthodontist may be your best line of defense. Sleep apnea disorder has the potential to cause you serious health problems over time if neglected. If you feel you may have sleep apnea, you should consult your doctor, but you can also consult Dr. Michael Stosich. An orthodontist, such as Dr. Michael Stosich at iDentity Orthodontics, has the training and resources to help those with sleep apnea. He can be the best place to start with questions regarding this age-old sleep disorder.