Can You Actually Speed Up Orthodontic Treatment?
Kenilworth, IL– One of the most commonly asked questions when patients get braces is how long will treatment last? Unfortunately, there isn’t an exact answer to that question. But, Dr. Michael Stosich of iDentity Orthodontics regularly treats patients with shorter treatment times and higher comfort levels. How does he do it?
The short answer is hard work. Dr. Stosich is a board certified orthodontist committed to providing exceptional treatment, based on scientifically backed theories and methods. He uses 3D computer technology to craft customized treatment plans for every patient. Paired with his scientifically backed approach, iDentity Orthodontics patients often see shorter treatment times, without added expenses and gimmicks.
However, there are some technologies that claim to shorten orthodontic patients’ time in treatment.
Acceledent and Propel market products that claim to shorten treatment time, while also making treatment more comfortable.
Propel’s VPro5 and Acceledent utilize micro-pulses to accelerate bone remodeling. This is typically the part of treatment that takes the longest. To move to their new locations, the teeth have to loosen from their old locations, then the braces guide them to where they should be. Acceledent and VPro5 claim to speed up this process, making treatment time shorter. But they also add to the overall cost of orthodontic treatment.
But Dr. Stosich warns patients to be skeptical of anything that makes grand claims about being able to reduce your orthodontic treatment time.
“I have some serious issues with the heavy handed marketing behind these products,” says Dr. Stosich. “They can give false hope to patients, while needlessly increasing their orthodontic bills.”
When undergoing orthodontic treatment, the most important thing is to choose an orthodontist who is highly trained and who has experience in treating cases of all types, and who is experienced in many different treatment options. The skill level of your orthodontist is the number one factor in determining how long your treatment will last. No matter what products and technologies are introduced, if your orthodontist doesn’t have the knowledge and skill required to offer scientifically backed treatment options, your treatment may not be as effective.
Dr. Stosich has dedicated his life to providing the most excellent orthodontic care found anywhere. Not only is he board certified, his training is nearly double that of the average orthodontist. Dr. Stosich studied at top research universities, where he studied how to most effectively and efficiently move teeth through bone.
His research led to important advancements in how orthodontic patients are treated, and even garnered Dr. Stosich an endowed grant by the National Institute of Health. Dr. Stosich’s patients benefit from his vast knowledge and skill.
“I’ve spent my career focusing on how to create the most effective treatment plans that are guided by science and years of research,” says Dr. Stosich. “There will always be gimmicks that claim to move teeth faster, or more comfortably, or who knows what else in the future. But the one thing that guides me, and determines my treatment philosophy, is the knowledge I’ve gained from careful research and study of how the teeth move. My patients benefit from this knowledge, and are always thrilled to see how quickly their treatment progresses, based on my precise planning methods.”
If you are looking for a new smile, Dr. Stosich has years of experience provided the finest treatment available anywhere. Call iDentity Orthodontics today at 847-548-4200.