Accelerated Orthodontics Specialist

Curtis Contro, DDS, MS -  - Orthodontist

Contro Orthodontics

Curtis Contro, DDS, MS

Orthodontist located in Cupertino, CA & Palo Alto, CA

If you’re looking for an orthodontic solution that can straighten your teeth in less time than it takes traditional braces, accelerated orthodontics is for you. Curtis Contro, DDS, MS, offers accelerated orthodontics for his patients who want a beautifully straight smile as soon as possible. To get started, schedule a visit at Contro Orthodontics in Cupertino, California, today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.

Accelerate Orthodontics Q&A

What is accelerated orthodontics?

Accelerated orthodontics is a treatment method that uses traditional braces in conjunction with new techniques to significantly shorten the time it takes to correct the alignment of your smile.

With accelerated orthodontics, you can straighten your teeth in a matter of months, rather than a matter of years. While typical braces can take between 2-4 years to achieve a perfect smile, accelerated orthodontics can get you results in as little as 3-8 months. 

What conditions can accelerated orthodontics treat?

Accelerated orthodontics can typically treat all of the same conditions for which you would use traditional orthodontics, like:

  • Crooked teeth
  • Crowded teeth
  • Widely spaced teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

Dr. Contro works with you to determine whether accelerated orthodontics is a viable treatment option for you.

How does accelerated orthodontics work?

There are a few different types of accelerated orthodontics, like:

AcceleDent®

AcceleDent is a hands-free device that fits around your existing orthodontic treatment and emits a gentle pulse when activated. You wear your AcceleDent for up to 20 minutes a day, during which time it helps speed up the movement of your teeth toward their target position.

PROPEL® Alveocentesis™

This method of accelerated orthodontics stimulates the bone around your teeth, which increases cytokine activity. Increased cytokine activity has the effect of speeding up the remodeling of your bone, which enables your teeth to get into position more quickly.

Micro-osteoperforation (MOP)

This is another method to increase cytokine activity and help your teeth move into position faster. It involves your orthodontist applying force to your teeth at regular intervals to create a small amount of trauma and stimulate bone growth. 

What are the advantages of accelerated orthodontics?

The biggest advantage of undergoing accelerated orthodontics is reduced treatment time. For adults who want to minimize the amount of time they’re wearing braces, accelerated orthodontics can have substantial benefits. 

Another advantage of accelerated orthodontics is that it can be used with most types of braces, including:

  • Traditional braces
  • Ceramic braces
  • Lingual braces

To get started on your accelerated orthodontics, schedule a visit with Contro Orthodontics today by calling the office or booking an appointment online.