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Anyone know what the cost of accelerated orthodontics is? is it as painful as regular braces? more or less painful? does it have the same results as regular braces?

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Dr. Harry Aronowitz answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Accelerated : Accelerated orthodontics usually requires two doctors. The orthodontic part is not much different than standard orthodontics and should cost the same. The surgery part, done by a periodontist or an oral surgeon is billed separately and depends on how extensive the surgery is going to be. Sometimes the surgery needs to be performed only on an isolated area while in other cases it might include the entire mouth. My advice to you is to find out from the orthodontist how extensive the surgery needs to be and based on that information get a quote from the surgeon.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. G Funari answered

Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

As : As a surgeon, i agree with the information provided above. Accelerated orthodontics is performed for two primary reasons: to shorten the treatment time and to move a tooth/bone complex that ordinarily would not be able to be moved by orthodontics along. The added cost is dependent upon how many teeth are involved, where the surgery is performed (office or hospital), and type of anesthesia used. The surgery adds a potential for discomfort in the postoperative time frame.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Jean Edderai answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

Cost : Cost shouldn't be an issue when you want to have such an complex treatment, your concern at this time should be to find the professional team that will induce the confidence you need to have a successful outcome. Good luck!

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Sam Kadan answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

MORE EXPENSIVE: It is a more expensive option . You have to consider the cost of surgery which is done by a periodontist or an oral surgeon and can run $3000 plus per jaw, in addition to the orhtodontic treatment cost. The surgical procedure will make you sore for a few days but having the procedure done can stretch the envelope of what can traditionally be done with braces alone and the results more stable.

Answered 12/15/2012

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Dr. S. jay Bowman answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Orthodontics

Not a brace replace.: There are many options for accelerating the rate of tooth movement. Some invasive, some not. Some more uncomfortable, some less. Cost is variable. The key is that these processes are to accelerate braces treatments - not replacing regular braces. The goals of all orthodontic treatment are excellent results, whether faster or not.

Answered 2/22/2013

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Dr. Stephen Gordon answered

Specializes in

FastBraces: Fastbraces is a "new" technology (designed by an orthodontist about 20 years ago) that allows dentists to perform a majority of the "braces" orthodontic treatment in as little as 3 months to about 1 year. Often at lower cost than invisalign or regular braces which may take over 2 years to complete. Pain is the same or less than regular braces. www.fastbraces.com to find a dentist near you.

Answered 4/29/2017

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Dr. Gary Brigham answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

It depends: The term accelerated orthodontics now includes non-invasive devices as well as orthodontics with surgical intervention. If surgery is involved, there are significant additional costs depending upon who conducts the surgery. Results can also vary significantly, depending upon the experience and treatment goals of the doctor, as well as the goals of the patient.

Answered 11/8/2014

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Generally: It's bone surgery to allow faster tooth movement. Depending on technique, area of country, extent of surgery, skill of operator,etc, costs can vary from less than $1K to many thousands of dollars. It's surgery, does that answer your pain question? Results are the same, just faster.

Answered 10/1/2014

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Dr. Kevin Nail answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Orthodontics: Accelerated orthodontics either adjust your front teeth and fail to adjust your bite properly or they move the teeth so fast that you can lose bone around your teeth and shorten your roots of your teeth due to bone resorption. Fast orthodontics is not ideal in any way. If you move teeth fast you are cutting corners in the overall health of the teeth.

Answered 5/21/2015

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Dr. Randall Shaw answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

No more pain: Propel is a form of Micro-osteoperforation. This helps stimulate the bone to allow faster tooth movement. It can be used with conventional braces or Invisalign. Although the tooth move much faster, there is no increase in pain. This is an add on to the cost of braces. Ballpark range of $400-800

Answered 12/30/2016

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Dr. Robert Douglas answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

The Same: But slightly increased risk due to perforations of gum and bone. To my knowledge no comprehensive studies have been done on whether it is faster than conventional light wire orthodontics. There are several other techniques which also claim to accelerate treatment. All involve a small additional risk and in the end the same result.

Answered 11/27/2017

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Dr. Hessam Rahimi answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Same! with a twist: Studies on this matter are starting to come out. Studies now indicate that the Surgically assisted Orthodontics does increase tooth movement, but only for the first couple of months, then the speed will be the same. The biggest question you need to ask yourself is, is it worth going through the surgery to save a couple of months of treatment. Nevertheless, the end results will be the same.

Answered 4/28/2017

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