While patience is certainly a virtue, it’s always nice to get things done as quickly as possible. And when it comes to orthodontic treatment, there are plenty of ways to ensure you get to see your final results sooner than later. Between keeping up with best practices and taking advantage of innovative technology solutions, orthodontic patients have plenty of options for reaching the finish line quickly.
Make Your Appointments
One of the most tried and true ways to straighten your teeth as quickly as possible is to make it to your appointments. Missing an essential checkup can cause significant delays in treatment since the appointment will need to be rescheduled. Since there’s little guarantee you’ll be able to find an ideal time slot soon after your previously scheduled checkup, your best bet is to always make it to your appointments.
Of course, life happens and if you do need to reschedule, contact your orthodontist right away to get your checkup on the calendar.
Follow Doctor’s Orders
When you get braces or Invisalign, your orthodontist will give you some parameters to maintain while your teeth are straightening, such as foods you should avoid with braces and how much time you’ll need to wear your Invisalign trays.
While these instructions may seem a bit tedious to keep up with, they’re actually in place to help you finish treatment as quickly as possible without any complications.
While this is always good advice to follow, it will be especially important to avoid tooth decay while you have braces. If you end up needing to go to the dentist to get fillings, it could lengthen your timeline for finishing treatment.
Innovative Technology Solutions
Some patients may find themselves choosing between their orthodontic treatment goals and their travel goals. But thanks to Dental Monitoring, patients can go on the adventures they’ve been craving without falling behind on their treatment progress. The Dental Monitoring app allows patients with Invisalign to send their orthodontists images of their teeth at certain intervals. When their orthodontist confirms they’re on track with their treatment progress, they can then move on to the next set of trays.
By being able to complete some checkups remotely, patients avoid missing appointments and are more likely to complete treatment on time.
Fast Treatment Options
Patients now have more options than ever for completing orthodontic treatment quickly. The standard Invisalign treatment is already generally faster than conventional braces, but there are also shortened versions of the treatment for patients with less severe crookedness, such as Invisalign Lite and Invisalign Express.
Patients can also complete treatment with braces faster than ever with custom braces. Since these are designed to fit each person, they move teeth more efficiently. This means patients will enjoy a shorter treatment time with fewer checkups needed. Because of the reduced time in the office, these advanced braces are offered at the same cost as conventional braces.
To learn more about reducing your treatment time and to see if braces or Invisalign are right for you, contact Milnor Orthodontics today and schedule your free consultation!