Accelerated Adult Orthodontics San Diego

Accelerated Adult Orthodontics

Many adult patients with misaligned teeth or a poor bite position do not want to undergo orthodontic procedures that take years to complete. Efficiency is a valuable priority for adults with orthodontic concerns as well as minimal alterations to their appearance. Before recent modernizations in technology and dental treatments, the field of orthodontics often seemed like a waiting game that would require temporary, but sometimes unappealing changes to the aesthetics of your teeth. Now, with more patient-centered techniques, orthodontics has become more of a desire rather than a necessity. Dr. Kohani specializes in accelerated adult orthodontics in San Diego and is able to produce straight and healthy teeth in a matter of months, not years, without major alternations to your natural tooth enamel.

Choosing Accelerated Orthodontics Over A Cosmetic Procedure

Patients who have aesthetic concerns about their teeth typically have a treatment method in mind whenever they decide to consult with their dentist. Often patients will desire veneers or crowns to help their teeth look straighter or less crowded in a shorter amount of time. What many patients may not understand, however, is that certain orthodontic issues can be the culprit for their poor bite or crooked teeth and that treating these problems with veneers or crowns could make the condition worse. Additionally, many dentists will fail to identify the underlying causes of a patient’s dental concerns and offer inappropriate or unnecessary treatments. Rather than have you risk undergoing an irreversible procedure that may not be suited for your teeth, Dr. Kohani may offer accelerated orthodontics, which provides many of the aesthetic results you are looking for in an efficient and timely manner.

Cosmetic procedures like veneers and crowns are excellent treatment options that provide beautiful results, but it is important for dentists and patients alike to understand the nature of a patient’s dentition truly and diagnose necessary conditions before moving forward with treatment. Dr. Kohani gives you the ability to see how certain procedures can enhance or detract from the health and appearance of your teeth, allowing you to make an educated decision about which treatment is right for you.

Quick and Beautiful Cosmetic Results

Dr. Kohani is able to perform orthodontic procedures quickly by using devices like nickel and titanium wires, heat-activated and super elastic wires, as well as smart brackets and Invisalign. The combination of orthodontic systems allows Dr. Kohani to produce optimal results in six to eight months instead of two to three years. Orthodontic treatment is also more detail-oriented and results-driven with Dr. Kohani since he schedules follow-up appointments with patients on a weekly basis as opposed to every month.

At La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics, we use only the most cosmetically appealing appliances as an orthodontic solution. With adults, in particular, we understand that metal brackets and wires can impact your appearance, but with clear brackets and braces, you can straighten your teeth without anyone noticing. Additionally, a lack of metal means improved comfort while you receive treatment.

The Health Benefits of Accelerated Adult Orthodontics

Although orthodontics can produce more cosmetically appealing results, the goal of any orthodontic treatment is to improve the health of your dentition. Teeth that are misaligned or experience poor bite contact are more unhealthy than they are unattractive. Food is more susceptible to becoming lodged in between the teeth, increasing risks for tooth decay while a poor bite position can create severe TMJ dysfunction as well as headaches, difficulties chewing or trouble speaking. When you receive orthodontic care, you are creating a healthier smile that corrects structural issues with the dentition and improves your overall quality of life.

Accelerated orthodontics is also less invasive than many other cosmetic procedures, since it does not affect natural tooth enamel. Before agreeing to a cosmetic procedure that will require your tooth enamel be filed or otherwise altered, it’s important to consider solutions that provide many of the same results by simply aligning your teeth rather than reshaping them. Cosmetic procedures such as veneers and crowns offer quick and beautiful results, but they involve significant alternations to your natural teeth, which may not be in your best interest.

We begin your accelerated orthodontic consultation by taking x-rays using a 3D digital CT scanner, after which a mold of your mouth is created that includes all of the proposed changes that can be made with orthodontic care. You will be able to visualize the results of your treatment in real-time, which will give you a bigger advantage when trying to determine which treatment option is right for you. From here, you are able to make a decision about whether to continue with treatment.

If you have concerns about the alignment of your teeth but want to correct these issues with cosmetically appealing treatment in a timely manner, then accelerated adult orthodontics may be the solution you need. For more information about how Dr. Kohani can improve your smile, contact La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics at 858-295-0603 and schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Accelerated Adult Orthodontics

Many believe that if they did not receive orthodontic treatment as children, then it is too late to fix their smile. However, orthodontic treatment for adults has become more prevalent in recent years. No matter how old you are, you deserve to have the smile you always wanted. Dr. Kohani works to provide you with your ideal smile in a timely manner.

You may be a candidate for accelerated adult orthodontics if you:

  • Have good dental health and habits
  • Are unhappy with the cosmetic look of your smile 
  • Wish for your orthodontic treatment to be quick
  • Are realistic in your expectations of results

An exam performed by Dr. Kohani may be necessary to determine whether accelerated adult orthodontics is right for you.

The cost of adult accelerated orthodontics will depend on your individual treatment plan and insurance coverage. Schedule a consultation at La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics to determine your cost estimate.

The length of your orthodontic treatment will depend on the severity of the correction that is needed. We understand that as an adult, you wish for your treatment to be as quick as possible. Orthodontic treatment no longer needs to take years. At La Jolla Cosmetic Dentistry & Orthodontics, we use devices such as heat-activated and super elastic wires to ensure that your treatment is as quick as possible.

Many adults feel self-conscious about having visible braces and choose to continue being unhappy with their smiles because they cannot commit to the time consumption of traditional orthodontic treatment. Accelerated orthodontic treatment programs work to correct the cosmetic issues in your smile as quickly as possible so that you can feel comfortable and confident sooner.

Dr. Kohani specializes in accelerated orthodontics to correct misaligned teeth and poor bites in adults. Not only does he have significant training in Accelerated Orthodontics, but he teaches it to dentists all over the world.  This treatment is safer and healthier for the teeth than other cosmetic procedures (such as veneers) because it does not harm the enamel or damage to the roots.

Generally, orthodontic treatments with metal brackets are visible. We offer options like clear brackets to minimize the look of the braces, or if you wish, we offer clear aligners, such as Invisalign®, which can correct the issues without any noticeability.

You may feel soreness immediately after treatment, but it will subside. Over-the-counter medication may be taken to combat mild discomfort. Additionally, accelerated orthodontics is a less painful alternative to many other cosmetic treatments, such as veneers and crowns.