If you currently wear braces or are considering orthodontic treatment, you may be discouraged by the amount of time your treatment will take. Especially for adults, orthodontics can last between 2-3 years, during which time you have metal wires and brackets obstructing your smile. Our periodontist at Perio & Implant at Washington Metro has a solution with surgical orthodontics in Washington, DC and Rockville, MD! By partnering with your orthodontist, we can provide a procedure known as surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT) to accelerate your treatment up to 2-3 times faster, often with longer-lasting and more precise results.
Traditional braces constantly maintain pressure on your teeth, slowly moving them into their proper positions. For adults, this bone has completed its growth process and is both strong and dense, which frequently results in slower treatment. This also increases the likelihood of gum recession, gum disease and bone loss. Our periodontist partners with your orthodontist, so we can assist in shortening your treatment process while minimizing the risk of structural damage from braces.
Surgical orthodontics in Rockville, MD and Washington, DC involve precisely adjusting the gums and removing a minimal amount of bone around each of your teeth. This temporarily reduces your bones’ natural mineral content, allowing teeth to freely move into position with greater speed and accuracy. When the bone heals, it is generally stronger and denser than before, allowing for teeth to remain straight for longer than with conventional braces treatment.
and surgical training in treatments specifically related to the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Not only is she knowledgeable in restoring functionality to these oral structures, but Dr. Li also has the artistry and skill to optimize the natural esthetics of your smile with advanced surgical techniques. With these unique qualifications, years of experience and hundreds of satisfied patients, our surgical team is the top choice for your care. Our expertise in oral surgery can improve your orthodontic treatment experience and get you the results you want, regardless of your age or the condition of your teeth. Many of our patients are thrilled with how minimally invasive this procedure was with sedation, and pleased that their orthodontic treatment was shortened, sometimes being completed in half the time!
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