If you hate the thought of having braces, you won’t be happy to know that orthodontic treatment takes a long time to deliver the results you want – anywhere between 18 months to 3 years. Some options, though, work much faster than others.

Read on to discover the fastest working braces around today. And then discuss your treatment options with your orthodontist. Don’t have one? Click here to find one in your neighbourhood.

Modernized metallic braces

An enhanced version of traditional dental braces that deliver faster, better results. They comprise metallic brackets, a conjoining wire and an adhesive that holds the brackets to the teeth. Despite the brackets being smaller, they are designed for better placement and apply more pressure on your teeth than traditional braces.

If you’re really impatient, you can ask your orthodontist to attach elastics to the braces. These elastic bands quicken the alignment process – they also help with jaw balance.

As with all good things, there is a downside. These braces are not cheap. But on the other hand, they deliver results in months, not years. So if you have money in your wallet and hatred for braces in your heart, this is the perfect option for you.

Invisalign

Invisalign braces have two great advantages – they work fast and they are rarely seen. These braces are made of plastic cases (or aligners) that are custom-made for your teeth. This gives them control of how your teeth will grow. They restrict the shape and position of your teeth to align them in a matter of months.

Keep in mind that invisible aligners need to be replaced every two weeks. Which is why you’ll be visiting your orthodontist a lot the next few months. (Do yourself a favour and click here to find orthodontists in your neighbourhood.)

Accelerated orthodontics

These are innovative products that work with braces to get them off faster. The most popular method in the State is something called the Propel Alveocentesis (quite a mouthful, isn’t it?). Your orthodontist will use cytokines (along with braces)  to stimulate the bone, making it easier to remodel and shift your teeth.

Keep in mind that you might have a problem these braces can’t address because treatment options obviously depend on the patient’s problem. So make it a point to talk things over with your orthodontist. Click here to find the best ones in your area.