Accelerated Orthodontics

Halve the time you need to wear orthodontic braces using piezocision.

Accelerated Orthodontics

How fast is it?
  • Generally it halves the time Orthodontic Treatment normally takes.

How does it work?
  • This technique results in what can be described as an accelerated temporary softening of the bone which substantially speeds up the Orthodontic treatment.

How is that achieved?
  • This technique involves making fine cuts with a Piezo device in between the teeth that are due to be moved with Orthodontic braces. The fine cuts in the bone surrounding the teeth starts the softening process that occurs naturally when teeth are moved by braces.

What is Piezo?
  • Piezoelectric surgery uses micro-vibrations to make incisions in hard tissue. It does not affect the soft tissues and so cause very little trauma.

How long does it take and does it hurt?
  • The procedure is painless and takes between 45min -1 hours depending on how many teeth need to be treated.
  • There will be only a little soreness for one or two days after the surgery and generally the recovery is very rapid.

But I heard this is a big surgery?
  • There was an older technique that was a big surgery but this new refinement developed by Professor Dibart and his team from Boston USA using Piezo microcuts has completely changed the approach

Is it suitable for all Orthodontic Treatment?
  • Most Orthodontic treatment both Fixed Braces and Invisalign type aligners will benefit from this treatment. There are a few exceptions. This needs to be discussed with the specialists.

Can anyone have the treatment?
  • It is suitable for adolescents, young adults and adults provided there is no contra-indication to surgery.

Are there any other advantages?
  • It allows for correction of gum and bone deficiencies in adults if needed at the same time as the procedure is carried out.

Any disadvantages?
  • You will need to commit to attend the Orthodontist 2 weekly for adjustment of braces as this is a rapid treatment.

What are the stages in the treatment?

1. Assessment by the Orthodontist and preparation of an Orthodontic Treatment Plan.

2. Assessment by Dr Sidi in preparation for the surgical phase including any Radiographs and Scans.

3. Placement of Braces or Aligners.

4. 2 weeks later Piezocision carried out by Dr Sidi.

5. 2 weeks later further adjustment of Orthodontic appliance by the Orthodontist.