I have had two consultations with what I would consider ‘standard’ orthodontists. They recommended regular braces with a treatment time of 12-14mths in the very best case. Then just this morning I had a consultation at a more exclusive orthodontist who is also an international lecturer, member of American Association of Orthodontists and somewhat of a well known celebrity in the local area.
Due to the limited time period I am going to be here, he has recommended a new technique developed at Boston University called Piezocision. This will bring the treatment time down to 6-8mths. From what I understand, the regular self litigating braces are installed, then a week later a special Piezo tool is used to cut into the gums between each tooth, doing something which results in faster tooth movement.
"Piezocision assisted Orthodontics is a recently introduced, minimally invasive procedure, combining micro incisions with selective tunnelling that allows hard or soft tissue grafting and piezoelectric incisions. This novel approach leads to short orthodontic treatment time, minimal discomfort, and great patient acceptance, as well as stronger periodontium."
Apparently this Orthodontist is the first person in the country to be certified doing this procedure from Boston University. He has done 8 patients so far and 2 are successfully completed, the others come back every 2 weeks for adjustments.
Has anyone heard of this technique before? Any thoughts? If I could get the braces part done within 6-8mths, it would give me time after to do a few others things I need like a crown, whitening and maybe some bonding (?) to fix the chips etc.
Piezocision: a minimally invasive, periodontally accelerated orthodontic tooth movement procedure -