Accelerated orthodontics is a type of orthodontics in which one of the different types of braces is applied in combination with a minor oral surgery in order to lessen the time needed for correction. This procedure reduces the amount of time spent wearing braces from 2 or 3 years to only 3 to 8 months.
Before the braces are applied, an oral surgeon will perform a procedure in which the gums and bones are shaved and reformed to allow the teeth to shift into the correct place much more quickly.
The most obvious benefit to using accelerated rather than traditional orthodontics is the amount of time that you have to wear braces. This is especially great for adults who want to wear braces for as little time as possible due to their professional careers. Another benefit of accelerated orthodontics is that any type of braces can be used.