There’s no doubt orthodontic treatment yields plenty of benefits, both cosmetically and in terms of better oral health. Yet many people still balk at the idea of wearing braces for two years (or longer).

Fortunately, today there’s another option: accelerated orthodontics. This advanced process uses cutting-edge techniques to shorten treatment time, so you can enjoy your beautiful new smile in under a year.

At Constant and Contro Orthodontics, in Cupertino, California, our team offers accelerated orthodontic treatment for patients who want to enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth in less time. Here, learn more about this innovative technique and how to tell if it’s right for you.

Understanding accelerated orthodontics

Accelerated orthodontics works in combination with traditional braces to move your teeth into their ideal positions more quickly. More rapid treatment time has made accelerated orthodontics especially popular among adult patients.

Our team offers the latest technology and techniques to support accelerated orthodontics, including AcceleDent®, PROPEL® Alveocentesis™, and micro-osteoperforation (MOPs).


AcceleDent uses a special device that attaches to your braces. When turned on, this device applies tiny vibrations to your teeth, stimulating more rapid tooth movement. The AcceleDent device is worn each day for at least 20 minutes or as long as our team prescribes.

PROPEL Alveocentesis

During orthodontics, your jawbone and teeth roots are continually shifting and remodeling to support your teeth as they move into their new positions. PROPEL uses a proprietary technique to speed up that process, helping your teeth move and stabilize more quickly.


MOPs also helps promote more rapid bone remodeling, but it uses a slightly different technique. In this approach, your orthodontist applies gentle force to your teeth during your office visits. This force promotes underlying activity in your bones and teeth, supporting faster remodeling and tooth movement.

Accelerated orthodontics: Best candidates

Accelerated orthodontics are used when skeletal growth is complete. That means they can be a good solution for adults and older teens, while preteens wouldn’t be good candidates.

Patients should also have healthy gums and teeth. Because accelerated orthodontics applies varying degrees of strain to “speed up” the teeth-straightening process, healthy gums and teeth are necessary for supporting that strain and the subsequent movements of your teeth.

Our team uses accelerated orthodontics to treat an array of issues, including:

  • Crooked and overlapping teeth
  • Crowding
  • Gapped teeth and similar spacing issues
  • Overbite, crossbite, and open bite
  • Jaw alignment issues

However, depending on the severity of your underlying issues, accelerated treatment might not be the ideal choice for helping you achieve optimal results.

Finally, accelerated orthodontics typically involves more complex routines than traditional braces that only require occasional adjustments by our team.

To enjoy the benefits of accelerated treatment, you must be ready to adhere to your treatment routine, including frequent office visits. Even minor deviations from your treatment plan can result in progress delays and longer treatment times.

Learn more about accelerated orthodontics

Faster treatment doesn’t just mean less time wearing braces and fewer office visits — it also means cost savings. And of course, you’ll get to enjoy the benefits of straighter teeth a lot earlier.

To learn more about accelerated orthodontics and whether it’s a good choice for your beautiful smile, request an appointment online or over the phone with our team at Constant and Contro Orthodontics today.

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