This is a fairly new technique, which utilises the inflammatory effects of surgery on bone to cause a rapid turn-over of bone minerals and create a lower density of the bone which enables rapid movement of teeth roots through the bone.
Cutting Your Time in Half
By combining limited surgical trauma to the bone with the more frequent orthodontic adjustments the treatment can be shortened by 50% – 66%. The benefits are shorter treatment times with the ability to enhance the amount of bone adjacent to the roots if needed. It takes between 1 and 3 hours of surgery shortly after the braces have been placed. The cost of the surgery depends on the extent of the surgery and the need of additional bone etc., generally it is between $2000 and $5000.
Dr Short is qualified in specialist techniques that can reduce the time needed for braces to work by up to 66%