Accelerated Orthodontics

Accelerated Orthodontics Specialist
Dr. Anishka Frankenberry’s goal is to help you attain a smile you can be proud of, but that takes time. For patients who would like to speed up treatment, Dr. Frankenberry has developed an accelerated orthodontic plan that won’t take years to complete. At Stone Ridge Orthodontics, located in Stone Ridge, VA, she sees patients from the northern Virginia area, as well as surrounding areas including Sterling, Herndon, and Reston.

Accelerated Orthodontics Q & A

by Anishka Frankenberry, DDS

Is there a way to speed up orthodontic treatment?

Dr. Frankenberry knows how some patients feel about the year-or-longer commitment to wearing braces. She is among the top-tier orthodontists who practice in an emerging area called “accelerated orthodontics” using systems such as Propel. The purpose of accelerated orthodontics is to reduce the time necessary to wear appliances like braces, retainers, and aligners.

How does Dr. Frankenberry shorten the treatment time?

Dr. Frankenberry will determine whether you’re a candidate for Propel in your initial, free consultation. Propel enables your teeth to shift more readily into their proper position. Using Propel will assist your braces and retainers in doing what they are designed to do, and that is to correct the position of your teeth and improve your smile. Think of Propel as a system that accelerates the straightening process by reducing the time you have to wear braces and retainers. If you’re a candidate for Propel, Dr. Frankenberry will first refer you to an oral surgeon who does the preliminary work of adjusting your gums and bones so that your teeth are easily moveable when Dr. Frankenberry fits you with braces.

How long until I see results from Propel?

It depends on your individual treatment plan, but using Propel can cut three to eight months off the treatment time for many patients, and for some patients it may cut the total treatment time in half.

Is Propel treatment safe?

Dr. Frankenberry and her oral surgeon colleagues work together to ensure that Propel, as an accelerated orthodontic treatment, is entirely safe. And be assured that even with an accelerated plan, Dr. Frankenberry will spend time monitoring your treatment to make sure you’re on track to a great smile.

For more information on accelerated treatment plans like Propel, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Frankenberry at Stone Ridge Orthodontics.

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