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Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment

What is Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment?

One of the most common questions we hear during patient consultations is: “How long will my treatment take?”  

Orthodontic treatment such as braces and Invisalign® work by “remodeling” the bone structure in your teeth and jaws over time.  Our Orthodontists know how to apply the precise amount of pressure, at exact angles, for precisely the right amount of time, to get the best possible results.  Orthodontic treatment and the science of tooth movement is an amazing process.

Reduce Your Orthodontic Treatment Time by Up to 50%!

Through the advancement of research and development of new technologies, we at 1st Family Dental are proud to offer our patients outstanding treatment results, in less time.

At our offices, our orthodontists use Micro-osteoperforation (also known as MOP) to speed up teeth movement during regular adjustment visits.  Normally, our jaw bones and teeth are built to withstand everyday forces such as chewing and external trauma.  MOP technology uses tiny micropulses that are directed with pinpoint accuracy to the areas of the jaw that need it the most.  These micropulses “tell” the bone and connective tissue molecules in the jaw that they are safe from trauma, and to loosen up and move along the direction your orthodontist has designed during treatment.

AcceleDent also uses Micro-osteoperforation (MOP) technology, and is available as a handheld device.  These micropulses are about 8 times gentler than the pulses from an electric toothbrush.  Simply hold the device over your orthodontic treatment for about 20 minutes per day.  The device charges with a standard USB port, and is easy to rinse and keep clean.  

These accelerated orthodontic treatment options can be used on any permanent dentition, meaning both teens and adults can take advantage of this technology.  Micro-osteoperforation technology not only reduces treatment time by up to 50%, but can also bring the added benefit of reducing the discomfort of teeth movement that some adults experience, as our jaws are fully developed and may not have the bone structure flexibility of a teenager.

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Amazing service provided with highly professional people. All doctors and nurses were very helpful in explaining everything and were very skilled. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

Andrzej B.

I have just completed a 16 months orthodontic procedure. Very happy how much of a difference it is! I can smile with confidence! A truly high professional dental and orthodontic services by First Family Dental! Thanks to Dr. Abboud, Dr. Williams and all the staff at First Family Dental and Midwest Orthodontics that showed a genuine patient care…

Sam K.

This has been my go to dentist location since I can remember. I recently took my mom again after her crown fell off and I just can’t rave enough about this location and the dentist that helped us out! If you want the old school family vibe-this is the place to go to. No rip offs if anything they work with you and make you feel comfortable.

Emma M.

My appointment today was outstanding, from being greeted by name by the receptionist upon my arrival, through the cleaning process by Debbie and the dental exam. The equipment is all top shelf and the treatment rooms are very clean and comfortable. I would highly recommend 1st Family Dental in the Burr Ridge Village Center to anyone looking for an exceptional dental experience.

Tony T.

I prepared myself for a life without teeth, and did not think there was anything that could be done to help me. I expected to learn to live out the rest of my years hiding my smile, and living with my digestive problems – until I found 1st Family Dental.

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Before I knew it, the assistant came out to tell me they were done and she did well. I was so relieved and happy. My daughter was happy and calm. I asked her about her visit. She now has no fears, and can’t wait for her next cleaning in 6 months.

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When I got home and looked at my teeth in the mirror, I was astounded with the job that Dr. Akhikar had done. The new filings were much less noticeable than my previous one. I couldn’t have been more satisfied.

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Henry B.

The staff was friendly and one of the assistants even let me hold her hand while the extractions were taking place! The dentist who treated me was very professional and made me feel very comfortable.

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This dental office has provided me the best care and treatment out of any dentist I have ever visited… I have made them my primary dentist because it has taken me years to find a dentist I can trust.

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