How long are treatment times with mechanodontics?
In a study by 20 orthodontist with an average experience of 11
years, 10 patient cases were presented. Each doctor gave their
predicted treatment time of the case presented using
traditional orthodontic methods such as clear aligners and
metal braces. These predictions were compared to the
actual length of treatment using mechanodontics for
for each case demonstrated in the graph above. This study found that treatment times were reduced up to 87% (case 10) and
an average reduction of 70%. Therefore, signifying a significantly shorter treatment time using mechanodontics versus
traditional metal braces and clear aligners.
Will I feel any pain once the braces are on?
Although Mechanodontics uses the smallest bracket in the
market today, you may feel some discomfort in the first two
weeks as your mouth gets accustomed to the new system.
It is important to note that feeling discomfort in the
beginning of any orthodontic treatment is normal and you
shouldn’t be alarmed by this.
How is each tooth moved? A complex Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is done based on the movement of each tooth. On this analysis,
the arms are then chosen such that the optimal force is then given to each individual tooth to get it to its correct position.
Do I have to check up with my orthodontist regularly? The great thing about Mechanodontics is that you don’t have to go to your
orthodontist for adjustments on a regular basis. In most cases the only time you have to visit your orthodontist is to get the appliance
off. With the rare exception of a broken bracket or wire. Moderate to mild cases will only need one appliance whereas more complex
cases may need two appliances to finish the treatment.