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Conclusion
As the accelerated orthodontic market evolves and becomes a standard of
treatment, so does our expansion into
more difficult cases.
I've been using VPro5 for less than a
year, but I've seen firsthand the incredible
patient acceptance and compliance,
resulting in shortened treatment times,
coupled with potential retention benefits
helping ensure proper aligner seating.
With that said, I prefer to deliver MOP
with the power tip driver, immediately
addressing a challenging movement, or
for faster clinical results. I've refined
my protocol to include MOP in all four
quadrants coupled with high-frequency
vibration for five minutes per day using
VPro5, subsequently reducing the need for
refinements or supplemental techniques.
Current social norms lend credibility
to the desire for getting products and services right away, so waiting 12-18 months
for results can be frustrating to patients.
When people can get lunchtime Botox,
whiten teeth, and undergo some surgeries
in less than two hours, having long wait
times are barriers to orthodontic interest.
Reducing excessive treatment times and
removing uncertainty in quality results
will be one of my continual challenges
going forward in my professional career.
As our clinical hunger grows, I can
only hope this technology will increase
access to orthodontic care to more people
who really need it. Through knowledge
and clinical skill expansion, we can
empower patients to help remove stigmas
and advance orthodontics. Accelerated
orthodontics is quickly becoming a
cornerstone in orthodontics, especially
among adults who want fast and reliable
results. ■
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