Understanding non-extraction orthodontics, or “Sagittal First Orthodontics”
At Dr. Bostani’s Advanced Dental of Burbank, California, patients can enjoy faster treatment times using non-extraction orthodontics through the Sagittal First Orthodontic treatment plan. Instead of taking almost two years to provide orthodontic treatment, this specific treatment is designed to achieve results much faster, typically within one year instead of two. Compared to the standard protocol, the treatment workflow ensures patients are excited throughout the process and compliant with their treatment recommendations. This includes wearing bands or certain oral appliances to provide the best possible results during the orthodontic process.
How is the Sagittal First Orthodontic philosophy different from traditional orthodontic treatment?
With non-extraction orthodontics, patients undergoing treatment with Dr. Payam Bostani and his team with the Sagittal First Orthodontic philosophy will find their treatment times much shorter, especially during Class I and II treatment. The Carriere Motion 3D Appliance can speed up Class I treatment by up to one year by using it before placing brackets on the teeth without the need for tooth extractions. Studies indicate that keeping teeth during orthodontic treatment can be advantageous in avoiding airway constriction and preventing sleep apnea. Further shorter treatment times mean better patient compliance and enthusiasm from start to finish!
Courtesy of Carriere Confidence
What are the benefits of non-extraction orthodontics?
- Standardized and simplified treatment
- More treatment options for the patient, including clear aligner treatment
- Increased conversation rates with same-day starts
- Shorter treatment time by up to six months to a year
During your initial consultation with Dr. Bostani, you can learn more about starting treatment using this technique to enjoy its many benefits for you or your child interested in orthodontic treatment.
What are the Different Types of Malocclusions?
Our team can evaluate your smile to determine the best course of treatment. But an evaluation must be performed to help choose the treatment best suited for your unique needs. During this time, Dr. Bostani can determine the type of malocclusion you have to decide on the most appropriate treatment option.
What Type of Bite do you have?
- Open Bite
- Mixed Dentition
If you reside in Burbank, CA, and are interested in learning more about non-extraction orthodontics or “Sagittal First Orthodontics,” Dr. Payam Bostani and his team can help you determine if you are a good candidate. Call (818) 918-5533 to request an appointment at our 1601 West Burbank Boulevard office. We are also open to patients in the surrounding cities of Glendale, North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Valley Village, and Sun Valley, CA, and we are currently accepting new patients and families seeking orthodontic care.
Before & After Results
This patient presented with a prominent overbite and a retruded bite (Class II) of approximately 4mm. Instead of multiple months of wearing rubber bands and trying to correct the overbite and retruded bite, I opted for Motion 3D appliances , also known as Carriere Class II Appliances (see progress pic), which took only 3 months to correct the bite. Motion 3D appliances also allow us to move forward without having to consider extractions to correct the bite. This patient achieved a Class I bite and an ideal overbite in approximately 11 months.