Clear braces (ceramic), lingual appliances (on the tongue
side of the teeth) and invisalign (clear aligners) can be used to make orthodontics less
In the US, Lesley studied a technique of accelerated orthodontics
that can reduce treatment time up to 2/3rds (6 to 9 months) if the orthodontics is carried out with
gum surgery. This technique has the advantage of adding bone.
Lack of bone is a problem that can complicate adult treatment.
If there is a problem with jaw alignment or the profile,
orthognatic surgery can be included to produce a dramatic improvement in facial
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