At Hometown Orthodontics, we make a commitment to introducing some of the latest, state-of-the-art technologies that have sound, scientific backing in treatment effectiveness and safety. Propel is a new system that we are pleased to offer our adult patients. Propel uses a patient’s own biology to accelerate tooth movement and stimulate bone regrowth surrounding the teeth. Patients will finish their treatment with exceptional results in less time and with fewer treatment visits.
Propel can complement conventional braces or Invisalign. The results show that tooth movement is accelerated by up to 50%. This means you can be in and out of treatment in no time at all!
How does Propel Work?
In both our Sudbury and Mississauga offices, Dr. Virdee will first take an x-ray to determine the space between the roots of your teeth. These are the areas in the jaw bone that tiny dimples, or microosteoperforations are made. After numbing your gums with a local anaesthetic (just like they do at the dentist), we use the Propel device to make 1-3 tiny, pre-measured holes through your gums and into the underlying bone around the teeth that need to be moved. Any bleeding is minor and generally stops before you leave the office.
How does Propel speed up orthodontic treatment:
- The tiny dimples, or holes that are made make with Propel make the bone pliable and make it easier for teeth to move into the desired position with braces or Invisalign
- The bone responds to the dimples by increasing blood flow. This encourages bone regrowth in the space left behind as the tooth moves to its desired position, quickly restoring jawbone strength.
With this minor procedure, orthodontic treatment time can be reduced by up to 50%. This technology isn’t new, as we have always taken advantage of bone remodelling to help with tooth movement. In fact, when a patient needs extraction treatment due to excessive crowding, we normally have tooth extraction completed just as we are ready to start closing space. Because the extraction spaces leaves a “hole” in the bone, the bone is more pliable and because there is increased blood flow to this site as the extraction socket heals, teeth in an around the extraction spaces move faster.
Am I a candidate for Propel?
Anyone who is a candidate for orthodontic treatment is a candidate for Propel. Patients with traditional braces, clear aligners such as Invisalign or lingual or hidden braces or any other type of orthodontic device who want to speed up their treatment times can ask for the Propel process.
Propel is especially useful for patients who do not want to go through an extensive period of time with braces or Invisalign. With PROPEL® Orthodontics, we can help speed up cases that may be difficult to correct so that you can be on your way to LIVE LAUGH SMILE with a confident, healthy smile.
Ask for Propel
If you are a patient at our Sudbury or Mississauga office, or even from a different office, feel free to contact us for more information about Propel. Propel may be able to save you time and money by reducing visits, treatment length and the months you spend time in braces.
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A faster way to straighter teeth. Find out if you are a candidate for accelerated orthodontics with Propel.