We all know the benefits that a lovely smile can bring into our lives, but what if we could obtain that smile in far less time? That’s exactly what the Propel system does. It is a revolutionary treatment that accelerates the time required to correct your smile through the restructuring of bone in the jaws.
Propel is a process that, when used in conjunction with other orthodontic treatment, can promote bone growth in the jaws. The use of micro osteo-perforations increase bone stimulation, making the jaw more malleable. This provides faster, more accurate tooth movement. The perforations also help blood flow to the targeted area, boosting tissue and bone regrowth and the strengthening of bone.
The procedure is minimally intrusive and takes only a few moments. A local anesthetic will be used to reduce pain. This process generally achieves better results in teens and young adults whose bone growth is active.
How Does It Work?
Propel works through a process called Alveocentesis which prompts growth in the alveolar bone (dental term for bone that envelopes teeth) in both the upper and lower jaw. The alveolar bone has the capacity to adjust better to tooth movement. In combination with other orthodontic treatment, teeth will shift faster than usual.
Many adults who did not receive corrective treatment when they were younger ask about this procedure. The disadvantage to an adult going through this process is that adult bone growth is no longer active, thus the procedure will require a longer healing time.
Benefits of the Propel System
1. Enhances orthodontic treatment 2. Decreased treatment time 3. Safe, painless 4. Suitable for various ages 5. Benefits dental health and general health