What is Propel?
Propel is a system that is employed in conjunction with various other orthodontic device such as Invisalign or conventional braces. This particular technique promotes bone growth in the upper and lower jaw in a safe, minimally intrusive manner. Micro osteo-perforations are made to boost bone stimulation, which produces a faster, more precise and natural movement of the teeth. It has been particularly successful in young adults and teens because their bone growth is still active.
Orthodontic x-rays are used to identify where the micro osteo-perforations should be placed. These perforations make it easier for your orthodontist to help the jaws become more malleable, allowing repositioning and reshaping of teeth to happen. Blood flow is then sent in the direction of the specified area. This increased flow boosts tissue and bone-regrowth in addition to bone strengthening. Local anesthetic is used to reduce pain, and the process is accomplished in only a few moments.
How Does It Work?
In the Propel method a technique known as Alveocentesis is used, inducing alveolar bone growth in the maxilla and mandible, or upper and lower jaw. (The alveolar bone is dentistry terminology for the bone that encompasses your teeth). As your teeth move into their appropriate alignment, the bone has the capacity to adapt to the movement. A faster movement of teeth and tissues will occur than that possible with orthodontic treatment along.
Propel is becoming popular with adults with severe malocclusions that were not previously corrected. As adults, they can no longer generate new bone needed to accommodate their repositioning teeth. It is important to remember that healing for adults takes longer than young people.
Benefits of the Propel System
1. Appropriate for all ages
2. Decreased treatment time
3. Boosts orthodontic treatment
4. Painless, minimally intrusive and safe
5. Trauma to mouth and teeth is negligible
6. Enhances long-term overall and dental health
If you are interested in achieving a dazzling smile using one of the most innovative advancements in orthodontics, Propel may be right for you.