Crooked teeth can have a significant impact on your life. When your teeth are crooked, they not only affect the quality of your smile, but they can also affect your oral health as well. You may be faced with an increased instance of tooth decay and gum disease, bruxism, and TMJ pain. Orthodontic treatment can help to restore your oral health and improve the quality of your life. At Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry, we can speed up your orthodontic treatment with PROPEL Orthodontics.
What Is PROPEL Orthodontics?
PROPEL Orthodontics involves the use of innovative devices and procedures to realign your teeth as quickly and painlessly as possible. With the PROPEL System, which can be used in conjunction with both traditional braces as well as Invisalign, to straighten your teeth up to 50% faster. PROPEL works with your biology, stimulating bone remodeling to help provide you with faster, more predictable treatment.
How Does PROPEL Orthodontics Work?
PROPEL Orthodontics uses a process called Alveocentesis, which makes orthodontic treatment with braces or Invisalign much more efficient. The process stimulates the production of alveolar bone in your upper and lower jaws. As your teeth shift into proper alignment, the alveolar bone can hold your teeth in place. The bone is also better able to adjust to your shifting teeth.
There are a few different ways in which PROPEL Orthodontics can help you to shift your teeth faster, providing you with faster results. One way in which this can be done is with a specialized tool in the office. This tool creates micro osteo-perforations, which aids in stimulating the production of bone in your upper and lower jaws during orthodontic treatment. The process can help your teeth to shift faster as well as help your bone to heal faster than with just orthodontic treatment with either braces or Invisalign alone. This micro-invasive procedure can be used for adults as well as for those with active bone growth, such as teens and young adults. PROPEL can be completed in the dental chair in just a matter of minutes, and there is no downtime. You can resume your normal daily activities immediately upon leaving the office.
Another option to PROPEL Orthodontics is a special device that uses high-frequency vibration. This device comes with a specialized mouthpiece that you bite down on and hold in your mouth for a total of 5 minutes once a day. The device ramps up to full vibration, which helps to get used to it. You can use it any time of day when it is convenient for you. This treatment is non-invasive and completely painless. The sensation may be a little awkward at first, but it does not hurt. You only need to bite down as hard as is required to support the device.
Benefits of PROPEL Orthodontics
There are many benefits that are associated with PROPEL Orthodontics. These benefits include:
PROPEL Orthodontics works with traditional orthodontics as well as Invisalign to help speed up your orthodontic treatment, giving you a healthier, more beautiful smile in less time. Call Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry at (623) 562-5230 today to find out if PROPEL Orthodontics is right for you.