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What is PROPEL® Orthodontics? Our St. Mary’s County Experts Explain

For anyone told they need braces, the first question asked is typically, “How long do they need to stay on?” Long gone are the days of headgear and heavy-duty appliances as a new wave of accelerated orthodontics, known as PROPEL® orthodontics, is taking the industry by storm, promising less painful tooth correction in half the time.

What Is PROPEL®?

The PROPEL® system is an advanced, micro-invasive technique used to accelerate the formation and remodeling of the alveolar bone that supports the teeth. These innovative procedures and devices can be used in combination with Invisalign®, traditional braces, and other orthodontic treatments, to shift teeth into their desired position 50% to 60% faster than teeth can move with Invisalign® and traditional braces alone.

Why Should I Consider PROPEL® Orthodontics?

Alveocentesis, the clinically tested technique performed in PROPEL® treatments, stimulates the development of alveolar bone in orthodontic patients. This technique makes the bones more malleable, making it easier to for Invisalign® and traditional braces to shift teeth into their ideal positions. The tiny holes in the bone made by the PROPEL® system take advantage of the body’s natural healing response to introduce greater blood flow to the treatment area. As such, the periodontal bones are stimulated to regrow at much faster rates in areas where teeth have recently shifted and left an open gap. By restoring the strength of the jawline, the treatment time is cut in half as teeth move at twice the normal rate.

Through the use of PROPEL® orthodontics, Sequence Orthodontics can:

  • Reduce your orthodontic treatment time by 50%
  • Accelerate the shifting of teeth
  • Stimulate development of alveolar bone

How is the PROPEL® Treatment Performed?

PROPEL® is innovative in that it can target specific teeth or areas without treating the entire mouth at once. As such, treatment takes only a few minutes, causes little to no pain or discomfort, and requires no downtime. After the procedure, patients are free to return to their daily activities.

Does PROPEL® Hurt?

In most studies, patients have experienced little to no pain and discomfort. Most patients can be treated comfortably through the use of topical gels and other pain relievers, but the use of local anesthetic during treatment is also available to those who need it. The goal of PROPEL® is to shift teeth as rapidly and painlessly as possible.

If you are interested in learning more about PROPEL® orthodontics or scheduling an appointment, contact Sequence Orthodontics today. Sequence Orthodontics offers PROPEL® treatments to those in Waldorf, MD areas. Call our office today to begin your journey to a brand new smile.