The Propel System is used in combination with other orthodontic systems like traditional braces or Invisalign. This procedure stimulates bone growth in the upper and lower jaw in a safe, minimally invasive way by creating micro osteo-perforations used to accelerate the bone stimulation. This yields a faster, more accurate and natural movement of teeth. It is especially effective in teens and young adults, whose bone growth is still active.
Determining where to place the micro osteo-perforations is done using orthodontic x-rays. The perforations make it easier for the orthodontist to work with the jaws by making them more malleable, which allows repositioning and reshaping of teeth to occur, and they help send blood flow towards the specific area. The increased blood flow encourages tissue and bone-regrowth as well as bone strengthening. The procedure takes only a few moments and a local anesthetic will be used to decrease any discomfort.
How Does It Work?
The Propel solution uses a process known as Alveocentesis, which triggers alveolar bone growth in the upper and lower jaw, or maxilla and mandible. (The alveolar bone is a dental term used for the bone that surrounds your teeth.) As teeth shift into proper alignment, the bone is able to better adjust to that movement.
More and more adults are choosing the Propel System because of serious malocclusions that were not corrected previously and, because of age, they are no longer able to produce the new bone necessary to accommodate their shifting teeth. The rate of healing for adults is slower than that of young people as well, so Propel can assist in a faster shifting of teeth and tissues than could have been achieved with orthodontic treatment alone.
Benefits of the Propel System
1. Reduced treatment time
2. Procedure is safe, painless and minimally invasive
3. Negligible trauma to teeth and mouth
4. Promotes long-term health
5. Enhances orthodontic treatment
6. Suitable for all ages
Propel is certainly one of the greatest advancement in orthodontics and can provide you with a smile that will dazzle everyone around you.