Propel is a new advancement in orthodontia work, designed to accelerate tooth movement. Used in conjunction with your orthodontic device, Propel can vastly reduce the time it takes for your teeth to correct their positioning. Our team at Pickens Family Dentistry wants to help you be successful, your dental health is our job. Starting with an evaluation, Dr. Pickens can help you determine if Propel is right for you.
Propel PatientsPropel is used for patients who are about to begin or are currently engaged in orthodontic work. This simple dental procedure can be done for patients who have traditional brackets and wire braces or for patients wearing clear, plastic aligners, or any other removable or non-removable orthodontic device (like Invisalign). With a simple, in-office procedure that takes less than an hour of your time, you can reduce orthodontic treatment by months, or even a year.
How Propel WorksThe technology for the Propel system is actually quite simple, we induce a response from your own body. Using your natural ability to heal, we create a series of micropuncture wounds along the gums of your teeth. Though this may sound unusual, studies have shown that in creating these serial micro perforations, your body naturally creates a response of increased blood flow, inducing the release of cytokine, which signals a response in the cells around the puncture wound and causes bone remodeling activity. This healing response increases the rate of tooth movement.
The Propel procedure is performed as follows:
The Propel treatment allows for a more predictable tooth movement with significantly faster results. Most patients are able to see visible results within weeks. If needed, we can repeat the process after 12–15 weeks.
What Propel Means for YouLess time, fewer office visits, less frustration. We can reduce the time needed for orthodontic work, taking months or even a year off your treatment time. This means that you save your most valuable resource, your time. We can give you the beautiful smile that you want in less time with fewer office visits.