Many patients shy away from orthodontics simply because of the time involved. Over the past few decades, however, there have been many advancements in orthodontic technology. One of those advancements is the development of Propel. When used in conjunction with orthodontic systems such as Invisalign or Six Month Smiles, the clinicians at Studio B Smiles have found that the use of Propel can decrease orthodontic treatment time by 40% or more. One benefit in addition to a shortened treatment time is a decreased risk or side effects such as white spots and decalcification caused by many orthodontic procedures.
What is Propel?
Propel Orthodontics is the developer of innovative orthodontic devices and orthodontic techniques aimed at dramatically reducing the amount of total time spent in treatment. The Propel System is a simple procedure that can be performed in our office in conjunction with your orthodontic visits. The Propel System uses a patented system to stimulate the jaw bones leading to faster bone remodeling with a high level of predictability. The Propel System can be used with many of the most popular braces systems, including Six Month Smiles and Invisalign in order to move teeth much faster than traditional treatments.
Does Propel hurt?
Great question! Patients report feeling little to no pain during or after the Propel procedure. Many patients find that the use of local anesthetic during treatment and the use of mild pain reliever (acetaminophen) after treatment makes Propel a pretty painless process. The goal of Propel is to move teeth as quickly, and painlessly as possible!
Is Propel more expensive than traditional treatment?
The total cost of your orthodontic treatment will vary, based upon your own unique needs and the condition of your teeth. Propel can be added to any orthodontic treatment plan for an additional fee. Most of our Propel patients will tell you that the cost of finishing treatment sooner is completely worth the nominal fee incurred by adding Propel.
If you are interested in learning more about the Propel System or any of the orthodontic options offered at Studio B Smiles, please call us at 480-860-0092.