While the total treatment time of orthodontics varies from patient to patient, cases generally take similar amounts of time, with traditional braces taking up to three years and Invisalign taking about a year. There is now an option to shorten these treatment times using Propel Orthodontics, which provides innovative devices and procedures that can be used in combination with current orthodontic treatments to help treatments progress up to 50% faster.
The Propel System utilizes a procedure called Alveocentesis™ to make orthodontic treatments more efficient by stimulating the production of alveolar bone in the upper and lower jaw so that, as the teeth move into their new positions, the bone holding the teeth in place is able to better adjust to this movement. Propel helps the teeth shift faster and the tissues heal faster.
Orthodontic treatments for teens and young adults, whose bone growth is still active, normally progress more quickly than for adults. While many adults can receive orthodontic treatments without worrying about any issues coming up, cases of severe malocclusions, such as an overbite or cross bite, may be cause for concern. Adults have less bone development and heal more slowly than younger individuals, and their teeth shift at a slower rate. Propel Orthodontics can help with these issues and be especially beneficial for adult patients whose avuncular bone can no longer produce new bone to accommodate shifting teeth.