Propel — Orthodontics in Half the Time!

The orthodontics of the future!” — Dr. Jay Adlersberg

Propel is a brand new orthodontics procedure that can reduce the time you need to wear orthodontics by more than 50%. This treatment uses microosteoperforations to accelerate tooth movement and bone regrowth. In the words of one Propel patient, “the sooner I can get the braces off, the better!” With this procedure, the Sacramento Dentistry Group can promise just that — faster orthodontics.

How Propel Works

First your Sacramento dentist uses your orthodontic x-rays to determine the size of the existing gaps between your teeth. These areas of jawbone are the sites for the microosteoperforations. Then we feel the bone beneath your gums to physically confirm the information seen in the x-rays. After administering a local anesthetic to eliminate any chance of pain, the dentist uses the Propel device to make a tiny, pre-measured hole through your gum into the underlying bone. On either side of every tooth to be moved by your orthodontic procedure, we make one to three holes, based on the bone available. Any bleeding is minor and generally stops before you leave the dental office.

The Propel treatment then accelerates your orthodontic treatment by two means.

  1. The bone is now more pliable on either side of the tooth, making it easier for the tooth to move into the desired position with the orthodontics.
  2. The body responds to the tiny perforations by increasing blood flow. This stimulates bone regrowth in the space left behind as the tooth moves to its desired position, quickly restoring jawbone strength.

Treatment may be performed a single time or can be repeated every six to eight weeks. In the words of Dr. Cristina Teixeira of New York University, “by using this method we are amplifying the patient’s response to orthodontic forces.” As shown by clinical studies, these microperforations double the rate of tooth movement. Again from Dr. Teixeira, “we could reduce the duration of orthodontic treatment more than 60% with this minor procedure.”

Who Can Use Propel?

Everyone with orthodontics can use Propel! If you are old enough for orthodontic treatment, you are old enough for Propel. Microperforations also work with any type of orthodontic system. Patients with braces, Invisalign, Six Month Smiles and any other type of orthodontics who want to speed up treatment times can ask for the Propel process.

Ask for Propel

Safe, efficient and a very comfortable way to accelerate orthodontic tooth movement.” — Dr. Cristina Teixeira, NYU

If you are receiving orthodontic treatment with the Sacramento Dentistry Group or even from another dental provider, feel free to contact us for more information about Propel. No matter what orthodontic system you are using, Propel may be able to save you time and money by reducing visits, treatment length and the months you spend with your braces! Call us at 916-538-6900, visit our office in downtown Sacramento at 1105 E Street or use our website to make your appointment for a Propel consultation!

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