Propel Accelerated Orthodontics

propel-thumbsIn our continuous effort to provide the best in orthodontic treatment for our patients, we are proud to offer PROPEL, which “fast tracks” orthodontic treatments for both braces and clear aligners. This exciting technology allows us to get most patients finished in about half the time.

Two Options for Treatment

We offer two options for Propel Treatment…

  • In-Office Treatment
  • Home Treatment

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propel-inhouseWhy Propel?

PROPEL works with the patient’s own biology to stimulate the bone surrounding the teeth; helping the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position so we can reveal your new smile faster and in fewer visits to our office.

We provide PROPEL for Invisalign® and braces, offering complimentary consultations to all. If you would like to accelerate your orthodontic treatment today, ask us about PROPEL!

There are three models available, including a single use option (“Excellerator”), disposable tip option (“Excellerator RT”), and Stainless Steel reusable option (“Excellerator PT”). Click Here for more information on the Propel Excellerator line of products.

propel-awardPropel’s Excellerator Series product line is decorated with top quality recognitions for advancement in the orthodontic field, including earning the Pride Institute’s “Best of Class” award two years in a row.

PROPEL VPro5 is a single device used throughout the course of orthodontic treatment, from start to finish to retention. Requiring only 5 minutes per day of wear, the PROPEL VPro5 delivers five major clinical benefits, that help give patients the beautiful smile of their dreams.

More Efficient Aligner Seating

Properly seated aligner result in faster treatment

Relieves Orthodontic Pain

Just 5 minutes a day can accelerate tooth movement during the active phase of orthodontic treatment with either braces or aligners, reducing the overall duration

Fast Tracks Retention

PROPEL VPro5 accelerates the goal of retention, reaching stable occlusion by:

  • Increasing bone density faster
  • Promoting faster relaxation of the PDL fibres when used consistently in the critical first months of retention
  • Decreasing relapse when won consistently
Stimulates Bone Generation & Remodeling

PROPEL VPro5 aids in the growth of bone by restoring alveolar bone previously lost due to bad oral health

More Information
  • Click Here to download the VPro5 Product Brochure

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How do teeth move in orthodontic treatment?

Forces on teeth produce pressure and tension on points either side of roots, causing remodeling of the bone and therefore, tooth movement. Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts are recruited to remove and add bone on the pressure and tension side of the root. The process of inflammation is necessary for this to occur.

What limits the movement of teeth in orthodontic treatment?

The rate of bone remodeling determines the rate at which teeth move. As stated, bone remodeling is an inflammatory response to orthodontic force involving the signaling cascade of cytokines to recruit and differentiate surrounding cells into Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts. The rate of bone turnover is directly correlated to the level of cytokines expressed in the area. The higher the levels of cytokines expressed the faster the bone remodels and hence the faster teeth will move. The lower the level of cytokines (ie. after taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory meds), the slower the bone remodels and thus there is slower tooth movement.

How does PROPEL affect the movement of teeth?

Micro-Osteoperforations with the PROPEL device cause a localized inflammation where there is an increase blood flow and cytokine expression as part of this inflammatory response. By increasing the cytokines in the area of desired movement, bone remodeling activity greatly increases and therefore the rate of tooth movement increases as well.