Propel Shortens Orthodontic Treatment Time
There have been many advances in orthodontic treatments in recent years, but few can shorten the length of your treatment time. Dr. L. Douglas Knight is pleased to announce that Knight Orthodontics now offers a treatment that uses your body’s own healing mechanisms to speed up the pace of orthodontic treatments, so your new smile can emerge even faster!
The Propel system is a complement to any form of orthodontics, which can work with both traditional braces as well as clear aligner systems. There are two components to Propel, the VPro5tm and the Excelleratortm. Both of these treatments require a very short time commitment from patients, and can result in drastically reduced treatment periods. Your teeth will shift into more optimal positions faster, and get you to your smile goals in record time.
This treatment is a small device you use for just five minutes a day, at your convenience. The VPro5tm consists of a mouthpiece and oscillator, which delivers high frequency vibrations to increase blood flow to the areas surrounding your orthodontic work. It jump-starts your body’s healing processes, to get your teeth moving and stabilized in their more ideal positions. The best part about the VPro5tm is that is can reduce your orthodontic treatment time by up to 40 percent with regular daily use.
To use the VPro5tm:
- Connect mouthpiece to oscillator base.
- Bite down on the mouthpiece when vibration is at its peak.
- Continue to bite down as you wear the device for 5 minutes.
- Rinse the mouthpiece when finished.
This system is small, low maintenance, and is easily portable. Use it when you travel or when relaxing at home. Because the oscillator base is a charged device, you don’t need to be near an electrical source to make it work. With regular use, your mouth will feel better during treatment and reveal a beautiful new smile sooner than you expected!
This treatment is a chair-side service that speeds up orthodontic treatments by stimulating the body’s biological inflammatory response. Small Propel drivers perform a procedure called micro-osteoperforation (MOP) to incite faster bone remodeling and accelerated movement of the teeth.
MOP is performed in Dr. Knight’s office, using a local anesthetic and can take only a short period of time. The best part of this complementary treatment is that it is only required once or twice during your orthodontic treatment to give you maximum benefits. The procedure can be performed during your routine appointments, since it only takes a few extra minutes.
As a result of this easy treatment, your orthodontic treatment will move at a faster pace. For example, Propel Excelleratortm has been known to allow Invisalign patients to change their aligner trays in only 3-7 days, rather than 14 days. That’s a 50-80 percent reduction in treatment time.
Ask Dr. Knight About Propel Today
At Knight Orthodontics, we love what can be accomplished with orthodontic treatments, but we know our patients don’t love wearing them. Propel treatments can help you complete your treatment plan faster, so your new smile can emerge. If you are interested in learning more about Propel or about any of our orthodontic services, schedule a consultation with Dr. Knight. We will discuss your options with you, and determine whether Propel is right for you. Call our office at (502) 327-6453 (Louisville) or (270) 351-5151 (Radcliff), or schedule an appointment online.