All About PROPEL Orthodontics

Post by: / November 8, 2017

Here at Cory Liss we know that your time is valuable, that’s why we offer solutions to get you through your treatments as quickly and effectively as possible. One of these solutions involves a system that could reduce your treatment time up to 60%! This amazing system is called PROPEL. PROPEL complements your traditional braces or Invisalign treatment and creates results faster and more predictably.  

What is Propel Orthodontics?

By working with your biology, instead of against it, PROPEL encourages tooth movement by stimulating the bone surrounding your teeth. Not only does this make your teeth shift faster, but your orthodontist will be better able to predict exactly where those teeth are going. Your treatment won’t have to be a guessing game anymore, but rather an exercise in precision.

How Does the Propel System Work?

Sounds magical, doesn’t it? Well there’s a bit more science behind the procedure than just waving a magic wand. The wand, in this process, is the PROPEL device. This is the device that is going to create micro osteo-perforations in your mouth. Think tiny perforations so small that you can’t see them with the naked eye. The best part is that you won’t be able to feel them either. Before we begin, we will numb your gums, so you won’t experience any pain during the process.

The inflammation caused by the device actually increases the production of cytokine, cell-signalling proteins, which in turn speeds up bone remodelling and allows your teeth to move faster. This process is similar to the way that bodybuilders lift heavy weights which cause micro tears in their muscles. Their body then sends in proteins to rebuild the muscle even stronger than it was before. Our bodies are incredible, and by tapping into our own biology, we can achieve incredible things!

Am I Eligible for Propel Orthodontics?

One of the biggest concerns that our patients have is pain and discomfort after the treatment. Fortunately, the procedure is so minimal that you will be able to return to your normal day right after we are done in the clinic. We make it one of our biggest priorities to ensure that the process is as painless as possible. If you have Invisalign or traditional braces, you are probably eligible for PROPEL orthodontics. In fact, nearly 80% of patients receiving orthodontic treatment are! That being said, your case will be dependent upon your unique needs. So if you’re interested in a shorter treatment time and fewer visits to our Calgary dental clinic, it might be high time that you consider PROPEL. Don’t wait until your treatment is done, satisfy your curiosity and find out whether or not PROPEL orthodontics can be a solution for you, give us a call today!