Propel Orthodontics in Fresno | Fresno, CA. Fast-track Teeth Straightening
In our continuous effort to provide the best in orthodontic treatment for our patients, we are proud to offer Propel®, an advanced orthodontic technique that works with your braces or aligners to fast track your orthodontic treatment. This exciting technology allows us to get most patients finished in about half the usual time. While each patient varies, many patients can now have their orthodontic treatment completed in just months instead of years!
Propel works with the your own biology to stimulate the bone surrounding your 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 aligners and braces, offering complimentary consultations to all. If you would like to accelerate your orthodontic treatment today, then ask us about Propel!
Patients: Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who is eligible to receive Propel?
A: All orthodontic patients could benefit from accelerated treatment including cases where difficulty is experienced moving teeth, rotations or closing spaces. Patients who are on chronic steroids or non-steroidal anti-inflammatories are not ideal candidates.
Q: How many micro-osteoperforations are needed and why?
A: Where possible three (3) micro-osteoperforations should be made, however one (1) or two (2) can be made in tight areas restricted by roots or thin alveolar bone. Through scientific data, it has been determined that three (3) micro-osteoperforations are optimal.
Q: Is anesthesia required? What type?
A: Yes. It is the clinician’s choice as to what type, but commonly topical or local infiltration is used. There is no need to do a block.
Q: How often should Propel be applied?
A: Propel should be used anytime during orthodontic treatment to initiate accelerated movement, but only as needed.
Q: How do I know Propel is safe to use?
A: Propel is a FDA-registered 510(k) cleared device that incorporates surgical-grade stainless steel and is specifically designed to maintain its integrity. It is also optimized to deliver the smallest and cleanest micro-osteoperforations required to maximize patient comfort. It is packaged sterile and intended for one treatment disposable use.
Q: What is Propel’s FDA status?
A: Propel is a Class II, FDA registered 510(k)-cleared medical device.