If you are getting ready to undergo orthodontic treatment, it is only natural to want to know how long it is going to take. You know that orthodontic treatment will be worth it once you are able to flash that beautiful smile, but you understandably want to know about how long you can expect to be on the journey to straight teeth and good oral health. If you’d like to speed up the process, consider treatment with Propel®.
Propel® is an amazing piece of technology that accelerates the speed at which a patient’s teeth move. It is available for the majority of patients who either use braces or Invisalign®. This treatment is performed periodically, and it takes very little time. During the procedure, a handheld device is used to put pressure on certain parts of your mouth. This pressure encourages your teeth to move. It encourages your teeth to move faster because it affects the biology of your jaw.
As a result of being able to encourage your teeth to move faster, treatment times are a lot shorter. For many people, especially for adults, this is a godsend. There are more and more adults who are using braces. They want to keep their teeth straight with the goal of remaining competitive in their workplace and correcting dental issues that they have had their entire life, but have never had the money to fix.
Although adults have better long-term vision than children do and although adults realize that using braces for a couple of years is really nothing when compared to decades of straight teeth, adults do get impatient too. Although most patients will still need to use braces for more than one year, in some instances, Propel® can shorten the amount of time needed for treatment down to months. This procedure makes using braces or using aligners more effective.
Of course, not everyone is a good candidate for the procedure. To find out if you are a good candidate, you’ll need to talk to our experienced orthodontist at Lach Orthodontic Specialists. He will examine your teeth, as well as what your desired end results are. Armed with this information, he can help you determine if the Propel® treatment is something that can help you get your braces off faster.
In addition to offering Propel® and innovative teeth whitening treatments, Dr. Lach is a top 1% provider for Invisalign® and the number 1 provider in Orlando, FL for Invisalign®. During a consultation at his office in Oviedo or Lake Nona, you can discuss your treatment options with our Orlando-based orthodontist. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!