Using Technology To Reduce Treatment Time

treatment timeYour Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist often employs advanced technology to help treat our patients. For example, we use technology to assess the cause and extent of your misalignment, and to design your orthodontics. We also use technology to help shorten treatment items. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics system.

The Average Time to Correct Misalignment

So, what kind of time commitment will a person seeking a straighter smile require? Well, that depends on the cause, and severity, of the misalignment. For some, their crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth could be minor. Others could have much more severe cases. On average, people using Invisalign® aligners to address misalignment need a year, although teen patients or those with more serious misalignment may need about 18 months. With metal braces, which typically address more substantial cases, we may need up to two years. However, we do have a unique technology that can lower the amount of time needed to straighten smiles!

The Benefits of Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics

The Propel® system involves a small hand held device that we send home with you. Each day, you will place the device into your mouth, and gentle vibrations will be used to ensure the growth of jawbone and gum tissue. After all, one reason correcting smiles takes so long is the fact that we must wait for the jawbone to reform around the teeth once we move them. However, this device, used only five minuets a day, helps lower the amount of time this process takes. The device is also easy to clean and store, providing a convenient method of improving your treatment process.

Starting Your Treatment

Ready to obtain a straighter smile? Then everything starts with an initial dental exam. Our team will use digital technology to obtain a clear and detailed picture of your smile, assessing the extent of your misalignment and choosing the most optimal treatment option. For kids, we may prescribe phased orthodontics, such as retainers and teeth spacers. For teens and adults, we may opt for Invisalign® aligners and braces with tooth-colored brackets. If you have any questions about the Propel® system or about any of our other orthodontic treatment options, then contact our team today. We’re ready to see you and will be following strict precautions to help keep you and our team members safe!

We Want to Address Your Uneven Teeth!

Advanced technology allows us to not only offer less visible orthodontics, but to shorten the amount of time you need to wear them too. To learn more about improving smile health and beauty, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Springtown, Rome, and all surrounding communities.