Using Technology To Decrease Treatment Times

treatment timesHow long does it take to address crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth? Fixing your uneven teeth could mean a serious time commitment. However, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can employ advanced technology to help decrease the amount of time correcting your misalignment takes! Find out how in today’s blog.

How Long Does Fixing Uneven Teeth Take?

That depends on a number of factors, including the patient’s’ age, as well as the cause and extent of misalignment. Also, the type of treatment we recommend is also a factor. For example, if a teen is wearing braces, this could mean up to two years for optimal results. Clear aligners for teen patients could offer optimal results in about 18 months. For adults, aligners could correct misalignment in only a year, and braces could take between 18 months and 2 years. While the results are a healthier and more attractive smile, for many this is a serious time commitment, one they may hesitate to undertake.

The Difference Accelerated Orthodontics Make

The treatment takes time because as we shift the teeth with braces or aligners, the bone tissue and gums need to reform around the new position of the teeth, a process that takes months for each major shift of the smile. Complete bone reformation could mean up to two years. Fortunately, we use Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics to significantly reduce the amount of time necessary to see optimal results. With the Propel® VPro5 device, we a small hand-held device is worn in the mouth for about five minutes a day. The device uses gentle vibrations to stimulate the growth of bone and gum tissues. The device is then easy to clean and store.

The Benefits of an Even Smile

How does an even smile improve oral health? Since a smile free of misalignment is easier to thoroughly brush and floss, this lowers the risk of issues like tooth decay and gum disease. Correcting alignment issues also improves bite balance, lowering the chances of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You also enjoy a more attractive smile, one that can instill confidence and leave you proud to show off your smile when you laugh or pose for a picture! If you have any questions about our orthodontic treatment options, or about the Propel® system, then contact our team today. We want to help you and your family enjoy optimal oral health!


We want to help you and your family enjoy better oral health and a beautiful smile. To learn more about fixing uneven teeth with technology, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in White Settlement, North Fort Worth, and all surrounding communities.