Can I Reduce The Amount Of Time I Wear Braces?

fort worth propel orthodonticsWhen you have misalignment, you could enjoy a straighter smile with orthodontic care, which corrects uneven teeth in a period of about two years on average. However, is there a way to reduce how long you need aligners or braces to enjoy an even smile? In today’s blog, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist will explain the benefits of the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontic system.

Braces and Aligners

Misalignment has been linked to not only embarrassment for the individual, but a higher risk of tooth decay, gum disease, TMJ disorder, and bruxism (teeth grinding) too. To correct the issue, we need to shift the teeth into proper position. For children, we could accomplish this with retainers and teeth spacers to guide the growth and development process. For teens and adults, we may need to use braces or aligners. With braces, we attach brackets to the front-facing sides of each tooth, then secure a portion of an arch wire to these brackets with a band. We then adjust tension in the wire periodically to begin moving the teeth. With an aligner, a set of custom-made aligners are worn daily for two weeks. Every two weeks, a new set is worn to begin moving the teeth into better alignment.

Treatment Times

Metal orthodontics we tend to address more severe cases, which means treatment could take up to two years in some cases. Aligners are for more minor cases, and could provide optimal results in a year for adults, while teens could need around 18 months to see straighter smiles. Both options require a significant time commitment, which feel is absolutely worth it. However, our team is also proud to offer a unique technology that is designed to help reduce the amount of treatment both of these options require, shortening overall times by several months in some cases.

The Propel® Accelerated Orthodontic Difference

With Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics, we will send you home with the Propel® VPRO5 device, which is worn in the mouth for about five minutes a day. The device then gives off gentle vibrations that stimulate the growth of bone tissue around the new positions of the teeth. The sooner this occurs, the sooner your teeth continue their path to better positions and a straighter smile. The device is easy to due, simple to clean, and stores anywhere.

Ready to Start Treatment?

We want to help you enjoy better oral health by correcting your uneven teeth with braces or aligners. To learn more about the technologies and systems we use to help reposition your teeth, then please call Lake Country Orthodontics in Fort Worth, TX at (817) 236-7846. Our office proudly serves patients who live in Azle, Saginaw, and all surrounding communities.