Correcting your uneven teeth could be a serious time commitment, especially if you have serious misalignment. However, your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can actually reduce the overall treatment time with the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics. In today’s blog, we’re going to explain how this unique system helps you gain straighter smiles faster.
The Process of Repositioning Your Teeth
First, let’s talk about how we correct uneven smiles. For those with more severe cases of misalignment, we may suggest braces. We place a bracket onto the front side of each tooth, and connect a portion of an arch wire to them with a band. As we adjust the tension in the wire during periodic visits, we move the teeth into optimal positions. To make them less visible, we create the brackets from ceramic, which we color-match to your teeth. Invisalign® could also offer even smiles, and does so without the use of wires or brackets at all! Instead, we create a series of clear aligners, each set gradually and gently repositioning the teeth.
The Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics System
Treatment time varies, depending on how well you follow the orthodontist’s instructions and the severity of your misalignment. With braces, treatment could take about two years. Clear aligners could offer straighter smiles in about a year, but could take up to 18 months for teens. However, with Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics the process could take less time!
When we move teeth, the bone tissue and gums need to reform around the new positions to secure the smile. The Propel® VPro5 device accomplishes this with gentle vibrations that stimulate the growth of bone tissue. The device is small and worn in the mouth for about five minutes a day. The device is super easy to use, clean, and store, and could significantly reduce how long you need braces or aligners. For some, the treatment time could be cut in half!
How an Even Smile Benefits Your Oral Health
When we reposition your smile, we help lower the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as your smile is now easier to brush and floss. Improved bite balance also means a reduced risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding), two disorders linked to headaches, jaw pain, and even damaged teeth! If you have any questions about our aligners, tooth-colored brackets, or the Propel® system, then please contact our team today.
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We’re ready to help reduce how long you need to wear braces or aligners. To learn more about how we straighten smiles of all ages, 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.