Can We Shorten Treatment Times With Technology?

fort worth accelerated orthodonticsSeeking treatment to correct your misalignment can be beneficial for both the health and beauty of your smile. However, this can also be a major time commitment! But what if your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist could shorten treatment times with advanced technology? In today’s blog, we’re talking about Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics.

How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?

That depends on a number of different factors. For example, if you’re wearing traditional braces, this could be because you have a more advanced case of misalignment. Treatment times could take as long as two years to properly reposition the teeth. But don’t worry, to make them more esthetically-pleasing, we use ceramic brackets instead of metal, which reduces the visibility of braces. For treatment with the Invisalign® system, which often addresses less severe misalignment, care could take about a year for adults, and up to 18 months for teens, as their smiles are still growing and developing. Of course, factors like the severity of misalignment and whether orthodontics are worn as prescribed could impact the treatment time.

The Propel® System

The time commitment is worth it, because you not only obtain a beautiful smile at the end of your treatment but you have a healthier one too! Straighter teeth lower the risk of everything from tooth decay and gum disease to TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). However, we do have a unique piece of technology that could reduce treatment times, and even cut them in half for qualifying patients. The Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics system lowers the time required because this system helps encourage the growth of bone tissue around the new positions of your teeth, which is a major component of the lengthy treatment time. Instead of waiting on your smile, you will wear a small device in your mouth for five minutes a day. The device emits gentle vibrations to stimulate the growth of bone tissue, and is easy to clean and store.

Getting Started

Now that you know one option for a reduced treatment time, would you like to discuss orthodontic treatment for you or a member of your family? Starting treatment now let’s you use any remaining dental insurance benefits or health savings funds before they expire at the end of December. You can also start treatment time to get ahead of the hectic holiday season, which always leads to a busy schedule.


Our team is ready to help you correct your smile with orthodontic systems like Invisalign®. To learn more about how we reduce treatment times, 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. An even smile in 2022 is possible for every member of your family, and we’re ready to help!