How To Shorten Your Orthodontic Treatment Time

fort worth propel treatmentCorrecting misalignment can help improve the alignment of the smile and your overall oral health. However, this does require a pretty major time commitment, often two years at least! But your Fort Worth, TX, orthodontist can help shorten overall treatment times, often by up to 50%, with Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics.

Following Instructions

Sounds simple, right? It is! One of the best ways to manage your treatment time is to follow our instructions. If you have a removable retainer or aligners, you should wear them as we instruct. If you have braces, you need to visit our office when schedule for adjustments, so we can monitor your progress and ensure you’re moving forward as you should. For clear aligners and some retainers, treatment could take about a year to 18 months. For metal braces, we may need around two years on average. This is because the jawbone must reform around the new positions of the teeth. This is a time-consuming process. However, we have a special technology that can help!

The Propel System

With the Propel® Accelerated Orthodontics system, we can sometimes cut treatment times down by 50%. The process is simple. We send you home with a special device that is worn for about five minutes a day. The device is fits in your mouth and is way to use, clean, and store. The device gently emits vibrations that help encourage the growth of bone tissue around the new positions of the teeth, so you see optimal results in a shorter time frame.

Starting Your Orthodontic Treatment

If you’ve ever been interested in treating poor alignment and enjoying a straighter smile, then contact our team to schedule a visit. Our team will then take a close look at your smile with advanced CT imaging so we can understand the cause and extent to your poor alignment. From there, we can choose the most appropriate treatment option. For some, we could use braces but instead of metal braces lifelike ceramic ones can be used to make them less visible. We also have clear aligners with the Invisalign® system, and for kids we can start treatment with retainers or teeth spacers. If you have any questions about how to treat poor alignment, or about the special technology we can use to limit treatment times, then contact our team today.


We would like to help you obtain an even and healthy smile by correcting malocclusion. If you have any questions about our possible treatment options and technologies, or if you would like to schedule an appointment soon, 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.