Propel at Dr. Sajan’s Victoria BC Dental Clinic
Propel lets you speed up your Orthodontic Treatment (Invisalign or traditional wire and brackets braces) by up to 50%. It also reduces discomfort felt during orthodontic treatment. It has years of research behind it and is very effective. Dr Sajan is one of the few dentists offering this technology in Victoria.
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Propel has been used for years in orthopaedic surgery to accelerate bone healing. This same technology has been adapted for dentists to use in orthodontic treatment. Since orthodontic treatment moves teeth through bone, speeding up the process of bone proteins helps speed orthodontic tooth movement. Additionally, by speeding up the process, the amount of discomfort is also reduced. Although it is a seemingly simple device, it is actually quite sophisticated. It keeps track of how much you are using it and automatically turns off after the 20 minute daily cycle is complete. The device charges via USB which makes it easy to travel with.
Studies have shown that Propel can cut treatment time in half! Imagine being able to have a great smile and a great bite in just a few months.
Cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and available only by prescription from your dentist. This technology has been used successfully for years by medical doctors and surgeons to improve bone healing. The Propel is an updated version of this technology for dental tooth movement. It provides safe, predictable and comfortable orthodontic tooth movement. The amount of force used by the Propel is much less than what an average person puts on their teeth during a meal. This means that there is no risk of harm to teeth, bone or any of the underlying structures of the mouth.
Propel patients have reported reduced discomfort with their orthodontics. This means that orthodontic treatment will not only be safe and much faster than usual, but it will also be more comfortable than non-Propel orthodontics.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Propel?
Propel is an FDA-cleared medical device designed for faster orthodontic treatment. It is used for 20 minutes daily at home during orthodontic treatment, along with your fixed braces or clear aligners. A patient simply bites on a gel like mouthpiece and activates the Propel. After 20 minutes, the device will automatically turn off and you have completed your session for the day.
How does Propel work?
The Propel uses a mouthpiece that patients bite on and activate for 20 minutes every day. This delivers their SoftPulse Technology® which speeds up orthodontic tooth movement. This provides not only faster tooth movement, but many people report that their orthodontic treatment is more comfortable. Dentists also benefit from the technology, as it has also been shown to make orthodontic tooth movement more predictable.
Where can I learn more?
For more information specific to Propel, visit their website at https://propelorthodontics.com/.