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12 Apr What is the different between mini implant drill and PROPEL Excellerator drill? Can they use it to do MOP and obtain the same results?

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31 Jan What is the cost of PROPEL?

The cost of Propel is unique to your doctor’s office and your treatment. There may be an added cost for the device(s) and doctor time to add Propel to your treatment plan. Talk to your doctor’s office to see if the cost may be added to your monthly payment plan. Faster treatment time subsequently yields to fewer orthodontic visits, so many doctors may subsidize some of the total cost of Propel....

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31 Jan What makes PROPEL unique?

All orthodontic technology, up to now, has focused on how we put forces on teeth with braces, wires, rubber bands, aligners, etc. However, tooth movement is based on how fast the bone remodels. With Propel, controlling the biological movement of teeth allows for more accurate, and accelerated, treatment. Doctors can strategically use Propel to target more problematic teeth and leave other teeth to be the “anchor teeth.” Propel was developed at New York University School of Dentistry. The controlled clinical trial demonstrating a doubling of the rate of tooth movement was published in the American Journal of Orthodontic in November 2013....

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31 Jan When should PROPEL be used?

A patient in orthodontic treatment can use Propel anytime during treatment – it is never too late to add acceleration. Your doctor may identify challenging or length tooth movements at the start of treatment and subsequently recommend Propel puncture and/or vibration. As orthodontics is a biological process, at times bone movement will slow down and we may not know why. However, the usage of perforations and/or vibration technology can be used to release these slow movements. Depending on the amount and difficulty of tooth movement needed, Propel perforation may be repeated several times during movement....

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31 Jan How does PROPEL MOP (micro-osteo perforations) work?

Tooth movement is a biological process. Orthodontic treatment works by applying a light force to the tooth (by braces, Invisalign, or other similar orthodontic treatments) and that force is then transmitted to the bone that surrounds the roots of the teeth. This bone that surrounds the roots of the teeth is known as the alveolar bone, and is very dynamic, or constantly remodelling. This bone remodelling increases when it is stimulated, or when force is placed on a tooth. The resulting bone remodelling allows the tooth to move in the direction of the force. Propel works by performing a micro-puncture to the bone, which stimulates bone remodelling more than utilizting orthodontic treatment alone. This “micro-puncture” can be thought of as similar to acupuncture. Research has shown that when both an orthodontic force and a micro-puncture is applied, the teeth move two times faster (or more). Accordingly, Propel uses the patient’s own biological functions to accelerate tooth movement. Propel’s alveolar micro-osteoperforation is incredibly targeted, making it incredibly ideal when there are a few teeth have challenging or delayed movement during orthodontic treatment....

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31 Jan How does PROPEL vibration technology work?

Gentle tooth vibration is a popular method that is being widely used to accelerate orthodontic treatment. For many years, scientific research conducted has shown that vibrations stimulate bone remodelling (which is the basis of orthodontic tooth movement). Propel works with both braces and Invisalign aligners; with Invisalign, Propel’s vibration device has an additional effect by better seating the aligners. When wearing aligners for orthodontic treatment, well-fitting aligners contributes greatly to the success of treatment. Propel’s gentle vibration moves the aligners to fit better than what is achieved by normal wear. Patients that use vibration technology typically change their aligners every 7 to 10 days, rather than the standard 14 days.   Well-fitting aligners additionally increase the predictability of tooth movement. At times, teeth do not “track,” or fit, into the aligners, which requires remaking of aligners, greatly lengthening treatment time. In addition to extending the treatment time, non-tracking aligners can also negatively compromise the quality of the final orthodontic result....

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21 Dec What are the BENEFITS to patients?

Take the challenge out of challenging movements Up to 50% faster treatment times with less refinements Fewer office visits Less time off work Less compliance required shorter treatment Shorter treatment means better hygiene ...

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20 Dec Why should I consider PROPEL Orthodontics?

Dr Spannahke provides PROPEL Orthodontics to help facilitate and expedite the orthodontic process, especially in adult patients whose avuncular bone can no longer produce new bone to accommodate shifting teeth. The PROPEL system will help both your teeth shift and tissues heal faster than they ever could with orthodontic treatment alone. PROPEL Orthodontics can also help produce faster results in patients whose bone growth is still active, such as in teens and young adults.   The PROPEL System uses a procedures called Alveocentesis to make orthodontic systems, such as Invisalign and traditional braces, more efficient. Alveocentesis stimulates the production of alveolar bone in the maxilla and mandible, the upper and lower jaw, so as teeth shift into alignment, the bone that holds teeth in place can better adjust to shifting teeth, An increasing number of adults are seeking the variety of orthodontic treatments available to straighten their teeth, A classically beautiful smile can improve your life socially, psychologically, and functionally, but at such an advanced stage orthodontically, adults can only hope to achieve growth and bone development through orthognathic surgery.   Many adults can receive orthodontic treatments without the worry of bone growth or development and still achieve beautiful results, but severe malocclusion, such as overbite or cross bite, may provide an added concern during orthodontic treatments. In addition to less bone development, adults heal more slowly, and their teeth shift at a slower rate.   PROPEL Orthodontics can help with all of these factors while on your journey to achieve a perfect smile....

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20 Dec What is PROPEL Orthodontics?

PROPEL Orthodontics provides innovative devices and procedures to shift teeth as quickly and painlessly as possible. The PROPEL system can be used in combination with current orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign and traditional braces, to help move teeth into their desired position 50% faster than teeth can move with Invisalign and traditional braces alone. Dr Spannhake is a PROPEL Orthodontics provider, so you can enjoy a perfect smile faster than ever before....

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