Robison Orthodontics is proud to bring you a wide variety of orthodontic technologies that can change your life. Whether you need to fix an overbite, prevent jaw surgery, or address misaligned teeth, there is something out there for you. One impressive option that can quickly improve your smile is PROPEL Orthodontics.
If you’re feeling frustrated with the length of your orthodontist treatment and want the process to move more quickly, then PROPEL might be right for you. PROPEL devices from Robison Orthodontics allow for a safe, effective process that can help cut the time of your orthodontist treatment in half.
Your experienced orthodontist here at Robison Orthodontics can use PROPEL devices to encourage the remodeling process of the bone supporting your teeth. The result? You’ll achieve a healthier, more comfortable, more beautiful smile faster than ever.
There are countless benefits to PROPEL solutions, and the system has made a groundbreaking impact on the orthodontic field.
Around 80% of orthodontics patients are able to successfully use PROPEL to bring them closer to their perfect smile. Whether you have clear or metal braces, you can benefit from using PROPEL as part of your orthodontic treatment.
While invasive dental procedures require an uncomfortable recovery period, you can get up and go right after PROPEL. You will also feel little to no irritation while your orthodontist is performing the procedure.
As much as we love seeing you in our office, we know that you want to get your teeth in better condition as fast as possible. When you choose PROPEL, you will improve your orthodontic treatment faster and with fewer visits to your orthodontist.
If your front teeth on the top extend a bit past your front teeth on the bottom, you are one of many people with an overbite. If you want to do something about this or prevent overbite, you are not alone. Luckily, PROPEL is a device for overbite and is an easy, low-risk way to fix excessive overbite. By stimulating bone production, which helps your teeth move, it can get rid of an overbite.
Some patients experience initial discomfort from orthodontic treatments like metal braces. Sometimes, those who use the Propel Vpro 5 find that the device helps to minimize this pain and makes the process of moving the bone structure more tolerable.
PROPEL offers a range of procedures you can use to help stimulate bone remodeling in your mouth. If you do not want to add more trips to the orthodontist to your calendar, you can choose to use the PROPEL VPro5, which is shaped to your mouth. You can use it for just a few minutes every day to speed up the impact of your existing treatment.
First, let’s start with the way traditional orthodontic devices remodel the bone to shift teeth into place. With the continuous, gentle, yet firm pressure of braces and other orthodontic devices, the supportive bone beneath your teeth breaks down, allowing teeth to shift. Then, the bone rebuilds precisely where it should have been in the first place, supporting your teeth in their new positions.
PROPEL makes use of cutting-edge technology to stimulate the bone around your teeth, speeding up the breakdown and inflammation process so the remodeling process can begin. The chairside device (Excellerator) creates tiny little holes called micro-osteoperforations (MOPs) in critical areas, prompting the bone to break down and remodel more quickly. In this way, PROPEL technology prompts your teeth to shift faster than if you relied on braces alone.
There are two types of PROPEL orthodontic treatments that can transform your teeth. One requires a brief visit or two to your orthodontist’s chair, while the other you can take home with you. After treatment, you can go about your day while PROPEL works its magic.
The PROPEL Excellerator series is a line of devices Robison Orthodontics can employ while you are in our chair. As mentioned, your orthodontist will create tiny micro-osteo perforations in a brief session. With just a few visits to your orthodontist in the course of a year, the PROPEL Excellerators will make for fast bone remodeling and a new smile in a flash.
The PROPEL VPro5 is a take-home device that you will be asked to bite on for only a few minutes every day. This harmless, pain-free device can elevate the use of aligners like Invisalign or braces by stimulating bone remodeling. Similar to the in-chair technology, the VPro5 has a vibration function that helps initiate the inflammatory response that stimulates bone remodeling.
Used in combination with Invisalign or braces, PROPEL helps patients finish their orthodontic treatments in record time, saving time, money, and often the emotional impact of having to undergo treatments for several years.
There are few to no restrictions for the use of PROPEL, which makes it one of your best options for making quick, effective changes to your smile. In fact, somewhere around 80% of orthodontic patients qualify for PROPEL treatment. However, it is important to note that it is not suitable for every single patient, and you should consult with us first before choosing to use this method.
For example, if you are very early in your treatment process, you might have to wait for some time to pass before PROPEL can be most effective. The prime candidates for PROPEL are those who already have braces or Invisalign working to correct their smiles.
As with most other orthodontic or dental procedures, it is important to note that you might encounter a little bit of irritation, swelling, or minor bruising in your mouth. We at Robison Orthodontics will make sure you understand all the potential risks and impacts on your mouth before you begin PROPEL treatment.
If you choose to try PROPEL Excellerator here at Robison Orthodontics, your orthodontist will first assess whether it is the best choice for your teeth. If you are a good candidate, our team will coordinate with you to set up a series of appointments to begin the procedure.
When you come to your first in-chair PROPEL appointment, you can expect a simple, almost relaxing experience. As with many oral procedures, your orthodontist will apply a numbing agent to prevent discomfort. Once you are sufficiently numb, your orthodontist will use the one-of-a-kind PROPEL Excellerator device to make the minuscule perforations that prompt an inflammatory response.
PROPEL treatments usually won’t take more than ten minutes from beginning to end. You might expect to have one of these appointments every one and a half months or so. After about a year of these treatments, you will likely see a substantial change in your grin. Keep in mind that many patients require even fewer treatments to notice progress.
To use the VPro5, you will need to connect the device’s oscillator base to the mouthpiece component that goes in your mouth. Then, keep your Invisalign in place, bite on the PROPEL mouthpiece, and press the white button on the device. The VPro5 will then begin to vibrate and stimulate bone remodeling.
Make sure to keep the same amount of pressure on the mouthpiece during the full five minutes of the procedure. Do this once a day to speed up the bone remodeling process.
Whether you choose PROPEL Excellerator, PROPEL VPro5, or both, you’ll need to follow a few key care steps:
If you choose to take home the PROPEL VPro5 device, you will need to follow a few instructions to ensure its effectiveness. The device consists of an oscillator and a mouthpiece. It also comes with a wall adapter, micro USB cable, and a charging case.
Be sure to charge your device by placing the device in the charging case and plugging the case into the wall. After a maximum of four hours, unplug the device. You only need to charge it about once a week.
It is crucial that you clean your PROPEL device after you use it to minimize your risk of infections. To properly sanitize the VPro5, take the mouthpiece off the base and rinse it with warm water. Make sure that it is completely dry before charging it again, and store your device in the charging case and keep it away from extreme temperatures.
If you have a smartphone, you have the option to pair your PROPEL VPro5 with the device’s mobile app. This is optional, but it lets you track your health progress, and it can share the results of your usage with your orthodontist. This can help keep all involved informed regarding whether you are staying on track with your treatment schedule.
While it is not common to experience severe oral discomfort after PROPEL, you might experience some mild soreness or inflammation. If this is the case, you should not take an NSAID painkiller like ibuprofen that reduces inflammation, as inflammation is key to the way PROPEL works. You should also be kind to your mouth after a PROPEL treatment and avoid irritants like foods that are sour or spicy. If you experience any pain or discomfort that is out of the ordinary, feel free to reach out to Robison Orthodontics.
Robison Orthodontics will carefully craft a timeline to meet your oral needs. In general, you can expect your schedule to look something like the one below. However, your personal PROPEL timeline will look a bit different, depending on your particular bite issue and oral health profile.
Before you can reap the benefits of PROPEL, you will need to consult with your orthodontist here at Robison Orthodontics. They will carefully review your teeth by looking at them up close and reviewing your x-rays. Using your records and an updated orthodontic assessment, they will design a detailed treatment plan for your smile. You will also have a chance to ask all of the questions you want about PROPEL so you can understand what to expect from the experience.
If the VPro5 device is right for you, you will get the device to take home and use alongside your Invisalign or braces. Your orthodontist can walk you through how to use the device as well as how to care for it. The amount of time you use it will vary based on your specific treatment plan, so you should speak with your doctor about precise usage details.
If you want to do in-chair PROPEL procedures, you will plan a series of short appointments here at Robison Orthodontics. Your orthodontist will use the PROPEL in-chair technology to make small holes in the bone under your gum to speed up the bone remodeling process.
PROPEL is one of the most low-risk procedures that you can encounter in the field of orthodontics, with almost zero recovery necessary. However, like any procedure, you will need to bear in mind that some minor discomfort could arise.
For example, there might be some swelling or a little bit of soreness after the procedure. Your orthodontist will prepare you for potential issues that you might face and how to manage them afterward.
Now that you know more about PROPEL treatment at Robison Orthodontics, review the answers to these common questions our patients ask.
Yes, PROPEL is completely safe, and there is minimal risk of any discomfort or irritation. Our orthodontists will also do an assessment of your teeth before scheduling PROPEL for you to make sure that it is the right choice. In some rare cases, some medications might make PROPEL not the ideal choice, but your orthodontist can help you determine what is best.
Many patients who wear Invisalign can take home a PROPEL VPro5 that gives Invisalign the push it needs to swiftly stimulate bone remodeling. You will charge the VPro5 about one time per week and use it for about five minutes a day. During your use, the device will vibrate, which enhances the seating of your Invisalign. This process aims to ensure that there are fewer gaps between the Invisalign and your teeth. In other words, it aims to ensure that you are on the right track for optimal treatment and that you do not have to wear the aligners any longer than originally scheduled.
Yes! One of the amazing benefits of PROPEL is that it can shorten the extended period of time that a patient needs orthodontist treatments. Wearing braces or Invisalign for just several months can seem like an eternity to a patient, and so when some people need them for a year or two, they seek ways to shorten the process. With PROPEL, patients can work to shorten the process without sacrificing the effectiveness of treatment.
Almost all orthodontist patients can benefit from PROPEL, but the ideal candidates are those near the end of treatment or those who are experiencing closing spaces. You are likely not a good candidate for PROPEL technology if you are on anti-inflammatory medications or long-term steroids. Make sure to notify Robison Orthodontics about any medications you are regularly consuming and any side effects of other procedures you might be experiencing, as they might interfere with your ability to use PROPEL.
At Robison Orthodontics, we aim to make orthodontic procedures as accessible as they can be. Your initial PROPEL consultation can help our team determine what the exact cost will be and whether your dental insurance may cover a portion of the cost. Our caring staff can help you understand all your options for treatment and answer any questions you might have about your PROPEL plan.