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Accelerated Orthodontics

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For Accelerated Orthodontics...Choose PROPEL® Call 509-735-7591 for your complimentary initial exam!

PROPEL® technology is used to accelerate any other orthodontic treatment method that you choose, including Invisalign, brackets, traditional metal braces or any other appliance.

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Introducing PROPEL® - The Fastest Way to a Signature Smile

Dr. Kiersten Week is using the very latest in orthodontics technology to reduce the length of time that her patients must wear their orthodontic appliances. PROPEL® orthodontics works by stimulating the surrounding gum tissue to allow your teeth to move into proper alignment up to 50% faster than traditional methods. While old methods may require patients to wear braces over 12 months or more, many of Dr. Week's patients who use PROPEL® orthodontics are able to take their braces or aligners off in under 12 months. This is important to be able to cut down on the amount of time needed to wear braces or other appliances. A shortened treatment time also speeds you on your way to reduce your chances for complications resulting from out of place teeth including periodontal disease, abnormal tooth wear, tooth decay and sometimes jaw pain and discomfort due to pressure from misalignment.

While speeding the alignment process, PROPEL® also accelerates the movement of your teeth in a very predictable manner so that fewer adjustments, and fewer follow-up office visits, are necessary. All orthodontic treatments benefit from this technology, including spacing, crowding, open bite, cross bite and more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Propel Alveolar Bone Remodeling
Forces on teeth produce pressure and tension on points either side of roots, causing remodeling of the bone and therefore, tooth movement. Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts are recruited to remove and add bone on the pressure and tension side of the root. The process of inflammation is necessary for this to occur.
Propel Regional Accelerated Phenomenon
The rate of bone remodeling determines the rate at which teeth move. As stated, bone remodeling is an inflammatory response to orthodontic force involving the signaling cascade of cytokines to recruit and differentiate surrounding cells into Osteoblasts and Osteoclasts. The rate of bone turnover is directly correlated to the level of cytokines expressed in the area. The higher the levels of cytokines expressed the faster the bone remodels and hence the faster teeth will move. The lower the level of cytokines (ie. after taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory meds), the slower the bone remodels and thus there is slower tooth movement.
Propel for Fast Braces and Fast Invisalign
Micro-Osteoperforations with the PROPEL® device cause a localized inflammation where there is an increase blood flow and cytokine expression as part of this inflammatory response. By increasing the cytokines in the area of desired movement, bone remodeling activity greatly increases and therefore the rate of tooth movement increases as well.