Most patients are looking for ways to make their orthodontic treatment work faster, which is why Dr. Mohammad Izadi enjoys using the most state-of-the-art techniques to help his patients in Timonium, MD. Propel Orthodontics is a simple procedure that can reduce orthodontic treatment times by up to 50%, and combines well with other treatments to completely transform your smile.
How Does Propel Straighten Teeth Faster?
Propel Orthodontics makes orthodontic treatment take less time by working with the body’s natural healing process. Traditional tooth straightening methods like metal braces or Invisalign slowly reposition teeth over several months, or even years. The Propel treatment stimulates the body’s immune response, activating cells that allow your teeth to move faster.
Dr. Izadi uses the Propel device to create microscopic perforations, also called dental dimples, in the gums and jaw. These osteoperforations stimulate the body’s natural healing response, accelerating the repositioning of the jaw. The device is a small handheld instrument that allows Dr. Izadi to place the dental dimples in precisely the right places. As the dimples heal, immune cells respond to the area and stimulate bone growth, which works in conjunction with braces or Invisalign to move the teeth faster.
Most patients experience minimal discomfort following Propel Orthodontics treatment. Once the local anesthesia wears off, you can return to your normal activities. We recommend avoiding acidic or spicy foods immediately after treatment, as you may feel some tingling or burning where the perforations were made, similar to a paper cut.
Who is Eligible for Propel Orthodontics?
Most patients who have braces or Invisalign are eligible for Propel. This natural treatment works with your own biology without the need for medications, surgery or any extra appliances. Propel works in the majority of cases, but every mouth and situation is different so the only way to determine if you’re a candidate is to consult with Dr. Izadi.
Propel Orthodontics in Timonium, MD
Dr. Izadi welcomes patients of all ages. Begin your orthodontic treatment by contacting our office at (410) 919-9806 or request a consultation online.