PROPEL® Specialist

DC Dental Spa

General & Cosmetic Dentist located in Washington, DC

If you’re interested in Invisalign® clear aligners but daunted by the time commitment, Propel® is an accelerated orthodontic treatment that can speed up the teeth straightening process by about 50%. At DC Dental Spa, Rex Hoang, DMD, offers the Propel system in addition to Invisalign. To learn more about this innovative treatment, call their Washington, D.C., office or schedule an appointment online today.

Propel Q & A

What is Propel?

Propel is an orthodontic treatment aid that helps you naturally grow bone around your teeth. This new bone pushes and encourages teeth to move into a straight position more quickly than they otherwise would. Dentists use Propel in conjunction with Invisalign in order to expedite the alignment process.

Is Propel dangerous?

Propel is safe because it stimulates bone growth by partnering with your body’s own biology. It doesn’t involve the use of any chemicals, but instead simply makes micro-perforations along your jawbone where teeth grow. These perforations encourage natural bone growth.

Propel products are also recognized for their quality. Pride Institute, for example, recently honored them with their “Best in Class” technology award. In 2014, Dentistry Today listed Propel’s Excellerator Series product line in their Reader’s Choice Awards as one of the top 50 technology products.

How does Propel work?

To stimulate bone growth, Dr. Rex makes tiny holes in your jawbone to where your teeth should move. These holes are called “micro-osteoperforations.” Your dentist makes these holes using a handheld Propel tool that features a surgical steel tip to give them a high level of control over perforation depth and speed.

What are the advantages of Propel?

The use of Propel can cut the Invisalign straightening process in half. The new bone that grows from Propel helps straighten all of your teeth, even the stubborn teeth that don’t want to move.

You’ll be able to have fewer office visits for adjustments and won’t need to use as many Invisalign trays with the Propel system. In addition, because Propel is minimally invasive, you experience very little trauma to your gums.

Another reason to choose Propel is that with it you don’t need veneers or implants. Instead, you get to keep your own teeth.

DC Dental Spa is one of only a select few offices that provides the innovative Propel orthodontic technology to expedite the Invisalign clear aligner process. For more information about Propel and to find out if it can help you align your teeth more quickly, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.