Dr. Frankenberry knows how some patients feel about the year-or-longer commitment to wearing braces. She is among the top-tier orthodontists who practice in an emerging area called “accelerated orthodontics” using systems such as Propel. The purpose of accelerated orthodontics is to reduce the time necessary to wear appliances like braces, retainers, and aligners.
Dr. Frankenberry will determine whether you’re a candidate for Propel in your initial, free consultation. Propel enables your teeth to shift more readily into their proper position. Using Propel will assist your braces and retainers in doing what they are designed to do, and that is to correct the position of your teeth and improve your smile. Think of Propel as a system that accelerates the straightening process by reducing the time you have to wear braces and retainers. If you’re a candidate for Propel, Dr. Frankenberry will first refer you to an oral surgeon who does the preliminary work of adjusting your gums and bones so that your teeth are easily moveable when Dr. Frankenberry fits you with braces.
It depends on your individual treatment plan, but using Propel can cut three to eight months off the treatment time for many patients, and for some patients it may cut the total treatment time in half.
Dr. Frankenberry and her oral surgeon colleagues work together to ensure that Propel, as an accelerated orthodontic treatment, is entirely safe. And be assured that even with an accelerated plan, Dr. Frankenberry will spend time monitoring your treatment to make sure you’re on track to a great smile.
For more information on accelerated treatment plans like Propel, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Frankenberry at Stone Ridge Orthodontics.
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