Will Accelerated Orthodontics “Propel®” Your Production?
Lately every dentist is talking about accelerated orthodontics. Given the current litigation in this arena, it’s a controversial topic indeed. There is no question that the research supports accelerated orthodontics in conjunction with aligner therapy and/or micro-osseoperforation. In addition, vibrational movements may or may not be effective in accelerating orthodontic treatment. The research is still not definitive for these appliances.
However, there are many questions still unanswered. I’d like to see additional, independent studies joining the two vibrational appliances (Accel Aura® and VPro5®) With a myriad of different aligners on the market, not just Invisalign®, how do these appliances affect the rate of treatment? What is the proper way to prescribe them? I would also like to see longitudinal studies showing stability and retention and relapse to see if these accelerated movements are stable long-term.
Accelerated orthodontics is certainly a game-changer. If one can finish his/her orthodontic treatment in half the time, why not use aligners instead of traditional braces? Combine that with the lower forces, decreased risk for decalcification, enhanced oral hygiene, decreased discomfort, and overall positive patient experience, and we have a clear winner for the future. Plastic is best all around.
This week, I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to sample a Propel VPro5. You can visit my YouTube channel to check out the three-part video review and unboxing series. I was really impressed with the appliance and based on my first-hand experience in conjunction with the research, I would recommend the Propel VPro5 to StraightSmile Solutions® clients and patients alike. If you have any questions about the product or accelerated orthodontics, please feel free to contact me.
StraightSmile Solutions is the future of orthodontic coaching. We are the first online portal to provide a doctor-to-doctor consulting service that will allow GP’s and their teams to access the knowledge and expertise of an industry expert, in order to enhance information sharing and efficiency in problem solving. I hope to revolutionize orthodontic coaching. As compared to other orthodontic coaching service providers, StraightSmile Solutions is a full-time business. We are independent and not run alongside a clinical practice. We commit our full energy to coaching, and YOU reap the benefits! We pride ourselves on lightning-fast service and responsiveness. StraightSmile Solutions is time and cost-efficient. Our services are available exclusively online. There are more than 128,000 general dentists in the U.S., but most have little or no formal educational training in orthodontics. Those who do seek training often have to resort to expensive and time-consuming weekend services. You learn on the job through trial and error, but those errors can be expensive and unfortunate for both patients and doctors. We aim to fill the gap in the market for quality and efficient coaching to provide valuable solutions for doctors and their teams, and subsequent positive outcomes in the quality of patient care.
About the author: Dr. Amanda Wilson is an Orthodontist and the founder of StraightSmile Solutions. For more information, visit www.StraightSmileSolutions.com.
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