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The Pros and Cons Of Propel Accelerated Treatment

The Pros and Cons Of Propel Accelerated Treatment
Posted on 12/18/2017

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With so many advancements in the world of orthodontics over the past decade, patients now have more choices than ever when it comes to their treatment. At Choonara Orthodontics, we’re all about giving our patients many options for improving their smiles, which includes Invisalign and several types of braces. But that’s not all! We also want our patients to earn a beautiful smile faster than ever, which is why we offer Propel Accelerated Orthodontics, to shorten treatment times and give patients the smile of their dreams faster than ever!

Propel Works With Braces or Invisalign!

Instead of relying only on the Invisalign aligners or braces to move the teeth, Dr. Choonara can stimulate the bone around the teeth to move the teeth faster than what braces or aligners can do alone. With Propel, it’s possible to reduce the time spent in treatment by approximately 50 percent.

The Propel procedure involves making tiny micro-pierces in the jawbone near each tooth where advanced movement is desired, using a special one-time-use device. This gentle procedure only takes a few minutes to complete. Propel works with the body’s natural biology to speed up tooth movement for faster treatment and fewer office visits.

Below we’ve put together some of the pros and cons of Propel to help you decide if this treatment option is right for you.


  • Can be used with both braces & Invisalign

  • Safe, effective & fast procedure

  • Can dramatically reduce treatment time

  • Fewer orthodontic appointments

  • Gentle procedure with minimal discomfort and zero recovery time


  • Not suitable for patients with complicated alignment issues & bites

  • Adds to the overall cost of treatment and is not covered by insurance

  • Risk of infection (although it’s very minimal)

  • Slight discomfort when the procedure is done

If your treatment plan is straightforward and are willing to make the extra investment, Propel may help you achieve your dream smile even faster. If not, traditional orthodontics with braces or Invisalign will still give you the great results, assuming you stay on track with treatment and follow Dr. Choonara’s instructions.

Questions? Contact Your Local Johannesburg Orthodontist

If you have any questions about Propel or any of the treatments we offer here at Choonara Orthodontics, please get in touch with us. We’re here to serve you and will do our best to answer all your questions! If you’re ready to get started improving your smile, please request your complimentary consultation today. We’re proud to serve patients throughout South Africa, in Johannesburg, Randburg, Midrand and Sandton. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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