NEW YORK, New York--PROPEL Orthodontics, a developer of orthodontic devices and techniques, was featured Feb. 7, 2013, on a special segment of ABC Health News.
To watch a recording log on to http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/health&id=8982761.
The segment featured Dr. Cristina Teixeira, New York University College of Dentistry researcher and chair of the Orthodontic Department. Dr. Teixeira explained how PROPEL is helping to revolutionize the field of orthodontics.
During the broadcast she was quoted as saying, “I think this is the future of orthodontics. The challenge is to move teeth safer and faster and this technique addresses all of these issues.”
The PROPEL System is a three-step, in-office procedure that is performed in minutes. The PROPEL System is a patented treatment that uses Alveocentesis to stimulate alveolar bone in patients undergoing orthodontic treatment.
This stimulation increases cytokine activity that leads to faster bone remodeling and translates into reduced treatment time by 60% or more. In addition, doctors can use PROPEL to increase predictability of tooth movements, improve finishes in braces, and help eliminate the need for refinement with Invisalign.
Two of NYU’s patients who receive the PROPEL treatment were featured during the program--a high school student and a 34-year-old mother. The mother shared her excitement that her daughter soon will be going into braces, and will receive the PROPEL treatment as well.