Fast orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic treatment is a worthwhile investment, but it is an investment of both time and money. At Salinas Orthoin Salinas, CA , we want to achieve the best result for each of our patients in the shortest amount of time. Although orthodontic treatment doesn't impact too severely on our patients' lifestyles, it's still nice not to have to wear an orthodontic appliance for too long.
That is why we use Pro V 5, a hands-free device which uses micro vibrations to speed up the movement of your teeth.
How do teeth move?
Teeth are surrounded by three key components:
- Gingiva - gum tissue that surrounds each tooth and provides a seal
- Periodontal Ligament (PDL) - a membrane that covers the bottom portion of each tooth
- Alveolar Bone - hardened bone that surrounds each tooth socket
Teeth move through the bone via a process known as bone remodeling. Force applied to the teeth causes bone cells (osteoblasts and osteoclasts) to mobilize around the root of the tooth in the periodontal ligament (PDL). This cellular response causes changes in the bone surrounding the tooth that allow it to move through the bone.
How do vibrations help teeth to move?
Mechanical stimulation, or vibration as it is also known, of bone has been studied since the mid-1980s to heal bone fractures and to treat osteoporosis. Studies have shown that mechanical stimulation of bone can increase the rate of fracture healing and bone density in long bones.
Vibrating plates are currently available to treat bone and muscle loss. These devices vibrate the entire body – including the head and teeth – and are used by patients for 20 to 30 minutes a day. Pro V 5 builds on the clinical beneﬁts of vibration to help safely speed up the rate of tooth movement.