Faster, more predictable treatment with MOPs
Airway and Sleep Group employs the latest technologies in accelerated orthodontics using High-frequency vibration, or Micro-osteoperforation (MOPs). This advanced orthodontic technique meets patient demands for a shorter orthodontic treatment without sacrificing the quality care.
Why use Micro-osteoperforation?
Micro-osteoperforation (MOPs) delivers results quickly and with fewer office visits. It accelerates the rate of orthodontic tooth movement by up to 62% using high-frequency vibration. MOPs can even improve patient outcomes with greater clinical predictability because it uses a technique that stimulates bone remodeling. This allows the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position. That is how this innovative technology gives our team a way to help patients finish braces or clear aligner treatment more effectively and efficiently.
The Benefits of High-frequency vibration
Research shows that High-frequency Vibration (HFV) with VPro reduces treatment time by up to 64%. And what’s more: it is convenient to use at a mere five minutes per day.
These two therapies combined with aligner therapy and palatal expansion are beneficial in a number of ways because they:
- Minimize treatment discomfort
- Increase case predictability
- Optimize aligner seating, and
- Reduce the need for additional refinement aligners.
Because patient comfort is key to a good treatment experience, the minimal wear-time helps with compliance and engagement in the treatment. The “soft pulsation” reduces orthodontic discomfort by releasing the pain receptors that reduce inflammatory pressure, for instance.
Addressing Botched Orthodontic Treatments
If you have previously had orthodontic work done, and have unresolved issues like:
- Temporomandibular disorders
- Headaches and jaw pain
- Intermittent jaw locking
- Improper arch width
- Narrow deficient smile
- Crowded malocclusion
the combination of clear aligners and HFV or MOPs can help. These treatments resolve a variety of issues associated with previous botched orthodontic treatments. You can see how maxillary growth and palatal expansion can solve a variety of issues that came about after improper orthodontic treatments in Case Studies by Dr. Ben Miraglia.
Propel® Excellerator® Series for Accelerated Orthodontics
Airway and Sleep Group is proud to offer the Propel® Excellerator® Series, Propel VPro+ as their device for accelerated orthodontics with MOPs because it is the first and only product line cleared by the FDA for use In MOPs. While patient results may vary, adding MOPs to your orthodontic journey will allow you to reach your ideal smile up to 2.3x faster than orthodontics alone.
Propel VPro+ can cut treatment time by up to 50%. That is why it is largely regarded as faster than other methods of accelerated orthodontics. The Series is the first and only High-Frequency Vibration (HFV) product line to support both active treatment and retention. It’s designed for at-home or on-the-go use.
The device’s features include:
- a convenient 5-minute wear time
- gradual and comfortable ramp up to full vibration frequency, and
- intuitive light notifications for easy operation.
This latest addition features a sleeker design, waterproof Vibration Device, wireless charging, compact travel case, and mobile app.
Accelerated Orthodontics with Simple In-Office Treatment
We can complete a MOPs application in a matter of minutes during a regularly scheduled appointment. Because it is performed in 3 easy steps, it allows you to get back to your busy schedule in no time!
First: Evaluate the treatment area
Second: Rinse with Chlorhexidine and apply an anesthetic
Third: Create the MOPs or “dental dimples” in areas requiring stimulation
Because it remains microinvasive, with a small perforation near the difficult tooth movement, it is more palatable to the patient while stimulating the maximum biological response.
Is it Right For Me?
Whether you’re getting ready to start your orthodontic journey or are already in active treatment, MOPs may help you reach your smile goals quicker. The MOPs technique works with your own biology by stimulating the bone surrounding the teeth. That is why, in most cases, you will be able to finish treatment with exceptional results in less time and fewer treatment visits.
If you are interested, contact us at 571-244-7329.