Thursday, January 28, 2016

Jarrell Orthodontics' Fact Sheet
Accelerated Orthodontic Treatment

Two new treatment modalities, in use at Jarrell Orthodontics, are now offering orthodontic patients who want to accelerate their treatment with options to do so. While Propel and AcceleDent both rely on the stimulation of the bone remodeling to speed up treatment time, one is a procedure performed in the orthodontic office while the other is relies on patient cooperation.


With Propel, micro-osteoperforations are used to stimulate the bone to remodel faster thereby accelerating treatment. Propel “Fast Tracks” orthodontic treatment by enhancing the naturally occurring biological effects of orthodontic treatment; stimulating the bone remodeling process thereby accelerating the rate of tooth movement and increasing treatment predictability.

Movements that were once challenging can now be completed to a more ideal finish, in a safer and truly more efficient manner.
·        Propel treatment is simple taking a few minutes chair side and is typically performed at the beginning or middle of orthodontic treatment at a regular patient visit. 
·        Most patients require just 1 – 2 PROPEL treatments.  Complexity and duration of the movements determine the number of treatments needed.

Propel is can be used with any orthodontic treatment that we provide, fixed appliances or aligner treatments. Described by patients as “very easy, painless, and super quick”, this exciting new treatment is helping us effect tooth movement and space closure in once challenging situations at a much faster pace than ever before.


While Propel is a treatment administered while the orthodontic patient is in the chair, AcceleDent, used by the patient at a time and place of their choosing, is a first-of-its-kind medical device that works along with conventional orthodontic treatment to accelerate tooth movement. It is a hands-free device, used daily for a recommended 20 minutes, during which patients can simultaneously carry out routine tasks, such as watching TV, reading or texting. Its exclusive SoftPulse Technology™ generates precisely calibrated micropulses to accelerate remodeling activity during orthodontic treatment. AcceleDent Aura has been reported to make the orthodontic treatment not only faster, but also more comfortable. It’s designed to be fast, safe and gentle.

The use of AcceleDent is allowing our Invisalign patients to cut their treatment times by at least 50% while those in traditional braces are seeing a 30% to 50% decrease in treatment time.

At Jarrell Orthodontics, our goal is to create healthy, beautiful smiles for our patients.  Propel and AcceleDent enable us to achieve our goals more efficiently than ever before.

Monday, January 25, 2016

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children should have an orthodontic evaluation by age 7, or earlier if necessary! Early Evaluation gives us the opportunity to intervene before a small problem becomes a big one. Dr. Jarrell can monitor your child's growth and development and begin treatment when necessary!

Call us today to schedule your consultation! 765.453.4261

Tuesday, January 19, 2016


You have had your child’s orthodontic consultation (at age 7), the orthodontist has studied your child’s diagnostic records and has recommended “two-phase” treatment.  If you have never heard of two-phase treatment, your initial reaction might be that he is suggesting that your child go through braces twice.  This is, in fact, not the case.  The purpose of this Fact Sheet is to explain Two-Phase Treatment and why it may be the best approach to treat your child’s orthodontic condition.

During Phase One treatment, an orthodontist is primarily concerned with creating enough space for the permanent teeth as well as establishing the proper relationship between the child’s teeth and jaws so that they work correctly. 

Our goal with Phase One is to:
·        regain lost space and correct crowding,
·        improve the front-to-back relationship of the upper and lower jaws,
·        correct the side-to-side relationship of both jaws,
·        prevent future extraction of permanent teeth,
·        improve esthetics by widening arches and eliminating the dark spaces that so often appear at the corners of the mouth,
·        provide good airway flow which eliminates mouth breathing that can negatively impact growth.

One thing is certain, a child who has crowding at age seven, eight, or nine years of age will have crowding at age twelve, thirteen, or forty-two.  Lack of space for permanent teeth does not improve on its own.  Once the issues with the alignment and growth of the jaw are corrected and the remaining teeth are in the appropriate positions, “Phase One” treatment is complete. 

Our goal with Phase Two is to:
·        move the permanent teeth into their proper or final positions
·        finish the tooth/jaw alignment begun during Phase One treatment. 

Most, but not all, patients who go through Phase One treatment will need Phase Two treatment.
Protect those braces and pearly whites!!! If you are active in sports- wear a mouth guard! Stop by our office to pick yours up! We have a lot of fun colors to choose from! #protectyourteeth #jarrellortho#mouthguards

Monday, January 11, 2016

Our pit pass cupboard is always changing!! We have some great items! Be sure to earn those pit passes to get some great prizes!!!

We just love seeing our patients smile after they get their braces removed!! Congrats Amy on your beautiful smile!