Kotteman Orthodontics are proud to offer accelerated orthodontics treatments with Propel orthodontics to patients who are looking for an effective way to accelerate their orthodontic treatment. Propel devices work for most of our patients, and are compatible with traditional metal braces, clear braces, and clear aligner systems like Invisalign. Propel procedures are non-invasive and have no recovery time, resulting in bite correction that is faster and often more comfortable than with orthodontic treatment alone.

Propel Excellerator

Performed in our office, this chairside device works by stimulating the bone around your teeth, helping the teeth to move faster and more predictably to their ideal locations. By causing what we call “micro-osteoperforations,” Propel Excellerator creates a localized inflammatory response that includes increased blood flow and cytokine expression.

With a focus on increasing blood flow and cytokines in the areas of the mouth where you want to see movement, the bone remodeling activity also increases, which in turn moves the teeth at a faster pace. Put more plainly, this helps to shift your teeth and heal the surrounding tissues faster than they would with just braces or aligners.

Some of the many benefits of the Propel Excellerator include:


  • Treatment times decreased by up to 50% for many patients
  • Non-invasive alternative to orthodontic surgery
  • Safe, well-tolerated option for a wide range of patients and treatments
  • Available to both adolescent and adult patients

Propel VPro5

An at-home treatment, this removable appliance is worn in the mouth for a short period of time daily and delivers gentle pulsating forces we call “micro-pulses” to the teeth. These micro-pulses encourage bone growth and cellular turnover in the remodeling process, increasing the speed in which a tooth moves and responds to the forces being applied. This holds true with any type of orthodontic treatment.

For the best results, we recommend that patients use this device for five minutes every day, something that is easy to incorporate into your post-dinner or bedtime routine. When not in use, the VPro5 is plugged into the wall charger to recharge. The device can also be plugged in during appointments to recall the results so that orthodontists can track compliance.

Some of the numerous benefits of using the Propel VPro5 include:

  • Reducing treatment times by straightening teeth at a faster rate
  • Reducing potential discomfort associated with orthodontic treatment
  • Minimally invasive treatment that can be performed at home
  • Stimulates healthy bone regeneration and remodeling
  • Only needs five minutes a day for optimal results

Although Propel devices are able to be easily integrated into braces or Invisalign treatment plans for most of our orthodontics patients, the only way to find out if it’s right for you is to schedule a consultation with us by clicking here.