Propel VPRO5 Orthodontic Device – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.
Propel Orthodontics have released a device VPRO5 ™ to be used in combination with orthodontic treatment, it can be used with labial (outside braces) of the metal or ceramic type, or with inside braces (lingual braces ) for instance of the win™ or incognito™ or Harmony ™ type or with aligners including invisalign™ . This device is very similar to “Acceledent™ ” which has been discussed in a separate blog in this series. It is suggested that this device may accelerate orthodontic tooth movement (in a non-surgical way).
VPRO5 ™ emits high frequency vibrations , that it is suggested speed up tooth movement by 3 possible means.
(a) Possibly through a beneficial effect on the bone biology.
(b) By facilitating the sliding of teeth along the orthodontic wires.
(c) By helping to seat orthodontic aligners .
The VPRO5™ is expensive €800- €1000, until high quality research shows that VPO5™ to be effective , I feel that I cannot recommend it to my patients.
This orthodontic blog was written by Dr John Buckley who is a specialist orthodontist at Clonmel Orthodontics in Riverhouse orthodontic practice in Clonmel County Tipperary, Ireland. They provide orthodontics to county Tipperary and the neighbouring counties of Waterford, kilkenny, Limerick and Cork , and beyond.
Dr Buckley has practised as a specialist orthodontist in Clonmel for 20 years. In addition to his orthodontic qualifications which he held before he commenced orthodontic practice , Dr Buckley was awarded a First class masters degree in Lingual orthodontics from the University of Hannover medical school (MHH) in 2012. This masters degree is directed by Professor Dirk Wiechmann who is the inventor of both the incognito™ and win™ lingual appliances. Dr Buckley was the first orthodontist in Ireland to be awarded this qualification. In 2016 he was accepted as an active member of the European Society Of Lingual Orthodontics (ESLO). To become an active member it is necessary for candidates to submit the records of finished lingual cases. If the cases are deemed to be of a sufficiently high standard then the candidate is accepted as an active member of ESLO. Dr Buckley is the first orthodontist in Ireland to be accepted as an active member of ESLO.