What Are MOPs? And How Can They Make Braces Or Aligners Work Better?

Allow the Brighton Dental team in San Diego to provide you faster and more predictable orthodontic treatment with micro-osteoperforations – or MOPs. Dr. Paige Woods and our staff are pleased be able to use a Propel Excellerator Series product that’s FDA-cleared for creating MOPs and therefore improving the results you get from aligners or braces.

While results vary, of course, you may be able to complete your journey through orthodontic treatment as much as 2.3 times quicker than with the orthodontics alone.


But What Is Or Are MOPs?

While it’s a big term, the idea is simple. Micro-osteoperforation is a technique that involves creating tiny “dental dimples” that allows for stimulation of bone remodeling. This means teeth can move quicker and more certainly in the way Dr. Woods wants until they reach the ideal positioning.

Please understand that the process of creating MOPs to improve your orthodontic treatment isn’t a long, continuous or repeated process. The process is done here at Brighton Dental and can be completed during a regular appointment in just a few minutes. Here are the 3 steps involved:

  1. We examine and evaluate the area to be treated.
  2. We rinse your mouth with Chlorhexidine (an antiseptic and disinfectant) and apply a topic anesthetic.
  3. We use a small device to create the MOPs in the desired area of stimulation.

Then you can go on with your day – right away.


Dental Dimples Could Help You

MOPs or dental dimples are a sensible treatment for many orthodontic patients – whether just starting your treatment or already underway. If the goal is quick results, MOPs can work with your own body and let biology stimulate the bony areas surrounding your teeth. We’ve found that most orthodontic patients are a good match for this smart and innovative therapy.

Why not finish faster with MOPs? Speak with us now and let us assist you in deciding if dental dimples can help you get better orthodontic results.



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