Depending on the severity and type of your misalignment, you can expect your Invisalign® treatment to last anywhere from six months to two years.
Although Invisalign is barely noticeable to the naked eye, the treatment comes with a few limitations. For example, you need to be very careful about your oral hygiene during the treatment, and you need to take your aligners off before you eat. Also, you may experience some discomfort as your teeth shift.Fortunately, for people who want to shorten their treatment without compromising their results, there’s now a solution available: Propel®. Learn how our specialists at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics in Corona, California, use Propel to cut treatment time in half for both children and adults.
Propel is a treatment in which our providers make tiny perforations in the gum tissue. These perforations trigger your body’s natural healing mechanism, increasing inflammation and blood flow. This defense mechanism can be used to your advantage, as it increases the speed at which your bones are remodeled.
During your Propel treatment, you’ll lie down as one of our providers numbs your gums and makes a pinhole perforation in them.
You may feel some light sensitivity after the treatment, so consider avoiding spicy and sweet foods. Cold and hot foods may also make your gums more sensitive for a couple of days.
To ensure that the treatment works, avoid taking any anti-inflammatories, even if you notice signs of inflammation on your gums. Inflammation is a normal response in this case, and it’s this response that helps your Invisalign treatment work faster.
Along with diminished treatment time, you’ll also experience diminished discomfort.
Plus, Propel reduces the time you need to wear your aligners. This feature benefits not only children, who tend to be more impatient and are less likely to wear their aligners at all times, but also adults who may not want to wear aligners or retainers for prolonged periods.
Propel treatments aren’t limited to Invisalign aligners either. You can opt for Propel if you wear traditional braces as well.
If you’re looking to reduce your treatment time with Invisalign, contact us to schedule an appointment at iSmiles Kids Dentistry and Orthodontics in Corona, California. Good candidates for Propel are both children and adults who wish to reduce the length of their orthodontic treatment.