No matter how badly you’d like straighter teeth, it can be daunting to imagine yourself in braces for 18-24 months. Fortunately, advancements in orthodontic care have made that kind of treatment a thing of the past.
At DC Dental Spa, Rex Hoang, DMD, relies on the proven success of the Invisalign® teeth straightening system. And when combined with Propel®, it can speed up the process by 50%.
Getting straighter teeth with Invisalign
You’ve probably heard of the Invisalign system by now. This innovative orthodontic system has improved more than 6 million smiles, and that number includes 1.4 million teenagers!
The Invisalign system is simple. Clear, removable aligners are used to straighten your teeth. You wear custom-made aligners for 20-22 hours each day, only removing them to eat, drink, or brush your teeth. Every week or so, you switch to a new set of slightly adjusted aligners, and by the time you get to your last set, your teeth are in their proper positions.
Not only does Invisalign provide a more comfortable and virtually invisible teeth-straightening solution, but it also works more quickly than traditional braces. And, Invisalign works even faster when combined with Propel accelerated orthodontic treatments.
You don’t have to wait for results with Propel
Propel is a unique orthodontic treatment that helps straighten your teeth by promoting new bone growth in your mouth.
During your treatment, Dr. Hoang uses the special Propel handheld tool to make tiny holes in your jawbone called “micro-osteoperforations.” Making these little incisions triggers your body to produce more bone in the area.
The Propel tool, which makes pinhole-sized perforations with a surgical steel tip, gives Dr. Hoang precise control over the depth of the holes and the speed of the tip. This results in very little trauma to your gums. And, Dr. Hoang only makes these tiny punctures in the specific areas of your mouth where your teeth need to move.
Including Propel in your orthodontic treatment can help straighten faster even the most stubborn teeth. That means you can expect fewer visits to the dentist, fewer Invisalign trays, and less fuss to get the smile of your dreams.
What to expect from Propel
Propel orthodontic treatments are quick and simple. To start, Dr. Hoang numbs your gums to keep you comfortable. In most cases, he makes 1-3 tiny holes in each target area. And, remember, he only needs to treat specific areas of your mouth to accelerate the entire tooth straightening process.
After your Propel procedure, you can resume your regular activities. Depending on your teeth and problem areas, Dr. Hoang might recommend more than one session to provide optimal results.