by Pegah S. Salami DMD

Can I straighten teeth without braces?

The answer is yes, with Invisalign.
Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. Traditionally you just pop in a new aligner every two weeks and your teeth move. Since patients’ number one concern before starting is how long treatment will take, Propel has come to the rescue.

PROPEL works with the patient’s own biology by stimulating the bone surrounding the teeth, helping the teeth move faster and more predictably into their ideal position. The result allows us to provide the same Invisalign Treatments but with much shorter treatment times. Treatment is typically 50% faster with PROPEL treatment!

Usually, each Invisalign aligner needs to be worn for 22 hours per day for 2 weeks to obtain the desired result. Most cases are 12 months in length and most need to have at least one refinement consisting of multiple additional aligners. PROPEL Orthodontics is a newly introduced system that speeds Invisalign treatment, with aligner changes twice as fast at 7 to10 days, and with reduced or no need for refinements. A 12-month treatment can then be completed in as little as 6 months.